Monday 11th October 2021
NORTHANTS SENIOR YOUTH LEAGUE-SOUTH
KEMPSTON ROVERS U18 v COGENHOE UNITED U18
The Under 18s hope to make it Happy Mondays after their superb 3-1 win at Rushden & Diamonds in the county cup seven days earlier. Ollie Sljivic, Luca Iaciofano and new signing Tenea Simon were all on target for the Cooks as we followed on from our 8-0 demolition of Biggleswade Town four days earlier. The Cooks currently sit fifth in the table, but they have either two or three games in hand of the two teams directly above them with the points-gap being just three. Rovers are sixth having played two games more than us and with a goal-difference 16 goals worse than ours. Last time out they lost 0-1 at Biggleswade Town who bounced back well from the game against us and before that they beat irchester 4-1 in the league. Their games against the top two went pretty badly though as Whitworth Red won 8-2 at Hillgrounds a week after they had gone down 7-1 at Bugbrooke.
It is believed that Gary Fletcher will have a new assistant in place for this game following the departure of Chris Hewitt, but no official announcements have been made by the club as yet on the matter.
Tuesday 12th October 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED v EYNESBURY ROVERS
KO 7-45 pm.
The Cooks are likely to face a tough challenge if they are to extend their winning run beyond five games as Steve Khune brings his Eynesbury Rovers team to Compton Park on Tuesday night. Steve was a prolific goalscorer during his playing days and was a very popular figure during his spell at Cogenhoe United too.
On Saturday our guests took the lead twice through James Hatch, but ended on the losing end of a 2-3 scoreline at home to third place Lutterworth Town. This game came four days after dropping a point at home to ten man Potton United, also at home, but they had to fight back from 0-2 down at half-time and secured a point in stoppage time through former Northampton Town striker Leon Lobjoit. Apart from a good 3-0 win away to Swaffham in the F.A Vase, they have found the going just a little tough in recent weeks after a great start to their life back in the U.C.L. The point at home to Potton is the only one they have picked up in their last four games as you can add defeats to Sphinx and Newport Pagnell to Saturday’s reverse. They certainly know where the goal is though as they have proved when playing the clubs near the bottom this season and Lobjoit already has 11 to his name with Hatch backing him up with 7, whilst in Jordan Brown they have one of the best wide players in the league on his day.
The Cooks are of course on a superb run of form at present and Tom Wakley scored the only goal of the game in the first half for the second week running as we edged home 1-0 at Bugbrooke St Michaels. This was Craig Foxall’s fourth clean sheet in five games, with this being a major factor in our winning streak.
Eynesbury have been in the Spartan South Midlands League for the last two (unfinished) seasons, but were moved back to UCL in the summer by the F.A in their restructuring overhaul. We don’t have a very good record at home to Rovers in recent years, with our only win coming in the League KO Cup back in 2015/16 when Jack Bowen scored the only goal of the game. Since they were promoted back to the top flight after several seasons in Division One, Eynesbury have won four and drawn the other two games here 0-0. The last two fixtures have ended 2-0 in the visitors favour with Jordan Brown’s second half double giving them the points the last time we met.
Results here since Eynesbury won promotion back in 2013/14. Cooks scorers only.
|2016/17||L 1-7||Eoin Herlihy|
|KOC||W 1-0||Jack Bowen|
|2013/14||L 1-2||Joe Power|