Tuesday 29th March 2022
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED 2-2 BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS
The Cooks and The Badgers shared the spoils in this local derby at Compton Park. Tom Wakley headed home an Archie Culley corner to put the home side in front, but Ben Drinkwater levelled from the penalty spot before the break. Joe Power put the visitors in front for the first time late on, but Wakley popped up with his second of the game to secure his side a home point.
G.N.G OADBY TOWN 1-1 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
It ended one-apiece in Leicestershire as Andre Williams’ 27th minute opener was cancelled out 15 minutes from time by Mohammed Akhtar.
Saturday 2nd April 2022
BUILDBASE F.A VASE-SEMI FINAL
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN 1-1 HAMWORTHY UNITED
(NPT WON 6-5 ON PENALTIES)
It has been many years since Stamford represented the UCL at Wembley, in fact the Twin Towers were still in their prime, but we finally have another club heading for the now famous arch. Wessex League side Hamworthy United stood between them and the final this morning and it was looking good at the break as the Swans held the advantage thanks to Mo Ahmed’s goal on 43 minutes. Cam Munn took the game to penalties though with a nice touch and finish for the Hammers and it was the UCL side who held their nerve to make it to Wembley. Swans keeper Martin Conway not only saved three of the Hamworthy spot kicks, he also converted one himself leaving James Sage to step up and net the 16th and ultimately winning kick of the game in front of 1,858 spectators at Willen Road.
They will meet Littlehampton Town in the final after the Sussex boys beat UCL North side Loughborough Students 4-0 down on the south coast. The Southern Combination leaders got off to a dream start when George Gaskin gave them the lead after just thirty seconds and Jordan Clark doubled that advantage ten minutes before the break. Shay Wiggins got the third on 56 minutes and Gaskin added the final pin into the UCL boys Vase dream balloon eleven minutes from time. A massive crowd of 3,142, including 112 from Leicestershire, watched this tie.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
BIGGLESWADE UNITED 2-4 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
Biggleswade remain three points above Chenecks in the battle to avoid the drop as the Swifts ran out 4-2 winners in Bedfordshire. Louis Samuels put the Leicestershire team ahead on 4 minutes and it stayed that way until the hour mark when Justin Peace headed home from a corner. United gave themselves hope on 73 minutes when Jemale McKenzie tapped home, but Lutterworth restored their two goal advantage three minutes later through Abdul Rahman Sunmonu. Samuels bagged his second of the game five minutes from the end to secure the points for the Swifts, although Biggleswade had the final word when Conor Inskip hit the net from outside the box in the 93rd minute.
COGENHOE UNITED 1-2 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
Godmanchester Rovers scored a stoppage time winner to defeat Cogenhoe for the second time this season. Alfie Warman had fired home on the rebound after 39 minutes to give the visitors the lead after Craig Foxall had saved a Ross Munro effort on 37 minutes, but Luca Iaciofano marked his full first team debut with the equaliser as he converted at the far post with 67 minutes played after Rico Alexander had headed Archie Culley’s free-kick back across the goal. Rovers took the points late on though after the Cooks had been reduced to ten men following the late sin-binning of keeper Foxall, with the visitors winning a penalty that Dan Baulk netted past stand-in keeper Dan Mortimer.
COVENTRY SPHINX 4-1 WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN
In-form Sphinx added another win to their tally as they humbled the Doughboys 4-1 in Coventry. Callum Stewart opened the scoring for the hosts in the 4th minute but a fine finish from Lloyd Buckby levelled things up again before the break. Jack Downes put Sphinx back ahead on 62 minutes and Stewart extended their lead eight minutes later. An own goal ten minutes from the end completed a miserable afternoon for the Northamptonshire club, although they are unlikely to finish lower than seventh spot after an encouraging season at the Dog & Duck.
COVENTRY UNITED 0-4 HARBOROUGH TOWN
The title is very much Harborough’s to lose and they did themselves no harm with a convincing 4-0 away win in Coventry today. The game was goalless up until the 52nd minute when Dodzi Agbenu latched on to Elliott Taylor’s clearance to slot the ball under the keeper and they added a second on the hour through James Ireland after a long James Cooper throw was headed on by Paul Malone. Rhys Hoenes set up Ireland for his second on 68 minutes and Ireland was celebrating his hat-trick when he headed home Josh Walsh’s cross from the centre of the box with fifteen minutes left.
EASINGTON SPORTS 1-2 DESBOROUGH TOWN
Harry Walters headed the Banbury side in front with just 4 minutes played at Addison Road, but Will Russell levelled things up six minutes after the restart and Iain Blaikie popped up with the winning goal for Ar Tarn two minutes into stoppage time.
HINCKLEY LRFC 1-0 EYNESBURY ROVERS
Dom Brennan’s 13th minute goal was enough to give Leicester Road maximum points against Eynesbury and means they just need one more point from their final five matches to ensure the second promotion spot as their worst case scenario.
O.N CHENECKS 1-2 POTTON UNITED
It looked like Chenecks hopes of staying up might receive a boost when Emmanuel Annan put them in front after 54 minutes against a Potton team who have struggled for consistency lately, but a late Sam Willis double after 85 and 89 meant its back to square one for the Northampton side.
ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS 0-2 RUGBY TOWN
A goal in each half kept Rugby’s hopes of finishing third well and truly alive as they made it four wins on the spin. All three teams at the bottom lost today so it’s also as you were for Rothwell despite their defeat. Jamal Clarke headed home a Justin Marsden corner on 35 minutes and David Kolodynski headed home the second on 75 minutes from a Madundo Semahimbo cross to secure the points for Valley.