Saturday 27th August 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN v COGENHOE UNITED
Dog & Duck,
The Cooks will be on a high after their 3-2 midweek win over Potton as they take their 100% away record down the A45 to face local rivals Wellingborough Town on Saturday afternoon. Paul Lamb’s side secured their first win of the season on Tuesday night with a 3-1 home win over Godmanchester Rovers as Joe Curtis, Jack O’Connor and Louie Barnett all scored their first goals of the season. They had started with four straight losses in league and cup so the first three points will have given the Doughboys a lift as they go into this local derby. A number of the old Compton Park lads who followed Jake Stone to the Dog & Duck have now moved on again, but they do still have a good contingent of former-Cooks at the club. In their first five games they have used Harry Chipchase, Joe Curtis, Harry Lamb, Lewis Leslie, Josh McAdoo, Séan McBride, Josh Melling, Jack O’Connor and Daniel Uche who are all former Cogenhoe players so there is still plenty of connections between the two clubs. Add to this the fact that Craig Adams is a former Wellingborough Town manager and you have the recipe for a cracking game tomorrow afternoon.
The win against Potton came at a cost for the Cooks as we lost Dylan Wilson to two yellow cards so that means a suspension is looming for the trip to Rothwell Corinthians, but he will still be available for this one, whilst Paddy Cichosz will miss tomorrow’s games following his red card at home to Dereham in the F.A Cup. Just a one match ban for him so he will be available again for next Tuesday’s game.
We have netted four times on both of our last two visits to the Dog & Duck and have only lost once in our last eight, so it has been a good hunting ground for the Cooks in recent years. Below is our last ten UCL Premier Division matches played at Wellingborough.
|2019/20||4v4||Nat Ansu (2), Will Bates, Jack Wizniewski|
|2018/19||4v1||Ryan Ansell (2), Alex Lowery, Matt Long|
|2016/17||2v2||Alex Lowery, Matt Long|
|2015/16||3v0||Kieran Fitzgerald, Elliot Herbert, Dean Lukeman|
|2014/15||3v1||Lance Allen, Karl Bates, Josh Urquhart|
|2013/14||2v1||Tom Liversedge, Elliott Lamb-Johnson|
|2012/13||2v2||Jed Ainge, Ben Foster|
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-RESERVE DIVISION
COGENHOE UNITED Reserves v HUNTINGDON TOWN Reserves
The Reserves host Huntingdon on Saturday afternoon looking for their first win of the season. The two teams had very different midweek results as Huntingdon were big 9-0 winners over Bourne Town Reserves (who have conceded 19 in two games) on Tuesday night, whist the Cooks were beaten 5-1 at M.K Irish 24 hours later. Shad Reza had given the Cooks the lead in Fenny, but they collapsed after keeper Nathan Adamson had been shown the red card for handling outside his area.
Prior to the mauling of the Wakes in which Andrew Cook helped himself to a hat-trick, Huntingdon had lost their previous three games losing 1-5 at Bugbrooke, 1-2 at home to Kempston and 2-4 at M.K Irish.
It appears that the Reading Festival is going to rob Steve Ganley of a few of his squad, but this could give a few more of our U18s lads the chance to shine in senior football for the first time.