Saturday 16th October 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
LONG BUCKBY AFC v COGENHOE UNITED
Darren and Steve will be hoping to continue their superb winning run as we travel across the county to play Long Buckby. The Cooks put in an excellent performance in midweek to beat Eynesbury 3-1 at Compton Park with Dylan Wilson, Archie Culley and Tom Wakley all on target, but there wasn’t the same post-match dressing room buzz for Saturday’s hosts as they crashed 5-1 at Wellingborough Town, the third successive game in which they have conceded five goals.
The Bucks had been in Division One for a number of years, but Dan Carter came in and turned things around and they were eventually rewarded with promotion at the end of last season, although Carter has now moved on to pastures new. This season they have a couple of former Cooks players on their books with Ryan Ansell having scored four times in nine appearances, while Tony Logogno featured just once early in the season so may well not even be at the club now. The last time we travelled to Station Road was for a pre-season friendly in Tom Chapman’s first season in charge of the Cooks and we ran out 5-0 winners. It took us a while to get going, but once Liam Tuck had scored from the penalty spot on 25 minutes, we found our second gear pretty quickly with Nathan Burrows, Ryan Ansell (2) and Jake Cayton all on target before the half-time whistle blew.
The last league match saw the Cooks triumph 3-1 with two goals from Lance Allen backed up by Luke Emery back in 2014/15, the season the Bucks finished bottom of the Premier Division.
The last eight league encounters at Station Road;
|2014/15||W 3-1||Lance Allen (2), Luke Emery|
|2013/14||W 3-0||Jack Bowen (2), Tom Liversedge|
|2012/13||D 3-3||Karl Bates (3)|
Buckby UCL Champions
|2010/11||L 1-3||Ben Foster|
|2008/09||D 1-1||Darren Frost|
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-RESERVE DIVISION
COGENHOE UNITED Reserves v IRCHESTER UNITED Reserves
As far as I know Gary Fletcher will again be in charge of the Reserves with Damian McGrath assisting him as they host Irchester United tomorrow. Last Saturday the two oversaw a much improved performance in a 2-2 draw at home to Whitworth, although they will have been a little disappointed to have let an early two goal lead slip away. Andis Vigants had opened the scoring after 11 minutes from 25-yards out, then Shad Reza netted direct from a free-kick on 23. The Flourmen pulled one back through Noah Thompson five minutes before the break and Akram Lasalire drew them level on 64.
Irchester have found the going tough so far this season, although they did pick up their fourth point of the season last time out when the drew 1-1 at home to Huntingdon with Sam Sullivan cancelling out an early opener from the visitors. Their only win so far came at Daventry Town where they ran out 3-2 winners despite having Kian Prescod sent off. Two goals from Adam Woodward and one from Lewis Brooks outweighing former Cook Bayley Leslie’s penalty and a strike from Andrew Boateng.