As the first team face another Saturday without a game, the Reserves take the main focus with a home game against second in the table Harborough Town, which has all the making of a tough game for the young Cooks. The Bees have all but secured second place, but they still have their eye on Bugbrooke who sit five points clear of them with both sides having seven games still to play, so they can’t afford any slips and will targeting another three points at Compton Park. Whilst the Cooks have recently ended their poor run of results with a 1-1 draw at Daventry followed up by a 3-0 away win at Irchester on Wednesday night, both these games were against teams below them in the table so we will need to be at our best to keep Harborough at bay. Luca Iaciofano (2) and Ben Mason the goalscorers at Alfred Street as they both moved on to seven for the season, one behind leading scorer Jessi Obeng.
The Bees have won their last nine games and these include an 8-1 demolition of Rothwell Corinthians last time out, a 7-1 victory over Chenecks and the 10-1 mauling of Bourne. They beat us 9-2 back in November with Will Russell and Ben Mason on target for us early in the second half after the home side had scored seven times in the first 45 minutes. Elliot Grainger netted seven goals on the night in total and has amassed 37 so far this season, whilst Alex Morris, formerly a first team fullback, has bagged 30 so far.
The first team return to action on Tuesday night when they play host to local rivals Bugbrooke St Michaels and two days later the U18 play host to Kempston Rovers in the NSYL.