UCL: Corinthians and Whitworth secure crucial points

Action from Raunds Town's NFA Junior Cup second-round clash with Daventry Town Reserves. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Action from Raunds Town's NFA Junior Cup second-round clash with Daventry Town Reserves. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Rothwell Corinthians and Whitworth picked up much-needed points in the Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division.

Corinthians remain bottom and without a win in the league this season but they claimed their second point of the campaign with a 2-2 draw at ON Chenecks.

Action from Kiln Park

Action from Kiln Park

And the Flourmen also secured a share of the spoils as they shared a goalless draw with Sleaford Town at London Road.

There was further frustration for Desborough Town as a late goal meant they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Rugby Town at the R Inn Stadium.

Ar Tarn went in front through Luke Stevens but Rugby found a leveller in the first minute of stoppage-time as Desborough were held to a draw for the sixth time in 11 league matches.

Wellingborough Town, meanwhile, slipped to their fourth defeat of the season as they were beaten 2-0 at Leicester Nirvana.

Action from Kiln Park

Action from Kiln Park

There were mixed fortunes for the local UCL Division One clubs in the second round of the NFA Junior Cup.

Thrapston Town stormed through with a 7-3 demolition of Northants Combination Premier Division side Spratton.

And Rushden & Higham United were also big winners as they thumped Peterborough Sports Development 6-3.

Goals from Ben Aiducis and Jack Dyson put the Lankies 2-0 up before the visitors pulled it back to 2-2.

However, the Lankies pulled away thanks to Ryan Cormack, Gav Wills, Dyson and Thomas Martin before Sports grabbed a late consolation.

Irchester United’s hopes were ended as they went down 3-1 at home to Division One rivals Sileby Rangers.

And Raunds Town’s miserable campaign continued as they lost 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw with Daventry Town Reserves at Kiln Park.