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Saturday 19th November 2020




Dan Webb

Ar Tarn;

Luca McIlvaney


Report supplied by Ian Adcock.

The Reserves hosted Desborough Town Reserves this week, with the visitors 10 points ahead of ourselves before kick-off.

We started brightly with an up and under cross from Giddens fell to Webb in the area, who struck a first time volley that crashed against the underside of the bar, with the visitors able to scramble away the rebound.

It was the visitors turn to go forward and, always looking for their RWB No. 2, it was he who delivered a lovely cross, only for the Cooks defence to deal with it comfortably.

On 15 mins the breakthrough came though, pressure from the Cooks saw the visitors only part-clear, which allowed Felgate to deliver a defence-splitting cross, with Webb on hand to lift the ball over the out-rushing goalkeeper, for his third goal in three games since joining. 1-0 Cooks.

Even once again for the next 15, but it was the visitors to hit back on 30 mins, when No. 8 hooked a ball back in play form the right wing halfway line that came down with snow on it. Incredibly this fell perfectly on the left winger’s foot on the far side, who cushioned a fine first time cross to the path of No. 9, who in turn let it run across his body and coolly slotted home first time – as good a final two touches as you’ll see at this level, but somewhat fortunate to get there initially. 1-1.

The half ended in similar fashion, to and fro with some good play from both sides, but no more clear-cut chances.

HT: Cogenhoe Res 1-1 Desborough Res

The second half was a touch scrappier, but still a competitive affair with both sides looking good in spells, but in all honesty, nothing clear-cut created once again.

It was looking destined for a draw, until the final few minutes when the visitors swung over a cross and, for the first time all game, a completely free header from less than 10 yards out was conceded, only for the visiting player to place his header into Denton!

FT: Cogenhoe Res 1-1 Desborough Town Res

A hard fought, honest game from both teams, with a point the fair result, given that the only other chances than the goals fell to either side at the very start and end of the game. A point gained though, as Desborough Res usually finish in the top 6, which is ultimately where we want to be within 18 months.


Cooks; 1. Wells 2. Talbot 3. James 4. Harris 5. Morris 6. Felgate © 7. Gibbins (sub 16. Pratt-McDonald 70) 8. Aylesbury (sub 14. Westmoreland-Print 65) 9. Webb 10. Cakebread 11. Giddens (sub 12. Soulollari 60).

The Cooks now have a break from league action as they kick-off their N.F.A Les Underwood Junior Cup campaign away to Combination side Spratton next Saturday afternoon.

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