Sat 12th Jul 14

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Mon 9th Jun 14

Pre season Games

1st Team

Saturday 12 July Histon FC (HOME) 3.00pm

Tuesday 15 July Woodford United FC (AWAY) 7.45pm

Saturday 19 July Ampthill Town (HOME) 3.00pm

Wednesday 23 July Northampton Town (HOME) 7.45pm

Saturday 26 July Shepshed Dynamo (AWAY) 3.00pm

Tuesday 29 July Northampton Spencer (HOME) 7.30pm



Saturday 12 July Histon U21 (HOME) 12.30pm

Thursday 17 July Raunds Town 1st Team (AWAY) 7.30pm 

Saturday 26 July Harpole (HOME) 3.00pm

Thursday 31 July Oakley (HOME) 7.00pm

Mon 12th May 14

Cogenhoe United Awards Night
1st Team Manager's Player of the Year: Tom McGowan & Tom Liversedge
1st Team Players Player of the Year: Ross Harris
1st Team Supporters Player of the Year: Josh Urquart & Ross Harris
Reserves Team Manager's Player of the Year: Jake Nage
Reserves Team Players player of the Year: Dan Mortimer
Young player of the Year: Elliott Lamb-Johnson
Goalscorer of the Year: Luke Emery
Clubman of the Year: Andreas (Fred) Markel

Fri 11th Apr 14

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Thu 10th Apr 14

Hillier Senior Cup Final

Cogenhoe 0 Daventry Town 3

Borneo Martell Turner Coulston has continued its sponsorship of Cogenhoe United, who on Tuesday 8th April played in the final of the Northamptonshire FA Senior Cup for the first time in their history against Daventry Town, at Sixfields Stadium.

Entering the tie as the underdogs Cogenhoe started the match very brightly and had a good opportunity to open the scoring when Courtney Herbert raced through on goal, only to be denied by a good save from the Daventry Town goalkeeper.

Cogenhoe were unable to make their early pressure tell and Daventry Town started to create some chances of their own and former Cogenhoe striker Scott Cross scored in the 33rd minute after Cogenhoe failed to clear a cross from the left. The goal certainly seemed to lift Daventry, who had further chances to score in the run up to half-time, hitting the woodwork on 2 or 3 occasions.

Going in to the break 1 nil down wasn't such a bad result for Cogenhoe and they were still firmly in the match.

The Cooks started the 2nd half well and the forced substitution of Elliott Lamb-Johnson through injury didn't have too negative an impact as Danny Thomason came on and helped create further chances. A goal mouth scramble could have easily resulted in a goal for Tom McGowan but Daventry managed to scramble the ball clear.

With Herbert providing a constant threat up front, Cogenhoe were always in the match and were pushing hard for the equaliser but an 85th minute goal, again from Cross, was a killer blow. With time running out, and team surging forward a breakaway goal in added time sealed the tie for Daventry, who ended up 3-0 winners. A scoreline that perhaps flattered the victors a little but a deserved win none the less.

Whilst they will be no doubt disappointed with the result, the whole team acquitted themselves extremely well against higher league opposition and they should be proud of getting to the final. The management team of Andy Marks and Paul Lamb have put together a good team, on limited resources and hopefully next season will see them able to push on and strive for further success.

With 3 games to go of the league season, and a top 3 finish up for grabs there's still plenty to play for and we wish them well for the remainder of the season.

Cogenhoe United's Reserve team are also in the hunt for some silverware in their attempt to retain their United Counties League Reserve Division title. Currently top of the table with a handful of games to go, it is looking good for Colin Cooper and his team. The crunch fixture would appear to be Cogenhoe's home tie versus 2nd place Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday 12th April. A home win would all but guarantee back to back titles. Good luck to the team.

Thu 27th Mar 14

Cogenhoe 2-1 Huntingdon Town

@ Compton Park.

3 weeks later and they meet again.

The waiting for the rematch of the game that was marred by fighting and 3 red cards came to a end, after waiting 3 weeks to see round two. Everyone expected this game to be the seasons greatest with Elliot lamb Johnson and Tommy McGowan coming back from their 3 game match ban which were picked up the last time these 2 teams met. Cogenhoe have a strong team heading out there, with the strongest bench to ever be in UCL football.

Cogenhoe have a lively changing room, and fielding the same team as Saturday and they set out for the game they need to win to get in position for the final run in. Cooks come out with confidence with a high tempo during the warm up. Looking at the game you would expect it to be tight but just before half time Cogenhoe snatch a goal with a 20 yard free kick scored by Sam Heavey. Cogenhoe sit now for the rest of the half settling till half time. Cogenhoe come out in the second half with a strong attitude and wanted to win the game but only having the one goal they had to score again. Cogenhoe had more of the ball in the second half knowing they needed to score one more goal but they couldn't quite achieve it. Cogenhoe kept pushing on until Huntingdon scored with a slow attack and a header scored by Declan Rogers. After conceding I couldn't see Huntingdon scoring another goal. With replacements Elliot lamb Johnson, Courtney Herbert and Tommy McGowan coming on for Danny Tree, Tom Lorraine, and Dean Lukeman. With the replacements Cogenhoe came on stronger getting towards the ends of the game after Huntingdon's corner the ball is cleared and falls to Courtney on the semi-circle who travels most of the pitch till pressured and passes the ball to Elliot who runs and scores the winner on his return game for Cogenhoe. 

By shay Rowlands.

Wed 19th Mar 14

Cogenhoe United Car Boot Sales 2014

Our Car Boot Sales commence on Sunday 20th April (Easter Sunday). Gates open at 06:30am. Sellers £5.00 (cheapest in the county), Buyers £1.00 per car. We have plenty of of on-site parking, toilets and hot & cold catering.

Subsequent sales follow on 4th May, 18th May, 25th May, 15th June, 29th June, 13th July, 27th July, 10th August, 24th August, 7th September and 21st September.

Fri 28th Feb 14

Cogenhoe 0 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 0

Report from Jamie Russell

"A very good physical game". 
"Good old UCL game that."
They were 2 views of my friends that watched, totally neutral, and I'd have to agree. Apart from a goal, I wouldn't of thought to many people were disappointed with the viewing. We feel it's 2 points dropped and after the onslaught Diamonds survived first half they may see it as a point gained to keep their necks infront of us in the table. We started well, played some really decent stuff and created some good chances. Maybe ironic that our ex keeper played a blinder and kept us a bay. We hit the woodwork 3 times, a couple of goalmouth scrambles from dangerous set pieces but couldn't force a goal. On the counter with the experience and pace Diamonds have, we always had to be in our toes. Hewitt and Harris played Russ Dunkley brilliant, a constant match winner on his day and we kept him fairly quiet.. I think it would be fair to say we let them off the hook and had to be cautious we didn't rue those missed chances.. They certainly came into it more in the second half, Wattsy at full stretch hoping the cameraman was ready when palming away a good header. And a couple other efforts blazed over, we hit the woodwork again and could have done better when well placed in the final third. It was a bit of a bruising encounter, 6 yellows and the ref done well to keep 22 in the pitch. Our bookings for fouls, there's for trying to ref the game themselves. Also nice to see the Premier Division version of Irchester, they had 6 people in the dug out barking orders and moaning about decisions they didn't agree with. We've had a really tough run of games, not that any game is easy at this level, but Deeping away Huntingdon away and Diamonds at home, to be unbeaten and say we were disappointed to only took 5 points shows how far we have come since October when we got a beating at the dog and duck. Good luck to them for the rest of the season. It's been a fantastic league this far and a really exciting last 8 or so games to fill the 2nd to 8th positions."

Mon 11th Nov 13

AFC Rushden & Diamonds 4 Cogenhoe United 2

On Saturday the first team made the short trip to The Dog & Duck for our first ever game at first team level against the new AFC club from the defunct Rushden & Diamonds, it was a wet pitch with long groomed grass that met us as the first spell of wintery weather greeted us, a healthy 400+ crowd was there to witness the events! they were not to be disappointed as both teams made the best of the conditions to provide a six goal thriller with chances aplenty too.

Early exchanges soon produced an opening goal when The Cooks failed to pick up the well known threat of a ball floated upto the ex Cooks pairing of Dunkley and Koriya, with Fazel Koriya gladly accepting the nod down from the big target man after just 5 minutes.

Two minutes later the Cooks were dealt another blow losing one of our threatening attacking players when Steve Blackwood couldn't move the ball from under his feet and his studs stuck in the lush grass and he sustained a nasty looking injury, much to the apparent amusement of the paying throng!

An interesting tussle with Lamb Johnson and his opposing full back developed during the remaining of the first half, The Cooks ended the half much the stronger team and half time came along without another goal, the closest we came was having the ball hooked off the line from one of our chances.

In the second half Tom Liversedge had two excellent chances to put us on terms early in the second period but it was two quick goals on 65 & 68 minutes coming about from the aerial threat that gave our hosts a three goal cushion. It was Courtney Herbert who added to his seasons tally as he raced clear onto a through ball and easily beat the advancing keeper to score an excellent goal, a golden chance fell to Jamie Russell two minutes after, but he put his shot over the bar as he started to lose his footing.

Substitute Ben Morgan finished off a well worked goal on 86 minutes to ensure the points were won, but we were not to be out done and put some respectability to the scoreline as Herbert headed home after a scramble from a corner kick deep into injury time. The final whistle blew as the game restarted and the large crowd had been treated to an excellent local derby.

Our second string kept a smile on our faces as news filtered through the afternoon of a 7-2 home victory against Raunds Town second string, Charlie Wixon and Ashley Bradshaw each bagged a brace with Franco Reina and youngsters Luke Emery and Jake Cayton completing the rout.

Video from AFCRDTV click here

Mon 4th Nov 13

November UCL newsletter now added
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Mon 4th Nov 13

  A review of Saturdays game versus Deeping Rangers is available on the Deeping website and can be found by clicking the link below
Deeping Match review click here

Tue 29th Oct 13

Desborough 0 Cogenhoe 2

Last Saturday the Cooks first team's good form continued, from the first minute to last we controlled the game against something of a recent bogey side, last year we lost on the three occasions we played ArTarn, in all three games we had more than enough opportunities to have won each those fixtures. This season we have far more resilience and took two chances that our exciting play deserved. Currently we are in wonderful form and playing an attractive style of play.

In the opening two minutes Tom Liversedge hit the woodwork from a tight angle, there were several more chances created at regular intervals before skipper Josh Urquart exchanged passes with Tom McGowan before chipping the advancing keeper to open our account. Desborough were forced to defend resolutely but they had a couple of chances on the break which Matt Finlay was equal to, the score remained 1-0 at half time.

It was very much the same story in the second period, but at 1-0 Desborough had a golden opportunity to score midway through the second period when a free header from a corner was not converted, this proved costly for the home team because within a few minutes The Cooks closed the game out when substitute Jack Bowen raced clear from a Steve Blackwood's measured through ball to score with some class.

All through the half The Cooks attacked in a pleasing style to record our fifth straight win and strengthen our current third place.

The day was made complete as the news filtered through that our Reserves had recorded a fantastic 3-0 win at Raunds Town in the NFA Junior Cup, with Luke Emery and Charlie Wixon (2) seeing The Cooks into the 3rd Round draw.

Tue 29th Oct 13

Charlie Wixon nets the Cooks third Vs Raunds

Tue 22nd Oct 13

Cogenhoe United 3 Newport Pagnell Town 2

A quick fire double over local rivals Newport Pagnell, having won comprehensively away 4-0 a few weeks previous we had to be aware of a wounded animal. Newport are clearly going through a transition. Having the luxury of the same starting 11 from our resounding victory against 5th place Wisbech Town the previous Saturday and playing on a softer surface for the first time, it was much the same action with our 4:4:2 formation bringing an early break through. On 19 minutes Courtney Herbert pounced to force the ball home after a Chris Griffin header from a right hand side dead ball was blocked on the line.

