Bowen’s boys out to build on win

SPENCER caretaker boss Keith Bowen, who enjoyed his first win in charge of the Millers in midweek, will be keen to see more of the same when his side travel to Blackstone tomorrow.

After producing one of their best performances of the campaign to overturn Buckingham on Tuesday night, Bowen is hoping his charges can become a more dependable unit.

He admitted: “We’re not consistent enough at the moment and, to be honest, I was basically pleased just to get a win under our belts on Tuesday night.

“We won quite easily in the end, although I was disappointed to concede that goal. But if we play like that again, then we will get something out of the game tomorrow.”

Steve Jelley is doubtful with a knee injury, while Tommy Stratford is also likely to miss out.

In-form Ford Sports take on fellow high-flyers Raunds at Kiln Park. A run of 13 straight league victories has driven the Motormen into second place while their hosts boast a record of just one defeat in their past 11 games.

Wayne Richardson, signed from Raunds on Monday and who scored Sports’ winner on Tuesday night, is having second thoughts about his move to Royal Oak Way and is unlikely to feature in Shane Geary’s plans for the game against his former club.

Geary said: “I think Wayne is feeling a bit awkward about the situation, and I don’t think he really wanted to leave in the first place. He said it wasn’t the right move and at least he has been honest about it.”

Phil Murphy and Ian Giles are still sidelined, although Geary is likely to continue his starting role.

Cogenhoe United, fresh from a midweek success over Wellingborough Town face a more testing afternoon as they host third placed Deeping.

Bugbrooke hope their stop-start mini-revival conmtinues when they entertain St Neots, while Daventry Town will treat tomorrow’s Elderstubbs clash with Desborough as an opportunity to avenge early season defeat as Craig Robson’s side join the title chasing pack.

Despite injuries to Ryan Yates, Ian Wake, Mark Bates, Blisworth boss Simon Morrice will still be hopeful of victory when Whitworths visit Courteenhall Road in division one.

Sileby Rangers travel to struggling Eynesbury as Nick Verity’s men look to return to the top of the table.Strugglers ON Chenecks play host to Burton Park, while Woodford take on Olney.