Saturday 18th September 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS 0-4 COVENTRY UNITED
Coventry Utd rounded off a miserable few days for Bugbrooke with a resounding 4-0 win at The Sett. A 25-yarder into the top corner by Chris Camwell opened the scoring on 22 minutes and Riley O’Sullivan turned his man before netting with a low shot on 39 to double their lead. Charlie Faulkner added the third on 71 minutes when he controlled a ball over the top before beating his man and slotting home and Dominic Alleyne added the fourth on 86 as he followed up a Taylor Haddow shot after Bull had made a save. It could have been five in stoppage time after Haddow had been brought down in the box, but O’Sullivan’s penalty smacked against the crossbar.
DESBOROUGH TOWN 3-1 BIGGLESWADE UNITED
Biggleswade United were beaten again, but a much improved performance at Desborough saw a much closer final score than that in recent games. Jake Bettles gave the home side a 2-0 lead with goals after 3 and 12 minutes, but United reduced the arrears on 55 through Ivan Otto’s superb chip. Bettles completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot five minutes later and that is how it remained until the referee blew the final whistle.
EASINGTON SPORTS 0-1 COGENHOE UNITED
The Cooks won for the first time in seven games as Dylan Wilson headed home from Josh Adams’ free-kick with nine minutes remaining at Addison Road.
G.N.G OADBY TOWN 2-1 ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS
Goals from Nuno Gomes (21) and Andre Williams (56) saw Oadby edge past Rothwell. The visitors had levelled the scores five minutes before the break when Dom Page spotted the keeper off his line and lobbed him despite being just a few yards inside the Oadby half. The Poachers had a penalty saved late on, but in the end it didn’t matter as they still took all the points.
HINCKLEY L.R 2-1 HARBOROUGH TOWN
Two of the 100% teams met at Leicester Road Stadium and it was the home side who made six out of six as the leaders lost for the first time. Sam Hollis was on target for the Bees on 21 minutes after being played through by Nat Ansu, but HLR were level on 29 and won it three minutes later, both from the penalty spot. Matt Langham was the man who kept his cool for Hinckley with both penalties.
LONG BUCKBY 1-4 EYNESBURY ROVERS
Leon Lobjoit made it seven goals in two games with a first half hat-trick at Station Road, with Sam Olawale also on target to give the visitors a 4-0 half-time lead. The Bucks did pull one back after on 65 minutes through Sam Lockley, but the points were already on their way back to Hunts by then.
O.N CHENECKS 0-5 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
Chenecks slipped to their eighth successive league defeat from the start of the season and also had Mitch Sharpe red-carded on a tough afternoon for the Northampton club. Chenecks only win this season so far came over Godmanchester in the F.A Cup, so it was also sweet revenge for the Huntingdonshire club. Lawrence Hammond scored twice for the visitors with Reece King, Reece Latimer and Ross Munro grabbing one apiece.
PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR 4-6 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
There were ten goals at Chestnut Avenue, but it was high flying Lutterworth who finished the happiest. Tendai Daire added another hat-trick to his collection for the Swifts, with Marshal Keenan bagging two and Louis Samuels completing the half-dozen. Keenan opened the scoring on 3 minutes and Daire got his name on the scoresheet four minutes later. Daire scored on 31 and 38 to complete his treble and give the visitors a comfortable 4-0 half time lead. Trey West pulled one back on 49 and then netted again after 53 from the penalty spot to make things interesting, but Samuels extended the Swifts lead to three on 57. PNS scored again after 68 minutes, but a Keenan penalty after 77 made it 3-6. West completed his hat-trick for the home side two minutes into stoppage time with the games third penalty to round off an entertaining game for the spectators, but a defensive nightmare for the managers.
RUGBY TOWN 3-0 POTTON UNITED
Issues on the motorway meant the journey from hell for Potton resulted in a late kick-off at Butlin Road and things didn’t get any better for them once the game got underway. Rugby made a number of changes from today’s 2-2 draw with new signing Lamar Parkes celebrating his Valley debut with the first goal, although his shot from outside the box did take a deflection on its way into the net. A second debutant in Luke English launched a huge throw that Liam Francis headed home to make it 2-0 at the break. A mix-up in the Potton defence left Francis with an open net to bag his second of the afternoon. I just hope the return journey was an easier one for the visitors.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 2-1 COVENTRY SPHINX
The Doughboys good run continued with a 2-1 home success over previous leaders Sphinx. Lloyd Buckby fired the home side in front from the penalty spot, but Danny Fraser drew the Coventry side level right on half-time. Defender Jack O’Connor netted what proved to be the winning goal for Wellingborough on 57 minutes with a close range header and despite having a man sent-off with around 75 minutes gone, they held firm for the win.