In truth, although playing descent football Newport didn't threaten our goal and on 68 minutes substitute Jack Bowen found himself unmarked at the far post from a right wing move to score easily. It was Newport however who scored on 76 minutes from a well drilled shot from a very acute angle when our defensive concentration dropped and gifted the opportunity that was clinically finished. It took just two minutes for Bowen to double his contribution, this a powerful headed goal, again at the far post from an excellent Elliott Lamb Johnson left wing cross.

The goal action was not over though, with the last move of the game once again poor home defending from midfield allowed a Newport Pagnell player waltz through unchallenged into the penalty box and cross for the on rushing substitute to score, this gave a relatively one sided game something of a closer scoreline, it is hoped that we are able to learn from these basic lapses which will be punished against better sides.

Tue 22nd Oct 13

A Youth Cup

Histon 5 Cogenhoe United 1

Any hopes and chances of making it through to this season's 1st Round Proper and a juicy home fixture against Division 1 League outfit Shrewsbury Town were dashed immediately before half time. With the scores level at 1-1, The Cooks main threatening player, Lamb Johnson was rightfully dismissed, along with the Histon full back, both for violent conduct which erupted in a flashpoint. The match referee took firm action and handled the situation very well, credit must be given to skipper Jake Cayton too who maturely took control of his players. The Cooks full back was also cautioned for his part in the ugly unacceptable incident.

Up until this time The Cooks had looked equally threatening in an entertaining end to end game, although Histon had shown the greater quality in key areas, The Stutes defence had looked woeful which should have given us heart.

The second period saw Histon's three better performers cause us problems and four goals were dispatched at regular intervals; our own frustrations contributed to our own downfall in no short measure too. Whilst to some extent there was a natural disappointment in some of the decisions we were ultimately well beaten by the better side.

There is no doubt better application could have seen a different result!

Hopefully lessons to be learnt!

Mon 14th Oct 13

Players pay respects with a one minutes silence for club stalwart Bob Jones who sadly passed away last week. RIP Bob

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Mon 14th Oct 13

CUFC 6 - 1 Wisbech.

"Courtney slides in to open the scoring from a Steve Blackwood cross"

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Mon 14th Oct 13

Tom Liversedge Penalty. 3-0 

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Mon 14th Oct 13

Cogenhoe United 6 Wisbech Town 1

This game had all the makings of testing our credentials for a top six finish when we entertained 5th place Wisbech Town at Compton Park for the first time. The Fenmen are having very mixed fortunes after their sideways move across from The Thurlow Nunn ECL, having a managerial change and players coming and going all affecting the results in the opening weeks. As seems usual a number of changes were needed for The Cooks following our away win at Holbeach. Fortunately we welcomed back Toby Jones, Josh Urquart and Ross Harris from injury and Steve Blackwood from suspension, Dan Thomason deputised for the unavailable Tom McGowan.

Setting up as a solid 4:4:2 we took the game to Wisbech in the opening stages and an early goal was the reward, a well worked goal it was too as Steve Blackwood skipped past his full back to square across the face of the goal for Courtney Herbert to finish from 8 yards in the 10th minute. The lead was doubled on 25 minutes as the Wisbech defence couldn't cope with the strength of Tom Liversedge who held off the grappling defender to lift a deft finish over the advancing goalkeeper. The Cooks continued to hold the upper hand on proceedings for the remainder of the first half.

Two goals in the opening five minutes made sure of the points, firstly Tom Liversedge coolly sent the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot as the hapless defender Spafford hauled Herbert down on the edge of the six yard box just as he was about to shoot from the chance his run had created, a yellow card was issued where red should have been expected. This didn't deter Courtney Herbert who scored his second two minutes later from a left wing cross from Elliott Lamb Johnson who had jinxed his way through the defence. On 54 minutes Wisbech opened their account, a mishit free kick was not defended and the ball bounced through our back line and Neal Spafford was on hand and finished unchallenged, ironic that he could easily be have taking a shower!

On 78 minutes substitute Jack Bowen broke through the poor Wisbech defence and very smartly took the one on one he had created, and man of the match Dan Thomason sealed an impressive win on 90 minutes with a great strike from 25 yards to leave The Compton Park faithful and neutrals alike enthusing on the manner of the victory.

Mon 7th Oct 13

Holbeach United 0 Cogenhoe United 1

The Cooks injury crisis continues with long term absentees, Lewis Lesie and Sam Heavey being joined by skipper Josh Urquart (knee/hamstring), Ross Harris (groin) Toby Jones (stomach muscle), Gokan Ulker (hamstring), Karl Bates (groin) Phil Cassidy (surgery for hernia) have left the squad at full stretch with Steve Blackwood still serving his final 3 match ban for the Reserves fixtures the side has looked a little threadbare. But to everyone's credit we have fought through the difficulties and picked up maximum points in the last couple of matches and progressed into the second round of the League KO Cup.

Saturdays away win at champions Holbeach was settled in the 47th minute when Tom Liversedge broke through the centre of a square back line to push the ball past the advancing goalkeeper and into the net via the inside of the post. A scrappy game in every way which The cooks missed numerous chances to win more comfortably! we restricted Holbeach to just a few chances, one smart stop by Matt Finlay and a couple of other chances where the Holbeach forwards missed the target when well placed. It was The Cooks who had by far the most goal action which saw several guilt edge chances missed, but fortunately we held out to record a welcome three points and another clean sheet.

It's another seven days to get players fit for our next fixture a home game against league newcomers Wisbech Town who visit Compton Park for the first time. Wisbech currently sit one place below us but eight points behind on level games.

Wed 2nd Oct 13

Tues 1st Oct Newport Pagnell 0 Cogenhoe United 4

Tuesday night saw a very positive reaction to Saturday's lacklustre performance, another round of changes showed the depth of the squad, changes in two full backs brought in Toby Jones and Jamie Russell, Chris Griffin moving into a centre back role; Dean Lukeman moved into wide left and Elliott Lamb-Johnson selected to play wide right and Jack Bowen preferred in place of Tom Liversedge, so a much changed side kicked off the game. Josh Urquart, Ross Harris and Gokan Ulker all  missing through injury.

Playing with a more balanced 4:4:2 both wide players had a massive influence on the game, there was real pace in the Cooks play, after the early exchanges it was from a right wing corner which was knocked down for Tom McGowan to open the scoring on 25 minutes, heading home from close range. The Cooks went in two up thanks to a wonderful strike from Dean Lukeman firing into the top of the net from 20 yards on 45 minutes.

Tom Liversedge came on after half time replacing the injured Courtney Herbert and within 3 minutes he made his presence known heading home a great cross from Lukeman. The Cooks wide players were running the home side ragged and Liversedge was on hand to knock home another telling cross on 67 minutes, Lukeman again the provider.

The Swans were reduced to 10 men on 70 minutes as the home side lost its discipline, The Cooks continued to give the home side a torrid time with Lamb-Johnson and Toby Jones causing constant problems. Just as pleasing was we saw the game out keeping a clean sheet and playing with great spirit.

Mon 30th Sep 13

Sat 28th Sept Peterborough Northern Star (away)
We travelled to Northern Star for the second early season fixture against the hosts, having earlier dropped three points at Compton Park towards the end of August, that day three late goals recorded a 2-1 reverse.
Kick off was delayed as the match referee requested the pitch to be remarked as lines were not particularly visible.
More changes were made to our starting line up, skipper Josh Urquart being forced to rest a knee and hamstring tweak, more tactical changes were made even though we had won twice in the past seven days. We appeared to line up without a recognised wide player on the left and the balance of the side seemed to be affected, although Dean Lukeman did push forward well in the opening 45 minutes from the left back birth.
We had the better possession and were the livelier team in the opening half, causing the opponents defence plenty of problems but creating only a few half chances, but it was Matt Finlay who was called into the more serious action in making excellent saves when PNS broke through our defence. In truth the home forwards missed two guilt edged chances to score, even though against the flow of the game.
The second half was a different story as PNS looked more threatening in attack, most especially left winger Billy Smith being a constant threat, it was Smith who opened the scoring on 73 minutes when given far too much space to slot home from inside the penalty box. Five minutes from the end the same player was hacked down on the edge of the penalty area, a spot kick was awarded and duly converted by Luke Kennedy. We created a few chances but failed to force any saves from the home keeper, a very disappointing performance overall. The real bright spell was brought by Elliott Lamb-Johnson who replaced Courtney Herbert, in his opening ten minutes the debut boy looked as if he was to be  a match winner, but service to him was not consistent and the home side doubled up to support the left back who was threatened with being over run. In truth we just became fractious, argumentative and disjointed and were well beaten come the final whistle.
A frustrating day at the office as we saw three points dropped again in a match that we should have chalked up more points in a quest to keep in touch with the top of the league.

Thu 26th Sep 13

Tuesday 24th Sept S&L Corby Away League KO Cup

We travelled to Corby with more changes to the line up, Dean Lukeman reverted to the left back birth and Danny Thomason came back into the side playing wide on the right and Gokan Ulker moved across to the left. Tom McGowan was rested and Jed Ainge came into partner Chris Griffin. The depth of the squad is being tested as suspension, injury, holidays and working commitments are restricting Andy Marks and Paul Lamb's options. The pitch was going to give the players problems throughout with longish grass and an uneven surface.

The opening exchanges were shaded by the initial onslaught from the young home team, but the Cooks defenders and Matt Finlay were equal to the threats, midway through the half The Cooks became a little more threatening themselves and enjoyed good spells of attacking football. The S&L goalkeeper was in good form too, being positive when called into action.

The only goal of the game came on 58 minutes when the ever dangerous Courtney Herbert beat two defenders to the race to a through ball and placed an excellent shot across the goal into the bottom right hand post. The Cooks mainly took control of the second half and Matt Finlay was barely troubled. Dan Thomason brought a good save from the keeper from a smart well worked left footed shot. The challenge from the Corby side diminished as the game wore on, substitutions brought younger players onto the field, one for the threatening player/manager Kevin Byrne who appeared to twist his knee on the pitch surface. For The Cooks 17 year old Luke Emery came off the bench and had a goal ruled out for off side and Karl Bates made an appearance after injury.

Results mean that we now have a home second round tie against the winners of Lutterworth Athletic or Bourne Town.

Wed 25th Sep 13

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Tue 24th Sep 13

Courtney Herbert clips the ball past the on-rushing keeper to level the scores at 1-1 at Kempston. This was followed by another brilliant solo goal on Tuesday night to knock S&L Corby out of the KO Cup. 

Tue 24th Sep 13

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Mon 23rd Sep 13

Saturday 21st Sept AFC Kempston Away

Saturday gave the Cooks an opportunity to put behind them the disappointing midweek result as we had dropped more home points. On a bright warm autumn day and an excellent Kempston pitch should have given everyone the appetite to do well.

The Cooks had Steve Blackwood (suspension) Jamie Russell (holiday) and Dan Thomason (work) all missing, this mean shuffling the pack with Toby Jones ably stepping up from The Reserves to fill the right back berth with Kieran Tarry moving across to left back and Gokan Ulker returning to wide right in midfield.

The early play saw The Cooks taking the game to Kempston and Courtney Herbert had an excellent one on one chance as he easily beat the square Kempston rearguard on the half way line to race towards goal , but the striker seemed to have too much time and the opportunity was missed. Kempston had a lively front line too and on 36 minutes Jermaine Ivy slotted home after a good move. The goal seamed to unsettle the Cooks who's play became a little rattled, and were guilty of making bad decisions across the park.

The second half continued in the same vein with Kempston causing problems for The Cooks rearguard, fortunately we didn't concede and had a couple of opportunities of our own, one such move saw Courtney Herbert put us level on 67 minutes as he cut through a fragile looking defence. The lead was only held for a matter of a few minutes when Ivy doubled his tally on 74 minutes with another well taken goal. This gave the home side the confidence to push on to created a number of further chances, including one that thumped the post. The Cooks made their three substitutions looking to plug their defensive play and strengthen the midfield.

