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.
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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))
Newport Pagnell Town 3 Desborough
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.
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.
Northampton Spencer 1 Desborough
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Des Elliott, Mark Pallett, Paul Djeneralovic, Ben Armstrong, Bryan Jeffery, Andy
Greensmith, Tom Mills (Kevin McGuire), Callum Jenkins, Michael Coles, Michael
Chong, Richard Gilbert.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Ian Flavell, Andy Neal, Tom Ruscillo, Matt Hall, Mark Wood, Matt Doyle, Robbie
Greatrex, Anron Sgroi, Matt Farrington (Craig Moyses), Graham Epps, Alex Higgins
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!
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.
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.
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
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).
Desborough Town 0 Northampton
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).
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.
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).
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 â€“ Guisborough
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
"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
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
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
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.
Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 2 Desborough
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.
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.
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.
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.
Desborough Town 0 Ford Sports
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)
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.
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),
Desborough: Paul Beresford, Glyn Davies, Bill Riddle, Paul Djeneralovic, Mark
Pallett, Bryan Jeffery, Andy Greensmith, Jamie Gilsenan, Tom Mills, Graeme
Archer, Michael Coles.
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
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.
Hillier Senior Cup
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.
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
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).
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.
Ford Sports Daventry 3 Desborough
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
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.
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
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
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,
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).
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Desborough Town 2 Newport Pagnell
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.
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,
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.
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).
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).