UCL: Ar Tarn secure a home success

Desborough Town joint-manager Chris Bradshaw saw his team claim a 2-1 victory over Peterborough Northern Star
Desborough Town joint-manager Chris Bradshaw saw his team claim a 2-1 victory over Peterborough Northern Star

Desborough Town moved into the top 10 in the Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division as they claimed a 2-1 success over Peterborough Northern Star at the R Inn Stadium.

Ar Tarn went a goal down but levelled before half-time when Aidan Bradshaw reacted first to head home after his initial effort had been saved by Quincy Shorunmu.

Shorunmu produced a superb display in the Northern Star goal in the second half and made four superb saves to keep the hosts at bay.

But Desborough finally found a way past him through Ty Clark in the latter stages as they sealed their third league win of the campaign.

Elsewhere, it was a tough day for the local clubs as Wellingborough Town were beaten 4-1 by county rivals Cogenhoe United.

Shaun Wilkes volleyed home a Danny Mortimer cross to get the Doughboys on the scoresheet.

Whitworth suffered a 4-1 defeat at Rugby Town and Rothwell Corinthians were well beaten 6-1 by Leicester Nirvana at Sergeants Lawn.

Ben Watts’ reign as Raunds Town manager got off to a bad start as they were condemned to a heavy 7-1 defeat at Bourne Town in Division One.

The Shopmates have now lost 11 out of 11 at the start of the season.

Irchester United picked up a fine 2-0 victory at Bugbrooke with both goals coming in the second half through David Boddington and Ryan Lovell.

Thrapston Town, meanwhile, suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Sileby Rangers.

Burton Park Wanderers eased into the next stage of the NFA Junior Cup with a 7-1 victory at Whitworth Reserves.

Ryan Bell, Patrick Campbell and Stuart McMichael all scored twice while Mason Thomas added the other goal for Daren Young’s side who will now travel to Harpole in the third round.