It was however Jack Bowen who came off the bench and powered an excellent header inside the far post from a right wing cross on 85 minutes to level the scores. In added time Kempston brought about their own downfall by foolishly arguing with the referee, after their midfielder was rightly cautioned for lashing out an arm in a midfield challenge, the dispute continued at the expense of concentration and Jed Ainge's free kick was knocked down, Josh Urquart was first to react and knocked the ball goal bound and Ross Harris was on hand to force the ball home for a somewhat fortunate winner.

The three points keeps our away winning league run going, now to make Compton Park the fortress!

Thu 19th Sep 13

Tuesday 17th Sept Long Buckby at home.

The home curse returned on Tuesday evening when local rivals turned in a strong performance to knock us off our perch! Following a wet day it was a fast slick surface that should have suited the Cooks free flowing football, but we stuttered and stumbled right across the park against a Bucks side which was set up to ask plenty of questions of our attacking credentials. The opening quarter saw both sides giving as good as the got, on 20 minutes it was from a left wing corner that Buckby took a smartly flicked goal from the front post, when the ball should have been easily cleared.

It was Courtney Herbert who put Cogenhoe level on 55 minutes when he raced around the back four and crossed the ball, Tom McGowan was on hands to make an attempt on goal which was blocked but Herbert had advanced to force the ball over the line from close quarters.

Three or four excellent opportunities were squandered to go in front, but it most certainly wasn't one way traffic as the workmanlike Long Buckby side proved a threat themselves and Matt Finlay had to be alert to keep the scores level with a smart diving save. It was Buckby however that took the points on 75 minutes when the Cooks failed to clear the ball and allowed substitute Joe Power to move into shooting range and he hammered the ball home off the underside of the crossbar.

All attempts to get back into the game were not to be with long range passing failing to produce the breakthrough as the ball continually skipped off the wet surface. A short spell on top of the League and another failure to capitalise on home advantage left us deflated and rueing not making the most of our opportunities, but overall a below par performance.

Wed 18th Sep 13

CUFCs 3rd Vs Yaxley

Wed 18th Sep 13

Saturday 14th Sept Yaxley at home.

By virtue of a fixture rearrangement we faced Yaxley twice in a two week window, having thoroughly beaten Yaxley away 3-1 when Steve Blackwood tore the heart out of the home side with an unstoppable performance, complacency and a wounded animal seemed to be the main obstacles for The Cooks. Twenty minutes in the game was all but won going 3-0 up. After just 2 minutes Courtney Herbert took his time and curl a shot into the far corner of the net from the edge of the area. 15 minutes in Tom Liversedge was hauled down in the penalty box and he stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to give us a two goal cushion. Courtney Herbert was taking over the mantle of being unplayable as he tore around the defence and crossed the ball along the face of the goal, Tom McGowan just missed connecting only for the hapless full back to see the ball turned into his own net.

The Cooks tore into Yaxley for the remainder of the first half with the visitors showing little appetite and all too willing to be arguing rather than performing! After the break a change in personnel brought a better showing and an even half of football was enjoyed, but the Cooks finished the game and sat top of the table on Saturday evening.


Wed 11th Sep 13

Brackley Town Hillier Senior Cup

Tuesday night we travelled to Skril Conference North outfit Brackley Town giving us the ideal opportunity to put our woes of FA Vase and FA Cup exits against teams we should have done better against, the contrast could not have been greater. Brackley unbeaten in their League programme to date; a ground virtually unrecognisable from our last visit, new changing room block won in a competition! new floodlights, new pitch, terracing and a brand new 60x 40m state of the art 3G training facilities. Oh for the support of The FA, perhaps one day maybe ours.

Having no Reserve side it was difficult to gauge the level of opposition we would face given the a level of opposition, it seemed to be a bit of a guarded secret as not team sheet was issued! But it was a side with seven first team squad players made up with a clutch of youngsters, including former favourite Steve Diggin.

Once we settled it was The Cooks who looked to being in fine form, defending well against a side packed with forwards from Step2 and at the other end the pace and control of our forward play gave plenty of encouragement. Midfield saw a couple of changes from recent games and the industry and quality was every bit a match for what the opposite could muster. On 25 minutes Jamie Russell followed up a blocked Tom Liversedge shot and clipped the ball into the net to give the Cooks a first half lead.

Continuing to play excellent football the pace and energy of Courtney Herbert was rewarded on 70 minutes when he surged forward to fire in an unstoppable shot from the edge of the area. The scoreline didn't flatter us to be fair, we thoroughly deserved our lead which was extended deep into injury time as Jack Bowen rose to powerfully head home a cross.

An excellent result for the lads who showed exactly the spirit and commitment to carry forward into the league on Saturday when we entertain Yaxley at Compton Park.

Mon 9th Sep 13

FA Vase

Saturday's FA Vase tie proved to be another frustrating day for The Cooks, things started brightly with The Cooks attacking football unsettling the home side, an early Courtney Herbert goal capitalising on a defensive error and gave us the perfect start. There were plenty of further chances being created but failing to capitalise would ultimately cause our downfall. For the home side they showed brief glimpses of what they could offer and hit the woodwork twice in the same attack, but it was a game we seemed in full control. After the break Tom Liversedge shot us further ahead on 51 minutes and it should have been a case of being professional enough to book us into the next round. What unfurled highlighted our frailties.

We sat back and allowed the hosts a route back into the game, the dangerous Ali was allowed time and space as he danced around a couple of half hearted challenges which gave him the opportunity to finish well to put Cockfosters back into the game. Again we didn't show the right application to allow the centre forward Pretain to carry the ball into a dangerous area and smash the ball home after 71 minutes and the most unlikely comeback was complete.

The Cooks continued to push forward and created a few chances to put us back in front, but Cockfosters had equally good opportunities which their enthusiasm created, we had allowed them the opportunity to raise their game. The game ended 2-2 and the first period of half time continued in similar fashion.

As tiredness crept in the second period of half time this proved crucial to the outcome, a penalty was conceded as Tom McGowan went to ground when the play was going away from goal. The centre forward made no mistake from the spot. The Cooks clearly had to push forward to try and rescue the situation but that wasn't to be, from a corner Cockfosters defender showed the greater desire and forced a strong headed clearance from above two Cooks forwards, the ball broke kindly and a Cockfosters forward showed commitment to fire the home side into an unassailable lead. The scoring wasn't completed on 120 minutes Tom Liversedge took a smart opportunity to set up an unlikely comeback, it wasn't to be as immediately from the restart the home side gave us no second thought and scored to complete a 2 goal margin in an eight goal feast.

A thoroughly disappointing removal from another FA Competition for which we had expectations of progressing, the disappointment from within the club should not be hidden!

Onward and upwards!

Sat 7th Sep 13

September UCL newsletter now added

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Wed 4th Sep 13

S&L Corby Res 1 Cogenhoe United Res 3

1 Mark Philpott
2 Josh Clipston
3 Danny Mortimer
4 Chris Griffin
5 Toby Jones
6 Tom Redding
7 Dan Porter
8 Sam Heavey 
9 Jack Bowen 33 & 71 minutes
10 Charlie Wixon 24 mins
11 Josh Dawson
12 Tom Caton replaced 7
14 Dylan Hewitt Not used
15 Colin Cooper Not used
16 Luke Emery Not used
17 Chris Hurling replaced 6

Wed 4th Sep 13

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Wed 4th Sep 13

Photos from Yaxley v CUFC can be found on gallery now.

Wed 4th Sep 13

One benefit of a larger Reserves Division is having the opportunity to watch the Reserves when there is no clash with first team fixtures. So it was on Tuesday and a trip to S&L Corby was taken in, the game was a thoroughly entertaining affair, kicking up the slope first half the Reserves engaged in a strong fast game, the opening exchanges were fairly even with The Cooks having slightly the better of attacking possession.

It was S&L who took the lead however when the midfielder was given too much time and his smart shot nestled in the bottom corner of the net from 22 yards. Charlie Wixon levelled the score within a minute when it was his turn to rifle the ball home on 24 minutes.

A Jack Bowen goal on 33 minutes gave the Cooks a deserved half time lead. S&L Corby put in a solid second half show creating a few chances but could not carve out the equaliser they were seeking, it was the Cooks that countered and in one attack a well worked opening was created for Jack Bowen to score his second and The Cooks third winning goal with a crisp shot from the edge of the area.

The Cooks created a few quite a more chances in running out comfortable winners, there were many positive performances from a number of players who clearly are enjoying the opening successes of this season.

On this showing our youngsters are going to be a very attractive side to watch this season.

Sun 1st Sep 13

Yaxley 1 - 3 CUFC

Steve Blackwood on his way to his first goal of three in a match winning performance at In2itive Park.

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Sat 31st Aug 13

The Cooks travelled to Yaxley on Saturday for a rearranged fixture to plug a gap in fixtures caused by elimination from The FA Cup. This was expected to be a tough test following last seasons results in the corresponding fixture and the much publicised strengthening of the home teams squad.
From the off The Cooks set about their task in brisk fashion, playing the slick passing football which has been a pleasing factor this season. Chances came along at regular intervals as the Yaxley rearguard looked very uncomfortable at the pace of Cogenhoe's attack. Steve Blackwood in particular was in exhilarating form, it was no surprise that he eventually opened the scoring on 31 minutes breaking through the centre of the Yaxley defence to fire the Cooks ahead. The lead was doubled just four minutes later when a free kick by Jed Ainge was knocked down inside the penalty area by Tom Liversedge for Blackwood to notch his second goal of the afternoon.
The supremacy continued through until half time with chances being regularly created, Dean Lukeman planted a header onto the bar when well placed from a corner being possibly the best of the chances.
The second half started with Yaxley introducing an experienced forward as they looked to changed the flow of the game, but The Cooks continued to torment the home side, most especially the strength and pace shown by Steve Blackwood. Cautions were accumulated by Yaxley as they sought any means to try and stop the onslaught.
To their credit Yaxley slowly became more involved in the telling action and briefly threatened to cause an upset, in a goalmouth scramble The Cooks failed to clear their lines effectively and conceded a corner, from this kick the ball was cleared but fell to Andy Coleman who struck a volley into the top corner from 25 yards. 
The goal scoring attempts were still all being made by the visitors, Lukeman again in this action shooting over when well placed. But it was Steve Blackwood who rounded off a brilliant performance when once again fouled in the penalty box, in picking the ball up his hat-trick was sealed when he easily beat the goalkeeper from the resulting spot kick.
The quirk of the change of fixture means that Yaxley will be our visitors in our next home game, so we needed to be very wary of the wounded animal.

Thu 29th Aug 13

1st Team 2013-2014

Wed 28th Aug 13

Next Up

The next action at Compton Park sees our Reserves take on Bourne Town on Saturday with a 3 pm kick off, with no midweek UCL action and the 1st Team in FAVase action it will be Coop's boys again gracing Compton Park on 7th September when the Reserves Division2 Champions Oadby Town visit Cogenhoe. This game will be an early six pointer as form shows both sides being amongst the early pace setters. 

Saturday 7th September the first team travel to SSML Premier Division Cockfosters in the FA Vase, we are running a coach leaving Compton Park at approximately 12.15 pm returning at 6.00pm. Cost  £10 

Tue 27th Aug 13

Harborough Town 1  v Cogenhoe United 2
Cogenhoe United
1 Matt Finlay. (C)
2 Kieran Tarry
3 Jamie Russell
4 Tom McGowan (Goal 83 mins)
5 Josh Urquart
6 Ross Harris
7 Gokhan Ulkar
8 Jed Ainge
9 Tom Liversedge (Goal 28 mins)
10 Steve Blackwood
11 Dean Lukeman
12 Chris Griffin replaced 9
14 Sam Heavey not used
15 Dan Thomason replaced 7
16 Dan Webster not used
17 George McClellan  not used

Fri 23rd Aug 13

Match Official's viewpoint Cogenhoe Res v Northampton Spencer

Just wanted to say how refreshing it was to see such superb hospitality and well mannered club members whether committee to management to players to spectators.
I have heard a lot about Cogenhoe and the great reputation that follows it and pleased I experienced it last night. Exactly how any club should be modelled.

