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Daventry and Swifts top their tables while Corinthians break their duck in style.

Latest action rounded up.
19 November
Paul Jackson

Tuesday 13th November 2018




Rushden & Higham United came from behind to record a superb 2-1 win at home to title challengers Melton Town. The visitors lead at the break thanks to a Jordon Lever strike after seven minutes, but second half goals from Jack Dyson and Nat Gosnal-Tyler turned the game around in the second half.




Wellingborough Town were comfortable 4-1 winners at home to St Andrews to get themselves back on track after three heavy defeats. Callum Ramsden was on target for the Leicester club while Shaun Wilkes, Albert Akinremi and Troy Johnston were amongst the scorers for the Doughboys.




There was a shock at Dickens Road where Harrowby United dumped out Premier Division high-flyers Pinchbeck United 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. The home side had led 2-0 through Danny Brooks and Jurelle Phillip, but Josh Smith and former-Harrowby loanee Ewan Fieldhouse took the tie to penalties. Home keeper Sam Andrew turned out to be the hero as he saved four penalties in the shootout.


Wednesday 14th November 2018




A goal from Harry Allcock after 73 minutes gave Deeping Rangers a 1-0 win at Bourne Town.

Holbeach United were convincing 5-2 winners at Blackstones as goals from Jack Smith (15), James Tricks (30) and Josh Ford (32) gave the visitors a commanding lead before Lee Clarke pulled one back. Will Bird (60) and Reif Clarke from the penalty spot (75) saw the Tigers go nap before Clarke grabbed his second late on.


Saturday 17th November 2018




The story of the day came at Sargeants Lawn where not only did Rothwell Corinthians secure their first league win of the season at the 13th attempt, they also did it in style with a 6-2 scoreline over fellow strugglers Boston Town. Dan Moulds had netted for the Poachers as the sides went into the break tied at one-apiece, but Corinthians stunned the visitors with five second half goals.

Back at the other end and Daventry Town just keep winning, this time a 2-1 win at in form Peterborough Northern Star. The home side took the lead on 31 minutes when Jake Sansby successfully converted from the penalty spot and when Daventry were given the chance to level from the spot, the usually prolific Adam Creaney saw his penalty saved. Luke Emery did level for Town five minutes into the second half though and Jordon Orosz followed up after his first effort had been blocked to net the winning goal eleven minutes later.

Pinchbeck United are now fifteen points behind the leaders after slumping to a 0-3 defeat at home to second placed Rugby Town. Liam Francis grabbed the first with a far post header from a Lewis Rankin corner on 22 minutes and Rankin got the second himself a minute before the break after Blake had the split the defence open with a superb pass. In between the two goals Pinchbeck were reduced to ten men once again after Jack Smith picked up his second yellow card. Substitute Fazel Koriya is enjoying a new lease of life after joining The Valley and he rounded off the scoring in stoppage time after breaking clean through to make it two in two for his new club.

Plenty of goals at Eslaforde Park where the visitors came out 3-2 winners after Sleaford Town had twice pegged them back. Leicester Nirvana led after a Sulieman Nassor goal on the half hour had given them a deserved lead, but Scott Coupland levelled five minutes after the break following some hard work from Brad Hockin. Nassor restored Nirvana’s lead on 58 after using his strength well, but Coupland struck again on 67 with George Couzens the creator this time. Nirvana sensibly waited until the seventh minute of added time before sub Chris Anastasi put them ahead again as it left the Greens with no time left to equalise for a third time and the points headed back to Leicester.

Cogenhoe United also left it late as Ryan Dove headed them level on 88 minutes and netted from the penalty spot a minute into stoppage time to come from behind and win 2-1 at Desborough Town. Jason Turner had given the home side the lead on 15 minutes but it wasn’t enough in the end and Cogenhoe made it five wins on the spin in all competitions.

Dan Schiavi has settled back into his stride after a brief stay in America and his 11th minute goal proved enough to give his Deeping Rangers side the three-points at Kirby Muxloe.

Eynesbury Rovers fell behind to an Edi Appleton header after six minutes, but that was as good as it got for Oadby Town. Callum Milne made it 1-1 with a far post volley following a Jack Warwick free-kick and Rovers went ahead through a cracking goal from Jordan Brown who cut inside before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box that crashed in off the bar on 61 minutes. The visitors went down to ten men when the ref adjudged that Sam Hollis had dived in the box and showed him his second yellow card of the afternoon. A deft flick just inside the box gave Milne his second of the afternoon from another Warwick free-kick on 72 and Oadby went down to nine men after Sam Preston was shown a straight red for kicking out at Brown. Eyensbury made it 4-1 in stoppage time as T’ai Williams followed up to net after Steve Gentle’s effort had come back off the crossbar, rounding off a good afternoon for the home side as they got back to winning ways.

