Saturday 18th December 2021
BUILDBASE F.A VASE- 3RD ROUND
PRESTWICH HEYS 1-7 HARBOROUGH TOWN
There was no sign of this result in the first half as Harborough took a 1-0 lead into the break thanks to James Ireland’s 23rd minute penalty, but it began to turn when Heys were reduced to ten men following Oscar Campbell’s red card four minutes before the interval and it got even worse when Jack Coop was sin-binned as the players went off for half time. Harborough made use of the two-man advantage when Sam Hollis netted from the edge of the box on the half-volley two minutes after the restart, but Jack Coop returned to the fray and drilled a shot into the bottom corner to reduce the arrears for the Manchester side on the hour. Nat Ansu set up Hollis for his second of the match on 65 minutes then Ansu himself netted from close range on 69 minutes after Rhys Hoenes had rounded the keeper and set him up. Hollis completed his hat-trick after 82 minutes after a great run by sub Dodzi Agbenu then Ansu repaid the favour to his strike partner with a good through ball and Hoenes finished nicely with a delicate chip over the keeper. Paul Malone joined in the scoring spree with the seventh for the Bees deep into stoppage time and they now face a tough home tie against North Shields in the next round in the New Year.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED 2-1 EASINGTON SPORTS
The Cooks finally won a game after nine winless outings as they edged past Easington in a close game at Compton Park. A beauty of a strike from Archie Culley from 25-yards gave the Cooks the lead as it crashed in off the underside of the bar on 12 minutes, but Sports were level three minutes later when a superb free-kick from Alex Stott hit the top corner of the net. Sub Archie Elmore secured a win for the Cooks on 75 minutes with a great finish as he lifted the ball over keeper Joe White from the right side of the box, while both keepers made some good saves in a very entertaining game.
COVENTRY SPHINX 5-2 G.N.G OADBY TOWN
There were plenty of goals at Sphinx Drive as the Coventry club sent Oadby home with their tail between their legs. Goals from Callum Stewart (17) and James Bryson (44) had given the home side a 2-0 advantage at the break, but there were plenty more goals to come. Lamar Parkes reduced the arrears on 53, but two minutes later Lewis Chester made it 3-1 and he was on target again on 73. Jamie Draper added a fifth after 76 minutes before Yaegan Gore scored a second consolation for GNG three minutes later. The Leicestershire team have now lost their last five games and now find themselves right down in 15th place.
LONG BUCKBY 1-1 COVENTRY UNITED
Baillie O’Reilly put the hosts in front after just 3 minutes at Station Road, but United fought back to take a point through Kyle Carey on 63 minutes when he volleyed home a Harry Sawyer cross. The Red & Greens are now eight points behind second placed Harborough having also played two games more.
LUTTERWORTH TOWN 0-1 RUGBY TOWN
This was 6th v 5th as we went into the game and it remains that way at Christmas as the Valley edged a 1-0 away win, despite playing the whole of the second half with ten men. Alex Lock was the man stealing all the headlines as despite starting on the bench, he came on early and headed home a Max Johnson corner to give Rugby the lead on 43 minutes, but not content with that he was then shown the red card deep into first half stoppage time following a high challenge.
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN 2-0 EYNESBURY ROVERS
The Swans kept themselves at the head of the leading pack after two first half goals saw off Eynesbury at Willen Road. Alfie Powell headed them in front from a corner and Jim Burnside came off the bench and added the second and decisive goal before the break. Any hope of an Eynesbury comeback probably died after they had Ben Walsh sent-off after picking up his second yellow card of the game as Newport won for the fourth match running.
POTTON UNITED 1-2 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
There were three goals and three red cards at Hutchinson Hollow as Godmanchester took the spoils from a scrappy game. Michael Baulk gave Rovers the lead after half-an-hour, but a bad challenge resulted in a brawl that saw two Potton players and Goddy’s Danny Baulk all sent off. The nine men of Potton pulled level, but substitute Chris Lewis popped up with a winning goal for the Huntingdonshire club who hold onto 9th place as we head into Christmas.
ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS 3-4 BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS
Corinthians and Bugbrooke played out a Christmas Cracker at Saergents Lawn to thoroughly entertain the crown on a gloomy winter’s day. Dan Porter gave the Badgers an early lead, but goals from Jurelle Phillips and Jonty Busch swung the game Rowell’s way. Jude O’Connor kept his side in the lead when he saved Eddie Panter’s penalty, but Panter redeemed himself by grabbing an equaliser five minutes before the break. The home side had a penalty of their own early in the second half but young keeper Callum Cook saved Callam Traynor’s spot-kick and then quick goals from Panter and Porter put Bugbrooke into a 4-2 lead. Phillips netted his second of the game late on, but it was the away side who took all three points from this Northamptonshire ‘derby’.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 3-0 LONG BUCKBY
Wellingborough were comfortable 3-0 winners at home to bottom club Biggleswade United at the Dog & Duck. Jake Newman was put clear by Séan McBride and although his first shot was saved by Ollie Leslie, he recovered to score with 26 minutes played. Matt Long nodded home a second after the break when he followed up after Leslie had saved Oli Anderson’s shot and Jamie Mastropierro rounded off the scoring with a left foot strike into the top corner from the edge of the box as the Doughboys won for the first time in seven games.