Saturday 1st October
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
EASINGTON SPORTS v COGENHOE UNITED
Scott Carlin takes his team to Banbury tomorrow hoping to keep up their 100% record at Addison Road, although that is simply one out of one after Easington Sports were moved over to UCL from the Hellenic League two summers ago. That game was the first in charge for Darren Long and his assistant Steve Ganley and a late Dylan Wilson header proved enough to give the Cooks a 1-0 win. A 2-1 win at Compton Park followed later in the season as we completed the double over The Clan with the two Archie’s, Culley and Elmore scoring for the Cooks in the win with Alex Stott replying for the losers that day.
Easington travelled to Newport Pagnell on Tuesday night and slipped to a 1-0 defeat. Albie Hall scored the vital goal for the Swans midway through the first half after the Sports defence were left appealing in vain for offside after a low ball through the middle caught them out. Newport had a lot more of the attacking play as the game wore on, but only a superb last ditch tackle by Ben Shepherd denied them what looked like being a late equaliser. Last weekend they were 1-0 winners over Bugbrooke at Addison Road with George Coombes netting the only goal of the game, but before that they had won just once in six games over all competitions. Their other two wins to date have seen them beat Histon 3-0 at home and their only away success was a 3-1 win at Godmanchester.
Cogenhoe have added one new face to their squad in midweek as AFC Rushden & Diamonds U23 player Konnor Dixon has joined a number of his Moulton College teammates at Compton Park. Last weekend the Cooks advanced in the F.A Vase courtesy of a 2-0 home win over Raunds Town with Will Bates and a Pharrell Anderson penalty earning their team a trip to Hinckley AFC in the 1st Round proper of the competition later in the month.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE – RESERVE DIVISION
COGENHOE UNITED Reserves v GODMANCHESTER ROVERS Reserves
The Cooks Reserves face Godmanchester Rovers at Compton Park on Saturday with our visitors sitting a couple of places above us in their first season in the UCL at reserve level. Last weekend we picked up a decent point at high-flying Newport Pagnell with Isaac Redding’s second half goal earning us a point in a 1-1 draw, although having taken the lead against ten-men, gaffer Ian Adcock was a little disappointed that his team didn’t hold on to take all three. Goddy were thrashed 5-0 at O.N Chenecks last time out with all the goals coming from former Cogenhoe players. Jonny Shakespeare (2), Alasdair Duncan, Joe Shanley and Harry Southgate the men on target.
After losing 6-0 at Newport in their first game as a UCL club, they have started to find their legs and have notched a couple of wins, 4-2 at Raunds and 3-2 at home to Whitworth and with both teams at the wrong end of the early season table, I’m sure both managers will be tasking their players with adding three points to their tally by 4pm.