Really cannot wait to come back during the season and hope there is an opportunity to do so very soon.

Best Wishes for the forthcoming games.

Wed 21st Aug 13

FACup sponsored by Budweiser 2013/14
Our FA Cup campaign and prize money disappeared before our eyes over the past four days in our tie against Tring Athletic from the Spartan South Midlands League.
On Saturday the storm strength winds took control of events at Compton Park,in making for almost impossible conditions for both sets of players,  on Tuesday like Saturday, our bright attacking football gave way to a gritty more direct style as we singularly failed to put any telling pressure on the oppositions' goal over 180 minutes. More especially in Tuesday nights replay than in our home fixture, the opening 45 minutes saw a totally dominant display of slick, fast attacking football but this could not provide the breakthrough. The absence of four of our recognised centre forwards made the significant difference, the fact the only save the Tring keeper made was from the penalty spot  after 28 minutes when he guessed right and made a strong stop from the usually reliable Jamie Russell's kick.
All too often our pacy attacking football saw the final ball into the oppositions penalty area being uncontested and all clearances fell fortunately for the home side. The second half started in much the same fashion, but the tie turned on its head on 57 minutes where we contributed to our own downfall, conceding a needless free kick which was delivered into our penalty area, a flick on found the Tring substitute unmarked just 6 yards out to loop a header to give Tring a surprising lead. Inside a minute we were guilty of giving the ball away in a bad area and the ball fell to the same player who turned speculative into spectacular as he hammered the ball into the roof of the net from some distance.
This gave the home side the lift they needed to go on and win the tie at some ease, on 75 minutes, a penalty for hand ball was missed with a smart stop by Matt Finlay who smothered the spot kick, but this was to no avail as moments later substitute Vincenzo Lannone completed a remarkable hattrick in the space of 20 minutes after entering the field of play.
The remaining quarter of an hour saw another Tring substitute strike the inside of the post as it seemed that the scoreline was to take a further remarkable twist. 
Cogenhoe continued to press as the game opened up, the swift attacking football saw even more crosses into the Tring penalty area without ever being contested. Our best chances felt to skipper Josh Urquart who saw both a header and shot from inside the penalty area miss the target. A remarkable match which left Cogenhoe to reflect on just how we threw away the chance of progressing and the importance of putting finishing to the sparkling approach play. Tring showed that persistence and contrast in style can bring effectiveness and results.

Fri 16th Aug 13

Reserve Team 2013 2014

Wed 14th Aug 13

Saturday 17th August 2013

In just the second Saturday of the season The Cooks first team entertain Tring Atheletic, from the Spartan South Midlands League (Step5) in the Extra Preliminary Round of The FA Cup, the prize fund for the tie is £ 1,500.00 for progressing and an away fixture at North Greenford United from The Calor League Central Division 1 on 5th September 2013.

The Cooks made an exciting start to the season with an impressive display at Boston Town, running out comfortable winners 3-1, Courtney Herbert 2 and Karl Bates scoring the goals, there were several other chances created, equally pleasing was the performance with fast attacking style of football.

Tuesday night we entertained local rivals Wellingborough Town, starting brightly The Cooks looked to carry on where we left off on Saturday, but an experience Wellingborough side gave as good as they received and the game ebbed and flowed with both sides failing to put either goal under serious threat.

The main talking points revolved around a yellow card for The Doughboys centre half, when red seemed almost certain, and a very cheap yellow card to Karl Bates turned into red with another yellow card being branded for a comment made to the referee. So much for training evenings!

The more positive action saw a smart save from Matt Finlay from ex Cook Ben Foster, and a remarkable save from Wellingborough keeper Shaun Markie when an excellent Tom McGowan headed looked as if it was going to win the points in the last action of the game. A hard earned 0-0 draw was probably the right result, which entertained a crowd of 103 on a perfect evening.

The Cooks Reserves started their defence of their title in stunning style hammering hapless Desborough 8-0 with 17 year old starlet Luke Emery catching the eye with a hattrick, Ashley Bradshaw weighed in with a brace, Colin Cooper, another 17 year old Jake Cayton and an own goal completed the scoring.

On Saturday Coling Cooper and Simon Morrice take their lads to Olney Town in their second league outing.

Tue 13th Aug 13

An innovated idea to improve discipline

As the football season dawned Cogenhoe United approached Northampton Referees Association to hold a training event for the benefit of it's players. The initiative was to give a better understanding of the interpretation of the Laws of the Game, specifically from a referees perspective. The event was seen as a big success, the excellent presentation gave the managers and players an insight as to the lengths referees have to go to gain promotion even to Level 4 & 5 which cover our games. The thorny subject of the role of assessors was aired, this was one area that it is for the players to be more tolerant of the refereeing performances because of the importance to the referees promotion credentials. it is natural that there would be less discretion shown if the man with a pad is sitting in the stand! It was agreed that consistency over 90 minutes should be a given, but individual referees will have their own interpretation to laws. This evening was a positive move to communicate the finer points of the Laws which lead to discipline being issued, and it is hoped that it will serve as an attempt to reduce dissent, it is also demonstrates support to The FA's Respect campaign.

Cogenhoe United wish to record thanks to the Northampton Referees Association for supporting the initiative which we hope will have helped our players view the role of match officials in a more understanding and positive way. We all had a better understanding that referees are there to enjoy their game and gain their own promotions too. The referees too felt the dialogue covered was first class, we are the only club to request such a training event.

The players were informed of the current situation as to club levied fines for accumulation of disciplinary points, something the club are committing to avoid.

Tue 13th Aug 13

Northants FA Cup Draws

This week saw the draws made for our County Cup competitions, in The Hillier Senior Cup we have once again drawn The Skrill North League's Brackley Town away, this brings us into competitive action against a number of ex Cooks Darren Collins, Steve Diggin, Elliott Sandy and Glenn Walker. The date for this tie is yet to be confirmed.

Other ties:

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wellingborough Town
Corby Town v Northampton Sileby Rangers
Peterborough North Star v Kettering Town

Byes: Daventry Town, Desborough Town, Long Buckby & S&L Corby.

The Reserves have a bye in the First Round of The Les Underwood Junior Cup.

Mon 12th Aug 13

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First Game of 2013

Mon 10th Jun 13

The Cobblers have announced they will travel to UCL Premier Division outfit Cogenhoe United for a pre-season friendly in July.

The match will be played at The Cooks’ Compton Park ground on Tuesday, July 16, with a 7.45pm kick off.

Town also played a pre-season game at Cogenhoe in 2012, and the set up and welcome the club received from Andy Marks, his players and staff impressed Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd.

“I am pleased we are able to go back to Cogenhoe,” said Town manager Boothroyd.

“We visited them during last pre-season for a friendly and they were excellent hosts, so it makes sense for us to go back there again as we prepare for the new season.”

Admission details will be confirmed in due course.

The new npower League Two season begins on Saturday August 3, and the Cogenhoe match is the first pre-season friendly to be announced by the club

Story from Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Sun 23rd Sep 12

CUFC 1 Yaxley 2 click for photos

Sat 8th Sep 12

CUFC 2 Shepshed 1 click for more photos

Mon 3rd Sep 12

  Story from Peterborough Today

The curse of Cogenhoe struck again as Peterborough Northern Star saw their 100 per cent start to the new season came to an abrupt end.

The Northamptonshire side took advantage of an error-strewn Star display to claim a 4-3 success at Chestnut Avenue in the United Counties League Premier League Premier Division today (September 1).

Cogenhoe are becoming a frequent irritiation for the city side. They ruined a 19-match Star unbeaten run last season and returned today to bring a fine four-match winning streak to an end.

But Star boss Jamie Weston insisted his players only had themselves to blame after some appalling defending gave the visitors a huge helping hand.

Weston said: This was a real eye-opener after a good start to the season.

It showed that we cannot expect to cruise through games when only performing at anywhere near our best for 20 minutes.
And we certainly can't afford to make the sort of basic defensive errors we did today. They got punished in this game and will continue to get punished unless we cut them out.

Midfield debutant Callum Reed announced his arrival from Wisbech Town with a goal and an assist for Star.

Reed delivered the corner from which captain Wayne Morris headed Star ahead after 10 minutes but the goalscorer then conceded the penalty from which Cogenhoe levelled.

Morris was left in a hopeless position by a suicidal pass from full-back Matt Cook inside his own penalty area but worse was to follow as Star conceded again inside three minutes.

That's the way it stayed until a frantic spell just after the hour. Reed lashed Star level after a Nick Davey shot had been parried before substitute Denny Escorcio rifled in at the back post to make it 3-2.

But the drama was far from over. Cogenhoe levelled with 20 minutes to go and then claimed maximum points from a needlessly conceded corner 10 minutes later as goalkeeper Nick Conroy was beaten for a fourth time during a miserable return to Star.

Weston added: It looked like we had got ourselves out of jail in the second half but we quickly put ourselves back in trouble when we should have seen the game out.

Admittedly Star weren't helped by the loss of influential midfielders Liam Hook and Adam Weston to injuries early in the second half.

Both those players are now major doubts for a Tuesday night date against Deeping.
Rangers warmed up for that derby showdown by claiming victory in another one at Yaxley.

They did trail to an Ondre Odain goal but recovered to win 4-1 as Alex Beck stole the show with a hat-trick. Defender Simon Ashton hit the other goal.

Sat 4th Aug 12

Click for Photos CUFC 0 - 2 Barton Rovers

Fri 20th Jul 12

Pictures from Kettering Friendly

Wed 30th May 12

Cooper Lands Cooks Post

Cogenhoe United Football Club are pleased to announce that former Cooks frontman Colin Cooper has agreed to take over the Cooks reserves for the 2012/13 season.

Following the departure of Ben Stone who took over at Northampton Spencer a couple of weeks ago the Cooks were looking to appoint a hungry young manager, Colin fitted that description perfectly and we are delighted to welcome him back to Cogenhoe.

This is Colin's first step into management and everyone at Cogenhoe would like wish him well for the forthcoming season.

Mon 28th May 12


Cogenhoe United Football Club are pleased to announce that we will host Npower League Two side Northampton Town Football Club on Wednesday 25th July as part of our preparations for the 2012/13 season.

We are delighted that Aidy Boothroyd and his side have chosen to come to Compton Park as part of their pre-season preparations and we are looking forward to hosting what will be the biggest game the Cooks have hosted in many years.

Cogenhoe manager Andy Marks said; 'This is a big boost for the club being able to attract a League side to play at Compton Park, I have been busy over the past few weeks trying to plan my side for next season and this kind of fixture helps me sell the club to players, We are a forward thinking club and I'm confident that come pre-season we will give Northampton a good game'

The Cooks full pre-season schedule:

Saturday 14th July
Burton Park Wanderers FC (Away)
Kick Off 3.00pm

Saturday 21st July
Quorn FC (TBC) (Home)
Kick Off 3.00pm

Tuesday 24th July
Cranfield United FC (Away - Mixed Side)
Kick Off 7.30pm

Wednesday 25th July
Northampton Town FC (Home)
Kick Off 7.45pm

Saturday 28th July
Wellingborough Whitworth (Away)

Tuesday 31st July
Coventry Sphinx FC (Home)
7.45pm Kick Off

Saturday 4th August
Barton Rovers FC (Home)
3.00pm Kick Off

Tuesday 7th August
Buckingham Athletic FC (Away - Mixed Side)
7.45pm Kick Off

Tue 1st May 12


Tue 1st May 12


Wed 28th Sep 11

Cooks Land former Cobblers Hitman

The Cooks are delighted to welcome former Northampton Town forward Courtney Herbert to Compton Park. Herbert joins the Cooks from Evo-Stik Southern League Premier side Banbury United where he has spent this season following his release from Northampton Town at the end of last season.

