First Team Match Reports 2003-04


UCL Premier Division Table 2003    Desborough Town FC Results 2003-04

UCL Premier Division

Desborough Town  0    Deeping Rangers  2

Saturday, 16 August 2003

Paul Kirk enjoyed a winning start to his career as Rangers first team manager with this success at the Waterworks Field. Deeping have opted to introduce several of their youth products to the senior side this season and it was two of the home grown players who were on the mark in this contest. Dave Moseley gave Rangers a great start with a third minute opener and Andy Ellis sealed the visitors victory fifteen minutes from time after going on as substitute. The win was a great way for new Rangers boss Kirk to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Mark Pallett (Richard Gilbert), Paul Djeneralovic, Andy Greensmith, Scott Munton, Ben Armstrong (Dave Beazeley), Tom Mills, Graeme Archer, Michael Coles, Michael Chong (Sam Johnson), Matty O'Neill.
Deeping: John Feetham, Richard Dell, Michael Goode, Mark Wilson, Hamish Curtis, Matt Porter, Dave Mosley, Matt Clough (Chris Garwell), Scott McKenzie (Jurgen Neckerbroek), Carl Griffiths (Andy Ellis), Scott Woods.



UCL Premier Division

Desborough Town  0    St Neots Town  3

Tuesday, 02 September 2003

Steve Wareham was the architect of St Neots' second league win of the season. He gave Jon Taylor's side the lead six minutes before half time with a looping header from a long cross by Cameron Clark and added a second in the 65th minute, scoring from ten yards from a Danny Bartley cross. Bartley was also on the mark for St Neots after 85 minutes after a jinking run by substitute Barry Dellar created the chance. Graeme Archer netted for the home side early in the second half but the point was ruled out for a foul while a great double save from Jack Rashid to thwart Archer and Paul Djeneralovic kept Desborough out ten minutes from time. Ar Tarn are left as one of just two sides still without a point while the Saints are beginning to gel as a team.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley (Ben Armstrong), Ben Greasley, Danny Steed, Scott Munton, Michael Coles, Tom Mills, Matty O'Neill (Mark Pallett), Sam Johnson (Richard Gilbert), Graeme Archer, Paul Djeneralovic.
St Neots: Jack Rashid, Cameron Clark, Russell Lawes, Jon Hoggett, Michael Cox, Derwayne Stupple, Ronnie Fortune (Barry Dellar), Steve Wareham, Steve Kuhne, Danny Bartley, Paul Bloss.



UCL Premier Division

Desborough Town  0    Spalding United  3

Saturday, 06 September 2003

Veteran striker Micky Nuttell was the Tulips' hero as they maintained their winning start to the season in style at the Waterworks Field. Kevin McGuire's men, by contrast, find themselves bottom of the table on goal difference after a third defeat in succession. Nuttell scored after 15,47 and 88 minutes, the middle goal of the three a penalty.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Richard Gilbert, Paul Djeneralovic, Scott Munton, Michael Coles (Graeme Archer), Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills (Simon Rielly), Ben Armstrong (Kevin McGuire), Sam Johnson, Michael Chong, Danny Steed.

Spalding: Kevin Cross, Mark Thompson (Lee Sowerby), Phil Barnes (Tom Fielding), Rob Greetham, Nick Keeble, Lee Hudson (Simon Bailey), Andy Stanhope, Steve Appleby, Micky Nuttell, Nigel Vince, Martin Eldridge



UCL Premier Division

Blackstones  2    Desborough Town  2

Saturday, 13 September 2003

These two sides started the day without a point to their name, and Desborough left Lincoln Road the happier after salvaging a point with a late fightback. In the first half Stones looked set to follow their midweek cup win with a first league success, goals from Richard Challinor after 22 minutes and Robbie Greatrex five minutes later putting them in control. Missed first half chances came back to haunt Stones though as Michael Coles gave Ar Tarn hope, reducing the arrears after 76 minutes, and an 89th minute Tom Mills penalty completed the fightback.

Blackstones: Nick Owen, Andy Neal, Tom Ruscillo (Anton Sgroi), Nathan Mitchell, Matt Walker, Matty Doyle (Craig Moyses), Richard Challinor, Gareth Williams, Robbie Greatrex, Graham Epps, Scott Houghton. 

Desborough: Des Elliott, Richard Gilbert, Paul Djeneralovic, Scott Munton, Andy Greensmith, Bryan Jeffrey, Tom Mills, Danny Steed, Michael Coles, Michael Chong, Matty O'Neill (Kevin McGuire).


UCL Premier Division

Raunds Town      Desborough Town  

Tuesday, 16 September 2003

Desborough remain anchored to the foot of the Premier table after a real game of two halves. Ar Tarn looked set for their first win of the campaign, taking a two goal lead through Richard Gilbert a quarter of an hour in and a Michael Chong effort seven minutes before the interval. The Cotton brothers turned the contest in Raunds' favour after the break, Lee levelling on the hour and Craig adding two more after 69 and 82 minutes.

Raunds: Darren Gould, David Coales, Stuart Goosey, Stuart Smeathers, James Fletcher, Lee Dorrington, Lee Cotton, Danny Jackson (Rob Thorne), Duane St John (Kyle Pacey-Vigo), Matt Freeman (Ramon Browne), Craig Cotton.



F.A. Vase
2nd Qualifying Round

Chalfont St Peter  1    Desborough Town  2

Saturday, 20 September 2003

Ar Tarn put aside their league worries to notch up a confidence boosting Vase success at Ryman Leaguers Chalfont. Danny Steed gave Desborough a 62nd minute lead and seven minutes later Michael Coles added a second. Ronnie Dowd scored the home consolation eight minutes from time. (ArTarn Action Pictures (1))



Premier Division

Newport Pagnell Town  3    Desborough Town  1

Saturday, 27 September 2003

The Swans sent Ar Tarn back to the foot of the table by inflicting this Willen Road defeat. Desborough scored after six minutes through Paul Dheneralovic, but Newport were on terms five minutes later through Mike Riley. Top scorer Tyrone Taylor fired Newport ahead after 65 minutes. A fine performance from Des Elliott between the sticks kept Desborough in the contest but Simon Dunlop sealed the home win in the final minute.

