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Saturday 30th October 2021






Oli Leslie was in superb form in goal for United as he frustrated the visitors with some great saves, but he was finally beaten by Edwin Ahenkorah on 34 minutes when the striker latched on to a mistake at the back to slot home. The home keeper continued to keep Valley out and the home side were rewarded with a penalty when Braima Fati broke into the box before being brought down. Taylor Rhiney smashed the penalty straight down the middle to level the scores up on 67 minutes, but parity lasted just eight minutes as skipper Loyiso Recci headed home from a Luke English long throw on 75. More exceptional saves from Leslie kept his team in the game, but Danico Johnson extended Rugby’s advantage when he scored directly from a whipped in corner on 80 and Johnson grabbed his second in stoppage time on the break from an Ahenkorah cross as he took a touch before beating Leslie from inside the box.


The Swans were 1-0 winners for the second time in four days as defender Adam Pryke struck on 58 minutes at The Sett from a corner.


Lutterworth remain fourth after An impressive 4-0 win at Cogenhoe. Tendai Daire’s eleven-minute first half hat-trick had put them in charge at Compton Park and Kade Lewis made sure of the points with the fourth inside the first minute of the second half. Daire’s first was a superb effort on 21 minutes as he seemed to have been forced wide by Alex Vaughan, but he turned his man superbly before placing a shot from a tight angle across the keeper and in off the far post. The second came on 28 when he got in behind the defence to steer a header home from a Warren Butlin free-kick, then he completed his treble on 31 with a far post header from Marshal Keenan’s corner. Lewis headed home a Mark Warren corner in the 46th minute to round off the scoring. The Swifts didn’t have it all their own way though with keeper Butlin making some crucial saves and both Will Russell and Tom Wakley saw efforts hit the base of the post during the game.


Sphinx dropped down to seventh after a surprise home defeat to Godmanchester as the visitors made it two away wins on the trot. All three goals came from penalties before the break which is pretty unusual with Rovers taking the lead on 24 minutes through Ross Munro, but Callum Stewart levelled things up on 39, only for Munro to net another spot-kick on the stroke of half-time.


The Red & Greens were back in the goals again with a comprehensive win over out-of-sorts Eynesbury. Charlie Faulkner opened the scoring on 6 minutes after some good work from Kyle Carey and Carey made it 2-0 on 13 minutes after latching on to a through ball from Nkosi Mzungwana before beating his man and firing home. Faulkner got his second on 24 when he headed home from a Carey cross and it could easily have been more before the break as the home side dominated proceedings. Carey got his second on 52 after picking up a loose ball before nipping into the box and slotting home and a brilliant save from Josh Mollison denied Carey a hat-trick two minutes later after some great skill from Faulkner. Luke Knight pulled one back for the visitors from a disputed free-kick on 57 minutes, then both teams had a player put in the sin-bin before Coventry added a fifth on 65 when Faulkner squared the ball across the box and Josh Page could only put the ball past his own keeper. The final goal came in the 90th minute as Jack Boden fed Carey who squared for Tyler Haddow to score from close range and round off a 6-1 win for United.


Goals from Nuno Gomes and an unfortunate own goal outweighed a 92nd minute effort from Easington to give the Leicestershire team the points. Gomes opened the scoring on 16  minutes and the defensive mishap doubled the home side’s advantage three minutes from time with another own goal proving to be a mere consolation on the day for the Banbury team.


Harborough held on to top spot with a 4-1 win over struggling Peterborough Northern Star. Skipper Ben Williams opened the scoring after 12 minutes as he chested the ball down before volleying past Max Peverell and despite a few chances for the home team, that is how it remained at the break. Williams was again the man on target four minutes after the restart after controlling the ball inside the box and finishing on the half-volley. Nat Ansu struck the bar and Peverell denied Williams a hat-trick with a great save, but it was PNS who scored next from close range as the home side failed to clear their box on 76 minutes and Frankie Gourlay fired homw. Peverell denied Josh Walsh when he tipped over his free-kick and the PNS keeper then blocked a Williams’ effort, but the keeper could do nothing to keep out Dan Walker as he stroked the ball home after breaking through the middle. Peverell stopped Walker getting a second with a good save, before denying him and Williams yet again as we reached 90 minutes. Walker finally got his second four minutes into stoppage time though as the Bees keep their noses in front of Hinckley LR with another win.


The Leicester Road machine rolled merrily on as then rolled over Chenecks to make it fourteen straight wins. Jake Brown opened the scoring on 8 minutes with a well-struck effort that Justin Greatorix got a hand too, but couldn’t keep out and new father Matt Langham made it 2-0 on 23 with a low shot on the turn with Brown this time the supplier. Langham got his second on the half-hour firing the ball through the keeper’s legs after a lovely build up. They had to wait until the hour before adding a fourth as Langham completed his treble after running on to a floated ball into the box and Lewis Jones joined in two minutes later after Liam Read had centred the ball and Brown’s step over had left him with a tap in.


Potton will hope to have turned a corner today after coming back from 3-0 down at Long Buckby to take the points 4-3. Luke Pyman and Joe Gauge both scored second half doubles for the visitors with Pyman scoring the winning goal in the final minute of the game. Ryan Ansell (36) and a Baillie O’Reilly double (44 & 56) had appeared to have put the Bucks into an unassailable lead, but Pyman (67 & 90+2) and Gauge (70 & 83) turned the game on its head.


Jake Newman’s second half goal kept the Doughboys in third spot tonight. The striker had earlier seen a ‘goal’ ruled out for offside, but he was celebrating after netting from a tight angle after George Wingrove’s shot had been saved following some good work by Oli Anderson down the right.

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