Tuesday 5th October 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
Well done to all the players, officials and supporters who endured some awful weather to support local football on a wild, wet and windy Tuesday evening across the midlands.
EYNESBURY ROVERS 2-2 POTTON UNITED
Aaron McArdle gave Potton the lead on 29 minutes and Sam Dowridge made it two with a cracker from just outside the box right on half-time. The game stared to turn after the restart though as a powerful strike from Rob Ducket reduced the arrears on 54 and then Potton were reduced to ten men when they had their keeper red-carded soon afterwards. The visitors very nearly held on, but Leon Lobjoit pounced in stoppage time to earn Rovers a point.
G.N.G OADBY TOWN 3-0 DESBOROUGH TOWN
It was a great first half for the Poachers as they raced into a three-goal lead against Ar Tarn. Mandeep Bains opened the scoring after just 8 minutes and Adam Zia doubled the lead two minutes later. Arjun Hundal added the third of the evening with just 22 minutes played and perhaps Desborough will have been relieved that they managed to stop them scoring any more before the break. The second half failed to produce any more goals, but Oadby will be more than pleased with their 3-0 win.
LONG BUCKBY 4-5 EASINGTON SPORTS
The wind and rain didn’t spoil the entertainment at Station Road as the goals flew in from all angles. Jake Peters gave the visitors the lead on 6 minutes and an own goal extended it on 18. Tom Bishop pulled one back from outside the box on 37, but Olly Goddard netted a third for Sports to lead into the break. Peters chipped the keeper for his second of the game on 55, but Bishop also completed a brace with a diving header five minutes later. Michael O’Regan jumped in front of the keeper to glance home a header from a corner after 69 minutes to make it 2-5. It stayed that way as we moved into the final ten minutes, but Carrick Bromage reduced the arrears again on 83 minutes and then on 87 Ryan Ansell made it 4-5. They couldn’t find an equaliser though as they lost by this score for the second time this season, falling just short of an amazing comeback on both occasions.
LUTTERWORTH TOWN 2-0 BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS
Ben Drinkwater had the perfect opportunity to give the Badgers the lead on 21 minutes, but Warren Butlin saved his penalty and eight minutes later they trailed as Tendai Daire set up Craig Maisiri to open the scoring for the Swifts. Marshal Keenan doubled the home sides lead with a quality free-kick placed in the top corner with 53 minutes played and that proved to be enough to keep Lutterworth in third spot.
O.N CHENECKS 0-2 WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN
The Doughboys made it eight league wins on the trop with a 2-0 success away to winless O.N Chenecks. An own goal separated the teams at the break and Jack O’Connor returned from injury to net the killer second goal.
PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR 1-2 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
PNS lost by the odd goal for the fourth game running as goals from Jamie Judge and Chris Lewis gave Godmanchester a 2-1 win at the Branch Bros Stadium.
ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS 0-1 HARBOROUGH TOWN
It was local derby time at Sargeants Lawn with the top of the table visitors being managed by ex-Corinthians gaffer Mitch Austin and featuring several players who once called it home. Bees keeper Eliott Taylor pulled off a couple of good saves before Dodzi Agbenu slotted home what proved to be a late winner for Harborough with just four minutes remaining. Taylor was still the hero though with a fingertip save to deny a last kick of the game equaliser for Corinths to help his team move seven points clear at the top of the table.
RUGBY TOWN 3-2 COVENTRY SPHINX
Rugby Town have been a little inconsistent of late, but they made a great start in this game with two goals in the first eight minutes. Alex Locke released Luke English and his cut back was turned in from close range by Dylan Parker with 6 minutes gone and then Edwin Ahenkorah netted from the penalty spot two minutes later after Justin Mardsen had been felled in the box. The visitors pulled a goal back through Harvey Smith from inside the box after 59 minutes, but Marsden was the supplier again as he found Danico Johnson who finished well on 65 to restore the two-goal margin. This still wasn’t over though as Lawrence Rawlings stabbed the ball home from close range on 77 after a corner had been headed back across the box, but it swung back in the way of the Valley late on when David Kolodynski was fouled in the box, but Max Johnson’s penalty hit the post. It didn’t matter in the end though as Rugby held firm for the three points.
BERKS & BUCKS SENIOR CUP-1ST ROUND
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN P-P SHRIVENHAM
Match Postponed-waterlogged pitch.