Newport: Andy Gibb, Maz Lagioia, Danny Hart (Lee Powell), Richard Caso, John Thorpe, Gary Flinn, Tom Hill (Sam Parrish), Simon Dunlop, Tyrone Taylor (Aaron Brennan), Michael Lyon, Mike Riley.
Desborough: Des Elliott, Matty O'Neill, Paul Djeneralovic(Ben Armstrong), Scott Munton (Richard Gilbert), Andy Greensmith, Bryan Jeffery, Yom Mills, Callum Jenkins, Michael Coles, Michael Chong, Graeme Archer.



Premier Division

Desborough Town  0    Woodford United  0

Tuesday, 30 September 2003

Desborough claimed their first clean sheet of the season and their second point, but they remain anchored to the foot of the table on goal difference after failing to hit the target against fellow strugglers Woodford. Tom Mills was closest to breaking the deadlock hitting the visiting crossbar just after the interval. Ar Tarn had Graeme Archer dismissed late on for a second caution.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Mark Pallett, Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, Danny Steed (Michael Chong), Matty O'Neill, Tom Mills, Michael Coles, Graeme Archer, Callum Jenkins.
Woodford: Dave Marlow, Terry Fitton, Carl Oliver, Nick Mort, Adam Knight, Allan Haynes, Anthony Powell (Richard Pannell), Ricky Smith, Tony Burt, Kevin Aris (Stuart Haynes), Carl Standen.


Premier Division

Northampton Spencer  1    Desborough Town  1

Saturday, 04 October 2003

Two of the early season strugglers met at Kingsthorpe Mill and the outcome was a draw as in the early season FA Cup clash of the pair. Tommy Stratford gave Spencer a tenth minute lead but thereafter Desborough dominated. Tom Mills had a header cleared off the line and Michael Chong had a goal disallowed but justice was done with Richard Gilbert springing the offiside trap to restore parity after 65 minutes. A series of fine saves by young Millers keeper Oliver Urquhart earned his side a point.

Northampton Spencer: Oliver Urquhart, Jamie Leah, Paul Birch (Nick Hurrell), Scott Wright (Karl Bates), Gavin Nullatamby, Ross Harris, Brett Twelftree, Julian Anger, Martin Allen, Russ Collyer, Tommy Stratford.
Desborough: Des Elliott, Mark Pallett, Ben Armstrong, Danny Steed (Paul Djeneralovic), Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, Richard Gilbert, Tom Mills, Michael Coles (Matty O'Neill), Michael Chong (Graeme Archer), Callum Jenkins.


Premier Division

Desborough Town  1    Holbeach United  1

Saturday, 11 October 2003

Next to bottom Desborough failed to collect their first league win but matched the champions. Twenty minutes into the second half Richard Gilbert fired Ar Tarn ahead but with ten minutes to play manager Shaun Keeble replied for the Tigers, heading home an Angus Hepburn free kick as they shared the points for the first time this season.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Mark Pallett, Paul Djeneralovic, Ben Armstrong, Michael Coles, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Matty O'Neill, Richard Gilbert (Kevin McGuire), Michael Chong, Callum Jenkins.
Holbeach: Martyn Lakin, James Neaverson (Matthew Wardield), Angus Hepburn, Danny Hussey, Dean Elston, Darren Edey (Matthew Kent), Steve Barnes, Rob Speechley, Shaun Keeble, Kevin Childs, Paul Langford (Kevin Ward).


Premier Division

Desborough Town  2    Raunds Town  1

Tuesday, 14 October 2003

Desborough broke their league duck with a first win at the tenth attempt, repeating their cup win over the Shopmates seven days earlier. Raunds put up a better show this time though taking a 9th minute lead through Ben Holley. Michael Coles put Ar Tarn on terms just two minutes later and Michael Chong won the contest for Desborough with the decisive goal after 54 minutes.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Mark Pallett, Paul Djeneralovic, Ben Armstrong, Bryan Jeffrey, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Matty O'Neill, Michael Coles (George Donnelly), Michael Chong, Richard Gilbert (Callum Jenkins).
Raunds: Darren Gould, Stuart Goosey, Gavin Fitzgerald, Stuart Smeathers, Mark Njotsa, David Coales, Ben Holley (Sol Benjamin), Richard Bailey, Duane St John (Lee Dorrington), Matt Freeman (Lee Cotton), Craig Cotton.


F.A. Vase
Round 1

Stansted  0    Desborough Town  2

Saturday, 18 October 2003

Improving Ar Tarn booked a Second Round place by beating the 1984 winners on their own ground. Tom Mills opened the scoring after 39 minutes and Michael Chong's 86th minute second sealed victory for Kevin McGuire's men.


Premier Division

Harrowby United  2    Desborough Town  0

Saturday, 25 October 2003

The Arrows moved to within a point of the Premier pace as they ended Desborough's run of six league and cup matches without defeat. A goalless first half saw Ar Tarn on top and Andy Greensmith was denied an opening goal by a fine Lee Sharp save. Danny Hargreaves put Harrowby in front three minutes into the second half and six minutes from time Jason Harrison sealed the victory.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Mark Pallett, Paul Djeneralovic, Ben Armstrong, Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills (Kevin McGuire), Callum Jenkins, Michael Coles, Michael Chong, Richard Gilbert.


Premier Division

St Neots Town  6    Desborough Town  0

Tuesday, 28 October 2003

St Neots turned in a devastating display to move into the top four of the Premier. Danny Bartley gave them the lead 25 minutes in, heading powerfully home from a Russell Lawes centre and the contest was all but over by the break as Steve Kuhne added a 34th minute second, converting a Ronnie Fortune pass while Fortune scored number three himself five minutes later with the best goal of the night. Steve Wareham's cross was headed back across goal by Kuhne for Fortune to finish. Three minutes into the second half Wareham's cross and Paul Bloss's flick set up Kuhne for number four. The returning Mark Drake made it five on 66 minutes after good work by Ivan Finch. Jack Rashid's penalty save from Tom Mills denied Ar Tarn even a consolation and their unhappy evening was rounded off as Kuhne completed his hat trick after 79 minutes, tapping in after Drake's pass sent Wareham clear.

St Neots: Jack Rashid, Michael Cox, Russell Lawes, Jon Hoggett, Damian Matthews, Ivan Finch (Warren Brown), Danny Bartley (Mark Drake), Steve Wareham (Mark Palmer), Steve Kuhne, Ronnie Fortune, Paul Bloss.
Desborough: Des Elliott, Mark Pallett, Paul Djeneralovic, Ben Armstrong, Bryan Jeffrey, Andy Greensmith (Michael Coles), Tom Mills, Matty O'Neill, Graeme Archer, George Donnelly (Danny Steed), Callum Jenkins (Michael Chong).


