Tuesday 25th January 2022
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
G.N.G OADBY TOWN 1-2 HINCKLEY LRFC
The leaders were pushed all the way by an Oadby team who haven’t won in ten games, but a late Jarred Acton goal saw them extend their lead at the top to nine points. Mussa Bham gave the home side the lead on 32 minutes, but Dom Brennan drew LRFC level on 59 minutes and Acton secured the three points four minutes from time.
HINCHINBROOKE CUP – QUARTER FINAL
NETHERTON UNITED 1-2 POTTON UNITED
The UCL club reached the semi-finals of the Hinchinbrooke Cup with a 2-1 victory at Peterborough League Netherton United on Tuesday night. After a goalless first half, Jack Morrell put The Royals ahead after 57 minutes and that looked like being enough, but the Peterborough team equalised on 90 minutes through Kieran Duffy-Weekes. With the crowd readying themselves for a penalty shoot-out, up popped Dave Parkinson to net a 91st minute winner on his Potton debut.
Saturday 29th January 2022
BIGGLESWADE UNITED 0-2 NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN
The Swans were made to battle for the points at Biggleswade, but in the end goals in each half from Christain Smail and Ben Shepherd were enough to make sure they held on to third spot.
BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS 1-2 EASINGTON SPORTS
Quickfire goals from James Watts and Levi Steele after 75 and 77 minutes put the visitors into a two-goal lead at the Sett and although Cosmin Capatina pulled one back five minutes from time, it was the Banbury team who held firm to take maximum points.
HARBOROUGH TOWN 4-2 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
Ben Williams flicked home the opening goal for the Bees on 8 minutes, James Ireland fired home a low shot on 13 and Dan Cooper added a third on 27 as the home side all but secured the points in the opening half an hour. The visitors weren’t down and out yet though and they reduced the arrears on 33 minutes through Reece King, but they had a let off when Joel Carta missed a penalty in late on in an action packed first half. Any hopes of a comeback took a massive dent for Goddy when Carta made up for his penalty miss with a left foot strike early in the second half and even though Jamie Judge scored a second for the visitors two minutes from time, it was too late to stop Harborough picking up their 20th league victory of the season. Hinckley’s defeat today also means that the title is in their hands, albeit with a long way to go of course, as they trail by six points, but have two games in hand and a better goal-difference.
HINCKLEY LRFC 2-4 COGENHOE UNITED
The result of the day came at Leicester Road where Cogenhoe United ended Hinckley LRFC’s amazing unbeaten run from the start of the season. Cogenhoe played the first half with the strong wind at their backs and took full advantage with two goals in the opening six minutes. Rico Alexander nodded in at the far post from a Paddy Cichosz free-kick after just two minutes and Archie Elmore slotted home number two four minutes later after Will Bates had robbed a defender inside the box. Callum Earls pulled one back with a superb free-kick on 17 minutes, but the last word of the first half went to the visitors when Tom Wakley netted form the centre of the box with 44 played. Tom Smith reduced the arrears from inside the area nine minutes after the restart, but the Cooks defended resolutely and grabbed a fourth on the break seven minutes from time when Wakley placed his shot past Will Highland after Archie Culley had played him clear.
LONG BUCKBY 1-2 COVENTRY SPHINX
Tom Bishop’s deflected shot gave Long Buckby the half-time advantage, but after the home side had been reduced to ten men, Sphinx got on top of things and levelled through Callum Stewart on 64 minutes and took the three points thanks to a Louis Guest goal ten minutes from time.
O.N CHENECKS 0-2 G.N.G OADBY TOWN
Oadby got back to winning ways after pushing Hinckley LRFC all the way on Tuesday with a 2-0 win at bottom club O.N Chenecks. Andre Williams was their late hero as he netted both their goals, the first after 78 minutes and the second two minutes into stoppage time.
ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS 0-0 DESBOROUGH TOWN
It was local derby day at Sargeants Lawn, but neither of these teams will be over the moon with a goalless draw, although the visitors point does lift them three points clear of Biggleswade with a far superior goal difference.
RUGBY TOWN 1-0 COVENTRY UNITED
The Valley were 1-0 winners for the second Saturday running with Danico Johnson getting credit for the match deciding goal after 63 minutes, although it may well have been a defender that got the final touch to Caine Elliott’s cross under pressure from the powerful Rugby player.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 0-3 LUTTERWORTH TOWN
The Swifts have struggled in front of goal a little since they lost their leading scorer Tendai Daire to rivals Harborough Town, but three second half goals saw them back on form at the Dog & Duck. Louis Samuels put them in front after 53 minutes and then Marshal Keenan doubled the lead with a 77th minute penalty. Any hopes of a home recovery ended when Abdul Rahman Sunmonu added a third three minutes from time to end a run of five without a win and move the Swifts above the Doughboys in the table.