Speight at the double as Doughboys fight back for Vase victory

Action from the goalless draw between Thrapston Town and Blackstones in UCL Division One. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Action from the goalless draw between Thrapston Town and Blackstones in UCL Division One. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Adam Speight was the hero for Wellingborough Town as they produced a stirring fightback to book their place in the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

The Doughboys looked to be heading out when they trailed 2-0 at half-time in their first-round clash at London Colney.

Thrapston Town and Blackstones battled out a 0-0 draw at Chancery Lane

Thrapston Town and Blackstones battled out a 0-0 draw at Chancery Lane

But the introduction of Speight and Jeremiah Adams eventually made the big difference.

They got back into the game when Shaun Wilkes chipped the home goalkeeper.

Speight sent the game into extra-time with a wonder-strike from the corner of the penalty area.

And he also grabbed the winner in the extra 30 minutes when he side-footed home after a mazy run from Adams.

Wellingborough will now be in the draw for the second round alongside Future Lions United Counties League rivals Desborough Town on Monday.

In the UCL Premier Division league action, Desborough Town slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Cogenhoe United.

And Rothwell Corinthians went down by the same scoreline against high-flying Daventry Town at Sergeants Lawn.

Whitworth, meanwhile, went out of the Knockout Cup as they were beaten 4-2 at Kirby Muxloe.

Rushden & Higham United took the derby honours in Division One as they claimed a 2-0 victory at Burton Park Wanderers.

Jake Reynolds put the Lankies in front and Ben Aiducis wrapped up a third win of the season for Wayne Abbott’s side after the break.

Thrapston Town secured a point as they drew 0-0 with Blackstones at Chancery Lane while Raunds Town’s poor campaign continued as they were beaten 6-3 by Harrowby United at Kiln Park - the Shopmates’ 10th defeat from as many outings.