Harborough Town netted twice in the first half to beat O.N Chenecks. They made a great start as Alex Morris played the ball into the visitor’s box and Dan Forbes smashed a low shot into the left corner after just three minutes and Harry Henbury added the second on 31. Forbes did well to keep the ball in and he found Henbury in space and he played it out of his feet before thumping a shot past Jack Taylor. Chenecks were always in the game, but those two first half goals remained unanswered and the home side took the points.

Newport Pagnell Town are enjoying life again and hit six for the second week running with Tom Liversedge celebrating his second successive hat-trick. Whitworth were their victims today as The Swans blew their hosts away 6-1 at London Road. Liam Smyth set up Dom Lawless for the opener and Lawless doubled the lead after playing a one-two with Liversedge on the half way line before racing clear to score. A great run and pass from Adam Moussi set up a simple tap in for Liversedge, although the home side then pulled one back. It was 1-4 before the break though as Harry Stratton crossed from the byline for Liversedge to score at the back post. After some Whitworth pressure, Liversedge completed his treble as he ran on to a Moussi ball over the top and Jake Watkinson rounded off the half-dozen as he flicked the ball over the defender and ran on to it before slotting the ball into the far corner.

Wellingborough Town followed up their league cup win in midweek with a 2-1 home victory over a Holbeach United side who hadn’t been beaten in twelve games. Adam Randall and Adam Speight both netted for The Doughboys, while James Tricks had levelled for Holbeach after Will Bird had hit the post.




Lutterworth Town moved to the top of the table in style after their 5-1 win away at Birstall United. Lee Tyers (22), Louis Samuels (37), Marshall Keenan (45), Jordan Small (62) and Tendai Daire (82) shared the Swifts goals out between them.

Anstey Nomads were knocked off their perch after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Irchester United. Corey Armeni put the overnight leaders ahead, but Josh Burge finished well from an angle after a good run to give The Romans a point.

Aylestone Park were humbled 6-1 at home by Melton Town as Michael Reeve helped himself to four goals for the visitors. His goals came after 9, 27, 36 & 56 with Sam Wilson (51) and a Kadeem Price penalty after 77 minutes completing the six for the Melton. Mason Brown had put the home side level after 26, but that was only a very temporary respite.

Lutterworth Athletic also hit six on the road as they returned from Burton Park Wanderers 6-2 winners. Ryan Bell’s looping header gave the Northamptonshire the lead on 13 minutes, but it was one-each on 24 as Sam Burton broke down the left and his low cross was converted by Barnes Gladman, his eighth successive scoring game for Atho. BPW re-took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Gerard Sam netted from close range after a cross had deflected into his path. The second half was a different story though as sub Alex Rhodes side-footed home a Callum Riley cross on 49 minutes before three goals in ten minutes killed the game off for the visitors. Rhodes headed home a Riley corner on 61 minutes then completed a quick-fire hat-trick on 65 when he steered in a pin-point Gladman cross on the edge of the six-yard box. The fifth came on 70 when Sam Munton crossed from the left and Rhodes turned his man before putting the ball into the top corner for his fourth of the match. The final goal came six minutes from time when Josh Rapley had time and space to head a Riley free-kick into the far corner.

Harrowby United beat Blackstones 4-1 at Dickens Road with Jahren Barrow heading home at the far post from Nathan Smith’s corner to give the home side a 13th lead. Blackstones had a chance to level from the spot but Lee Clarke missed, though they did make it 1-1 after 40 minutes when Josh Edmondson headed home a Martyn Fox cross. They couldn’t hold on until the break though as Nathan Smith skipped past his man to drive a low shot into the corner on the stroke of half-time. Smith then turned provider five minutes after the restart when his pin-point cross was smashed home by Joe Briars and the fifth came on 84 when another Smith cross was converted, this time by Nathan Kelly.

Goals from Jamie Hall, Calvin Budd and Dom Morgillo gave Bugbrooke St Michaels a convincing 3-0 win at home to Huntingdon Town, moving the Badgers up to tenth as they start to put some decent form together.

Bourne Town have lost just once in their last eight league games, but they left it late to snatch a point at home to Sileby Rangers. Ryan Archer’s goal just after the half-hour mark looked to have given the visitors the points, but Zak Munton popped up in stoppage time to earn a point for the Wakes.

Long Buckby were twice pegged back by Holwell Sports who had Ross McGarry (34) and Liam Ambrose (64) on target but Buckby rallied again at the end to win 5-2. Buckby had Tom Mellor (2), Mitchell Boe, Alex Webb and Max Johnston (penalty) on target.

It also ended up 2-5 at Kiln Park where Raunds Town were beaten by St Andrews.

Thrapston Town and Rushden & Higham United shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Chancery Lane. Jory Mann on 42 minutes had put the Lankies ahead, but Thrapston hit back to take a point through Matt Smith fifteen minutes from time.

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