ST NEOTS Town crashed to their fifth consecutive defeat at Desborough Town on Saturday. With new manager Steve Lomas and new signing Michael Hughes away on media duties, recent signing ex-Fulham man Sylvain Legwinski was in charge of the Rowley Park club for the day. The Frenchman failed to inspire his side to victory as the hosts opened up a five point lead over St Neots with their first win in 10 games. After 15 minutes Jon Mitchell's cross found Liam McInally who fired home from 10 yards. The hosts doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when Saints' goalkeeper Lee Crockett's clearance rebounded into his own net off defender Darren Gourlay. The visitors reduced the deficit three minutes before the interval when Jon Hall headed down for Josh Sozzo to fire home. Tom Smith made a great save from Chris Johnson to keep the home side ahead at the break. Paul Rice headed against the St Neots crossbar three minutes after the restart as they turned up the pressure, and Crockett's attempt to punch clear only found Iain Blaikie who headed home. Three minutes later St Neots were back in the game when Chris Johnson turned in Michael Hyem's corner. Crockett left the pitch with an injury to be replaced by Matt Bannister. After 69 minutes Bannister felled Mick Tolton in the area and Jamie Gilsenan sent him the wrong way from the spot to convert the resulting penalty and the hosts held on for the win. St Neots have now won just one of 17 games on the road this season and have lost every game since Steve Lomas was appointed as their new manager. They next travel to Northampton Spencer tomorrow (Tuesday) before they host Bourne Town at Rowley Park on Saturday.