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Wednesday 13th March 2024



Compton Park,

Brafield Rd,



KO 7-45 pm

The Cooks are back in action with a rare Wednesday night game as they entertain a March Town team currently occupying the final play-off place with eight games remaining. Although they are seven points clear of Saturday’s opponents Yaxley, they still need points to ensure they make the cut after a couple of disappointing results that have seen them drop ten points from their last five league games, with this run including a terrific 1-0 win over runaway leaders Wellingborough Town. On Saturday they travelled to out of sorts Newport Pagnell and would have been hoping for more than the one point they took, especially after one-time Cogenhoe player Ben Seymour-Shove had given them the lead, but Ben Shepherd’s second half goal gave the Swans a share of the spoils. Last midweek they travelled to bottom club Leicester Nirvana and were rocked by a home side who rattled in five goals and led 4-1 at the break, with Matt Foy and Joe Rider scoring mere consolations in shock 5-2 defeat. They have gone three games without a win since defeating the leaders with a 1-0 loss at St Neots following that game and it is their away form that has let them down somewhat of late with their last away success coming at relegation-haunted strugglers Desborough Town in the final game of last year.

Cogenhoe boss Scott Carlin will be looking for a big improvement on Saturday’s lacklustre performance where we mustered just one effort on target in the 0-2 reverse at home to Yaxley and with this being our penultimate home game of the season, there is no better time to make amends.

We were edged out 0-1 at March earlier in the season. The trip to Robingoodfellows Lane on a sunny afternoon didn’t end well for the Cooks as Danny Emmington’s 40th minute free-kick was enough to give the home side three points, although Dylan Wilson very nearly levelled late on when his shot came back off the inside of the post. The last (and only) time we have met in the league here at Compton Park ended one apiece with both teams ending the game with ten men. Jack Friend had secured the half-time lead for the Hares with his 34th minute effort, but sub Pharrell Anderson made it 1-1 on 66 minutes and that is how it stayed. However, Bailey Weatherly picked up his second yellow card a minute after the equaliser and Taylor Knowles saw straight red for the visitors.

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