Tough return to action awaits Corinthians

Former Kettering Town striker Will Muzvimbiri has signed for Wellingborough Town
Former Kettering Town striker Will Muzvimbiri has signed for Wellingborough Town

Rothwell Corinthians head to one of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division’s form teams this weekend.

Sergeants Lawn boss Shaun Sparrow takes his side to Boston Town tomorrow (Saturday) and it looks to be a tough fixture.

Poachers boss Mark Angel won the manager of the month award for November after four straight wins.

They were 4-2 winners over Potton United in the Knockout Cup on Saturday – Alex Beck netting his 16th goal of the season in his side’s sixth win in seven games in all competitions.

Defender Kyle McGuigan was also among the scorers against Potton and he’s one of four new signings made by the Poachers recently.

Sparrow said: “I’ve never been to Boston before and by the looks of things, it’s not the easiest of places to go.

“They are one of the form sides in the division at the moment and they are strengthening as well, so they mean business.

“We’ve been without a game for a while, so it’s important that we settle quickly at Boston.”

The postponement of the midweek game with Cogenhoe United means Corinthians’ last three matches have been called off.

They haven’t played since a 4-1 reverse at home to Deeping Rangers a couple of weeks ago.

“These things happen at this time of year,” shrugged Sparrow.

“It’s not ideal, but it’s out of our control. It happens every season and we just have to get on with it.”

Desborough Town boss Chris Bradshaw reckons this is a crucial month for his team.

Tomorrow, Ar Tarn welcome Wisbech Town to the Waterworks Field and that’s followed by back-to-back trips to Wellingborough Town and Rothwell Corinthians and a home date with Northampton Sileby Rangers.

Bradshaw said: “We are playing teams in and around us and that makes December a very important month for us.

“We really want to kick on.

“Four or five wins can take us into the top eight and that’s where we want to be.

“Anything less than that this season and we have underachieved.”

Bradshaw has added Perry Katesmark to his squad this week and he could be involved against Wisbech.

Katesmark has been playing in midfield for Kettering Town under-21s and Bradshaw said: “Technically, Perry looks very good.

“He hasn’t played for a few weeks, so we might want to have a look at him in an under-21 game before he joins the first-team squad.”

New signing Will Muzvimbiri faces a race to be fit for Wellingborough Town’s home clash with Harborough Town tomorrow.

A knee injury ruled the striker out of last week’s 3-0 defeat at Harrowby United.

The Doughboys hit the woodwork three times at Harrowby and assistant-boss Stuart Goosey said: “I would think Will might have made a bit of a difference had he played.

“Harrowby won the game because they took their chances and we didn’t.

“We are just not getting the rub of the green in front of goal at the moment and we hope Will can change that.”

Harborough head to the Dog & Duck having shipped eight goals in their last two games.

They were one of the form sides in the top flight before running into Holbeach United and Eynesbury Rovers.

Goosey added: “When you’re where we are in the table, every game is tough.

“We believe the boys are playing well enough, but we just need a change of luck.”