Saturday 9th October 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS 0-1 COGENHOE UNITED
A Tom Wakley goal following a tenth minute corner gave the Cooks their fifth win in a row in a fairly scrappy game at The Sett. Josh Adams had sent over an in-swinger that Chief Boateng had won in the air leaving Wakley to turn and steer home from close range n the centre of the box.
COVENTRY SPHINX 2-1 POTTON UNITED
Sphinx took the lead on 19 minutes from a well-timed header by Callum Stewart, but Potton were level with a header of their own on 33, Luke Pyman rising well to steer the ball across the keeper and inside the far post. Stewart was fouled inside the box on the stroke of half-time and Callum Woodward sent the keeper the wrong way with the penalty with what proved to be the winning goal.
COVENTRY UNITED 4-1 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
Godmanchester took a surprise lead at The Butts Arena when Matty Allan slotted home after 16 minutes, but the lead lasted just four minutes as Riley O’Sullivan smashed home the equaliser after good work by Kyle Carey out wide. O’Sullivan notched his second of the game with a good finish after Curvin Ellis had played him in after 34 minutes and that is how it stayed until the break. A cracking finish by Chris Camwell, again set up by Ellis, extended the home team’s advantage on 58 and there was no way back into the game for the visitors after Josh O’Grady buried an O’Sullivan pass with 12 minutes remaining.
DESBOROUGH TOWN 5-1 LONG BUCKBY
Jake Bettles struck four times as Buckby were put to the sword at the Waterworks Field. The striker had given Ar Tran the lead after 13 minutes and Joe Buckingham made it 2-0 on 27. Bettles got his second after 36 minutes, but Buckby reduced the arrears a minute later. Bettles completed his hat-trick on 70 minutes and he rounded the scoring off ten minutes from time. This was the second time Buckby had conceded five inside five days which is a little worrying for them but Desborough have really got themselves going after a poor start to the season.
EASINGTON SPORTS 2-1 ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS
After a goalless first half, the visitors took the lead early in the second half at Addison Road when James Mann netted from a free-kick. Sports turned it around though and drew level through Matt Hammond who nipped in to steer home a near post corner and won it late on when Jake Peters slotted home from close range after the visitors had failed to clear their lines.
EYNESBURY ROVERS 2-3 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
The Swifts cemented third spot with a good win at Eynesbury, but they had to come from behind twice to earn the three points. James Hatch gave the home side the lead after 7 minutes, but Tendai Daire headed the equaliser after 17. Hatch restored the lead with his second after 51 minutes, but they couldn’t hold it and sub Tom Marrs drew the Swifts level on 68 and Joel Carta fired home the winning goal from outside the box six minutes from time.
HINCKLEY LRFC 4-0 BIGGLESWADE UNITED
Hinckley LR made it ten out of ten and they reduced the gap at the top after beating Biggleswade 4-0 at Leicester Road. They made the perfect start by taking the lead after just two minutes. Callum Earls played the ball down the wing to Liam Read who beat his man and set up Matt Langham for an easy finish. Jake Brown hit the post for the home side, but they were 2-0 up after 31 minutes when Langham followed up to score after Jarred Acton’s shot had been saved by Oli Leslie. Brown hit the post again after the break, but Danny Jenno was on target after 57 minutes direct from a free-kick just outside the box. Substitute Tom Smith rounded off the scoring after rounding the keeper on 67 as HLR kept up their amazing start to the season.
O.N CHENECKS 2-5 RUGBY TOWN
Rugby raced into a 3-0 half-time lead at Billing Road and despite a second half rally from Chenecks, they ran out comfortable 5-2 winners. Dylan Parker pounced on a poor backpass to lob the keeper for the opening goal on 6 minutes, Edwin Ahenkorah curled one into the top corner from the edge of the box and assistant manager Justin Marsden all but ended the contest when the clipped the ball over the keeper on 34 after good play by Alex Lock and Ahenkorah. Chenecks pulled one back with a good run and finish, but parker had his second on 68 after a long Luke English throw had cause problems in the penalty area. Chenecks pulled another back from a corner, but Marsden set up sub David Kolodynski for Valley’s fifth of the afternoon nine minutes from time and it was job done for Carl Adams’ team. Tyrell Bernard and Stanley Channell were the marksmen for the home team.
PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR 2-6 NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN
The home side started brightly with Martin Conway forced into a good save from a header, but the keeper couldn’t stop PNS taking an early lead shortly afterwards. Jake Watkinson levelled things up after 7 minutes when he latched on to a loose pass at the back and the visitors were in front on 18 when Watkinson set up Ben Shepherd to score. Watkinson grabbed his second on 26 and despite Conway making some very good saves, it was the visitors who then missed a penalty before Watkinson completed his hat-trick on 39 minutes. Conway again made a good save from a free-kick and again Newport were the ones celebrating another goal as Jake Stronge headed the ball over the keeper from a long ball supplied by Kieran Barnes a minute into first half stoppage time. PNS pulled one back after the break, but a red card reduced them to ten men and the numbers counted as Pagnell made it six with a great volley from Stronge on 57 minutes. The Swans went close on a number of occasions during the final half-hour, but they couldn’t find the net again, but a 6-2 away win is a pretty good day out anyway.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 1-1 G.N.G OADBY TOWN
A rare goal from Séan McBride gave the Doughboys the lead on 23 minutes at the Dog & Duck, but in-form Ben Sault rescued a point for the visitors with his effort a minute before half-time as Oadby ended Wellingborough’s excellent winning run in the league.