Saturday 19th August 2023
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED v HISTON
KO 3 pm
The Cooks welcome The Stutes to Compton Park looking to regain their early season form after the horror show on Tuesday night that saw them beaten 4-0 at home by Bugbrooke St Michaels. We must remember though that we have a very young and largely inexperienced squad, so blips like this can easily occur and although the result won’t be forgotten, what is more important now is how the lads react, starting tomorrow against Histon.
Our visitors have made a torrid start to the new season and like Bugbrooke, they have lost all their games so far this season, but one thing for sure is that Biff and Batts will not be taking anything for granted as they prepare for this game. The Stutes started the season with a tough tie against newly promoted and much fancied Aylestone Park and they must have been confident of a great start as goals from Dan Brown on 16 and Ryan Towner two minutes later gave them a 2-0 lead, but the home side fought back to take the spoils 3-2. March Town United ruined their first home game by taking all three points with a 1-0 win, then they travelled to Ipswich Wanderers on the day the rains came to the east of the country and to make it even worse they were winning 1-0 when the referee called time with the pitch now waterlogged. They had to make the long trip back to Ipswich on the Tuesday night and with that goal now chalked off, it was a miserable haul back the A14 following a 3-0 defeat. Ed Rolph was on target at Bridge Road, but GNG Oadby Town still won 3-1, then last Tuesday night they were a few miles down the road at Wellingborough Town and their miserable run continued with a 3-0 defeat.
His will be the Stutes second trip to Compton Park after their debut season in the UCL saw our two clubs face each other twice in the space of four days. A clinical performance under the Compton Park lights ended in a 0-3 defeat for the Cooks as Max York, Dexter Todd and Buba Camara all netted for the Stutes as the Cooks finished the game with ten men following a red card for Bailey Weatherly, The next game saw the Cooks go 2-0 up early on at Bridge Road with Ben Gough and Louie Barrett on target, but the home side fought back to earn a point with York’s equaliser coming in added time.