Walker’s Desborough have come a long way

Desborough beat Blackstones 2-1 last weekend
Desborough beat Blackstones 2-1 last weekend

Desborough Town entertain Huntingdon this weekend with boss Steve Walker urging his players to focus on the here and now.

Ar Tarn exited the NFA Hillier Senior Cup on Tuesday as they were beaten 4-1 by Corby Town and it is now back to the “bread and butter” according to Walker.

He said: “It would have been brilliant to win because it would have been the first cup final for a long time for the club.

“But we reminded the lads at half-time about where we were this time last year.

“We were bottom of the table and on the verge of relegation. Now we are disappointed we are not in a cup final after getting beaten by Corby Town who are thre leagues above us.

“Reality needs to step in. Saturday is our bread and butter and we want to win to make sure we are in a good position for the remainder of the season.”

Last weekend, Desborough got the better of Blackstones 2-1 thanks to a brace from Kevin Byrne.

Wellingborough Town, who have their past five matches postponed, will attempt to do the double over Sleaford who they welcome to the Dog & Duck and irchester entertain Shepshed Dynamo at Alfred Street.

In Division One, Burton Park Wanderers, who are firmly rooted to the foot of thre table, have a hard 90 minutes in store as they make the trip to third-placed Oadby.

Rushden & Higham, who booked their place in the NFA Junior Cup final last weekend, will look to bounce back from their midweek 5-2 drubbing by Eynesbury when they host Wootton Blue Cross, Rothwell Corinthians go in search of a third victory of the season over league leaders Sileby Rangers, Raunds visit Bourne and Thrapston are at home to Eynesbury.