Premier Division

Bourne Town  3    Desborough Town  2

Saturday, 01 November 2003

Ar Tarn remain anchored in the bottom two as Bourne manager Mark Mitchell's rebuilding programme gains momentum, George Donnelly gave Desborough an 18th minute lead, punishing a short header back by Darren Munton but the Wakes took charge as recent recruit Ryan Franklin levelled on 35 minutes with a shot off the post and John Armstrong followed up with a headed second a minute later from a Jim Foreman cross. Foreman made it three on 46 minutes after racing clear of the visiting defence before Michael Coles reduced the arrears on 65 minutes, converting Michael Chong's pass. Thereafter Desborough twice hit the woodwork but Bourne held on to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

Bourne: Ayden Duffy, Richard Nelson (Danny Bourner), Jason Gough, Darren Munton, Ryan Franklin, Simon Hill (James Corton), Jamie Skipper (Steve Garfoot), Ross Nichols, Jim Foreman, John Armstrong, John Morton.
Desborough: Des Elliott, Richard Gilbert (Mstty O'Neill), Paul Djeneralovic, Danny Steed (Ben Armstrong), Michael Coles, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Bryan Jeffrey, Michael Chong, George Donnelly, Graeme Archer.


Premier Division

Desborough Town  0    Boston Town  1

Saturday, 08 November 2003

Desborough slipped to the foot of the table as mid table visitors Boston plundered the points with a goal from Jordan Walden on the quarter hour, a superb volley from a Carl Basker free kick. Simon ward made a fine save to deny Michael Chong an equaliser late in the half. Bob Don-Duncan rang the changes in the Boston side and was rewarded with a victory.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Paul Djeneralovic, Ben Armstrong, Bryan Jeffrey, Andy Greensmith, George Donnelly, Tom Mills, Michael Coles (Simon Reilly), Michael Chong (Matty O'Neill), Richard Gilbert(Callum Jenkins).
Boston: Simon Ward, Dan Ruscillo (Jamie Graham), Carl Basker, Lee Rippin, Richard Pell, Jordan Walden, Peter Barkley, Nathan Collins (Tony Brooks), Liam Harrold (Lee Ellison), Jamie Brader, Matt Price.


Premier Division

Desborough Town  1    Cogenhoe United  4

Tuesday, 11 November 2003

Cogenhoe turned the tables to avenge the previous week's cup defeat at the Waterworks Field to maintain their challenge for league honours at the top. The Cooks took an early stranglehold with Scott Coleman netting after five and eleven minutes and Rob Goldring adding a 17th minute third, his tenth goal of the season. Coleman completed his hat trick after 52 minutes with Sam Johnson scoring Ar Tarn's 82nd minute consolation.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beaxeley, Ben Greasley (Pete Callaghan), Ben Armstrong (Callum Jenkins), Bryan Jeffrey, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Matty O'Neill, Sam Johnson, Richard Gilbert, Paul Djeneralovic.

Cogenhoe: Jamie Denny, Brian Page, Matt Poulton, Andy Parker, Nick Hodges (Russ Douglas), Richard Bunting (Richard McCabe), Roy Anderson, Ben Foster, Rob Goldring, Scott Coleman, Wayne Richardson.


Premier Division

Desborough Town  1    Blackstones  3

Saturday, 15 November 2003

Managerless Ar Tarn remain anchored to the foot of the table after their eleventh defeat of the season and their sixth in succession. Stones extended their record without loss to eight, and were quick to take a stranglehold on the contest. Alex Higgins opened the scoring three minutes in with a 20 yard drive and Graham Epps doubled the lead eight minutes later, turning his marker on the edge of the box and firing home. Tom Mills replied for Desborough after 28 minutes but there was no way back for them after Higgins notched Stones' third eight minutes into the second half, converting an Epps cross.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Paul Djeneralovic, Pete Callaghan, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Matty O'Neill (Nichael Chong), Bryan Jeffery, Richard Gilbert, Sam Johnson, Andy Sanders (Ben Armstrong).

Blackstones: Ian Flavell, Andy Neal, Tom Ruscillo, Matt Hall, Mark Wood, Matt Doyle, Robbie Greatrex, Anron Sgroi, Matt Farrington (Craig Moyses), Graham Epps, Alex Higgins (Justin Osbourne).


F.A. Vase
Round 2

Desborough Town  1    Newcastle Town  0

Saturday, 22 November 2003

Managerless Desborough produced one of the shocks of the round as a battling display gave them a surprise success over powerful visitors from the North West Counties League. Tom Mills was the Ar Tarn matchwinner with a 55th minute goal, Desborough have won three Vase matches this season and just one in the league!


Premier Division

Cogenhoe United  0    Desborough Town  0

Tuesday, 25 November 2003

Boosted by Saturday's famous FA Vase victory, Desborough produced a battling display at Compton Park to share the spoils with third placed Cogenhoe. Ar Tarn's clean sheet was only their second of the season in the league, but they remain bottom of the table.


Cogenhoe: Pete Earl, Brian Page, Matt Poulton, Russ Douglas, Nick Hodges, Scott Goodacre, Roy Anderson (Andy Parker), Ben Foster, Rob Goldring, Scott Coleman (Richard McCabe), Richard Bunting (Jamie Wright).
Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Paul Djeneralovic, Scott Munton (George Donnelly), Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Glyn Davies, Graeme Archer. Michael Chong, Danny Steed.


Premier Division

Buckingham Town  4    Desborough Town  0

Saturday, 29 November 2003

This top v bottom clash at Ford Meadow saw the Robins in fine form in front of goal as they moved six points clear at the head of the table. Darren Harmon put Buckingham on the way to a fifth successive league win with the opening goal after 14 minutes, slotting home after Abdul Abdi had challenged Desborough keeper Des Elliott for a Moses Olaleye cross. The sending off of Marcus McGillicuddy for retaliation reduced the home side to ten men but they soaked up visiting pressure and Abdi added a second after 47 minutes from another Olaleye centre. Desborough's hopes disappeared with Scott Munton's red card and Meshach Cole put his name on the scoresheet with a 57th minute spot kick after being brought down himself by Glyn Davies. Olalaye had the last word four minutes from time scoring the goal of the game after leaving a trail of defenders in his wake.

