Saturday 21st August 2021
EMIRATES F.A CUP-PRELIMINARY ROUND
CINDERFORD TOWN 3-3 EASINGTON SPORTS
Easington came away with a 3-3 draw at Southern League side Cinderford to earn a home replay on Tuesday night. Adam Taylor, Henry Rose and an own goal counting for the UCL club, whilst Will Morford (2) and Ben Brooks scored for Cinderford.
COGENHOE UNITED 0-2 DEREHAM TOWN
The Cooks couldn’t make home advantage count against step four Dereham Town with the visitors going through with a goal in each half. Shaun Bammant, a nursing bandaged head after receiving treatment for a cut, fired the Isthmian Leaguers into the lead on 36 minutes when he hit the roof of the net from a great Rhys Logan ball across the box and Logan himself made sure four minutes from time with a great turn and finish from the edge of the box. The Cooks had put up a spirited performance and had chances to score, but their day got worse when Patryk Cichosz was shown the red card in stoppage time for a last man foul.
HARBOROUGH TOWN 0-3 BIGGLESWADE
Harborough have made a great start to their season and would have considered their chances of beating Biggleswade pretty good despite their opponents playing a league higher, but it wasn’t to be on the day. Tom Coles opened the scoring for the Southern League side when he poked home from a Sam Johnson in-swinging corner on 16 minutes and the Bees task got tougher when Ben Jackson was shown a straight red after a fracas following a foul. The second goal was going to be vital in this one and it went to the visitors a minute shy of the hour mark when Sam Johnson turned home a Pat McCafferty cross and it was all over on 77 when a shot from an angle by Daniel Bond was parried by Elliott Taylor and Ryan Inskip tucked away the loose ball. Harborough had their chances and gave Biggleswade a tough game, but the sending off in the first half really didn’t help their cause in this one.
KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD 1-0 O.N CHENECKS
A goal three minutes from time from skipper Jack Herbert was enough to give the Eastern Counties League team the win on the world’s biggest pitch.
NEWCASTLE TOWN 0-1 LEICESTER ROAD
The UCL club left it even later in this one as Callum Earls the 89th minute at the velodrome after playing a one-two with Liam Read. A great result for the Hinckley club against Northern Premier League club Newcastle Town.
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN 4-1 HISTON
Newport recorded a very impressive win over Southern League newboys Histon at Willen Road. Daryl Smith headed the Swans in front on 13 minutes and that is how it stayed until the break. The home side scored twice in a minute as Kieran Barnes scored direct from a free-kick on 66 and Smith grabbed his second a minute later. The Stutes pulled one back through Ed Rolph on 74, but Newport added a fourth just to make certain four minutes from time through Jim Burnside to complete a great giant killing.
POTTON UNITED 5-1 WALSHAM LE WILLOWS
Potton were convincing winners over ECL club Walsham-Le-Willows at the Hutchinson Hollow. Luke Pyman’s looping header from the edge of the 6-yard bow gave them the lead on 15 minutes and Aaron McArdle doubled their advantage with a close-range finish twenty minutes later. Ryan Clark reduced the deficit a minute before the break to make the half-time teamtalk a little different. Chisom Amadi added a third for the Royals six minutes after the restart with a good finish from a tight angle and two minutes later Aaron McArdle headed home a fourth. Sammy Willis put the icing on the cake a minute into stoppage time as he broke into the box and pulled his shot back across the keeper and into the far bottom corner.
STONE OLD ALLEYNIANS 4-2 RUGBY TOWN
MFL side Stone OA ran out winners at home despite Rugby taking an early lead. Dylan Parker ran on to David Kolodynski’s flick to open the scoring after just 6 minutes, but Stone had turned it right around before the break. Jack Tomlinson levelled from close range on 35 and Lucas Baker made it 2-1 on 40 from Tomlinson’s looping cross. The home side added an all-important third goal on the stroke of half-time thanks to Sam Wilson’s calm finish after finding himself through on goal and The Valley had a mountain to climb after the break. It was game on again on the hour though when Parker nodded home his second after keeper Andy Walklate had parried a Melu Mpanda shot into the air, but their hopes were dashed when Sam Bowater netted at the second attempt after Ben Newey had saved his initial effort nine minutes from time.
WESTFIELDS 0-1 COVENTRY UNITED
Riley O’Sullivan scored for the fifth game running as he celebrated signing a contract for the UCL club and this proved to be enough to put them into the hat for Monday’s draw. His superb first time left-foot strike form the edge of the box early in the second half made it a very happy trip home from Hereford.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
COVENTRY SPHINX 3-0 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
Sphinx sealed the three points with a convincing win over the Swifts. First half goals by Loz Rawlings and Ryan Harkin were added to by Louis Guest to give the home side a 3-0 win at Sphinx Drive.
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS 1-1 DESBOROUGH TOWN
Ar Tarn picked up their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw at Godmanchester. The visitors had taken the lead though Brooklyn Biddle five minutes after the hour, but Simon Unwin was on target for the home side as he levelled the scores 9 minutes later.