Monday 18th April 2022
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COVENTRY SPHINX 2-0 COVENTRY UNITED
Two first half goals gave Sphinx the bragging rights in the Coventry derby. Ex-United man Luke Downes opened the scoring with a great strike midway through the first half and Matt Shipman rolled home the second soon afterwards.
DESBOROUGH TOWN 2-0 ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS
Ar Tarn won this very local derby with two penalties. Iain Blaikie buried the first one on 16 minutes and Jake Bettles converted the second in the 90th minute.
EASINGTON SPORTS 2-1 RUGBY TOWN
Caine Elliott had given the Valley a half-time lead in Banbury, but a strong second forty-five from Sports saw the home side take the points with goals from Alfie Dunn and Luke Swann. Rugby still hold on to third spot and will finish there if they win their final game next weekend, but Newport can still catch them if they fail to win and the Bucks club win both of their games.
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS 0-2 EYNESBURY ROVERS
Jordan Brown’s double saw Eynesbury win at Godmanchester as the Hunts side Easter weekend ended pointless. The three points secures a top half finish for the Hunts club.
HARBOROUGH TOWN 6-0 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
The Bees are all but champions after this emphatic 6-0 win at home to sixth place Lutterworth Town. Leicester Road have to make up twenty-one goals even if Harborough lose their last game of the season at Newport next weekend. Paul Malone opened the scoring on 13 minutes when his shot flew high into the net and the same player headed home the second on 22. Joel Carta made it 3-0 on 56 minutes with a right foot shot before a late flurry of goals finished the Swifts off. Malone completed his hat-trick ten minutes from time and then Malone netted his fourth of the game four minutes later. Carta rounded off the scoring a minute later as the Bees hit their county rivals for six at the Beehive.
HINCKLEY LRFC 8-0 G.N.G OADBY TOWN
LRFC hammered GNG Oadby at Leicester Road with eight unanswered goals. Dom Brennan chipped the keeper for the first goal after just 3 minutes and Matt Langham headed home the second two minutes later as the Hinckley side got off to a great start. Jordan Burrows added a third before Callum Earls celebrated his 200th appearance for the club with a screamer five minutes before the break. Tom Smith brought up the nap-hand on 51 minutes, then Langham grabbed his second on the hour. Two minutes later Liam Read added to the tally and Smith rounded off the afternoon with the eighth fifteen minutes from the end.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 1-0 NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN
Jarvis Wilson scored the only goal of the game on 7 minutes to inflict another defeat on the Vase finalists whose league season has really petered out. Wilson had made a strong run before firing home a low shot from 25-yards with a goal worthy of winning the game.