Saturday 27th January 2023
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS v COGENHOE UNITED
St Ives Town F.C
Please note this game has now been switched to St Ives Town F.C address above.
(St Ives have a 3G playing surface, so this will ensure the game goes ahead and in the current climate we would like to thank Goddy for switching the venue at such short notice).
With a number of new faces joining the Cooks recently, the side has a fresh look about as we head to Godmanchester on Saturday. Our hosts currently sit three places above us on 13th spot, having picked up 16 points from 15 games, whilst the Cooks are three points behind them having played one more. Hopefully it will be a good omen for the Cooks in that our only home win in the league so far this season came against Goddy on a Friday night at the beginning of November, so Scott Carlin will definitely be eying up his first double as Cogenhoe boss in this fixture. Jonny Hall scored at both ends that day, but Luca Purse’s second half goal proved to be the winner as we took the points in a tight 2-1 result.
We of course finally played our first game of the year last Saturday and it ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat at March Town United which shouldn’t be considered too bad a result as we hadn’t played for so long and the new players will need to gel into the team before we are back to our best on the field.
Goddy certainly know where the back of the net is as they followed up a very impressive 3-0 win at Histon, with three more goals at home to Wellingborough Town in their last outing, although they did let in four that day. Sam Tagg, Ben Tait and Matty Allan with his 18th of the season saw off the Stutes on their own patch, whilst Tagg (2) and Tait’s goals weren’t quite enough for them to get anything out of the Doughboys on the day.
If you are heading to Godmanchester, please remember that this is a 2-PM kick-off.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE – RESERVE DIVISION
COGENHOE UNITED RESERVES v NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN RESERVES
Ian Adcock takes his team into their first league game since the start of December as they host third-placed Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday afternoon. Last weekend’s 4-1 win over Wittering Premiair in the NFA Junior Cup will have shaken off some of the rust and adding to the 6-1 destruction of Kempston in their previous outing, it means they have scored ten goals in last two games, albeit some eight weeks apart.
Newport have played just once this year, a 6-1 victory over G.N.G, with the Swans giving some game action to a few of the first team players who have also suffered from the recent weather forced postponements. Our guests have won their last eight games, including an 8-2 defeat of Wellingborough Town, so they are in superb form, but they failed to beat us in the clash at Willen Road and needed a 90th minute equaliser from Alpheause Azanechie to cancel out Isaac Redding’s first goal for the Cooks.
With all the recent postponements, games are being arranged and then often rearranged at a rapid rate just lately. Our next game is at home on Tuesday night as we try to play leaders Rugby Town again after a number of postponements, whilst the Senior Cup semi-final against Kettering has now been scheduled in for Tuesday February 7th at 7-45 pm. This means that the trip to Lutterworth Town that was originally scheduled for that date has been pushed out to Tuesday 28th February. Fingers crossed that the weather is now improving and we can finally get ourselves back up and running.