Courtney joined Northampton Town from Long Buckby after a successful trial in September 2009, making his Football League debut away to Shrewsbury Town on 26th September 2009 and went on to make a total of 23 appearances that season for the Cobblers, of which 8 were in the starting 11, and scored 2 goals. Courtney made a further 15 league appearances last season, albeit all but one was as a substitute, though did not score and with playing opportunities limited he joined Conference side Cambridge United on loan in March 2011

Almost a year to the day Herbert was part of the Cobblers side who did the unthinkable and beat Liverpool in the Carling Cup Third Round at Anfield.

Courney is a real handful for defenders with his pace and movement and were very pleased he's decided to join us here at Cogenhoe as we build on our recent run of results.

Sun 4th Sep 11

F.A. Cup
Preliminary Round

Cogenhoe United 1 Loughborough Dynamo 2

Saturday, 03 September 2011

A goal deep into added time denied the Cooks a second chance against step 4 opposition.

Jack Peck gave the visitors the lead after 54 minutes but Matt Gearing equalised for Cogenhoe a minute before the hour mark.

With a replay beckoning Matt Langham won it for Dynamo three minutes into added time.

Sun 4th Sep 11

2011-2012 Team

Wed 20th Jul 11

Cooks well beaten in first friendly

With manager Andy Marks away on holiday the Cooks were left in the charge of Assistants Mick Donnelly and James Alger for our opening pre-season fixture.

The Cooks welcomed Leighton Town FC to Compton Park on Tuesday and were promptly made aware that there needs to be a massive improvement before the season starts. Our visitors were hungrier and worked twice as hard throughout the game and that was clearly reflected in the full time score. But it was the number of individual errors that eventually was our undoing in a humbling 6-0 home defeat.

The Cooks started the game with almost the same team that finished last season but with the exception of a makeshift defensive duo of recent recruits Bobby Leah and Robbie Bushell who both were out run by the lively front two of Leighton Town. There were plenty of cobwebs out there as touches were poor and the Cooks could not keep control of the ball and gave away possession far to many times in the opening encounters, putting ourselves on the back foot and we soon found ourselves 1-0 down after Keeper Anthony O'Connor could only punch away a cross as far as the edge of the area and Neil Lazarus drove his header home into an empty net.

By half time the score line was 3-0 to our visitors as again slack marking and the inability to clear our lines gifted the reds two more goals.

The second half saw an almost entirely different team play as Alger and Donno rang the changes in order for them to see some of the trialists on offer but there was little improvement as again our visitors pressed on. Returning keeper George McClellan was lobbed from 20 yards for the reds fourth and was left rooted to the spot as a cracking free kick made the score 5-0, to compound his nightmare of a night he was beaten from a close range header following good work from Leighton's right winger whipping in a cross for one of their substitutes to nod home.

One of the only positives was an appearance for Kieran Tarry at right back, the young full back who has come out of the Rushden & Diamonds academy looked assured and in 30 minutes showed more drive and determination than we had showed in the whole game, linking up well with Dan Thomason on the right flank and forcing Leighton's backline to turn.

The Cooks have to pick themselves up now as we face another tough game on Thursday night against a Histon XI and then on Saturday a double header away to Burton Park Wanderers.

Fri 8th Jul 11

Cooks have a good mixture planned for pre-season

The Cooks have lined up a good blend of fixtures as part of their build up for the forth comming 2011/12 UCL Premier Division season.

Saturday 16th July - Home - Leighton Town FC - 3.00pm KO
Thursday 21st July - Home - Histon FC XI - 7.45pm KO
Saturday 23rd July - Away - Burton Park Wanderers - 1.00pm KO (Reserves)
Saturday 23rd July - Away - Burton Park Wanderers - 3.30pm KO
Thursday 28th July - Away - Harpole - 7.00pm KO (Reserves & 1st Team)
Saturday 30th July - Away - Langford - 3.00pm KO
Tuesday 2nd August - Home - Daventry Town FC - 7.45pm KO
Tuesday 2nd August - Away - Moulton - 7.00pm KO (Reserves)
Saturday 6th August - Away - Olney Town FC - 3.00pm KO
Monday 8th August - Home - Histon Town - 7.45pm KO (Under 18's)

Follow us on Twitter for updates on all the games..

Wed 4th May 11

Buckingham Charity Cup winners

Fri 22nd Apr 11

Reserve Division Champions

Wed 19th Jan 11

One in one out for the Cooks

Cogenhoe manager Andy Marks has been busy in the transfer market this week as he looks to strengthen his Cogenhoe outfit for our two up coming Semi-Finals and league run in.

Following Jamie Wrights departure to near neighbours Irchester United this week Marks was quick to fill the gap by adding Matt Gearing to the Cooks line up. The former Northampton Town youngster is equally as comfortable wide right as he is upfront and Marks believes Gearing is just what the Cooks are looking for.

Marks said "Matty is a quick winger who's come to us after playing in the Zamaretto Premier for Rugby Town, hes been schooled well from Northampton and were lucky to have him at Cogenhoe" he added "Matty is the perfect fit for us as hes got pace and can deliver a great cross from the wing, that's something we have been missing and hopefully he will gel well with our young squad and move us onwards and upwards"

Matt started his footballing career at Northampton Town and spent time out on loan to Aldershot Town in the Conference and had further Southern League experience with Bedford Town, Rugby Town & Hemel Hempstead Town.

Matt will go straight into Saturdays squad and will face an Irchester team looking to put right their 4-2 loss to St Ives last weekend

Sat 18th Dec 10

Buckingham Charity Cup
Quarter Final

Banbury United 4 Cogenhoe United 4

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Cogenhoe claimed the scalp of holders Banbury in a penalty shootout after an exciring encounter.

Alfie Taylor's 23rd minute goal had Cogenhoe ahead at the break.

A Liam Hynes double after 79 and 81 minutes nudged the Zamaretto Premier side in front but with a minute remaining Elliott Sandy levelled for the Cooks.

Jed Ainge gave the visitors the lead two minutes into extra time , firing home from 20 yards, and Taylor's second goal of the night after 108 minutes put Cogenhoe in charge.

Banbury fought back and a double strike from Malachi Farquharson after 115 and 118 minutes took the tie to penalties.

In the shootout Danny Frid, Lewis Leslie, Taylor and Sam Heavey all scored their kicks. For Banbury Joe Coleman and Ben Naylor netted but Hynes missed their second kick and the fourth from Farquharson was saved by George McClellan.

Cogenhoe: George McClellan, Dan Thomason, Damon Herbert (Jamie Wright), Jed Ainge, Dan Chilton, Danny Frid, Elliott Sandy, Tom McGowan (Sam Heavey), Karl Bates, Alfie Taylor, Dustin Fitzgerald (Lewis Leslie).

Mon 20th Sep 10

Photo's FA Vase CUFC 3 - 0 Long Melford

Wed 8th Sep 10

FA Vase Pictures Vs Rothwell Town

Tue 24th Aug 10

CUFC Team 2010 - 2011

Wed 11th Aug 10

Cooks Maintain Unbeaten Run

The Cooks maintained their unbeaten start to the 2010/11 season with a comprehensive 5-1 away win over Rothwell Corinthians Tuesday night.

The Cooks started brightly and could have been in front within the first two minutes after good work from wide man Steve Blackwood opened up an opportunity for Karl Bates to fire a shot past the advancing Corinths keeper only to see his effort hacked off the line by a last ditch defensive tackle.

Two minutes later the Cooks opened the scoring. Steve Blackwood who was a threat all game was hauled down on the right hand side of the area, where Jamie Wright swung in the free kick to Damon Herbert who tapped home off the far post.

The Cooks continued to press home their advantage and created numerous opportunities failing to add to their lead as a result of some gritty defending. The first half saw the hosts restricted to only half chances and George McLelland was rarely troubled in goal.

The second half continued in the same vain with the Cooks reverting to their passing game. A second goal looked on the cards and in the 74th minute Alfie Taylor latched on to a Steve Blackwood cross and coolly found the net. This seemed to deflate Corinthians and following the introduction of substitutes Sam Heavey, Dan Thomason and Joey Evans three further goals came in the last 15 minutes. A fierce shot from Karl Bates gave the keeper no chance, a far post tap in from Steve Blackwood and a scrambled effort from Joey Evans completed the scoring. Corinthians did get a consolation goal when a handling error from the largely redundant George McClellan resulted in an easy tap in. The hosts were also denied what looked a clear penalty and probably summed up their night.

A good result for the Cooks who now take on St Ives Town on Saturday in the Extra Preliminary round of the FA Cup.

George McClellan
Jed Ainge
Dan Weekes
Dan Burke (Capt) (Joe Evans)
Jamie Wright
Lee Gotch
Steve Blackwood
Lewis Leslie (Sam Heavey)
Karl Bates
Alfie Taylor
Damon Herbert (Daniel Thomason)

Subs Not Used
Mark Hewitt
Wes Emery

Mon 2nd Aug 10

Cooks Shock Cross Town Rivals

The Cooks wrapped up their pre-season campaign with a convincing 2-1 victory over Zamaretto Premier side Brackley Town at Compton Park.

The Cooks were again struggling with injuries with Dean Lukeman, new signing Mark Hewitt, Jamie Wright, Scott Goodacre and Steve Blackwood all missing out while there was more positive news as Dan Thomason returned to the fold after missing the whole of pre-season through injury.

While our visitors showed us a great deal of respect by fielding their entire first team squad which included former football league players, Steve Basham, Chris Wilmott, Marcus Bignall, Simon Travis, Michael Blackwood, and Francis Green.

In a very similar game to Bedworth last week the visitors sprung out of the blocks and took the game to the Cooks, looking to dictate their authority on the game and look to take an early lead. Their speed and dive took the Cooks by surprise and it took some time for Andy Marks men to get into the game.

Once settled the Cooks re-grouped and started to play some really neat football and outworked our visitors. Wes Emery opened the scoring for the Cooks darting into the box and slotting home a left footed shot past the flailing Brackley keeper.

The Cooks then doubled the lead just before halftime when new signing Dan Chilton found himself unmarked from a corner and powered his header past the stunned Brackley backline.

The second half was much the same affair with the Cooks outworking the Saints and restricting them to very few opportunities of note. The score remained 2-0 until injury time where our visitors did manage an effort on target and Jon Challinor nodded home from close range.

Another really positive display from the Cooks and a result that very few would of picked before kick off looking at the two sides that lined up.

Wed 28th Jul 10

Another Spirited Performance See's The Cooks Beat Higher Grade Opposition

Tuesday evening saw the visit of Zamaretto Central side Bedworth United to Compton Park in our penultimate pre-season game leading up to the start of the 2010/11 season.

New manager Andy Marks had a few selection headaches ahead of this game as he was missing upwards of 7 players unavailable through injury but his makeshift side including a South African trialist worked wonders in an impressive 1-0 win over Bedworth United.

After some early Bedworth pressure the Cooks slowly got into the game and started to get behind the Bedworth backline. It wasn't long before the pace of Blackwood caused problems for the back four of Bedworth and he was hauled down for a spot kick, which on form frontman Alfie Taylor dispatched with some force to send the Cooks into a well deserved first half lead.

Further chances fell to Blackwood, Karl Bates and Wes Emery before half time but the score remained 1-0 to the Cooks.

The second half saw Bedworth again start the half brightly but hardly make our goal keeper make a save in the 90 minutes. Another improved performance from the Cooks although Brackley will prove much tougher opposition this Saturday at Compton Park.


Jed Ainge (Joe Rich)
Damon Herbert
Daniel Chilton
Trialist (Lee Gotch)
Dan Burke (Joe Evans)
Lewis Leslie
Steve Blackwood
Wes Emery
Alfie Taylor
Karl Bates (Sam Hevey)

Mon 26th Jul 10

Cooks Power Past Langford

A new look Cogenhoe outfit powered to a 4-1 home win over Langford on Saturday.

New manager Andy Marks fielded a strong looking starting XI as he looked to build on our midweek victory over Whitworths. Although his preparations were hampered by midfielder Scott Goodacre not making it through the warm up and Jamie Wright & a trialist both pulling up injured after only 5 minutes.

