Thrapston boss Scott still has top-six finish in his sights

Thrapston Town manager Richard Scott
Thrapston Town manager Richard Scott

Thrapston Town boss Richard Scott reckons his best 11 is as good as any in Division One of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League.

Last week’s 4-0 win at neighbours Irchester means Town have taken 16 points from the last 21 available heading into tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Buckingham Town.

That run has taken them up to 11th in the table and Scott says the top six is still within reach.

He said: “I definitely believe my best 11 is as good as any in this division.

“I haven’t always had my full squad available and that’s very frustrating, but when I have, we are a match for any team in this division.

“The target was always the top six and that’s still possible.

“That would represent a massive improvement on where we were when I came to the club 12 months ago.

“If we can keep this squad together and bring in another three players during the summer to add some more competition for places, there’s no reason why we can’t be challenging.”

Irchester will be aiming to bounce back from that defeat when they take on St Neots Town Saints at Alfred Street tomorrow.

The big news in midweek saw Stewarts & Lloyds finally end their wait for a point this season as, after 26 defeats in a row, they drew 1-1 at home with fellow strugglers Burton Park Wanderers.

S&L took the lead through Dany Reid after 10 minutes but Lynval Da Costa equalised soon after for the visitors.

The Foundrymen will have their work cut out to build on that this weekend as they head to high-flying Potton United.

Wanderers also face a tough task as they make the trip to third-placed Lutterworth Athletic.

Raunds Town were knocked out of the UCL Cup by Lutterworth in a 1-0 defeat at Kiln Park on Tuesday.

The Shopmates will hope to hit back when they entertain second-placed Peterborough Sports tomorrow.