Sargent only interested in the result

Whitworth manager Steve Sargent
Whitworth manager Steve Sargent

Whitworth joint-manager Steve Sargent wants a place in the third round of the NFA Junior Cup and he isn’t fussed how it is achieved.

The Flourmen make the short journey to Latimer Park to face Burton Park Wanderers on the back of two consecutive defeats – the latest a 2-1 reverse to ON Chenecks on Tuesday night - and Sargent acknowledges that his charges will have to overcome their poor form if they are to progress.

He said: “We know we’re not playing well but we aren’t doing anything differently from last year or from at the start of the season.

“But I’ll take 1-0, 4-3 or 10-9. We just need to stay in the cup one way or another.”

Elsewhere in the competition, Rushden & Higham United visit Northants Combination Division One side Corby Locos and their boss Aidy Mann is eyeing a decent run.

He commented: “If you get a bit of luck, some home draws and avoid the odd fancied side then you can go a long way in it and that’s what we’re aiming to do.”

Thrapston have an awkward looking tie at Combination top flight outfit Harpole and Rothwell Corinthians travel to Brackley Sports.

In the United Counties League Premier Division, Desborough travel to Peterborough Northern Star in search of their fourth straight away victory.

S&L Corby, beaten 4-0 by the same opposition last month, host St Ives and bottom side Irchester visit third-place Spalding.

In Division One, unbeaten AFC Rushden & Diamonds are on the road at Eynesbury looking for a first win in three after a pair of 1-1 draws with Burton Park and Bugbrooke St Michaels and Raunds welcome Buckingham to Kiln Park.