None the less the Cooks made their attacking intent by starting with a 4-3-3 formation with Karl Bates, Alfie Taylor & Damon Herbert starting up top for the Cooks, and that paid dividends as all three of the forwards chipped in with goals in a comfortable victory for Andy Marks men.

Karl Bates opened the scoring for the Cooks with a 25 yard volley that thundered past the Langford keeper early on and then Damon Herbert doubled the lead with a volley of his own from inside the area. Bates then made it 3-0 following a corner from the left and Alfie Taylor continued his goal scoring touch in front of goal in the second half.

George McClellan played extremely well again in goal saving a well struck spot kick follow a dubiously awarded penalty decision late on.

All in all it was a good work out for the Cooks who now entertain higher opposition in their final two pre-season friendlies, Tuesday (27th July) see's the Cooks face Zamaretto Midlands side Bedworth United in a 7.45pm kick off and on Saturday (31st July) the Cooks face Zamaretto Premier Brackley Town again here at Compton Park with a 3.00pm kick off.


George McClellan
Jed Ainge
Dan Chilton (Lewis Leslie)
Trialist (Gotch)
Jamie Wright (Lukeman)
Dan Burke
Wes Emery
Damon Herbert (Steve Blackwood)
Karl Bates
Alfie Taylor

Saturday also saw the Cooks Reserves take on Alconbury FC in their first pre-season game of the 20010/11 season. New look management duo of James Alger & Lloyd Conlon saw their side come away with a comfortable 3-0 away win over the Peterborough League Premier Division side.

Fri 16th Jul 10

Cogenhoe United have unveiled Andy Marks as their new manager. The 28 year old becomes the youngest boss in the Premier Division. Nonetheless he has plenty of managerial experience under his belt already, joining the Cooks after three years at the helm of ON Chenecks who he led to their first ever Northants Junior Cup triumph last year along with back to back top four finishes in Division One.

Club chairman Derek Wright commented "Andy made a big impression with the club in an interview three years ago when he applied for the manager's position when Darren Collins was appointed. We asked him to go and get some experience and come and see us again and true to his word he was one of the first to apply for the position. Andy's local knowledge of players is second to none and he has tremendous enthusiasm for the game. We are delighted at our capture. Andy knows he is joining a very well run club and is excited at being given the chance to make the step up at Cogenhoe, a club he has long held ambitions to manage."

Mon 12th Jul 10

Cooks Manager Departs

Cogenhoe United Football Club have lost the services of manager Darren Collins just four weeks from the start of the 2010/11 season.

Darren has accepted the offer to join Southern League Premier side Brackley Town as assistant to former Rushden & Diamond's teammate John Brady. A step up two tiers to the ambitious Zammaretto Premier Division outfit was an offer too good to refuse. The parting has been perfectly amicable and Cogenhoe wish Darren their best wishes for the future, Darren will be returning to Compton Park in three weeks time for an arranged pre season match.

The Cooks are now in search of a permanent replacement for Collins and suitable applicants should make applications to Chairman Derek Wright on 07730488160 as soon as possible, the Cooks are looking to appoint their new manager by the weekend.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Wed 7th Jul 10

Cogenhoe Soccer-School will be starting a new saturday morning football club for children aged between 7 - 14 in August. Sessions will be fun based and enjoyable, All coaches are FA Qualified and CRB Checked, for booking please call 07515287535

Sun 23rd May 10

There will be an open trial evening on Monday 24th May; 6.30pm till 8.30pm for new and exisiting players who wish to play for the youth team next season.

Tue 18th May 10


Wed 5th May 10

Saturday saw the curtian come down on another season at Compton Park.

Following the Cooks 4-2 home win over Blackstones we hosted our presentation evening, this years winners were as follows:

1st Team Players Play of the Season- Danny Frid

1st Team Managers Play of the Season- Daniel Burke

Supporters Player of the Season- Dan Thomason

Reserve Team Players Player of the Season- Ashley Simpson

Reserve Team Managers Player of the Season- Ashley Simpson

Under 18's Managers Player of the Season- Liam Tuck

Under 18's Players Player of the Season- Liam Tuck

Clubman of the Year Fred Markel

Club Top Goal Scorer Sean Nicholson (29 Goals in All Comps)

Well done to everyone who won prizes on the night and helped make the evening a great success. We look forward to seeing you all back come July where we look to build on the foundations weve made in the past two seasons.

Mon 22nd Mar 10

Corinths' hopes of moving off the foot of the table were shattered in the opening half hour as the Cooks ran in three unopposed goals.

Leading marksman Alfie Taylor took his season's tally to twenty with the first two goals after seven and nineteen minutes.

A 25th minute Dan Burke effort had the outcome all but settled.

Ben Baines outjumped the Corinthians defence and steered his powerful header just inside the post to complete the win

Cogenhoe: George McClellan, Luke Pritchard, Jamie Russell, Dan Burke, Danny Frid, Lee Gotch, Dan Thomason (Dean Lukeman), Wes Emery (Scott Goodacre), Ben Baines, Alfie Taylor, Damon Herbert.

Wed 10th Feb 10

Youngsters lead the way in Cooks fight back

A second half fight back from the Cooks saw us claim an impressive 1-1 home draw with Southern League Premier outfit Brackley Town last night.

The Cooks started the game playing 3-5-2 with pretty much a regular team line up bar Tom McGowan who was unavailable so Wes Emery filled the breach in midfield and had an excellent game.

The Cooks started with George McClellan in goal, three centre halves of Nick Ashby, Danny Frid who was again impressive and Lee Gotch, two wing backs of Danny Thomason and Jamie Russell, a midfield trio of Jed Ainge, Dan Burke and Wes Emery, while new signing Karl Bates partnered Alfie Taylor upfront.

The Cooks fell behind to an early Jamie Kearns strike and looked as if they were struggling against the pace and movement of our higher grade opposition. But the Cooks quickly settled and played some neat football and quickly got back into the game. Alfie Taylor spurned the Cooks best chance of the half when he fired over from inside the area.

After halftime Darren Collins switched his Cooks line up around reverting back to our usual 4-4-2 formation with Jamie Wright at Left back, midfield man Jed Ainge at right back and Lee Gotch and Danny Frid in the centre, a midfield quartet of Damon Herbert, Wes Emery, Carl Jays Jnr and youth team graduate Danny Mortimer, while upfront was the Under 18 strike force of Dustin Fitzgerald and Sean Nicholson who both proved again that they are on the doorstep of a first team call up after causing major headaches to the Brackley backline.

The Cooks dominated the second half with Damon Herbert on the right causing problems to the Brackley left back all half. But it was Daniel Mortimer on the left who undid the Brackley backline as has drilled cross from the left was turned into his own net by one of the Saints centre backs. Lewis Leslie replaced Wes Emery for his first team debut and did extremely well against a well drilled Saints midfield.

Darren was extremely pleased with how the game went and was equally impressed with the players who are making strides in the reserves and looking for a first team call ups.

Mon 8th Feb 10

Cooks Arrange Midweek Friendly

Cogenhoe United FC are set to host Southern League Premier Division outfit Brackley Town tomorrow night (9th February) here at Compton Park in a 7.45pm Kick Off.

With the poor run of weather Darren Collins was eager to get a game in midweek to help his Cooks side prepare and sharpen up for the weekends clash with Newport Pagnell.

Last week a similar game was arranged with UCL Division One side Rushden & Higham and Darren was pleased with the outcome as his Cooks side ran out 2-1 away winners thanks to goals from Alfie Taylor and Ben Baines.

Please pass on the news of this fixture!

Mon 8th Feb 10

Sports Quiz

We can now confirm that the Cooks Sports Quiz will take place next Thursday (18th February) with a 8.30 start.

We had to move the date due to a youth fixture being penciled in on the same day.

Teams of 5
£5 a team
Food on the night

Hope you can join us

Mon 8th Feb 10

Following on from Brian Foley winning the FA Groundsman of the year award the Cooks have been in the news!

Please click on the link to Pitchcare Magazines Website where they published an article about our ground and the hard work we put into it
Pitchcare Website

Wed 20th Jan 10


Tonights Northants Senior Youth League game between Cogenhoe United & Bugbrooke has been postponed.

Sadly Bugbrooke were unable to get the numbers together to field a side, that game will now be resheduled for later in the season.

Please keep a close eye on the fixtures as due to the poor weather in recent weeks there will be plenty of changes as the club looks to fit in both UCL & Senior Youth League fixtures


Mon 18th Jan 10


The Cooks are holding a sports quiz on Thursday 11th February 2010 which replaces the quiz on Thursday 4th Feb as previously advertised!

The quiz kicks off at 8.00pm with teams of no more than 5 people, £5 a team for entry and there will be prizes and food..

Hope you can all make it


Fri 15th Jan 10

Sports Quiz

The Cooks are holding a Sports Quiz at the club on Thursday 4th February at 8.00pm.

Please feel free to join us on the 4th for some tough questions and dubious answers!

Teams of no more than 5 on the night with each team costing £5 to enter, prizes for the top three teams.

We hope you can join us for the quiz!

Please contact Phil Wright for further information

Tue 15th Dec 09

Cooks Under 18's News

Cogenhoe Uniteds Under 18s host Brackley Town tomorrow night (Wednesday 16th December) here at Compton Park with a 7.45pm kick off.

This season the Cooks have already made two trips over to St James Park once on the opening week of the Senior Youth league season where we ran out 6-1 away winners thanks to debut strikes from Ashley Buchanan (1) Duston Fitzgerald (2) and a hatrick from the returning Sean Nicholson, which saw a blistering start to the Cooks league campaign.

Both sides were then draw against each other in the first round of the league KO Cup last month, and it was the Cooks who again ran out winners, this time a 2-1 win saw the Cooks progress although that game was a lot tougher test than the opening game of the season so tomorrow nights game should be a real test of the Under18s metal.

We hope you can join us for the game as we really do have a special Under 18s side this season, Jon Wright & James Alger have produced a side of real quality that like to play football in the right way. The team are looking to make it 11 wins from 11 league games.

Please note that tomorrow nights match is subject to a pitch inspection as we await further poor weather overnight.

Mon 14th Dec 09

Cooks hold out for 0-0 draw with table toppers

Despite a barrage of late pressure the Cooks held on for a 0-0 home draw with top of the table St Neots Town on Saturday. Darren kept with the same side who beat Bourne Town last weekend with Nick Ashby & Danny Frid maintaining their places in the centre of defence allowing Ben Baines to partner top scorer Alfie Taylor up front.

Match Report

St Neots extended their unbeaten run to nine games, but missed the chance to open up a four point lead at the top of the Premier Division.

They are two points clear of Daventry Town who have six matches in hand.
Cogenhoe were close to taking an early lead when Luke McShane tipped a dipping Jamie Wright free kick over the bar.

Michael Hyem rescued the Saints with a goalline clearance after McShane was beaten by a clearance from opposite number George McLellan.

St Neots had the better of the second half with McLellan making the save of the match from a Rob Hughes volley and Josh Sozzo and Lim Harrold missing good openings.

A cross from manager Steve Lomas set up a chance for Paul Garrett but he failed to hit the target with his header.

Cogenhoe: George McClellan, Luke Pritchard, Jamie Russell, Tom McGowan, Danny Frid, Nick Ashby, Dan Thomason, Dan Burke, Ben Baines, Alfie Taylor, Jamie Wright (Damon Herbert).

St Neots: Luke McShane, Steve Lomas, Dan Jacob, Michael Hyem, Glen Fuff, Adam Jones, Dan French (Matt Kenneford), Rob Hughes, Liam Harrold, Josh Sozzo, Paul Garrett.

The Cooks face Deeping Rangers on Saturday here at Compton Park, We hope you can join us for that game and our boxing day clash with Northampton Spencer (12 Noon Kick Off)
photos/George McClellan.JPG

Thu 10th Dec 09

10 from 10

The Cooks Under 18's extended their lead at the top of the Northants Senior Youth League to 12 points following last nights 2-0 away win over reigning champions Northampton Sileby Rangers.