Buckingham: Sean Griffith, Phil Turner, Adam Turner (Giuseppe Lagioia), Paul Stanley, Jamie Hawthorn, Abdul Abdi (Gary Hutchinson), Moses Olaleye (Dean Whittaker), Junior George, Darren Harmon, Meshach Cole, Marcus McGillicuddy.
Desborough: Des Elliott, Fave Beazeley, Graeme Archer, Scott Munton, Bryan Jeffrey (Ben Armstrong), Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Glyn Davies, Shaun McPolin (Mark Pallett), Michael Chong, Danny Steed (George Donnelly).


Premier Division

Desborough Town  0    Northampton Spencer  0

Saturday, 06 December 2003

These two struggling sides, short on both confidence and goals, played out a scoreless stalemate at the Waterworks Field which left both rooted in the relegation places. Ar Tarn failed to make the most of a following wind in the first hald and they were thankful for an assistant referee's flag while ruled out a second half Spencer 'goal'. Des Elliott made two fine saves for Desborough but the home side could have won it late on when Bryan Jeffrey's fine run ended in a shot that just cleared the visiting ctossbar. Desborough are now without a league win in nine games, Spencer without a three point haul in eight!

Desborough: Des Elliott, Richard Gilbert, Paul Djeneralovic, Scott Munton (Kevin McGuire), Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Glyn Davies, Sam Johnson, Shaun McPolin (Michael Chong), Mark Pallett.
Spencer: Oliver Urquhart, Nick Hurrell, Josh Urquhart, Ross Harris, Gavin Nullatamby, Jamie Leah, Julian Anger, Scott Wright, Craig Sampson, Phil Ringer (Jamie Bedford), Mike Heath (Karl Bates).

Premier Division

Desborough Town  3    Long Buckby  0

Tuesday, 09 December 2003

Ar Tarn warmed up for Saturday's Vase tie with a confidence boosting win over fellow strugglers Long Buckby in the league. Buckby are now just three points ahead of the bottom two. Tom Mills gave Desborough the lead in the tenth minute and they sealed the victory late on with two goals in the space of three minutes, Michael Chong netting on 76 minutes and substitute Michael Coles adding a 79th minute third. Desborough's win was their first in ten league outings.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Mark Pallett, Andy Greensmith, Bryan Jeffery, Glyn Davies, Tom Mills (Danny Steed), Richard Gilbert (George Donnelly), Sam Johnson, Michael Chong (Michael Coles), Paul Djeneralovic.
Long Buckby: Kevin Woods, Rob Newboult, James Brooksby, Rick Kimbell. Shane Harrison, Tony Scimeca, Jason Harrison, Craig Townsend, Adam Nelson (James Feasey), Lee Thomas (Jay Buchanan), Paul Gilligan (Will Worthington).


F.A. Vase
Round 3

Desborough Town  3    Guisborough Town  0

Saturday, 13 December 2003

Desborough Town Football Club can count its post-war triumphs on the fingers of one hand.
The brief roll of honour comprises United Counties League championships in 1949 and 1967 and KO Cup victories in 1978, 1997 and 2001.
FA Vase success has also been limited and the best run thus far was in 1979-80 when prolific goalscorers Frank Murphy and Steve Conway helped the team into the fifth round and eventual defeat by Stamford. The Daniels went all the way to Wembley that season to win the final 2-0. Their opponents – Guisborough Town.
The regulars were much in evidence before Saturday's kick-off. Any mention of Desborough demands a Coe and, after heavy overnight rain had threatened the tie, only sterling work by groundsman Steve, son of the club's late stalwart Ray, enabled the tie to go ahead. Secretary, John Lee, took a brief break from his extensive pre-match duties to speculate, with characteristic caution, on the outcome.
"If we play like we did against Long Buckby on Tuesday I think we might sneak a win."
His comment reflected Ar Tarn's recent improvement in league form but was mindful, too, that the visitors, while currently languishing in the lower reaches of the Albany Northern League, had also saved their best performances for the Vase. In the event it proved much better than a sneak victory.
Desborough shaded a largely uneventful first half. But, perhaps, the most significant happening occurred as early as the seventh minute when an unfortunate injury to Sam Johnson brought substitute striker Michael Coles into the home line-up. While there was little goalmouth action at either end, Coles proved a most effective leader linking well with Richard Gilbert and Michael Chong.
Inspired by the commanding presence of Bryan Jeffrey in midfield, Desborough held territorial advantage throughout but were unable to deliver a final ball of sufficient quality to test visiting keeper Corbett.
Shortly before the break he was required to push a Dave Beazeley free-kick behind for a corner from which Andy Greensmith headed over. But that was about as close as it got. As for the visitors, so rarely did they venture in numbers beyond the half-way line it seemed the height of their ambition was to force a replay.
However, what the first 45 minutes had lacked in incident the second had a-plenty. Within five minutes of the restart Coles ambitious shot, struck from considerable distance, eluded Corbett's dive to give Desborough the lead.
Stung into action, Guisborough began to pose more of a threat as the game opened up at last. Unfortunately, determination soon gave way to aggression, heralding a spate of bookings and culminating in a complete breakdown in discipline which essentially put paid to the visitors' slim chances of getting back into the game.
Referee Stanton, making sensible use of his assistants, brandished thoroughly-merited red cards to Mark James and Simon Kasonal and the nine men of Guisborough were soon 2-0 down. The experienced Gary Hinchley, once of Darlington, underhit a back-pass and the persistent Coles netted his second.
Desborough deservedly extended their lead ten minutes from time. With the visiting defence under-manned and in disarray, Tom Mills raced on to Paul Dejeneralovic's incisive through-pass, rounded the hapless Corbett and calmly slotted home.
Numerous changes in personnel did little to change the pattern of the game. Indeed the hosts were confident enough to withdraw the imperious Glyn Davies from the heart of defence. By now the Guisborough manager had, for the second time, been banished behind the crowd-barrier, his side's only way back the long road north to Cleveland.

Desborough: Elliott, Beazeley, Pallett (sub Munton), Greensmith, Davies (sub Steed), Djeneralovic, Mills, Jeffrey, Johnson (sub Coles), Chong, Gilbert. Sub (not used) Armstrong. 

Guisborough: Corbett, McMahon, Osborne, Hinchley, Brodie (sub Booth), Sunley, James, Kasonal, Sankey, Mitchell (sub Davies), Jameson (sub Corden). Subs (not used) Wyke, Storey.

