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NFA Cup semi-final clash for Cogenhoe Veterans.

NFA Cup semi-final

Cogenhoe United v Mereway Sapphires

Sunday 26th Feb 2023.

Compton Park

Kick-off 10.30.


Sunday morning we have the first of THE two cup semi-finals that Cogenhoe Veterans have qualified for, the other being the MK Veterans Cup with a date still to be arranged.

With Cogenhoe and Mereway both top of their respective tables in the league and neither side having lost a league game this season,  this match promises to be a competitive contest.

The Sapphires made it to this semi-final having only played 2 games, defeating Rothwell Corinthians at home 4-2 and Rothwell Corinthians Reserves away 5-1, the other 2 round of games saw them have a bye in the second round and a home-walkover versus Mawsley in the 3rd round.

The Cooks veterans qualified for this game having won away to North Star 2-1, a 2nd round bye, a 9-0 win over Northampton Sovereigns and a penalty shootout win versus Denton after a 0-0 draw at Compton Park, with the Cooks winning 4-2.

In the 12 league games played by Mereway this season, 3 of them have gone down as walkovers, with 11 wins and one draw, with a goal difference of plus 38 having scored 52 with 14 against.



Cogenhoe United

Sam Duggan

Lee Haines (c)


Lewis Hill

Ollie Reynolds

Ricky Smith

Gary Duggan

Doni Red

Dan Duggan

Paul Carroll

Steve Carroll

Dab Hanger

Rob Curry

Craig Smith

Cormac Hamill

Phil O’Brien



Mereway Sapphires

Squad will be from:


Daniel Tapp

Darren Stirling

Gareth Crisp

Brett Foster

John Slater

Jim Freeman

Nat Liburd

Andy Wooldridge

Gary Hooker

Sam Cooper

Craig Cooper

Justin Wiles

Peter Smith

Chris Kirby

Dirk Campling

Richard Slater

Ade Muir

Graham Hughes

Andrew Hopkinson


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