Cooks too strong for Swans at Willen Road.
Three second half goals see Cogenhoe home for impressive win.
Tuesday 10th October 2017
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE-RESERVE DIVISION
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN Reserves (1) 1 v COGENHOE UNITED Reserves (1) 4
Swans; Cullis 45
Cooks; Hynam 30 Chipchase 60 Cayton 76 Galpin 89
High flying Newport Pagnell Town went into this game knowing a victory would see them reclaim the top spot, but they came up against a more experienced Cogenhoe Reserves than they would have hoped for. First team regulars Stuart Lutter and Dan Smith started for the Cooks, with Ryan Cooke, Jacob Cox, Nathan Burrows, Ali Duncan and Joe Shanley and former regular Alex Lowery adding a wealth of experience to the team. Skipper Harry Chipchase, Reece Sweeney and Charlie Hynam the only regulars from the Reserves to start the game, while Jake Cayton would have started too but was unable to get there in time.
Cogenhoe were looking positive right from the start and both Cox and Hynam went close with early efforts from the edge of the box. The Cooks were almost caught out at the back by a long ball that saw Charlie Wreh break free, but Lutter read the situation well and came to the edge of his box to dive on the ball before the Newport striker could get in a shot.
A Cooke corner fell to Smith in the box but his shot lacked power while Luke Burrows fizzed a shot over from outside the box at the other end. On 30 minutes Cogenhoe grabbed the initiative and it was a superb goal too. Charlie Hynam brought the ball down well on the edge of the box and turned to curl a powerful strike beyond the keeper’s dive and into the far corner. To be fair to Jonny Thick, he did well to get his fingers to it, but the ball was struck so sweetly he couldn’t keep it out.
Nathan Burrows went into the book for disputing an offside decision and shortly afterwards Lowery did the same, but in between the cards Cox sent a low drive across the keeper, but just wide of the far post. Burrows had a shot blocked on the edge of the box after some good work from Shanley wide on the left, but two minutes into stoppage time Newport grabbed an equaliser. Swans skipper Matt Cullis glancing a corner with his head at the near post and beating the man on the stick.
Half-time; Newport Pagnell Town Res 1 Cogenhoe Utd Res 1.
Jake Cayton replaced Sweeney at the break but the first action of note was another yellow card for dissent, this time Joe Shanley the offender. A great ball from Newport’s Dan Smith gave Taigan Brooks space to run in to and played a low ball across the box, but Cooks version of Dan Smith was on hand to clear up the danger.
Shanley delivered a great cross that his team mates couldn’t capitalise on, but when he was brought down just outside the box it gave Cogenhoe another chance. Harry Chipchase lined up the free-kick and simply curled it low around the wall and inside the post. Great vision and execution from the Cogenhoe skipper.
Cogenhoe were pretty dominant as far as possession goes and were getting plenty of good balls into the home side’s half. Hynam played over a good corner, but Lowery, under pressure, got under his header and it flew over the bar. Shanley chested down a poor clearance from Thick but his shot was blocked, then Hynam fired over from an angle as Newport struggled to clear their lines. Burrows made way for Harry Southgate and shortly afterwards Cogenhoe extended their lead. Chipchase delivered a free-kick from wide on the left, Jake Cayton got above Dave Baker and looped his header over the keeper and into the top corner.
Baker went into the book for the home side for a foul, as did Cox for The Cooks, while Cogenhoe brought on Tom Brazier for Shanley and J’nai Butterfield-Steede for Hynam. The Swans sub Jamie Burrows was so keen to get in the shower before all the hot water ran out he gave the referee little choice but to oblige. After being shown the yellow card for dissent, he continued to argue, even after he had been told carry on and your off, he carried on and was shown the red card with five minutes remaining.
Cayton went for glory with a shot on the run from just outside the box, but I think the ball may well have landed in my back garden, assuming it’s landed by now that is!
As we reached the ninety, Lewis Galpin finally got his reward for making the trip and he certainly made the most of it after replacing Duncan. Cayton held off a couple of defenders as he tried to make space for a shot, but closed down well, he laid it back to Butterfield-Steede who played a superb ball in to the path of Galpin to the right of the far post and he fired a first time shot past Thick for a superb goal to finish off a great night for Cogenhoe. Galpin almost grabbed a second with a decent low effort that had the keeper sretching, but it went just the wrong side of the post and hit the side-netting.
Good day all round for Cogenhoe, unfortunate on Newport Pagnell who contributed a lot to the game and came up against a very strong team tonight. Everybody in blue (and pink!) did a great job tonight and the effort was 100% throughout. So many good performances it’s hard to pick out a man of the match, but I’m giving the nod to Harry Chipchase tonight.
Newport Pagnell Town; 1. Jonny Thick 2. Connor Forman 3. Luke Burrows 4. Dave Baker 15. Juma Omar 6. Courtney Brooks 7. Matt Cullis © 8. Marius Alexandru 9. Daniel Smith 10. Charlie Wreh 11. Taigan Brooks. Subs; 12. Jamie Burrows * (Sent-off 85) 14. Ryan Thirkell * 16. Lloyd Danso * 17. Reece Akano * 18. Jake Stronge *
Cogenhoe United; 1. Stuart Lutter 2. Harry Chipchase © 3. Ryan Cooke 12. Reece Sweeney (sub 4. Jake Cayton HT) 5. Dan Smith 6. Alex Lowery 7. Charlie Hynam (sub 15. J’nai Butterfield-Steede 85) 8. Jacob Cox 9. Nathan Burrows (sub 14. Harry Southgate 71) 10. Ali Duncan (sub 16. Lewis Galpin 89) 11. Joe Shanley (sub 17. Tom Brazier 77).
Referee; Simon Castleman.