The Cooks goal scorers on the night were leading scorer Sean Nicholson who extended his record to 14 goals in 10 league fixtures and second leading marksman Dustin Fitzgerald who’s goal took his tally to 11 goals in 10 games.
photos/Dustin Fitzgerald.JPG

Fri 20th Nov 09

Danny's funeral has been arranged for 2.15 pm on Friday 27th November 2009 at Kettering Crematorium.

After the service friends will be welcome at The Beeswing, Rockingham Road, Kettering.

Wed 18th Nov 09

Cooks Mourn Loss of Assistant Manager

Cogenhoe United FC are extremely saddened to announce the passing away of Assistant Manager Danny Liquorish.

Danny had been battling with Cancer for the past eight months and recently had been admitted to a local hospice where he passed away this morning.

Everyone at Cogenhoe are extremely saddened to hear today's tragic news and as a mark of respect tonight's Hereward Teamwear United Counties Premier Division game between Cogenhoe United and Wellingborough Town has been postponed. Danny had spent two seasons with Wellingborough Town as a goal keeping coach under Nick Ashby prior to joining the Cooks.

We will advise details of the funeral arrangements in due course.

Thu 5th Nov 09

Free scoring youth team; make it 8 out of 8

After the half term break the youth team re-grouped for this close encounter with a side they had beaten just 2 weeks earlier. Cranfield came into the game on the back of huge win to fellow league contenders Kempston and it was going to be clear they wanted to beat us after suffering the loss in our last game.

The cooks came into the game with a fully strength side with the exception of left back Ellis Stockport who wasn't available due to illness.

The game began at a frantic pace with Cranfield clearly setting the standards with there slick passing and wanting to create chances. Although with most of the possession it wasn't until 15 mins that George had to make his first save of the night. Again the half continued as the previous game did, plenty of fair tackles and some very neat inter play between both sets of players. The cooks did create there own fair share of chances with Dustin coming close and Jordan Richards forcing a couple of smart saves from the visiting keeper. On 30 mins, Cogenhoe drew 1st blood as they have done all season; a corner whipped in by Liam Tuck was headed in by the Cranfield centre half. 1-0. shortly after the cooks had another chance, the ever present George Barrett launched a throwing into the box which Cranfield failed to clear and the returning Sean Odonovan scored a tap In to make it 2-0.

Cogenhoe then took the game to Cranfield but failed to increase there lead. And with the last 10 mins of the half left to play Cranfield counter attacked and somehow let a player take of 5 people before coolly smashing his shot into the bottom corner. on.

Half time 2-1

After our poorest performance of the year it was clear we needed to up our game if we were going to remain in front and go on to win the game. With resilient defending and more fluent attacking play it was a much needed improvement to the first half, however after 10 minutes of the re start the Cranfield left winger flew past Tom Nicolson and was then bought down. Penalty to cranfiled. This was then scored
Like the last game the scores became 2-2.

Cranfield then had the momentum and began to load the box at every occasion and again George made another great save to keep the cooks in the game, after a 15 minute spell of both sides cancelling each other it was centre forward Dustin Fitzgerald who was able to use his strength and skill in the box and smash a volley home to the delight of the players and management, 3-2 cooks.

From this point the Cognehoe boys didn't look back.. The introduction of Joe Jessop in place of Sean Odonovan on the right proved significant. Having not played due to injury Joe injected some pace down the right side and looked as sharp as ever. With 10 minutes left Lewis Lesley received the ball outside the box, cut in and unleashed a shot that came in off the bar..4-2 Cogenhoe.

Liam tuck was then replaced for Lewis Thomas

Now winning 4-2 the cooks still weren't finished. With minutes to play and cooks in full control another chance created fell to substitute Joe Jessop who like Lewis, struck a great shot and rippled the night. The celebrations began. 5-2

2 red cards at the end of the game did hamper proceedings, however the Cogenhoe Youth lads didn't let this affect them and were grateful for another massive 3 points as they look to better themselves from last years league position.


George McLennan, Tom Nicolson, Alex Lowry, George Barrett, Dean Lukeman, Sean O Donovan, Liam Tuck, Lewis Lesley, Matty Ravine, Jordan Richards, Dustin Fitzgerald

Subs Ashley Buchanan, Joe Jessop, Lewis Thomas, Sean Nicolson

Next week see's last years champions Sileby visit Compton Park (wed 11th November)

Mon 5th Oct 09

Cooks Face Tiptree in Round Two of the FA Vase

Cogenhoe United have been drawn away for the 10th time in 11 outings in the FA Vase, this time we face Essex Senior League and former FA Vase runners up Tiptree United on Saturday 14th November.

In the past fortnight Tiptree have sold their current ground for development and all but amalgamated with Ryman League side Maldon Town, they now share the same ground, The Tiptree manager has left the club and taken over the hot seat at Maldon and according to reports in their local paper have players signed on for both clubs.

The two sides have previously met back in the 2003/04 season where the Cooks ran out 1-0 away winners in an FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round. Ironically we then went on to face Maldon Town in the next round!

We are awaiting conformation of the above fixture as Tiptree Uniteds landlords Maldon do have a home game scheduled for Saturday 14th November.

There will be a coach for this game so please keep an eye out in the clubhouse for the list

Thu 1st Oct 09

Cooks maintain 100% record

Cogenhoe Uniteds Under 18s maintained their 100% record in the senior youth league last night with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Buckingham Town.

In an even first half the Cooks took the lead through top scorer Sean Nicholson following a parry from the Robins keeper. The Cooks then created some great chances to double their lead before half time but were thwarted by Buckinghams back line.

The second half was much more one sided affair and it wasnt long before the young Cooks made it 2-0, Sean Nicholson tapped in his second of the night from a rebounded Dustin Fitzgerald effort from close range and then it was Fitzgerald who made it 3-0 thanks to a great finish from an acute angle.

There was a cameo appearance in the second half from new signing Jordan Richards, the lively frontman looks to be a real capture for Jon & Alger and caused the tiring Robins centre halves plenty of trouble, Richards had two great chances to net on his debut but was thwarted by Buckinghams keeper when he went through one on one and then his cleaver chip went just over from 25 yards in the final minute.

Both Sean Nicholson and Dustin Fitzgerald have now netted an impressive 19 goals between them in just 5 games. Sean is now on 10 and Dustin is one behind with 9 both strikers look set to fight it out for the Senior Youth Leagues Top Goal Scorer Trophy which in previous years has been held by Conference North player and former Cooks frontman Steve Diggin.

Following last nights result there are two other sides on a 100% record in the West Division of the Senior Youth League, Both Cranfield and Kempston are looking strong and should push the Cooks all the way this season.


George McClellan
Tom Nicholson
Ellis Stockport
George Barrett
Alex Lowrey
Liam Tuck
Ashley Buchanan
Lewis Leslie
Dustin Fitzgerald
Sean Nicholson
Mathew Revine


Dean Lukeman
Jordan Richards
Jordan Goldswain
Lewis Thomas
Sean O Donovan

Sat 12th Sep 09

Cogenhoe United's long serving groundsman Brian Foley has been named the Football Association's Groundsman of the Year for step 5 and 6 clubs.

The annoucement was made on 10th September at the FA's Groundsman of the Year dinner at Windsor Racecourse.

Brian was unable to attend having taken his wife away to Yorkshire to celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary. Cogenhoe chairman Derek Wright received the award from the Marketing Director of award sponsor Carlsberg on Brian's behalf.

The assessment process started with Brian's nomination as a candidate by the league. The head groundsman from Manchester City then visited the Compton Park ground to assess the playing surface and interviewed Brian about his work on the pitch and the equipment used.

A short list of six nominations was then drawn up and the winner decided by a panel of Premier League groundsmen.

Congratulations go to Brian and his support team on this outstanding achivement.
Read more and see all awards here

Fri 11th Sep 09

well done to Cogenhoe FC for winning the groundsmen of the year award

from all at kingsthorpe ladies and girls FC

Tue 8th Sep 09

CUFC Vs Bourne

Tue 8th Sep 09


Thu 27th Aug 09

Cooks Leave it late but make it two out of two

Despite another thunderous start to the game the Cooks struggled to breakdown a resolute and regimented Rushden & Higham back line at Compton Park last night.

The Cooks dominated proceedings thought the game and home keeper George McClellan was only called into action once in the 90 minutes.

Early Cooks pressure resulted in Dean Lukemans shot rebounding off the post and wide from the left hand side after a neat through ball from front man Sean Nicholson.

But it was midfield man Liam Tuck who got the ball rolling for young Cooks after 8 minutes, following a clearance from a corner Liam rattled an unstoppable half volley from 20 yards into the top left hand corner giving the Rushden & Higham keeper no chance.

The scores were level on 19 minutes when Rushden & Higham were awarded a free kick on the edge of the area, Jacob Hendrickson duly despatched the free kick with a powerful drive that crashed in off George McClellans left hand post.

The second half saw wave after wave of Cooks attacks with Dustin Fitzgerald seeing his cross shot come back off the Rushden & Higham post and Dean Lukemans looping effort landing on the roof of the net.

But it wasnt until the 89th minute before the Cooks got the all important breakthrough when Dustin Fitzgerald had his legs taken from under him in the area and the Cooks were rewarded with a penalty. In form front man Sean Nicholson stepped up and fired the Cooks infront and took the wind out of Rushden & Highams sails.

An injury time strike from Dustin Fitzgerald wrapped up the points from the Cooks in injury time.

George McClellan
Jordan Goldswain
Ellis Stockport
George Barrett
Alex Lowrey
Mathew Revine
Ashley Buchanan
Liam Tuck
Dustin Fitzgerald
Sean Nicholson
Dean Lukeman


Tom Nicholson (Mathew Revine)
Luke Robinson (Ashley Buchanan)
Leon Gavin

Tue 25th Aug 09

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Tue 25th Aug 09

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Thu 20th Aug 09

Cooks make dream start

Cogenhoe United Under 18s made to a dream start to their 20090/10 Senior Youth League season with a resounding 6-1 away win at Brackley Town on Wednesday Night.

The Cooks were without defender Sean ODonovan, midfielders Todd Jenner, Lewis Leslie and first teamer Dean Lukeman for the Brackley clash but Jon Wright & James Algers men flew into a 5-0 half time lead.

Dustin Fitzgerald opened the scoring after only 4 minutes tapping in from close range following Alex Lowreys header crashing off the crossbar from a corner. Six minutes later fellow front man Sean Nicholson volleyed in from 12 yards as the Cooks stomped their authority on proceedings.

On the half hour striker Sean Nicholson doubled his tally on the night and sent the young Cooks 3-0 up with a low powerful drive from 20 yards which gave the home keeper no chance. Things got worse for the young Saints as on 34 minutes following some great interplay down the left wing between Mathew Revine and full back Ellis Stockport it was Stockport who drove in a low cross for Fitzgerald to fire home his second of the evening making it 4-0, a minute later Mathew Revine produced a neat finish for the Cooks 5th following a fumble from the Brackley stopper.

The second half was a much more subdued affair with Brackley looking to salvage some respect following their 1st half collapse, and duly responded by calling the Cooks keeper George McClellan into a string of fine saves through the second period.

Although it was the Cooks who extended their lead even further with forward Sean Nicholson heading in for his hatrick and sending the Cooks 6-0 in front.

The game ended 6-1 following a late Brackley strike but the hard work had already been done and the Cooks now sit at the top of the Senior Youth League following the 1st round of games.


George McClellan
Jordan Goldswain
Ellis Stockport
George Barrett
Alex Lowrey
Joe Jessup
Ashley Buchanan
Liam Tuck
Dustin Fitzgerald
Sean Nicholson
Mathew Revine


Tom Nicholson (Jordan Goldswain)
Luke Robinson (Ashley Buchanan)
Leon Gavin

Thu 20th Aug 09

Jenner selected in Northamptonshire County Side

Under 18's midfielder Todd Jenner has been selected to play for the Northamptonshire County Representation Squad for their friendly with Netherton on Sunday 6th September 2009.