Goals: Coles (50 mins, 1-0), Coles (68 mins, 2-0), Mills (80 mins, 3-0). Sendings-off: James (professional foul), Kasonal (threatening behaviour). Bookings: Pallett, Davies, Osborne, Corden. Attendance: 138.
Desborough man of the match: Bryan Jeffrey.


Premier Division

Stewarts & Lloyds Corby  2    Desborough Town  1

Saturday, 27 December 2003

Vase heroes Desborough continue to struggle in the league and end 2003 anchored to the foot of the table after this derby reverse against S&L whose winning run now stands at four. Bobby Drain gave S&L a great start, scoring after five minutes, and Matty Curtis added a 22nd minute second. Desborough replied through Andy Greensmith after 56 minutes.

S&L: Shaun Allen, Mike McConnell, Greig McIlwain, Paddy McCann (Gary Torrance), Bill Riddle, Gareth Robb, Steve Farr, Ian Walker, Matt Curtis (Dave Glass), Bobby Drain (Kevin S Fox), Pete Sneddon.
Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Mark Pallett, Andy Greensmith, Glyn Davies, Bryan Jeffery, Tom Mills, Jamie Gilsenan, Michael Coles (Sam Johnson), Michael Chong (Richard Gilbert), Paul Djeneralovic.


Premier Division

Desborough Town  2    Yaxley  1

Saturday, 03 January 2004

Yaxley's charge up the table was halted at the Waterworks Field as Desborough at last found their 'Vase form' on league duty to move off the bottom. Tom Mills gave Desborough a 9th minute lead from a Paul Dheneralovic cross and Michael Coles added a 33rd minute second with a glancing header. Simon Acton's 87th minute reply for the Cuckoos was merely a consolation.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Mark Pallett (Callum Jenkins), Glyn Davies, Andy Greensmith, Bryan Jeffery, Tom Mills, Richard Gilbert (George Donnelly), Michael Coles (Michael Chong), Jamie Gilsenan, Paul Djeneralovic.
Yaxley: Martyn Lakin, Jon Paul Duncliffe (Ashley Stevens), Mark Hanton, Andy Chapman, Luke Bussey, Ricky Hailstone, Tom Liberatore, Simon Acton, Peter Miller, Ian Dunn, Michael Frew.


Premier Division

Desborough Town  2    Stotfold  4

Saturday, 10 January 2004

Stotfold young gun Liam Errington shot Desborough down to the bottom of the Premier table with a hat trick in the Eagles' victory. Errington gave Stotfold a 40th minute lead and added a second four minutes later with a stunning 40 yard strike after intercepting Des Elliott's clearance. Recent recruit Jamie Gilsenan set up Michael Coles to reduce the arrears with a header six minutes into the second half but home fightback hopes were extinguished as Errington completed his hat trick after 66 minutes with a volley through a crowd of players. Marcus Cumberbatch scored the Eagles' fourth five minutes from time with Michael Chong heading an 88th minute consolation for Ar Tarn.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Mark Pallett, Andy Greensmith, Glyn Davies, Bryan Jeffery, Tom Mills (Michael Chong), Jamie Gilsenan, Michael Coles, George Donnelly (Sam Johnson), Paul Djeneralovic.
Stotfold: Daniel Goad, Adam Pitcairn, Richard Beckett (Matt Franklin), Scott Grant, Ian Morrison, Gareth Cottenden, Liam Errington, Luke Gregson, Wes Byrne (Justin Griffith), Paul Garrett, Marcus Cumberbatch.


F.A. Vase
Round 4

AFC Sudbury  3    Desborough Town  1

Saturday, 17 January 2004

Ar Tarn acquitted themselves well against the runners up from last season but they were unable to build on Richard Gilbert's 13th minute opener to secure a last 16 place. Gilbert headed home from a Tom Mills cross to stun the Suffolk side. Sam Banya was Sudbury's second half matchwinner. He squared the tie seven minutes into the second half from a Paul Betson free kick before giving Sudbury the lead after 72 minutes from a Lee Owen cross. Banya ended Desborough's resistance on 75 minutes after good work by Andrew Claydon.

Premier Division

Desborough Town  0    Ford Sports Daventry  7

Saturday, 24 January 2004

After bowing out of the FA Vase last weekend Desborough's return to league action saw them crash to their heaviest defeat of the season at the hands of the in form Motormen who are now unbeaten in six outings. Ar Tarn never recovered from a dreadful opening which saw Glen Gibb open the scoring after eight minutes and Dave Beazeley score an own goal five minutes later. Thereafter Matt Murphy took centre stage. He completed the first half scoring after 35 minutes before netting after 52 and 63 minutes to claim a hat trick. Ian Pearce joined the scoring spree ten minutes from time with Murphy taking his personal tally to four in the dying seconds.

Desborough: Des Elliott, Dave Beazeley, Paul Djeneralovic (Graeme Archer), Andy Greensmith, Glyn Davies, Bryan Jeffery, Jamie Gilsenan, Tom Mills, Michael Coles (Richard Gilbert), Michael Chong (Sam Johnson), Mark Pallett.
Ford Sports: Darren Watts, Ian Giles, Phil Murphy, Glen Gibb, Simon Williams, Mark Hewitt (Adam Hancock), Shane Geary, Dave Bond, Ian Pearce, Matt Murphy, Spencer Freed (Chris Evans)

Premier Division

Yaxley  3    Desborough Town  1

Tuesday, 03 February 2004

Yaxley avenged an earlier defeat at the Waterworks Field to leave Desborough anchored to the foot of the table. Defender Mark Hanton gave the Cuckoos the lead after just two minutes with a diving header, and Yaxley extended their lead after twenty minutes with Michael Frew's 20th goal of the campaign. Tom Mills put Desborough back in the contest after 37 minutes, but with twenty minutes remaining Peter Miller made the points safe for Yaxley, converting a left wing cross from Ian Dunn.

Desborough: Paul Beresford, Dave Beazeley, Paul Djeneralovic, Andy Greensmith, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Tom Mills, Bryan Jeffery, Sam Johnson, Graeme Archer (Richard Gilbert), Jamie Gilsenan.
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Dave Beazeley, Paul Djeneralovic, Andy Greensmith, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Tom Mills, Bryan Jeffery, Sam Johnson, Graeme Archer (Richard Gilbert), Jamie Gilsenan.

