Tuesday night saw the Cooks host fellow county side Bugbrooke St Michaels in the league and it ended honour’s even with a 2-2 draw. Tom Wakley headed us into an early lead from Archie Culley’s corner, but it was 1-1 before the break as ex-Cogenhoe player Ben Drinkwater equalised from a penalty. Joe Power, another former Cooks player appeared to have stolen the points for the visitors late on, but Wakley made it back-to-back doubles as he took his seasonal tally to 18.
Cooks; Foxall, Cichosz, Vaughan, Mortimer, Riley, Alexander ©, Culley, Archer, Wakley, Norman (sub Iaciofano 70), Elmore. Subs not used; Reza, Andrews, McGrath, Wells (gk).
The U18s were at home two days later when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kempston Rovers in the league. Waiting to find out who scored our goal, but Harvey Williams was on target for the visitors.
Cooks; Westwood, Fletcher, C. Jones, Asante, Allam ©, McGrath, Iaciofano, Wootton, Reza, Nwosu, Ashman. Subs; Jankowski, McDonald, Connell, A. Shaw, Redding.
This Saturday sees the first team at home again as they play host to Godmanchester Rovers as we have the chance to avenge the last minute defeat they inflicted on us back in November last year. The Baulk brothers had been our downfall that day as Dan and Michael scored the goals at opposite extremes of the game, whilst Will Bates had cancelled out the first minute Goddy goal with just four minutes played. There isn’t much between our two teams going into this one with the visitors ahead only on goal difference with both clubs having played 33 games and amassed 41 points to date. Perhaps a draw would be the most likely outcome on the fixed odds coupon, especially as that is how we both ended up on Tuesday night. Goddy made the trip to Oadby and despite trailing at the break, they took a point home with them courtesy of a 75th minute equaliser from Mohammed Akhtar.
Although this is the first time Rovers have played at Compton Park in a league game, we have met in the F.A Cup back in August 2017 and on that occasion the Cooks ran out 3-0 winners. Luis Vieira opened the scoring inside the first minute and Ryan Dove added a second with just eleven minutes played. A late second yellow card for Dove put a dampener on the afternoon, but Matt Long added a third for the Cooks in the final minute.
As we now enter the final month of the season for our two UCL teams (the U18s will go over into May), below is the schedule of the fixtures we have remaining.
Sat 2nd April Godmanchester Rovers (Home)
Sat 9th April GNG Oadby Town (Away)
Sat 16th April Long Buckby (Home)
Wed 20th April O.N Chenecks (Home)
Sat 23rd April Lutterworth Town (Away)
Tue 5th April Daventry Town Res (Home)
Sat 9th April Bourne Town Res (Home)
Tue 12th April Raunds Town Res (Away)
Sat 16th April O.N Chenecks Res (Away)
Sat 30th April Huntingdon Town Res (Away)
Thur 21st April Bugbrooke St Michaels U18 (Home)
Thur 28th April Whitworth Red (Away) JAYMANN SHILED *If Cogenhoe win this game they could qualify for the semi-finals)
TBC- Bedford Town Youth U18 (Away)