Last night the U18s got their Jaymann Shield Group underway with a home game against Wellingborough Whitworth Red, but unfortunately things didn’t go their way as they ended up on the wrong end of a 0-5 scoreline. By all accounts the game was much closer than the score suggests, but The Flourmen took their chances when we didn’t.
Saturday 8th January 2022
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
POTTON UNITED v COGENHOE UNITED
Potton, Beds. SG19 2LU
The Cooks make the trip to Potton on Saturday boosted by that superb 3-1 WIN at home to Newport last Monday, whilst our hosts will also be in good spirits after ending a seven match winless run with a 2-1 success over Eynesbury at the Hollow. This will be the third time we have met this season following the 3-2 home victory that had to be replayed, with the second game ending one apiece at Compton Park.
The Cooks have been much improved since that woeful performance at Eynesbury with two wins and a draw from their last three games, whilst the Eynesbury defeat was the only loss in their last six matches as we strive to find the sort of consistency that saw us win six straight matches earlier in the season. We moved back into the top half of the table on Monday, whilst Potton sit four places below us in 14th, six points adrift but having played three games less.
Although Potton have been at step five for the last two seasons, they were switched across to the Spartan South Midlands League on request after gaining promotion from the UCL Division One, so the last time we played at the Hollow in a first team league game was back in April 2009. Potton were relegated in second from bottom spot and the Cooks beat them 2-1 in what was their final game of the season. Ben Cole was on target for the Royals, but the Cooks took the points thanks to goals from Neil Champlovier and Luke Pritchard. Potton had narrowly avoided relegation the season before and Cogenhoe had romped to a 4-0 away win during that campaign with Nick Ashby, Rob Foster, Dan Holman and Adam Knight finding the target.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-RESERVE DIVISION
COGENHOE UNITED Reserves v DAVENTRY TOWN Reserves
Northants NN7 1ND
The Reserves play their first game of 2022 as they entertain old friends and rivals Daventry Town Reserves. The Cooks were in good form in the run up to Christmas with three wins and one draw from their last five games of the year, finishing off with a superb 3-1 victory at G.N.G Oadby Town with Kelvin Gyamfi netting a double to add to Jessi Obeng’s early opener. We have scored fifteen goals in this run which is impressive for a team in the bottom half of the table and they will be hoping to add to that as they play at Daventry team who are struggling second from bottom having let in 11 in their previous two games without replying. In recent years they could have put out a whole team of former Cogenhoe players, but the last two games have seen starts for just two with Oli Emery and Bayley Leslie flying the flag for the ex-Cooks, although they do still have eleven former Cooks players registered.