Saturday 13th October 2022
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED v LUTTERWORTH TOWN
The Cooks return to league action hoping to bring their recent cup form with them as they host 10th placed Lutterworth Town. The Swifts were knocked out of the League Cup in midweek when they were beaten 0-2 at home by Leicester Nirvana, but prior to that form had been good with the only defeat in their previous six games coming in a penalty shoot-out in the F.A Vase after a 2-2 draw at Sherwood Colliery. Their away form hasn’t been great so far though with just one point in the league on the road, a 4-4 draw at Histon a month ago. They have also been dealt a recent blow when they lost Jordan Wilson to league rivals Rugby Town after he had netted 12 goals in just 11 games for the Swifts this season, only to see him lured away by the title challengers.
A lot has changed since the last meeting here at the end of October last year, but on that day the Swifts ran out 4-0 winners after the prolific Tendai Daire helped himself to a first half hat-trick before Kade Lewis rounded things off early in the second half.
The Cooks, despite three recent cup successes, have slipped down to 14th following three straight league defeats with the last two both ending 0-2 as Easington followed on from Long Buckby. It has been a few weeks since Scott Carlin has had a full squad to choose from come game day, but hopefully that is now starting to change as we head into the autumn.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE – RESERVE DIVISION
BOURNE TOWN RESERVES v COGENHOE UNITED RESERVES
The Reserves will be looking to get their season back on track as they head to Bourne on Saturday after two successive defeats on the road, with the last being a 0-2 defeat at Whitworth on Tuesday night as they bowed out of the League Cup. Goalless at the break, Cairo Taylor put the Flourmen ahead on 47 minutes and the Cooks hopes were killed off when Alfie Kew doubled the home sides lead fifteen minutes from time. We have already beaten Bourne this season as a Lee Felgate penalty was enough to give the Cooks the win at Compton Park when the two clashed in the League Cup, but in truth the Wakes haven’t travelled to well so far this season, but home form has been much better. Lat Saturday they drew 2-2 at home to Wellingborough Town after Ferdy Baker and Noah Dexter had put them in charge inside the first eight minutes. Incidentally, former Cooks player Ben Mason was on the target as the Doughboys fought back to earn a point.