Saturday 2nd October 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED v PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR
The Cooks will be hoping to extend their three-match winning run when they host third from bottom Peterborough Northern Star tomorrow. Lloyd Burton’s Star have certainly been entertaining the crowds over the last few weeks have scored nine goals in their last three games but lost them all, conceding thirteen. They travelled to Leicestershire on Tuesday night and fought back from 3-1 down to draw level, but G.N.G Oadby struck a late winner on the night. Jack Eldridge, Trey West and Matt Cox were all on target for the Peterborough team. Three days earlier they had led 2-0 at Long Buckby before going down 3-2 after having a man sent-off before the break. They have just 4 points to their name so far this season, the most recent being a 2-2 draw a home to Easington while their sole win also coming at the Branch Bros Stadium when they beat Biggleswade United by an incredible 9-2!
The Cooks have scored nine goals in their last two games after last weekend’s win when Tom Wakley scored twice in a 4-1 success over Biggleswade United. Dylan Wilson scored for the fifth game running taking his tally to 8 for the season after Rico Alexander had given us the lead. We showed signs of thinking this game would be a walkover, but Biggleswade have improved ten-fold in the last couple of weeks with some real quality in their squad so this was a good result for the Cooks in reality. Darren Long has brought in midfield player Ryan Archer from Rothwell Corinthians and he is likely to make his debut tomorrow, but he has lost the services of skipper jamie Mastropierro who has joined Wellingborough Town, the team we beat 5-0 away in his final game in Cooks colours.
The last time we met PNS here it was an extremely one-sided affair with the Cooks running out resounding 6-0 winners for the second time in three meetings at Compton Park. Carter Price’s goal had separated us at the break, but doubles from Adam Speight and Nat Ansu plus one from Ceepy Logongo had given a truer reflection of the play that day.
Last ten meetings here since PNS were promoted to the Premier Division;
|2020/21||W 6-0||Adam Speight (2), Nat Ansu (2), Carter Price, Ceepy Logongo|
|2018/19||W 3-1||Ryan Dove (2), Josh Melling|
|2017/18||W 6-0||Ryan Dove (3), Montel Dore, Séan McBride, Matt Long|
|2016/17||D 1-1||Matt Long|
|2013/14||L 1-2||Jamie Russell|
|2012/13||W 2-1||Dean Lukeman, Karl Bates (Darren Frost SO)|
|2011/12||W 3-1||Curtis Avery, Karl Bates, Peri Wells|
|2010/11||D 1-1||Alfie Taylor|
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-RESERVE DIVISION
KEMPSTON ROVERS Reserves v COGENHOE UNITED Reserves
I am told the reserves are now close to appointing a new manager, but that is unlikely to be before Saturday’s trip to Kempston so I am not sure who will be overseeing things at Hillgrounds tomorrow. We put up an excellent showing at home to leaders Bugbrooke on Tuesday night despite losing 4-0 to a very good team. Lots of plusses for the boys and the score probably looked worse than it was in reality thanks to two very late goals on a wet night at Compton Park.
Kempston were also in midweek action and they beat Newport Pagnell 3-2 at Hillgrounds after trailing 2-1 at the break. They have had some big wins so far this season winning 8-0 at GNG Oadby, whilst they have also enjoyed two 7-0 victories over Whitworth and Irchester home and away respectively. Will be another tough game for the youngsters but if they continue to grow and learn and with a new manager coming in things are hopefully picking up for the young lads.