Rushden & Higham United 0 Thrapston Town 1
Saturday, 23 February 2008
There was no winning start at the helm for Lankies caretaker manager Simon Stewart as the visitors snatched the derby honours.
Home keeper Kevin Mander saved a penalty from Lee Purser after a foul on Chris Jones but was beaten when Jones netted the afternoon's only goal with sixteen minutes remaining with a header from a Ben Morgan centre.
Rushden & Higham: Kevin Mander, Tom Woods, Lee Dorrington, Ben Lord, Martin Mitchell, Jason Kew (Dave Toyer), Dave Townsend, Steve Ainge, Danny Bird, Stefan Morris (Gary Broadway), Karl King (Kris Hall).
Thrapston: Louis McAllister, Mark Redding, Paul Byers, Lee Purser, Craig Ferguson, Matt Harris, Jack Wisnieski, Glenroy Bell, Jake Wesby, Chris Jones, Ben Morgan (Clive Collyer).