It’s Friday, it’s 7-45, that can only mean………
Friday night football comes to Compton Park tomorrow in the shape of the A45 derby as we host Wellingborough Town in the Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division South. Kick-off is at 7-45pm under the floodlights as former Cooks gaffer Jake Stone returns with his Doughboys team who are certain to feature a few former Compton Park favourites in their squad.
Last weekend we were without a game yet again as our stop-start season continues (we are game-less next weekend too), whilst the Doughboys were very comfortable 3-0 home winners over Rothwell Corinthians with all three goals coming from former Cooks players as Dennis Nkrumah, Carter Price (penalty) and Jamie Mastropierro all found the back of the net. This was the fourth straight win for our visitors and they are now six unbeaten after a little bit of a stutter a few weeks back. They go into the game in 6th place, six places and nineteen points ahead of the Cooks, although we have already beaten them once in the N.F.A County cup with a stunning 5-0 success at the Dog & Duck. Dylan Wilson got two that day, with Jack Riley, Tom Wakley and Will Bates also hitting the target for the Cooks. The league game at their place had come a few weeks earlier and the Doughboys had taken the points thanks to a 50th minute header from former Cook Jack O’Connor, so I guess it’s one-all with one to play going into this game.
The Reserves face a more traditional UCL kick-off as they travel to face fellow strugglers Daventry Town at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. They had been due to travel to play Irchester on Wednesday night, but the constant deluge through most of the day put paid to that one, although they did put up a good performance at home to G.N.G Oadby Town last Saturday despite going down 2-1. Ben Mason scored the goal for the Cooks from the penalty spot, but veteran striker Sukhbinder’s double strike proved to be decisive.