Vauxhall Motors (both of them) aren’t our only car-based link; Ford Sports a side we faced off against back in the early 1980s. Later called Daventry United, this team represented the car company’s Daventry works in the United Counties League. In what ended up being a shock outcome, the Motormen beat us in the early days of the 1980-1 season; Boro’ going down 3-2 at home in a result that bucked the trend at the time.
The best years came after we parted. After twice winning the Division One title themselves in the early 1990s, they were promoted to the Premier Division at the second attempt. The Motormen won the Premier Division title twice around the turn of the century too. In 2007, back down to Division One they went; changing name at the same time to Daventry United. Within three years, the club made it back into the Premier Division. Another three years on and they folded.