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Both First and Reserve teams are back in action tomorrow with Darren Long’s team making the trip to outskirts of Leicester to face G.N.G Oadby Town, whilst Gary Fletcher’s squad have a home game against Bourne Town Reserves.
The Cooks haven’t travelled to what is now known as Green King Park for three years now as similar to this year, our last two scheduled visits have been at the latter end of the season with the both falling after the season had been curtailed by government lockdowns. Earlier this season The Poachers had come to Compton Park as we were going through a little bit of a bleak period and were worthy 3-0 winners on the day as goals from Nuno Gomes Monteiro, Elidjah Mangwa and Musa Bham saw the visitors go home with a comfortable win under their belts. Recent form sees the Oadby boys on a four match unbeaten run having drawn their previous two games. Last time out they were held to a 1-1 draw by Godmanchester at home which had followed on from a 2-2 stalemate at home to Bugbrooke. These two Wigston Road draws had followed on from a 2-1 win at Easington Sports and a 1-0 success Rothwell Corinthians. They have had patches of good form scattered amidst some poor runs which is the reason they sit four places below in 15th spot, but that 3-0 at our place shows exactly what they are capable of.
For anyone heading to Oadby tomorrow the address is Green King Park, Wigston Road, Oadby. LE2 5QG.
The Reserves host the team one place above them in Bourne Town Reserves as 14th play 13th at Compton Park. We were impressive 2-1 winners over Daventry Town last Tuesday with our visitors having some high-profile former Cooks in the line-up, but we defended well as Dav had the wind in their favour and went into the break a goal to the good thanks to a good finish from Glenn Cakebread. We were much the better side after the break and deservedly doubled the lead through a great team goal that resulted in a tap-in for Connor Gibbins and even though the visitors pulled one back late on, we weren’t really threatened at the death and took the points. The Reserves are also in action next Tuesday when they travel to Raunds Town and I’m sure the boys will be focusing on six points from these two games as they continue to distance themselves from the teams at the bottom.
Both games kick off at 3pm tomorrow, whist Raunds will be a 7-45 start next Tuesday.