Wednesday 11th August 2021
EMIRATES F.A CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND-REPLAY
HAVERHILL ROVERS v COGENHOE UNITED
The New Croft,
KO 7-45 pm
Just a short preview as the Cooks make their first ever visit to The New Croft hoping to go one better than Saturday’s 0-0 draw. I supposed Haverhill will be the happiest about this game, having held us to a goalless draw at Compton Park not only giving them home advantage, but also the Cooks face a long trip with players having to negotiate early finishes at work etc to be able to make the journey.
The game was fairly even on Saturday, but I felt the Cooks should have taken at least one of the chances they created having come close on a few occasions, but having not done so Rovers could have snatched the win with Craig Foxall making one very good save. Two clean sheets though for the Cooks with is a very promising start and the goals will come, we just need to be a little more ruthless around the opponent’s box. We know a bit more about our opponents now and know they can be dangerous going forward, but if we play as we know can there is no reason why we shouldn’t be preparing for a home tie against Dereham Town in the next round.