Tuesday 11th September 2018.
FUTURE LIONS UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-PREMIER DIVISION
DAVENTRY TOWN v COGENHOE UNITED
The Cooks make the trip to Elderstubbs on Tuesday night to face a Daventry Town side littered with former-Cogenhoe United players. Daventry started the season on fire going forward and scored an incredible 27 goals in their first five games in league and cup, but since then they have failed to score in either of their last two games. The do however remain the only 100% team left in the whole of the UCL having won all three of their games so far, although they are now out of both the F.A Cup and the F.A Vase. Nineteen of those twenty-seven goals have been scored by ex-Cooks with summer signing Luke Emery leading the charts with 7, Taylor Orosz has 6 and Kieran Fitzgerald 4, while Tom McGowan and Ross Harris have one apiece. Just to finish the jigsaw, Adam Creaney has 5 (4 of them penalties), Greg Anayitos 2 and Adam Confue 1.
A few other one-time Cogenhoe players have also featured in the Daventry first team this season with Ant O’Connor, Matt Finlay, Phil Cassidy, Oli Emery and J’nai Butterfield-Steede having made appearances already in the first seven games.
This game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday but was put back three days due to Daventry’s amazing F.A Cup run. They may have only played twice, but a 9-2 win over Potton United followed by an incredible 7-5 win over Yaxley does mean they will probably score more goals in this competition than the eventual winners will. It would appear that they were extremely unlucky not to force a replay on Saturday as the score was 0-0 with 93 minutes on the clock when the referee awarded Grantham Town what appears to be a very controversial penalty. One neutral onlooking pointing out that it was neither a foul or inside the area!
Last season’s game at Browns Lane ended all square with Jake Stone making one of those game changing substitutions. Daventry were leading thanks to Adam Moussi’s strike from the edge of the box just before half-time when he introduced Matt Long on 69 minutes. Ten seconds later Long ran on to a through ball and calmly slotted the ball past the out coming keeper. We were centimetres away from winning the game too as Luis Vieira’s twenty yards effort beat the keeper but came back across the six-yard box after hitting the inside of the post.
With Daventry failing to score in their last two matches and Cogenhoe only netting from the penalty spot in their last three, a close game would be the obvious scenario, but anything can happen in football and the first goal could prove vital.
Thursday 13th September 2018
NORTHANTS SENIOR YOUTH LEAGUE-WEST DIVISION
COGENHOE UNITED U18 v WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN U18
On Thursday night the Under 18s kick-off their Northants Senior Youth League West campaign against Wellingborough Town at Compton Park. The Doughboys, who won this division last season, are top of the table but are the only side to have played twice. Both games have been at the Dog & Duck, beating Irchester United 2-1 and then drawing 2-2 with O.N Chenecks.
We of course started off our season last Thursday in the F.A Youth Cup and ran out 9-0 winners at Rothwell Corinthians with a stunning performance all over the pitch. We are expecting The Doughboys to be a tougher test than the unfortunate Corinthians, but if we play like we did last Thursday we will fear nobody and confidence is at a real high at the moment.
Both games kick-off at 7-45 pm.
Updated 20:08 - 10 Sep 2018 by Paul Jackson