Williams steps down after Doughboys’ victory

Dave Williams has stepped down as Wellingborough Town manager
Dave Williams has stepped down as Wellingborough Town manager

Dave Williams stepped down as Wellingborough Town manager shortly after they picked up their third win of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division season last night (Tuesday).

Dan Stewart’s second-half goal secured the much-needed points for the Doughboys but the club confirmed after the match that Williams had stepped down after just a few weeks at the helm.

A statement from the club said: “After tonight’s victory at home to Eynesbury Rovers, Wellingborough Town’s manager Dave Williams informed the club that he would be standing down due to work commitments.

“Reluctantly, the club have accepted Dave’s decision and would like to thank him for his services.

“Jon Mitchell and Stuart Goosey will be taking responsibility for the first team for this weekend.”

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Desborough Town suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat at leaders Leicester Nirvana. Jake Bettles scored Ar Tarn’s consolation on 55 minutes.

Rothwell Corinthians moved into the last four of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup as a late goal sealed a 2-1 success over Sileby Rangers at Sergeants Lawn.

Sileby had taken the lead through Stuart MacMichael but Callum Plowright brought the hosts level before the break.

And they won it at the death thanks to Kyle Locklin’s goal in the third minute of stoppage-time.

In UCL Division One, Whitworth inflicted more misery on rock-bottom Burton Park Wanderers with a 2-1 success at Latimer Park.

Wanderers took the lead after 67 minutes thanks to Tom Bird’s fine free-kick but Whitworth levelled through Deven Ellwood.

And, with the match heading for a draw, the Flourmen nicked it in the final minute when Cavell Jarvis struck from close-range.

Don’t miss more news from the United Counties League in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph