Bank Holiday Monday 3rd December 2022
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED 3-1 NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN
Danny Webb gave the visitors an early lead at Compton Park after rounding the keeper, but Tom Wakley swung the game in the hosts favour with a quick-fire double in the first half, scoring on 31 and 36 minutes. Ryan Archer fired home a third for the Cooks with eight minutes left and they completed an excellent 3-1 double over the high-flying Swans.
COVENTRY SPHINX 1-3 RUGBY TOWN
Callum Stewart put Sphinx in front after nine minutes from the penalty spot after James Hancocks had been penalised for handball inside the box, but the second penalty of the game saw skipper Loyiso Recci level the scores after Danico Johnson had been fouled. The Valley took the lead midway through the second half when Jamal Clarke netted with a looping header from Danico Johnson’s cross and they went further ahead when David Kolodynsky netted from close range at the second attempt after some good work by Adam Shaw. This win lifts Rugby up to third spot in the table as they move above Newport Pagnell.
DESBOROUGH TOWN 5-1 G.N.G OADBY TOWN
Ar Tarn made a good start to the New Year when Joel Konteh put them in front after just 6 minutes at the Waterworks Field after his shot spun in off the post, but they were brought back down to earth four minutes later when Mussa Bham levelled for the visitors. The home team were back in front on 22 minutes with a fine run and finish from veteran Tom Mills. Jake Bettles extended the Northamptonshire sides lead on 57 minutes and as they took a firm grip on the game further goals followed through Barnes Gladman on 67 and Bettles again after 78.
EASINGTON SPORTS 5-0 LONG BUCKBY
Sports netted first in this game on 25 minutes when Levi Steele headed home a cross from Harry Brock and Steele added his second when he converted a penalty five minutes before the break. Sports extended their advantage on 53 minutes with Steele the provider this time as Harry Walters smashed the ball into the back of the Buckby net and then Steele was celebrating his hat-trick on 59 minutes from Luke Swann’s delivery. Another Swann cross created a fifth goal of the afternoon for The Clad on 90 minutes as Piers Walton finished well from inside the 6-yard box to cap off a great afternoon for the Banbury boys.
HARBOROUGH TOWN 3-0 ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS
Bees’ keeper Elliott Taylor almost opened the scoring when his big clearance went over the head of Jude O’Connor and clipped the top of the bar, but all the goals were to come after the break. Ben Williams finally gave the high-flying hosts the lead on 71 minutes when he headed home Freddie Robinson’s cross to pierce the dogged Corinthians defence. Substitute Nat Ansu lashed home a second on 78 minutes before he added his second with a cheeky back heel deep into stoppage time after some good work by debutant Tendai Daire.
HINCKLEY LRFC 2-2 COVENTRY UNITED
Kyle Carey put the visitors ahead at Leicester Road on the half hour when he picked up on a back pass before beating the keeper and tapping home. The home side’s 100% league record was hanging by a thread when Curvin Ellis headed into the bottom corner of the net from Carey’s cross with 65 minutes on the clock, but four minutes later it was very much game-on again as LRFC pulled one back through Danny Jenno and then on 74 the home side broke away to level the scores through Dom Brennan. The 100% record may have gone on the first game of 2022, but they will be happy enough to keep hold of the unbeaten tag after going two goals down to a decent Coventry United team.
POTTON UNITED 2-1 EYNESBURY ROVERS
Potton edged in front after 12 minutes through a Sam Willis penalty at the Hutchinson Hollow and Cole Butler added a second after the break with a screamer form 20-yards out. Eynesbury made a finish out of the game when they pulled it back to 2-1 with four minutes remaining through Arnis Lala, but it wasn’t enough as the Royals took all three points.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 2-1 O.N CHENECKS
The Doughboys had missed a few chances before they finally broke the deadlock when Carter Price beat a couple of defenders before firing a left-foot shot into the top corner from the edge of the box, but the lead was short-lived as Ross Garlick sent in a free-kick from out wide that everybody missed and went into the top corner. Wellingborough still managed to win the game though when a Robbie Parsons cross-shot took a deflection off a Chenecks’ defender to beat his own keeper with very little time left on the clock.