Saturday 4th September 2021
EMIRATES F.A CUP-1ST QUALIFYING ROUND
CIRENCESTER TOWN 3-0 EASINGTON SPORTS
Unfortunately Easington couldn’t add another higher league scalp as they were beaten 3-0 by Cirencester at the Corinium Stadium. They held the score goalless until the 39th minute when Ben Whitehead slotted home after an exchange with Josh Parsons and it was the same combination that supplied the second on 50. This time Parson’s shot wasn’t held by the Sports keeper and Whitehead followed up to score. Levi Irving added the killer third on 77 minutes when he headed home after Ellis Dunton had headed a Michael Pook corner back across the goal. The F.A Cup run may be over for the Banbury club, but at least they have the memories of their win over Cinderford to think on during those long, cold winter nights.
HANDSWORTH 2-0 COVENTRY UNITED
It was all step-five in this Northern Counties East v UCL tie in South Yorkshire and it was the home side who triumphed 2-0. Jack Harrison headed Handsworth in front from a set-piece on 32 minutes and James Oliver made sure from a few inches out after a mix-up at the back had seen a Coventry defender slice the ball over his own keeper’s head deep inside the box.
LEICESTER ROAD 1-1 HANLEY TOWN
An equalising goal from Jake Brown earned a midweek replay in Hanley for Leicester Road. Chris Dagnall had put the Midland League side ahead from the penalty spot after 61 minutes, but eight minutes later Brown broke through the centre and held off the challenge of the Hanley defender before slotting the ball past Ben Chapman in the Hanley goal from just inside the box.
POTTON UNITED 0-1 AFC SUDBURY
A 90th minute goal from Sudbury sub Tyrese Osbourne put an end to Potton’s F.A Cup dreams at the Hutchinson Hollow. A brave effort by the UCL side against Isthmian League opposition, but at least they don’t have to travel to Suffolk on Tuesday night now if that is any consolation.
WORKSOP TOWN 3-0 NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN
Newport made the long trip north to face Northern Premier League side Worksop Town and found themselves up against a very good team. Lewis Gibbens headed home from Smythe’s delivery on 11 minutes and that is how it stayed until the break. Swans keeper Tom Wyant brought down Aaron Sennett-Nelson and Steven McDonell converted the penalty on 59, with Sennett-Neilson completing the scoring three minutes from time with a well taken volley.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED 0-3 COVENTRY SPHINX
Three second half goals ensured that Sphinx remain top of the league tonight. Ryan Harkin opened the scoring with a close range header a minute after the restart and late goals from two of their substitutes sealed the win. Josh Willis hit his shot into the ground on 77 minutes and it swerved just inside the post from 15-yards out and Callum Stewart headed home a Danny Fraser free-kick at the back post a minute from time as the Coventry side continued their good run of form on the road.
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS 1-3 HARBOROUGH TOWN
Harborough Town maintained their 100% league record with a 3-1 win in Godmanchester. Jordan Henson headed the Bees into a half time lead with his 27th minute goal, but Matty Allen equalised for Rovers early in the second half a lobbing the ball over Elliot on 47 minutes. Merson Styles put Harborough back in front with nine minutes left of this evenly balanced game when he spotted the Goddy keeper off his line and looped a shot over him from the half-way line and James Ireland netted a third from a penalty three minutes from time.
LONG BUCKBY 5-1 BIGGLESWADE UNITED
Four second-half goals ensured another defeat for the bottom club, but they do seem to going in the right direction still. Trailing to Sam Lockley’s 27th minute goal at the break. They found themselves five-down before Lawrence Ajong found the bottom corner when one-on-one with four minutes remaining. Buckby certainly found another gear after their half-time cuppa with further goals from Max Proudlock (58), Adam Shaw (75), Baillie O’Reilly (78) and Lockley with his second on 80 minutes.
O.N CHENECKS 0-3 EYNESBURY ROVERS
Eynesbury got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win at Billing Road that leaves the Northampton side still searching for their first point of the season. Leon Lobjoit opened the scoring after 31 minutes and Charlie Moss added a second three minutes before the break. Jordan Brown added the third four minutes past the hour as Rovers moved back up to fourth in the table.
PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR 0-5 BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS
Bugbrooke were impressive 5-0 winners on the road as they thrashed Peterborough Northern Star. Two goals from Dan Porter, his second brace in three days, were added to by Calvin Green, Charlie Green and Levi Freeman as the Badgers moved up to ninth.
ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS 2-5 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
It was looking like back-to-back wins for Corinthians as they raced into a two goal lead, but Lutterworth fought back to run out comfortable winners by 5 o’clock. James Mann put Rowell ahead from the penalty spot on 6 minutes and a classy finish from Sam Brookes doubled their advantage three minutes later. Tendai Daire reduced the arrears after 26 minutes and it level before the break as Marshal Keenan netted a minute into stoppage time. Daire got his second (7 goals in his last two games) to put The Swifts ahead for the first time on 57 minutes and further goals from Keenan on 71 and Justin Peace on 80 made it a happy away day for Lutterworth. The Swifts certainly aren’t boring to watch at the moment having scored ten and conceded six in their last two matches.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 1-0 RUGBY TOWN
Paul Lamb’s Wellingborough Town are up to eighth after picking up their fourth straight win. This time high-flying Rugby were their opponents and it could have been more than the single goal had the Doughboys not missed a first half penalty. Lloyd Buckby was the man on target on 61 minutes to keep the home side climbing up the table.