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Saturday 13th November 2021




Compton Park,

Brafield Rd,



KO 3pm


On Saturday we host Coventry United in the first encounter between our two clubs. The Red & Greens occupy sixth spot in the table having won 12 and lost 4 of their league matches so far. They have won six of their last seven games with that one defeat coming at home to 100% leaders Hinckley Leicester Road. On Tuesday night they travelled to G.N.G Oadby Town, the team who won 3-0 here last Saturday, and beat them 4-2 despite having two goal man Kyle Carey sent off in the first half. Their biggest defeat so far came at Easington who beat them 3-0 in Banbury, whilst at the other end of the scale they have beaten Biggleswade 6-1 away and had big home wins over Peterborough Northern Star 7-2 and a recent 6-1 success over Eynesbury.

On a negative note we have lost our appeal and will have to replay the home game against Potton and the three points have now been deducted from the league table. Harsh on us as this was a referring error and their decision is supposed to be final. It is also a decision that will encourage a player suffering from concussion to continue in future which goes against everything the F.A are doing on the subject. The game has been scheduled in for Tuesday 23rd November with a 7-45pm kick off.

Coventry United were only formed in 2013 and finished runners-up in the Midland Combination League Division Two and recorded their biggest win so far when they thrashed a ten-man Polesworth 28-0 at their original home at the Alan Higgs Centre. They made it back to back promotions in the newly merged Midland League Division Two as they romped to the championship by 15 points. For 2015/16 they moved about a mile into the Stoke estate to groundshare with Coventry Sphinx where they were to remain for two seasons and they became Division One champions by a 9 point margin. Their first year in the Premier Division ended in 7th before they set up in their current home of the Butts Park Arena sharing with Coventry RUFC and Coventry Bears Rugby League. They finished 8th two seasons running, but they sat top of the table when Covid brought an end to the 2019/20 season and were 7 points clear at the time. 2020/21 ended early with them sitting in ninth spot, but they did have games in hand on all but one of the teams above them at the time.





Abbey Lawn,

Abbey Road,


PE10 9EP

KO 3pm.



The Reserves face a long trip to Lincolnshire as they head to Bourne Town on Saturday afternoon. The Wakes are two places and five points ahead of the Cooks and have also played four games less than us with a symmetrical W5 D1 L5 from their eleven games. They had been the early season whipping boys as they started with a 10-1 defeat at Bugbrooke and followed this up with a 9-0 loss at Huntingdon, but they have really turned things around since then with their recent 2-1 home win over Harborough underlining this. Their biggest win came at home to Daventry Town as they completed the double with a 6-2 win in front of 97 people, an excellent turn out for a reserve game. They had over 90 for the Harborough game too so it is likely to be a big crowd for this level of football again tomorrow.

They lost in their last outing though, going down 3-1 at G.N.G Oadby Town at the same time their first team were beating us. We have had a tough run of late having played our last three games against teams who have their eyes on the championship trophy and these have all ended in heavy defeats with 4 goals scored, but 21 conceded.

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