Premier Division

Spalding United  1    Desborough Town  0

Saturday, 07 February 2004

Bottom markers Desborough made a game of it at the Halley Stewart Field but the Tulips maintained their winning run to move closer to leaders Buckingham. Paul Watts scored the decisive goal in a goalmouth scramble, his 15th of the season, after 52 minutes to win the points for Spalding. Tom Mills and Michael Coles were close to equalisers for Desborough.

Spalding: Brett Chittock, Mark Thompson (Nigel Vince), Martin Eldridge, Graham Bowater, Nick Keeble, Lee Hudson, Phil Barnes, Steve Appleby, Micky Nuttell, Lee Sowerby (Andy Stanhope), Paul Watts.
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Paul Djeneralovic, Mark Pallett, Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, Jamie Gilsenan, Tom Mills, Graeme Archer, Michael Coles.

Premier Division

Holbeach United  1    Desborough Town  3

Saturday, 14 February 2004

Ar Tarn's recruitment drive appears to be paying off as they halted a run of four defeats with a stunning win over the champions. Midweek recruit from Oadby, Grant Mawby, set the ball rolling with Desborough's 27th minute opener, an 18 yard strike from a Tom Mills cross, and twenty minutes into the second half the widely travelled marksman added his second, pouncing to fire home the loose ball after Jamie Gilsenan's fierce shot was parried by home keeper Adam Kirk. Mawby then turned provider setting up an 82nd minute Danny Steed 35 yard lob which sealed Desborough's first away win of the season. Andy Williams scored an 84th minute Tigers' consolation from a Shaun Keeble knockdown.

Holbeach: Adam Kirk, Martyn Cundy, Danny Hussey, Darren Cundy (Omar Joof), Dean Elston, Paul Langford, Steve Barnes, Matt Warfield, Shaun Keeble, Kevin Childs, Angus Hepburn (Andy Williams).
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Mark Pallett, Paul Djeneralovic, Bill Riddle, Glyn Davies, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Danny Steed, Grant Mawby, Sam Johnson (Callum Jenkins), Jamie Gilsenan.

Northamptonshire FA Hillier Senior Cup
Semi Final

Desborough Town  2    Kettering Town  2

Tuesday, 17 February 2004

Ar Tarn stunned their near neighbours with a penalty shootout success to reach a final against either Northampton Town or Peterborough United. The Poppies looked set for victory when they took a 56th minute lead through Stefan Dancy, but with just two minutes remaining Callum Jenkins scored Desborough's equaliser. Five minutes into extra time Sam Johnson fired Ar Tarn ahead but Elliot Paschalis saved Kettering's blushes with a 106th minute leveller.
Jenkins and Tom Mills scored Desborough's first two kicks either side of an Andy Lodge score for the Poppies, and it was advantage Desborough as Paschalis blazed over from the second Kettering kick. Successful kicks from Johnson for the home side and Chris Difante for the Poppies were followed by Scott Munton's fourth conversion for Ar Tarn, leaving the pressure on Brian Hardie who had to score Kettering's fourth to keep the tie alive. He was thwarted by Paul Beresford's save which gave Desborough a famous victory.

Premier Division

Desborough Town  2    Harrowby United  6

Saturday, 21 February 2004

Desborough's inability to put together back to back results kept them firmly entrenched at the bottom of the table as Harrowby ran riot at the Waterworks Field. Mark Lovelace opened the scoring after 23 minutes, and four minutes before the interval he doubled his side's advantage. Tom Mills reduced the arrears after 53 minutes but before Desborough could get a foothold in the contest Mark Foster restored the Arrows' two goal margin on 54 minutes. Foster added number four for Harrowby after 64 minutes, but Ar Tarn responded immediately through George Donnelly on 65 minutes. Five minutes later Foster completed his hat trick for the visitors and Martin Wormall's 25th goal of the season after 78 minutes completed a good day at the office for Graham Drury's men.

Desborough: Paul Beresford, Mark Pallett, Paul Djeneralovic, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Andy Greensmith, Sam Johnson, Bryan Jeffery, Tom Mills, Danny Steed (George Donnelly), Jamie Gilsenan.
Harrowby: Lee Sharp, Darren Glover (Nick Lovelace), Dom Filkins, Kris Jones, Wayne Hallcro, Mark Foster, Richard Holmes, Mark Lovelace, Richard Thompson (Lee Marshall), Martin Wormall, John Edwards (Pete Brothwell).

Premier Division

Long Buckby  2    Desborough Town  3

Saturday, 28 February 2004

A vital victory at Station Road saw Ar Tarn move out of the bottom three and send Buckby to the foot of the table. New Bucks boss Aidy Mann took just eight minutes to fire his new charges in front from a free kick, but Bill Riddle's 33rd minute headed effort from a Paul Djeneralovic flag kick squared the tie at the break. Sam Johnson nipped onto a weak back pass to put Desborough in front just seven minutes into the second half but Buckby, fielding seven debutants, battled back to equalise through Jamie Thomas after 71 minutes. Ten minutes from time Jamie Gilsenan gave the visitors all three points.

Long Buckby: Kevin Woods, Ian Wilkinson, Lee Bradley, Lee Bearman, John Dowling, Aidy Mann, Ciaran White, Lee Thomas, Jamie Thomas, Roy Willmott, Pat Roache.
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Jamie Gilsenan, Paul Djeneralovic, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Andy Greensmith, Tom Mills, Bryan Jeffery, Danny Steed (Graeme Archer), Sam Johnson (Andreas Sanders), George Donnelly.

Premier Division

Ford Sports Daventry  3    Desborough Town  2

Tuesday, 02 March 2004

Fords made it eleven matches without defeat as Desborough's fightback went unrewarded at Royal Oak Way. Ian Pearce gave the Motormen the lead on the half hour and the home side had victory in their sights after 55 minutes when Matt Murphy added a second. Ar Tarn fought back with a George Donnelly double strike after 60 and 70 minutes, but a vital point slipped through their grasp five minutes from time when Ian Giles gave Fords victory.

