UCL: Bradshaw to return to Desborough

Action from the 0-0 draw between Irchester United and Lutterworth Athletic in Division One. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Action from the 0-0 draw between Irchester United and Lutterworth Athletic in Division One. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Chris Bradshaw will be back at Desborough Town next season.

Bradshaw resigned as Ar Tarn manager at the end of February with Glyn Davies taking charge of the club for the remainder of the ChromaSport United Counties League Premier Division campaign.

Irchester United boss Steve Sargent

Irchester United boss Steve Sargent

However, the club confirmed ahead of the weekend that Bradshaw will be coming back alongside Lee Duffy as joint-managers for the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

A statement from the club said: “Desborough Town FC are pleased to announce that Lee Duffy and Chris Bradshaw will be their joint managers for the coming 2018-9 season.

“We look forward to their coming and wish them every success at the club.

“Our interim acting managers, Glyn Davies and Danny Marlow, were unable to continue in their roles after this season.

Irchester United and Lutterworth Athletic battle for possession at Alfred Street

Irchester United and Lutterworth Athletic battle for possession at Alfred Street

“We wish to put on record our sincerest thanks to both for their untiring work in recent months which has been greatly appreciated by all.”

The news was confirmed ahead of Desborough’s 1-0 home loss to St Andrews in the Premier Division yesterday (Saturday).

A 51st-minute penalty was enough for the visitors while Jason Turner missed a late spot-kick to earn a point for Desborough.

Wellingborough Town picked up a point in a 2-2 draw at Leicester Nirvana on Friday night with Justin Dowling and Nathanael Ansu scoring the goals.

Raunds Town missed the chance to close the gap on second-placed Potton United in Division One as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Huntingdon Town at Kiln Park.

Potton suffered a 2-1 defeat at Pinchbeck United, who were confirmed as champions as a result.

But the Shopmates were unable to put the pressure on in the battle for the second promotion place as they were pegged back by a late goal.

Jamie Russell put Raunds in front, only for Huntingdon to turn things around and take a 2-1 lead.

But Mason Thomas levelled and the hosts looked like securing the win when Russell made it 3-2 with 13 minutes to go.

However, the visitors hit a late equaliser to ensure honours ended even.

Elsewhere, Thrapston Town enjoyed a fine 4-0 victory over Melton Town at Chancery Lane while Irchester United shared a goalless draw with Lutterworth Athletic at Alfred Street.