Town were without Dean Lukeman who was injured scoring at Kirby Muxloe on Tuesday and his replacement Joe Merrill had to withdraw from the team at the last minute due to personal reasons. Adam Creaney returned to side and started at full back.
The surface at the Dog and Duck is amongst the best in the UCL and Manager Arron Parkinson was confident his side could get a positive result just 11 days since the Doughboys took a deserved point away from Elderstubbs.
Town started well Luke Emery created a half chance after winning the ball back on the edge of the penalty area. He couldn’t get a decent shot in as he was closed down quickly and the ball went over the bar.
Luke Emery appeared to be caught by a swinging elbow from Jake Gillingwater after 8 minutes. The referee issued a yellow card and shortly afterwards Emery joined him in the book for a foul on the same player.
The game failed to flow early on with the official awarding a large number of free kicks to both sides.
Taylor Orosz had a good chance on 15 minutes when a ball broke kindly to him on the edge of the box but his shot went over the crossbar to the relief of the home defence.
The hosts started to come into the game and it took a brilliant challenge from the returning Adam Creaney in the box to deny Wellingborough as they threatened for the first time.
Iustin Cerga was called into action with two spectacular saves on the edge of the box as he bravely blocked shots.
Town were unlucky in the 27th minute when a lovely ball out from the back by Creaney put in Taylor Orosz. His dangerous cross is cleared frantically by a defender and struck Orosz on its way out for a goal kick.
A dangerous free kick for the hosts on 30 minutes however Cerga took the shot cleanly.
Cerga was on hand again to push the ball around the post as the hosts started to look the more likely.
Just before halftime, a good break from Town as Adam Confue puts Taylor Orosz through but his shot was taken by the 18 year old keeper, Brad Lashley.
Both teams had spells on top during the first half but the draw was probably about the correct score line at this stage.
HT: Wellingborough Town 0 Daventry Town 0
Town started the second half well and went in front in the 52nd minute from the spot. Taylor Orosz showed blistering pace down the left wing with a well-timed run after being put through by Luke Emery. Once inside the box, as Orosz went to shot, he was brought down from behind. There was no doubting it was a penalty however the referee consulted his linesman and as neither knew who committed the foul, the perpetrator went unpunished.
Brad Lashley got something on ADAM CREANEY’S shot however it had too much power and found the corner of the net.
The goal of the match and possibly the season came in the 67th minute. Taylor Orosz broke down the left again into the box and got along the byline before his cross is blocked. The clearance loops up in the air to TOM McGOWAN 30 yards out and he struck it perfectly, his hooked volley flew into the top left corner of the net.
Wellingborough put it plenty of effort to try and get back into the match but Cerga and the defence remained firm for another clean sheet. Only the most staunch Doughboy could deny Town a deserved victory on their second half performance.
FT: Wellingborough Town 0 Daventry Town 2
So Town racked up their 11th successive victory away from home and with second placed Rugby Town only avoiding defeat at home to Peterborough Northern Star with a last minute equaliser, they move 12 points clear of their Warwickshire rivals. Third placed Deeping Rangers are 15 points adrift but have 3 matches in hand, playing at Harborough Town on Tuesday evening.
Two home matches on consecutive Saturdays now. Rothwell Corinthians followed by Oadby Town. Both matches kick off at 3pm.
|Wellingborough Town FC||Loss|
|January 19, 2019||3:00 pm||United Counties League||2019||90'|