Fords: Darren Watts, Ian Giles, Phil Murphy, Glen Gibb, Simon Williams, Mark Hewitt, Shave Geary, Dave Bond, Ian Pearce (Mark Hofford), Matt Murphy, Spencer Freed (Adam Hancock).
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Bill Riddle (Michael Coles), Paul Djeneralovic, Jamie Gilsenan, Scott Munton (Andreas Sanders), Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, George Donnelly, Tom Mills, Graeme Archer, Sam Johnson

Premier Division

Desborough Town  4    Daventry Town  1

Saturday, 06 March 2004

Ar Tarn claimed a vital victory in this relegation battle at the Waterworks Field, sending Daventry crashing to their ninth defeat in ten games and a place in the bottom two. The visitors started well enough, taking a ninth minute lead through Tom O'Brien after Bryan Jeffery was caught in possession, but parity was restored by Michael Coles just five minutes thereafter, a header off the post from a George Donnelly cross. Coles fired Desborough in front on the stroke of half time after latching onto a Donnelly flick. A double strike from Donnelly gave Ar Tarn the points, the striker netting on 66 minutes after good work by Coles and on 83 minutes from an Andreas Sanders pass.

Desborough: Paul Beresford, Bryan Jeffery, Andreas Sanders, Glyn Davies (Ben Greasley), Andy Greensmith, Graeme Archer (Grant Mawby), Tom Mills, Jamie Gilsenan, Michael Coles (Kevin McGuire), George Donnelly, Sam Johnson.
Daventry: Paul Warnecki, Tom O'Brien, Dan Chilton, Darren Jameson, Kevin Eales, Shane Newman, Jon Crockett (Jason Spence), Ian Waldock, Mike Salisbury, Dan Nelson, Gareth Errington.


Premier Division

Boston Town  1    Desborough Town  0

Tuesday, 09 March 2004

Desborough are finding it hard to escape the relegation scrap and they came off second best at Tattershall Road thanks to a Richard Pell goal for the Poachers after just 45 seconds of play. The defender fired home from the edge of the box after the Desborough defence failed to clear a long throw from Ross Don-Duncan. Ben Greasley cleared of the line from Nathan Collins while the post denied Paul Goodhand a second Boston goal. Desborough rallied late on posing a threat at set pieces and twice forcing Simon Ward into good saves.

Boston: Simon Ward, Richard Pell, Matt Price, Lee Rippin, Shsun Baker, Nathan Collins (Dan Ruscillo), James Brader, Lee Ellison, Liam Harrold, Ross Don-Duncan (Lee Orrey), Paul Goodhand.
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Sam Johnson (Gary Clark), Ben Greasley, Andy Greensmith, Mark Pallett, Jamie Gilsenan, Tom Mills, Graeme Archer, Michael Coles, George Donnelly (Danny Steed), Andreas Sanders.Premier Division

Wootton Blue Cross  2    Desborough Town  4

Saturday, 13 March 2004

Desborough gave themselves breathing space at the bottom with their first Weston Park success in ten years. Michael Coles gave Ar Tarn the lead twelve minutes in after Jamie Gilsenan's through ball split the defence, but Ricky Bulzis replied after 35 minutes for Blue Cross, finding the net from close range. Parity was to last until the first minute of the second half when Gilsenan restored Desborough's afvantage, converting Andreas Sanders' cross at the far post. Coles added the visitors' third after 63 minutes after good work from Bill Riddle and Gilsenan but with ten minutes to play Ben Chambers put Wootton back in the hunt. Sam Johnson eased Desborough nerves with an 88th minute clincher, running almost the length of the pitch to score after home keeper Steve Corry went up for a corner.

Wootton: Steve Corry, Paul Bryant (Mark Pledger), Deep Banghard (David Blake), Andy Taylor, Ricky Bulzis, Matt Hulett, Jason Mannion, Andy Carey, Ben Chambers, Keith Snaylam (Jason Huntly), Adam Smith.
Wootton: Paul Beresford, Glyn Davies, Andreas Sanders, Andy Greensmith, Bill Riddle, Bryan Jeffery, Tom Mills, Danny Steed, Michael Coles, Jamie Gilsenan, Sam Johnson.

Premier Division

Daventry Town  1    Desborough Town  1

Tuesday, 16 March 2004

Daventry moved off the foot of the table but will be kicking themselves after a lead slipped away in this one. The woodwork denied Jamie Gilsenan a first half opener for Ar Tarn and they found themselves trailing when Gareth Jones fired Daventry in front three minutes into the second half. Desborough twice had goalbound efforts blocked on the line but with just twelve minutes remaining Sam Johnson popped up with an Ar Tarn equaliser after good work by Bryan Jeffery.

Daventry: Paul Warnecki, Ross Irvine, Kevin Eales, Darren Jameson, Ian Waldock, Dan Chilton, Jon Crockett (Jason Spence), James McGregor, Gareth Jones, Daniel Nelson, Gareth Errington.
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Sam Johnson, Glyn Davies, Andy Greensmith, Bryan Jeffery, Danny Steed (George Donnelly), Tom Mills, Graeme Archer, Michael Coles, Jamie Gilsenan, Andreas Sanders (Paul Djeneralovic).

Premier Division

Woodford United  3    Desborough Town  1

Saturday, 27 March 2004

Desborough never recovered from two early goals at Byfield Road, and are still within sight of the bottom two. Nicky Gordon gave Woodford the lead after 13 minutes, and six minutes later Tony Burt added a second to leave the home side well in control. George Donnelly's 40th minute spot kick, awarded for handball, put Ar Tarn back in the hunt but Woodford sealed the win with an 87th minute Lewis Travers strike.

Woodford: Dave Marlow, Terry Fitton, Carl Oliver (Carl Standen), Rick Kimbell, Adam Knight, Tom Fountain, Arron Parkinson, Lewis Travers, Tony Burt (Martin Fletcher), Nicky Gordon, Dean Spriggs.
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Bill Riddle, Andy Greensmith, Glyn Davies, Bryan Jeffery, Danny Steed (Andreas Sanders), Sam Johnson, Tom Mills, Michael Coles, George Donnelly, Jamie Gilsenan.

Premier Division

Deeping Rangers  0    Desborough Town  1

Saturday, 03 April 2004

A 23rd minute goal from midfielder Tom Mills from fully 25 yards gave Ar Tarn a vital victory at Outgang Road and revenge for a home defeat on day one of the season. With the game goalless James Horner hit the post for Rangers while Sam Johnson was denied a goal for the visitors by the woodwork. Deeping's defeat was their sixth in succession.

Deeping: John Feetham, Paul Pearson (Andy Ellis), Michael Goode, Mark Wilson (Mark Burbridge), Hamish Curtis, Matt Porter, Dave Mosley, Chris Garwell, Carl Griffiths, Joe Spreckley (Dave Jones), James Horner.
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Andy Greensmith, Ben Greasley, Glyn Davies, Bryan Jeffery, Tom Mills, Sam Johnson, Jamie Gilsenan, Michael Coles, George Donnelly (Ross Mitchell), Andreas Sanders.

