Whitworths 3 Irchester United 2
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
It wasn't all plain sailing for the Division One champions but they managed to get the better of their struggling neighbours at London Road.
The Romans took a second minute lead through Jason Vaughan but two minutes later Luke Raftery hauled the Flourmen on terms.
The home side went ahead after 22 minutes through Devon Ellwood and they extended their lead eleven minutes later, James Daldy the marksman.
Michael Betts reduced the arrears after 68 minutes but Whitworths held on to take the points and regain second place in the table.
Whitworths: Craig Patterson, Oliver Rendall, Paul Smith, James Gorman, Anthony Sharp, Stuart Goosey (Kris Line), Luke Raftery, Ian Symington (Niall Belfon), James Daldy (Matt Freeman), Devon Ellwood, Jamie Wright.
Irchester: Warren Courtney, Dan Newbold (Gary McCourtie), Dave Maguire, Chris Oakenfull, Jason Vaughan, Ryan Comery, Craig Sturgess (Ben Emery), Michael Betts, Simon Henry (Ben Hyams), Gary Marks, Mark Dudley.