Tuesday 24th August 2021
EMIRATES F.A CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND REPLAY
EASINGTON SPORTS 2-2 CAUSEWAY UNITED
(Easington won 4-3 on pens)
After Saturday’s 3-3 draw at the Causeway, not even extra time could separate these two so it eventually went to penalties where the UCL side triumphed 4-3. The UCL club had to come from behind twice as Ben Brooks’ opener was cancelled out by Harvey Billing with twenty minutes left. The Southern League side were back in front through Zak Drew, but a second yellow card for Luke Payne reduced the visitors to ten men and Henry Rose popped up with an 89th minute equaliser for Sports who held their nerve in the shoot-out.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH
BUGBROOKE ST MICHAELS 0-4 LEICESTER ROAD
The Hinckley boys picked up an excellent 4-0 win at Bugbrooke to end a miserable week for the Badgers. Dominic Brennan netted twice (19 & 66) with Simon Alcott (72) and Matt Langham (74) also on target for Leicester Road.
COGENHOE UNITED 3-2 POTTON UNITED
The Cooks picked up their first home win of the season in an entertaining game against Potton United. The visitors took the lead through a good finish by Aaron McArdle on 16 minutes, but the game swung Cogenhoe’s way thanks to a hat-trick from debutant Ben Seymour-Shove. The striker’s first goal was a low striker that beat the keeper at his near post after 35 minutes which was followed by two quick goals early in the second. The first was a great piece of opportunism as he lifted the ball over his own head (plus the keeper’s) from outside the box on 51 and the second two minutes later as he swept home from inside the box after great work from Jordan Orosz on the right had set up his chance. The Cooks were reduced to ten men on 81 as Dylan Wilson picked up his second yellow card of the game and a tense last few minutes ensued after Sam Willis had headed home a second for Potton four minutes into stoppage time, but the Cooks held firm to lift themselves up to ninth.
COVENTRY SPHINX 2-3 LONG BUCKBY
An entertaining game at Sphinx Drive saw Buckby pick up their second win of the season when Sam Lockley completed his hat-trick four minutes into stoppage time. Lockley opened the scoring on 25 minutes when he headed home an Adam Shaw cross after he made a strong run down the right after picking up possession deep inside his own half, but Ryan Harkin brought the home side level two minutes before the break. James Bryson put Sphinx ahead for the first time on 64 minutes, only for Lockley to level things up nine minutes from time when he beat keeper Tom Cross to a ball over the top on the edge of the area before slotting home from a tight angle. It looked like ending level until Cross came for a cross he didn’t look like getting and he was beaten to the ball in the air by Lockley, whose header looped into the empty net to give the Northants side their first away win of the season.
HARBOROUGH TOWN 2-1 COVENTRY UNITED
Arguably the big game of the day came in Market Harborough when The Bees entertained Coventry United as two of the pre-season favourites met for the first time. James Ireland opened the scoring after 29 minutes and this is how it stayed until the break. Substitute Nat Ansu doubled the Bees advantage eight minutes from time and although Riley O’Sullivan kept up his incredible scoring record this season with a penalty deep into stoppage time, it was the streets of Market Harborough they were dancing in come 10 o’clock.
LUTTERWORTH TOWN 3-2 DESBOROUGH TOWN
The Swifts took an early two goal lead at home to Ar Tarn through strikes from Kade Lewis on 8 minutes and Tendai Daire seven minutes later. Tom Gudyer pulled one back for the visitors on 25 minutes and following the red card to Abdul Rahman-Sonmonu early in the second half, Brooklyn Biddle made numbers count with an equaliser on 71. The ten men weren’t in the mood to settle for a draw though and Daire grabbed his second six minutes into stoppage time to seal the points for the home side.
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN 7-3 BIGGLESWADE UNITED
Early strugglers United had put together a new squad for this game and it started well for them as they took the lead twice in the first half only to be pegged back to 2-2 at the break. Jim Burnside and Ben Ford with a deflected free-kick scoring the two equalisers for the Swans. Things changed after the break though as Jake Stronge netted a penalty on 47 and Darryl Smith headed home six minutes later to open up a quick two-goal lead. Burnside grabbed his second after 57 minutes and was given the second penalty award to complete his hat-trick ten minutes later, Substitute Mo Ahmed lobbed the keeper to make it seven before Biggleswade netted a penalty of their own. Don’t know the order, but Dolapo Gbadamosi, Fraelias Mienambolo and Stefan Bailey were the marksmen for United.
PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR 1-2 ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS
PNS couldn’t build on their big win over Biggleswade United as Corinthians took the points with a 2-1 win at Chestnut Avenue. Zac Allen and Cavan King got the goals for the visitors.
RUGBY TOWN 1-0 G.N.G OADBY TOWN
A penalty from skipper Loyiso Recci ten minutes from time was enough to lift Rugby to the top of the table, a point clear of Newport Pagnell, but having played a game more.
WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 3-1 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS
The Doughboys secured their first win under Paul Lamb after seeing off the challenge of Godmanchester at the Dog & Duck. Early goals from Joe Curtis (5) and Jack O’Connor (13) put the home side in charge and Louie Barrett added a third five minutes from the end with a heavily deflected shot that wrong footed the keeper. Goody had reduced the arrears with a close range header but they couldn’t find a second despite plenty of attacking play.