Saturday 15th December 2018
FUTURE LIONS UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION
COGENHOE UNITED v WELLINGBOROUGH WHITWORTH.
Cogenhoe’s winning run may have come to an end last Saturday as Eynesbury Rovers fought back from Luke Stone’s opener to earn a point in a 1-1 draw, but we are still on a seven-match unbeaten run and we should have extended that by five o’clock as we entertain bottom club Whitworth tomorrow. Whitworth have really struggled this time around and we were convincing 3-0 winners at London Road in the season opener on a Sunday afternoon as the Wellingborough club played host to the UCL Groundhop. Montel Dore put us in front after 16 minutes, before Ryan Dove got his season up-and-away with a double strike after 43 & 82.
Whitworth have won just once so far in the league, a 2-1 win at home to Harborough Town thanks to a Remy Brittain double, but the fact that they have scored just eleven goals in all competitions as a team is really put into perspective when you remember Ryan Dove has 19 already this season on his own. Last week Whitworth went down 0-7 at home to Holbeach, just seven days after losing 0-5 to Eynesbury. They lost 0-7 at Deeping and 1-6 at home to Newport Pagnell whilst Nirvana put six past them with these heavy defeats all coming in their last six games.
Last season we edged home 2-1 at Compton Park thanks to Matt Long’s double with the winner coming in the very last minute, but Jake Stone will be looking for a convincing victory as we head into our final three games of 2018.
FUTURE LIONS UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-RESERVE DIVISION
RAUNDS TOWN Reserves v COGENHOE UNITED Reserves
This game kicks-off at 2pm as Raunds have had some floodlight issues and the league are waiting for the grid readings before they can be used for a league game again.
Craig Hayward’s side have hit six in both their last two games and against teams currently above them in the table so it has to be said that tomorrow’s trip to basement club Raunds Town should see them continue their scoring form. The Shopmates are in turmoil at the moment and have yet to win a game this season, whilst shipping 95 goals so far in all competitions. They have twice been hit for double figures, the second time being two weeks ago when O.N Chenecks beat them 11-0 at Kiln Park. We have already met at Compton Park this season and the Cooks 3-0 win was convincing if not on a par with some of the thrashing that have been handed to them thus far. Ali Duncan (11), Jacob Cox (22) and Jordan Sweeney (83) all on target for the village side.
Updated 18:07 - 14 Dec 2018 by Paul Jackson
Last year the Raunds team was rather different and we returned home with a 1-1 draw after Jonny Shakespeare had given us the lead after 29 minutes, but Daniel Tarr earned his team a point thanks to his equaliser twenty minutes from the end.