Saturday 14th August 2021
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COGENHOE UNITED 0-1 LEICESTER ROAD
Leicester Road kept up their 100% start to the season with a closely fought 1-0 win at Cogenhoe. Matt Langham’s 65th minute penalty was the first goal Cogenhoe had conceded this season after 335 minutes of action and it proved enough to give the Hinckley side their third straight win in all competitions.
COVENTRY SPHINX 4-1 PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR
PNS were back in action on a high after hitting nine in midweek and they held the lead at half-time in Coventry thanks to Jack Wilson’s 35th minute goal. The home side responded after the break though as Ryan Harkin slammed home an equaliser from close range, Callum Woodward crossed for Loz Rawlings to head them in front, before Rawlings drilled home his second and Harry Holloway made it four with a thumping long range effort.
EASINGTON SPORTS 1-2 HARBOROUGH TOWN
Goals from skipper Ben Williams on 15 minutes and Sam Hollis on 34 put the Bees in charge at the break. Luke Swan halved the deficit within four minutes of the restart but they couldn’t find another and remain pointless in the league this season, although this was their first game in the UCL in all fairness.
EYNESBURY ROVERS 2-1 BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS
Both teams left it late to trouble the scorers at the Alfred Hall Memorial Ground with all three goals coming in the final ten minutes. James Hatch put the home side ahead on 84 as he slotted home from a defence splitting pass by Jordan Brown, but the badgers levelled it up again two minutes later through the experienced Greg Ling. Eynesbury had the last word though as Hatch grabbed his second with a towering header on 89 minutes and it proved to be the winner as Rovers made it three out of three in the league and trail leaders Coventry United only on goal difference.
G.N.G OADBY TOWN 8-0 BIGGLESWADE UNITED
The Poachers became the latest team to inflict a heavy defeat on Biggleswade United as they ran in eight without reply. Karum Shankar led the field with a hat-trick, Arjun Hundal scored a brace and Vinay Sidar, Ricky Aietan and Musa Bham all chipped in with one apiece.
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS 0-2 RUGBY TOWN
Rugby had a comfortable afternoon in Hunts as two second half goals gave them the win over Godmanchester. The Johnson’s, Danico and Max, combined to set up David Kolodynski for the first and Dylan Parker tapped home the second from Kennah Rosser’s low ball across the box.
LONG BUCKBY 3-1 O.N CHENECKS
Mason Thomas gave Chenecks the lead at Station Road, but Buckby hit back to claim their first win of the season with three of their own. Sam Lockey equalised with a well taken goal as he controlled the ballon his chest before firing into the roof of the net and that is how it stayed until the break. Lockey struck again with a chip over the keeper after running clear on to a through-ball and Baillie O’Reilly made it three with a shot from the edge of the area that beat keeper at his near post.
LUTTERWORTH TOWN 4-0 WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN
The Doughboys losing start to the season continued as The Swifts swept them aside 4-0 at Dunley Way. Marshal Keenan (12), Craig Maisiri (19 & 28) had all but put this one to bed inside the first half hour and Abdul-Raheem Sunmonu make it extra safe with a fourth on 61 minutes.
POTTON UNITED 0-4 COVENTRY UNITED
Coventry United are the early leaders following a 4-0 win at Hutchinson Hollow. Riley O’Sullivan put the visitors in front from the penalty spot after 9 minutes and the same player was on target again from a tight angle on the left side of the box two minutes into first half stoppage time. The red & greens weathered an early Potton spell and were back in control before Joe Cairns cross from the left eluded everyone, including the Potton keeper, and went into the net with twelve minutes remaining. Cairns got his second five minutes from time with the goal of the game as Coventry made it four in a row.
ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS 1-4 NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN
Jim Burnside put the Swans in front after being set up by Jake Watkinson on 12 minutes, but Rothwell levelled things up only for Jordan Wright to restore the visitors lead in first half stoppage time when he headed home a James Sage cross. Ben Ford hit the bar but it wasn’t long before Pagnell did have a third goal as Jake Stronge converted a penalty on 53 after Mo Ahmed had been upended in the box. Darryl Smith put the icing on the cake for the Swans with a fourth goal, tapping in after the home keeper had parried a shot a minute beyond the ninety. Unfortunately I couldn’t find out who scored the Rowell goal.