Premier Division

Desborough Town  6    Buckingham Town  1

Saturday, 10 April 2004

Lowly Desborough produced one of the shocks of the season as they demolished the long time leaders of the Premier who now look outsiders for the crown. The Robins had Phil Turner sent off in the first half and Desborough made their man advantage count. Jamie Gilsenan opened the scoring after 35 minutes and on the stroke of half time George Donnelly added a second. The second saw Donnelly take centre stage with four more goals, after 55, 60 and 70 minutes. Reuben Max-Grant scored a 77th minute Buckingham consolation before Gilsenan completed the rout four minutes later.

Desborough: Paul Beresford, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Ben Greasley, Bryan Jeffery, Mark Pallett, Sam Johnson (Gary Clark), Jamie Gilsenan, George Donnelly, Andy Greensmith, Andreas Sanders (Eddie Mills).
Buckingham: Sean Griffith, Paul Stanley, Adam Turner, Phil Turner, Jamie Hawthorne, Pete Smith, Abdul Abdi (Moses Olaleye (Giuseppe Lagioia)), Junior George, Reuben Max-Grant, Meshach Cole (Marcus McGillycuddy), Darren Harmon.

Premier Division

Desborough Town  2    Stewarts & Lloyds Corby  0

Monday, 12 April 2004

Ar Tarn made it maximum points from the Easter programme with this derby victory, and they are now sixth from bottom in the table. Ben Greasley gave Desborough the lead after 20 minutes, converting a Danny Steed pass. After S&L missed chances to get back into the game Jamie Gilsenan wrapped up Desborough's win after 67 minutes, punishing a defensive error.

Desborough: Paul Beresford, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Andy Greensmith, Bryan Jeffery (Graeme Archer), Marr Pallett, Danny Steed, Eddie Mills, George Donnelly, Jamie Gilsenan, Ben Greasley.
S&L: Shaun Allen, Mike McConnell, Greig McIlwain, Ian Walker, John Mackay, Callum Morrison, Paddy McCann, Pete Sneddon (Kevin S Fox), Bobby Drain (Michael Byrne), Dave Torrance (Chris Power), David Glass.

Premier Division

Desborough Town  2    Newport Pagnell Town  1

Saturday, 17 April 2004

After a difficult campaign Desborough seem to be finishing the season on a high - this was their fourth successive win. Ar Tarn took a fifth minute lead through Andreas Sanders who converted a Jamie Gilsenan centre, but they were pegged back by Paul Edgeworth's 20th goal of the season after 48 minutes, a scrambled effort from a corner. Gilsenan secured Desborough's eleventh win of the season ten minutes from time after a right wing moved started by Andy Greensmith and continued by Mark Pallett and Eddie Mills.

Desborough: Paul Beresford, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Ben Greasley, Andy Greensmith, Mark Pallett, Danny Steed (Tom Mills), Eddie Mills, George Donnelly (Shaun McPolin), Andreas Sanders, Jamie Gilsenan.
Newport: Josh McAdoo, Maz Lagioia, Danny Goodwin (Mus Oyika). John Thorpe, Paul Edgeworth, Tom Hill, Ben Hill, Mike Riley, Martin Kelly (Vince Hamlyn), Tyrone Taylor, Michael Lyon.

Premier Division

Desborough Town  1    Bourne Town  0

Saturday, 24 April 2004

Ar Tarn made it five consecutive victories as they saw off the Wakes by a lone Sam Johnson strike after 67 minutes. A typical end of season game saw few clear opportunities in a low key contest, although Wakes keeper Mick Hurst impressed against his old club when Ar Tarn threatened. Desborough are now out of the bottom six after a season spent largely in the doldrums.

Desborough: Paul Beresford, Bill Riddle, Ben Greasley, Glyn Davies, Andy Greensmith, Mark Pallett (Tom Mills), Eddie Mills, Danny Steed, George Donnelly (Sam Johnson), Jamie Gilsenan, Andreas Sanders.
Bourne: Mick Hurst, Jon Clay, Darren Rowley (Andy Pick), Darren Munton, Ryan Franklin (Scott Spearink), Matt Tuck, John Morton, Ross Nichols, Rob Masters (Jamie Gilligan), John Armstrong, Ryan Birtles.

Premier Division

Stotfold  5    Desborough Town  0

Thursday, 06 May 2004

Desborough's five match winning run was halted by a five star Eagles display. Luke Gregson opened the scoring after ten minutes and Joel West added a second after 19 minutes. Paul Garrett took centre stage in the second half, claiming a hat trick with goals after 48,67 and 80 minutes.

Stotfold: Steve Young, Jamie Taylor, Adam Saggers (Richard Beckett), Gareth Cottenden, Ian Morrison, Adam Pitcairn (Justin Griffith), Liam Errington, Luke Gregson, Steve Cook (Marcus Cumberbatch), Joel West, Paul Garrett.
Desborough: Brad Wilson, Ben Greasley, Bill Riddle, Andy Greensmith (Gary Clark), Andreas Sanders, Danny Steed, Tom Mills, Jamie Gilsenan, Eddie Mills (Ben Baines), Sam Johnson, George Donnelly (Nathan Booker).

Premier Division

Desborough Town  2    Wootton Blue Cross  1

Saturday, 08 May 2004

Ar Tarn brought down the curtain on their campaign with a home win as they completed a double over Blue Cross. The visitors took a fourth minute lead, Ben Chambers springing the offside trap and racing clear before rounding keeper Paul Beresford to slot home. Desborough equalised after 21 minutes, youngster Ben Greasley powering home a header from a corner. On the stroke of half time Jamie Gilsenan gave Ar Tarn the lead from a difficult angle. Late on Clive Woodland curled a shot against the bar for Wootton.

Desborough; Paul Beresford, Glyn Davies, Ben Greasley, Mark Pallett, Tom Mills, Lee Vallance, Eddie Mills (Matty O'Neill), Jamie Gilsenan, Sam Johnson (Kevin McGuire), Shaun McPolin (Simon Rielly), Andreas Sanders.
Wootton: Ollie Faulder, David Blake, Paul Talbot, Andy Taylor, Deep Banghard (Keith Snaylam), Matty Hulett, Matt Adams, Sean Bolton (Clive Woodland), Ben Chambers, Ricky Bulzis, Adam Smith (Keith France).

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