UCL: Romans back in the top five after a nine-goal thriller

Irchester United’s fine season in Division One of the Uhlsport United Counties League continued as they moved back into the top five after a 5-4 win over St Andrews on Tuesday night.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 8:05 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 8:06 am
Action from Irchester United's 0-0 draw with Blackstones last weekend. Pictures by Peter Short

Having shared a goalless draw with Blackstones at the weekend, Steve Sargent’s team followed it up with a victory although they were made to sweat after leading 5-1 at one stage.

Suleiman Almahad (2), James Ball, Ty Clark, Nathan Haycock were on target for the Romans.

Raunds Town’s recent struggles continued as they suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat at Sileby Rangers in midweek.

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Action from the 0-0 draw between Irchester United and Blackstones at Alfred Street

That came after the Shopmates had lost 4-2 at Harrowby United at the weekend, Dean McBride and Sam Brooks on target.

Whitworth enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 derby success over Rushden & Higham United on Saturday.

Jack Daldy opened the scoring in the first half before Remy Brittain’s double took the game away from the Lankies.

Lewis Odell pulled one back late on but the Flourmen wrapped up the points thanks to Aaron McKenzie-Smith.

Burton Park Wanderers also sit in the top 10 after Jordan Middleton’s first-half goal sealed a 1-0 victory at Bourne Town.

The game of the day in the Premier Division at the weekend was at the Dog & Duck as Wellingborough Town shared a thrilling

4-4 draw with Cogenhoe United.

With Doughboys boss Jake Stone going up against his former club while ex-Wellingborough manager Gary Petts was in the opposing dugout, it was the hosts who opened up a 3-0 lead after just 28 minutes thanks to goals from Matt Long, Ryan Lovell and Haydn Price.

But the Cooks came storming back after the break to lead 4-3 through Nat Ansu (2), Will Bates and Jack Wisniewski.

However, the Doughboys still managed to fight back themselves and earned a point in stoppage-time thanks to Luke Stone.

Rothwell Corinthians had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Peterborough Northern Star.

Dodzi Agbenu was on target in the first half for Corinthians but they were pegged back by a second-half equaliser.