The Cooks first team play their final home game of the season tomorrow night when they entertain our neighbours O.N Chenecks. It has been an incredibly difficult season for the O.Ns who may have already been relegated by the time this game gets underway if Biggleswade United have beaten Potton tonight (Tuesday). As I type this they are four points adrift of Biggleswade with both teams having two games left, so as it stands Chenecks need a minimum of a win and a draw starting tomorrow and that still depends on United losing both their remaining games.
Our guests have lost their last four games following a fantastic 3-1 win over runners-up Hinckley LRFC, one of only three league wins all season. All four defeats were by the odd goal as they battle for survival, but time is now running out for the Northampton club. They finish their season at Desborough on Saturday and to avoid that being a dead rubber, they have to take something from this game and with the Cooks out of form of late, they will be pencilling this game in for three points. If we are to avoid our season fizzling out completely, we really need to win this game ourselves and to that we need to see a reaction to the awful second half against Long Buckby. We also owe one to the managers and supporters after that game, but I think that goes without saying.
The Under 18s have at least three games to go, but their final home league game comes on Thursday when we play divisional champions Bugbrooke St Michaels. They are still 100% in the league, won the league cup, were unfortunate to lose 5-2 to the Cobblers in the county cup final at Sixfields after having a player centre off in the first few minutes and were last man standing from the league as they reached the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup. We can still take second spot in the league with The Badgers playing our rivals Cranfield next week, whilst we still have one more game to play away to Bedford Town next month. Before that game we travel to Whitworth Red in the Jaymann Shield with the chance of finishing top of our group, but we must win this game and rely on results going our way as Whitworth still need to play Corby twice.
Both Wednesday and Thursday’s games are at Compton Park and kick-off at 7-45 pm.