Desborough Town 2 Stotfold 1
Saturday, 10 November 2007
After crashing to their first defeat of the season last time out this was a test of character for Ar Tarn and they came through with flying colours against the Eagles.
Stotfold almost grabbed the lead five minutes in when Tommy Hull's header from a corner was blocked on the line.
Desborough took the lead on the half hour through Jamie Gilsenan, who fired home after dribbling past two visiting defenders, and they went further in front after 64 minutes through top scorer Michael Byrne who cut in from the right to score with a cross shot.
Seven minutes from time Stotfold substitute Wayne Mullooly scored after racing the keeper to the ball on the edge of the box to make it a nervous finale, but Ar Tarn held on to take all three points.
Desborough: Michael Evans, Michael Stanton, Paul Malone, Danny Pownall, Chris Logan, Joe Cossey (Tony Page), Dave Donativo (Stuart McClarty), Tom Mills, Michael Byrne, Jamie O'Neill (Mike Sneddon), Jamie Gilsenan.
Stotfold: Brad Gillham, Ryan Nicholl, Paul Donnelly, Colin Shambrook, Tawhid Juneja, Louis Lee (Wayne Mullooly), Callum Donnelly (Ricky Case), Tommy Hull, Joel Mason, Lee Allinson, Paul Garrett (Sam Gittings).