Dumbleton scores twice as Town move joint top.
Town made two changes to the starting line up, Adam Creaney facing an operation on his broken nose was out the squad and Rico Alexander started on the bench. Captain Ross Harris and Kieran Fitzgerald came in.
News also circulated about the signing of striker Jake Bettles from Desborough Town. Jake will be available to make his debut at Desborough Town on Saturday.
Whitworth started the match on the front foot and, arguably, should have been at least two goals up in the first 15.
A cross from former Town u18 player Remy Brittian flashed straight across the front of goal and another excellent cross was blazed over the bar from close range.
The pattern of play was very similar to last season’s title decider, which saw Town came out on top 3 0.
Town weathered the storm and started to show some threat themselves. Jordon Richards, having started as full back, made a delightful run down the right wing however his cross just fell behind the purple shirts arriving in the area.
The home side were in front on 22 minutes. Peter Dearle found himself out on the left and put in a superb cross which was met by a perfectly timed header by KIERAN FITZGERALD that went in off the far post.
Ant O’Connor had to be quick off his line in the 33rd minute to prevent the Flourmen equalising. The keeper made himself big and stopped the ball running out for a corner.
Two Town free kicks in fairly quick succession let the Town extend their lead from the spot in the 38th minutes.
The first went just over the bar and the second found the pacy Richards inside the box and he was adjudged to have been brought down by another former DTFC u18 player, Ryan Archer.
ROBBIE PARSONS made no mistake from the spot to put Town two goals in front.
Whitworth still created chances although these were now limited to shots from outside the box and fortunately went just wide of the post.
HT: DAVENTRY TOWN 2 WELLINGBOROUGH WHITWORTH 0
Whitworth again came out on the front foot but with the pace in the Town strike force, the break was always going to leave them vulnerable.
So it almost proved in the 55th minute. Kieran Fitzgerald was one of 3 attackers up against two defenders and he reached Jake Dumbleton’s through ball just before the on-rushing Baxter but the keeper’s legs deflected the ball wide of the post.
1 minute later and Town were 3 up. Again on the break, Kieran Fitzgerald found JAKE DUMBLETON and his pace took him inside the box before he used the outside of his right boot to slot the ball past Baxter and just inside the far post despite the desperate attempts of the defender to keep the ball out.
Chances came and went at both ends, Town were 3 goals to good but Whitworth hit the woodwork and Jordon Richards cleared an effort off the line and was injured as a result. Some of the defending was heroic with bodies being thrown in where it hurts.
Town sealed their win on 86 minutes when JAKE DUMBLETON snatched his 2nd goal of the match from close range.
Town’s win together with their first clean sheet of the season takes them up to second in the table, equal with Leicester Nirvana on 11 points.
FT: DAVENTRY TOWN 4 WELLINGBOROUGH WHITWORTH 0
Town now travel to Desborough Town on Saturday to hopefully get revenge for the home defeat in the first league game of the season.
Updated 19:07 - 1 Sep 2017 by Brian Porter