Saturday 4th December 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED 1-1 DESBOROUGH TOWN
Cogenhoe and Desborough drew 1-1 at Compton Park, with both teams recording the same scoreline in their previous matches. Jack Riley was shown a straight red card on 39 minutes and Ar Tarn took advantage of the extra man to take the lead seconds before the half-time whistle when Barnes Gladman turned to score from close range, but just over a minute into the second half it was 1-1 when Dylan Wilson converted from the penalty spot after Will Bates had been brought down.
COVENTRY SPHINX 1-0 EASINGTON SPORTS
A second half goal from Callum Stewart proved to be enough to give the Coventry side the points over their rivals from Banbury and Easington now find themselves four games without a win.
G.N.G OADBY TOWN 1-4 RUGBY TOWN
Rugby kept up their excellent form with a 4-1 victory in Oadby. They were three goals to the good by the break as Adam Shaw, Max Johnson and Edwin Ahenkorah all found the target, with recent signing from Long Buckby Shaw grabbing another nine minutes after the restart. Zico Thandi managed to pull one back late on for the Poachers but the points were already on their way back to Warwickshire long before then in reality.
HARBOROUGH TOWN 5-1 EYNESBURY ROVERS
Another game that was all over before the break came at the Beehive where second-placed Harborough had raced into a four goal lead. Josh Walsh put the home side ahead with a powerful low drive on 5 minutes and Eynesbury’s afternoon wasn’t helped much by a red card shown to Luke Knight with just 14 minutes played. Sam Preston won the ball and slotted home a second after 20 minutes and Jordan Henson made it 3-0 five minutes later as he hit the top corner following a one-two with Walsh. Nat Ansu joined in after 36 minutes with a header. Rovers were down to nine men on 62 minutes when Tom Hitchcock picked up his second yellow card of the game, but they pulled one back on 70 minutes against the odds through James Hatch. Sam Hollis netted a fifth for the Bees ten minutes from time and I’m guessing nine-man Eynesbury will be a little relieved that this was the game’s final goal. Well done to Harborough skipper ben Williams who made his 300th appearance for the club the previous weekend, a great achievement these days where loyalty seems to mean playing the whole season for the same club.
HINCKLEY LRFC 2-0 ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS
The Hinckley club made it twenty straight league wins as a UCL club with a 2-0 win over Rothwell Corinthians. Matt Langham fired home the first two minutes before the break after good work by Ben Humphreys and Tom Smith, then Langham bagged the vital second on 70 minutes with an unstoppable shot from the right corner of the box.
LONG BUCKBY 1-0 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
Long Buckby recorded an excellent victory over Lutterworth at Station Road as the Swifts slip down to sixth in the table. Ryan Ansell steered home the only goal of the game just before the hour, but they also have their keeper to thank after he kept them in front by saving a penalty.
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN 4-1 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
Third placed Newport fell behind in the 12th minute to a Chris Lewis goal, but they bounced back to take the points with four goals of their own. In form Danny Webb slotted home an equaliser after being played through by Alfie Powell four minutes later, then Christian Smail thundered a shot past Jamie Greygoose from a few yards outside the box on 23. Jake Watkinson had seen his shot deflect onto the crossbar, but on 28 minutes he swivelled and fired home the Swans third of the afternoon. Alfie Powell headed home a Kieran Barnes corner ten minutes into the second half to secure a comfortable 4-1 victory for the Swans as captain Adam Pryke celebrated his 250th first team appearance for the club.
O.N CHENECKS 0-2 COVENTRY UNITED
Second half goals from Joe Cairns and Stuart Hendrie got the Red and Greens back to winning ways at struggling O.N Chenecks. Kyle Carey set up the first with a low ball driven in from the left that Hendrie fired home from close range and Cairns netted the second from the edge of the box after doing the spade work in the move before receiving the ball back into his feet.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 1-2 BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS
Lloyd Buckby opened the scoring for the home side from Jake Newman’s pull back two minutes into the second half, but a second yellow card for Jamie Mastropierro three minutes after the hour hindered their progress somewhat. The Badgers drew level through Eddie Panter from the penalty spot after 76 minutes, then Joel Gyasi set up Greg Ling in the 80th minute to win the game for the visitors. Panter’s penalty was his third successful spot-kick in three days after bagging two for the Badgers U18 team on Thursday night, whilst the Doughboys are now eleven points off the third spot they had occupied just a few weeks ago.