Saturday 2nd October 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
BIGGLESWADE UNITED 1-6 COVENTRY UNITED
A strong second half showing from Coventry proved too much for improving Biggleswade in this battle of the Uniteds. It was only 0-1 at the break thanks to Kyle Carey’s 26th minute goal. Riley O’Sullivan made it two 61 and he struck again on 76 when he beat the keeper in a one-on-one. Full-back Chris Camwell made it four with a 30-yard effort that looped over the keeper on 78 and Carey got his second with a very good finish on 87. We were already into stoppage time when Ivan Otono pulled one back for the home side, but Coventry went straight up the other end and added a sixth through substitute Joe Blowers who slotted home his first goal for the club.
COGENHOE UNITED 1-0 PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR
Tom Wakley’s neat turn and finish into the far corner was enough to give Darren Long his fourth successive win as the Cooks moved up to tenth place in the table.
COVENTRY SPHINX 2-1 EYNESBURY ROVERS
Leon Lobjoit gave Eynesbury a 4th minute at Sphinx Drive, but it wasn’t to be their day as the hosts came back to win 2-1. The visitors lead only lasted 3 minutes as Loz Rawlings followed up to net after Louis Guest’s header had been blocked on the line. The winning goal came from Lewis Noon with 15 minutes remaining to lift Sphinx up to fourth.
DESBOROUGH TOWN 1-2 BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS
Eddie Panter had given the Badgers the lead on 13 minutes with a header from Josh Whaler’s cross, but former Bugbrooke player Jake Bettles cancelled it out from the penalty spot on 23. The winning goal came from Bugbrooke’s Charlie Green on 68 minutes when he headed home from a Calvin Green free-kick to give them the three points after three successive losses in the league.
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS 2-2 EASINGTON SPORTS
Chris Lewis and Simon Unwin were on target for the home side in a 2-2 draw with Easington. Harry Walters scored at least one of the visitor’s goals.
HARBOROUGH TOWN 1-1 LONG BUCKBY
The league leaders looked to be heading for a surprise home defeat until Joel Konteh converted a late penalty to secure a point. Long Buckby had been reduced to ten men by this point and had also had there manager sent to the dressing rooms. Buckby had taken the lead on 84 minutes, but I guess they would have taken a draw before the game kicked-off.
LUTTERWORTH TOWN 9-3 O.N CHENECKS
Marshall Keenan and Joel Carta both scored hat-tricks for the Swifts in an incredible game at Dunley Way. Not often out-scored, but Tendai Daire did add to two to his tally with Louis Samuels netting the other for the Leicestershire club. Dan Quigley netted twice, the first from the penalty spot, with their other goal being the first for the club from Jaspal Rait.
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN 1-3 HINCKLEY LEICESTER ROAD
Hinckley ended Newport’s unbeaten start to their league campaign as they extended their own winning run to nine out of nine, meaning they are now just 4 points behind leaders Harborough with three games in hand. It had started well for the Swans when Jake Stronge curled home the opening goal, but Matt Langham chipped home an equaliser from a long way out and then Danny Jenno headed home an equaliser at the back stick to give the visitors the half-time lead. Newport were denied a penalty and just to rub things in HLR went straight down the other end with Tom Smith scoring his side’s third and as it proved decisive goal of the afternoon.
POTTON UNITED 4-0 G.N.G OADBY TOWN
Potton were comfortable 4-0 winners at home to Oadby. They took the lead on 5 minutes through a Sam Willis penalty, then goals from Loren Maxwell on 22 and Luke Pyman six minutes later gave them a commanding lead with Maxwell getting his second with only 41 minutes played. No more goals after the break but that will suit Potton nicely I feel.
ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS 0-1 WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN
The Dougboys won this one with a late, late goal as Rhys Kelly headed home from a corner five minutes into stoppage time.