The game is to be played at The Grange, Mayors Walk, in Peterborough with a 2.00pm kick off.

We at Cogenhoe would like to wish Todd all the best for the game.

Tue 18th Aug 09

Pig Roast & Live Music Night

The Cooks are hosting a Pig Roast and Live Music night at the Football Club on Saturday 5th September. The event will take place following the Cooks UCL Premier Division home league game with Lincolnshire rivals Bourne Town.

Playing on the night will be local Irish band The Geripatricks, Following on from their successful gig last season the Cooks are delight that The Geripatricks have agreed to play on the night and we are hoping for a good turn out which will make for a great atmosphere!

Tickets are £10 and the Pig Roast and Music will start from 7.00pm. Please contact a member of the committee for more details and to obtain your ticket!

We hope you can join us on the night!

Tue 18th Aug 09

Cooks to face Corby Town in Hillier Opener

The Cooks have been drawn against Blue Square Conference North side Corby Town in the opening round of the Northants Hillier Senior Cup this season.

The Cooks will take on Graham Drury's men at Compton Park week commencing Monday 5th October. That game will see the return of former front man Steve Diggin, since leaving the Cooks at the end of the 2006/07 season Diggin has scored at hat full of goals for the steelmen which has seen them now being promoted to the Blue Square Conference North following their Southern League Premier Division Championship win last season.

The draw in Full:

Desborough Town V Raunds Town
Woodford United V Brackley Town
Cogenhoe United V Corby Town
Daventry United V Rushden & Diamonds
Northampton Spencer V Kettering Town
Wellingborough Town V Rothwell Corinthians
Long Buckby AFC V Rothwell Town
Daventry Town V S & L Corby

Sat 15th Aug 09

Diss 2 Cogenhoe 3

Diss have been a bogey side for the Cooks over the years but this time round it was Cogenhoe who made cup progress.

Jamie Russell's 32nd minute opener for Cogenhoe was matched by George Sturrock's reply for the Tangerines two minutes later.

Dan Holman struck five minutes before the interval to reclaim the lead for Cogenhoe who went further in front through Alex Lowery after 52 minutes.

Jason Hunt scored a second Diss goal three minutes past the hour but it was Cogenhoe's day.


Wed 12th Aug 09

CUFC 2 Newport Pagnell 1

Two first half goals made it six home points out of six for Darren Collins's side.

Dan Thomason opened the scoring after 22 minutes and two minutes before the break Dan Holman doubled the Cooks' advantage.

Newport responded with a Darren Lynch reply seven minutes into the second half, but were unable to haul themselves on terms.
Click to see photos of CUFC Vs Newport Pagnell

Mon 10th Aug 09

Team 2009/10

Sun 9th Aug 09

Cogenhoe 2 Holbeach 0

Two Cogenhoe debutants were on the scoresheet at opposite ends of the game as the Cooks saw off Holbeach at Compton Park.

Former Raunds man Jamie Russell put Cogenhoe into a second minute lead, but they had to wait until the 89th minute before wrapping up the points with ex-Wootton man Ben Baines the marksman.
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Wed 5th Aug 09

1st Team & Reserves have midweek Wins

Both Cogenhoe's 1st team and Reserves had wins on Tuesday night to set them up for their first league games of the 2009/10 season.

The 1st team ran out 1-0 home winners over Thrapston on Tuesday night thanks to a solitary strike from front man Dan Holman. After that first half goal it looked like the flood gates would open as the Cooks dominated but were thwarted by Thrapston's back line all evening.

Following the game the Cooks signed on Ben Baines from Wootton Blue Cross. Baines was Wootton's top goal scorer last term and has impressed Darren Collins enough over pre season with his work ethic and determination to sign the lively front man on for the 2009/10 campaign.

Following on from the reserves two impressive victories over Roade and Friar Lane & Epworth Reserves, Mick Nash's lads travelled to Rushden & Higham and came away with another impressive 7-1 win. The Cooks scorers were Sean Nicholson (2), Ozzy Njai (2), Luke Norry (2) and another spectacular goal from Ashley Simpson.

Fri 31st Jul 09

Cogenhoe Res 8 v 3 Roade

The Cooks reserve team opened up their preseason account with an impressive 8-3 home victory over Roade FC last night. The result was really was a true reflection of the game with the young Cogenhoe side out working their cross town rivals and were 4-1 up at the break. Roade have played two UCL Division one sides in preseason so far loosing 1-0 away at Whitworths and more recently a 2-1 loss against Rushden & Higham, so to put our result against theirs it shows how well our lads have come on from last season and hopefully will be a sign of things to come.

Ashley Simpson opened the scoring and a Josh Melling penalty soon made it 2-0. The Cooks then stretched their lead even further when front man Sean Nicholson rounded the helpless Roade keeper to slot home his first goal of the campaign. A defensive laps let in McGaffery for Roade's first but parity was restored when debutant Lewis Leslie fired home an unstoppable free kick just before the break.

The second half then saw strikes from Ozzy Njai, Joe Jessup, Dustin Fitzgerald and wide man Dan Brockwell while there were consolation goals from Ellis and Cowley from a shocked Roade side.

Cooks team:

George McClellan
Liam Clarke
Jason Rose
Josh Melling (Capt)
George Barrett
Adam Goodacre
Ashley Simpson
Lewis Leslie
Damon Herbert
Sean Nicholson
Ozzy Njai

Subs From:

Jez McGowan
Dan Brockwell
Lloyd Conlon
Dustin Fitzgerald
Joe Jessup
Carl Jays Jnr
Tom Nicholson
Wayne Earl

Thu 30th Jul 09

More CUFC Vs Nuneaton photos

Tue 28th Jul 09

More CUFC Vs Barton Photos

Fri 17th Jul 09

Fixtures released

The fixtures for the forthcoming season have been released.

The first team start the season with 2 home games followed by an away trip to Boston Town. The reserve team start with 3 home games.

First team

Newport Pagnell-Home
Boston Town-Away
Raunds Town-Away
Deeping Rangers-Away
Full CUFC fixture list

Sat 11th Jul 09

2009 - 10 Fixtures

The fixtures from August to December 2009 will be released to clubs on Friday 17th July 2009.

Thu 9th Jul 09

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Wed 1st Jul 09

FA Cup

Cogenhoe have been drawn away to Diss Town in the Extra preliminary round of the FA Cup to take place on the 15th August. If we progreess past Diss we then get another away tie against either Walsham Le Willows or Kirkley & Pakefield.
Full draw

Wed 1st Jul 09

FA Vase

Due to Cogenhoe succesfully making it to the 4th round last season, we have been given a bye to the second round proper. The draw for the second round will not take place until after the first round ties.
Full draw

Tue 9th Jun 09

Donnelly, Cooper and Worley win the April/May awards

Manager of the Month in the Premier Division for April/May was Ian Donnelly of Stotfold whose side won the League Knockout Cup during April and also took maximum points from their five league matches to take the Premier Division runners up medals.

The Division One award went to Tommy Cooper of Peterborough Northern Star. His side picked up sixteen points from seven league matches to open up a twelve point lead over runners up Daventry United, while also carrying off the Northamptonshire Junior Cup by beating league rivals Bugbrooke 3-1 in the final at Rushden & Diamonds.

The season’s final Goalscorer of the Month award was won by Nick Worley of Sileby who scored nine times in six games to take the trophy. Worley kicked off April with a four goal haul against Huntingdon and followed up with a hat trick at Buckingham. He then scored in the season’s final two matches, both against Whitworths, to take his tally in the review period to nine.

Tue 9th Jun 09

Fuller unveiled as Town manager

Daventry Town have unveiled Ady Fuller as their new manager.

Former England schoolboy cap Fuller started out as an apprentice with Watford before enjoying a lengthy playing career on the non league circuit with the likes of Corby, VS Rugby and Banbury. At the start of the 2008-09 he briefly assisted Wellingborough manager Jason Burnham before leaving the Dog & Duck in October to take up a managerial post at BGB League Woodford.

He stepped down at Byfield Road in March along with fellow co-boss Darren Tank.

Lee McBain, who ended the season in caretaker charge at Communications Park, will assist Fuller next term.

Tue 9th Jun 09

Just a dozen ever presents in 2008-09

It seems to be getting harder for players to complete ever present campaigns for their clubs by the season, with just a dozen players boasting 100% records in domestic football for their clubs during the 2008-09 campaign.

Just one club had more than one ever present player in their side – Premier Division outfit Blackstones who had goalkeeper Ian Flavell, defender Richard Jones and midfielder Matty Doyle in all 44 League and League Knockout Cup line ups during the season.

Stewarts & Lloyds defender Paul Malone was ever present in the Corby club’s 46 domestic matches, Rob Tapp featured in all 43 Newport Pagnell outings while there was a maximum 42 appearances for Boston Town’s goalscoring midfielder Paul Goodhand and Daventry Town goalkeeper Joe Mellings. Completing the eight top flight ever presents was Matt Holland with 41 appearances for Yaxley.

Despite the reduced level of matches played Division One had just four ever presents in domestic football. Peterborough Northern Star midfielder Chris Garwell made 33 league and Knockout Cup appearances for the lower grade champions, while the only ever present goalkeeper was Eynesbury’s Dave Beeny with 32 appearances, a tally matched by Sileby front runner Lewis Haycock. The last maximum man in the division was Ben Baines of Wootton with 31 appearances.

A handful of additional players appeared in all of their club’s league games, but missed some Knockout Cup action. The Premier Division’s joint leading goalscorer Ryan Semple of Deeping lined up in all 40 of Rangers’ Premier Division matches but missed out on their solitary cup game, while Stewarts & Lloyds midfielder Mark Forbes played all 40 of the Foundrymen’s matches in their title campaign but was an absentee for two of their six Knockout Cup tie.

Ian Edge featured in all of Peterborough Northern Star’s thirty Division One matches but only lined up in two of their three cup ties.

There were no ever presents in domestic football at reserve level but Bourne defender Tom Cardall featured in all 32 league games for the Wakes second string only to miss one of their two Reserve Knockout Cup matches.

Tue 9th Jun 09

Cooks Confirm Preseason Line Up

Cogenhoe United Football Club is pleased to announce our 2009/10 Preseason Line Up.

The Cooks have pieced together a tough preseason campaign as we look to make a better start to the forth coming UCL Premier Division season. Out of the seven scheduled games the Cooks face higher grade opposition in no fewer than four of the games. We start our preseason with games against British Gas Midlands side Barton Rovers (11/07) at Compton Park. Following the Barton game we face two away games at UCL Division one sides Irchester United (14/07) and Olney Town (18/07).

Those games are then followed by three big home friendly games for the Cooks as we face British Gas Southern Premier Division side Brackley Town (21/07) where former Cook Elliott Sandy plays. The Brackley game is followed by Soham Town Rangers visit to Compton Park on Saturday 25th July.

Tuesday 28th July see’s the return of another former Cooks favourite to Compton Park, this time its former top goal scorer Rob Foster who returns with his newly promoted Nuneaton Town side. It was Fozzy who fired the ‘Boro’ into the British Gas Southern Premier Division with a dramatic strike against Chasetown in the play off final in front of 3000 plus spectators!

Our last scheduled game is on Saturday 1st August where both the first team and reserves travel to Friar Lane & Epworth in Leicester as part of a double header of fixtures, the reserve game will kick off at 1.00pm and the 1st team game will kick off at 3.30pm.

Please note that some kick off times may vary, so please check back at a later date for any changes!

Saturday 11th July (Home)
Cogenhoe United V Barton Rovers
Kick Off 3.00pm

Tuesday 14th July (Away)
Irchester United V Cogenhoe United
Kick Off 7.45pm

Saturday 18th July (Away)
Olney Town V Cogenhoe United
Kick Off 2.00pm

Tuesday 21st July (Home)
Cogenhoe United V Brackley Town
Kick Off 7.45pm

Saturday 25th July (Home)
Cogenhoe United V Soham Town Rangers
Kick Off 3.00pm

Tuesday 28th July (Home)
Cogenhoe United V Nuneaton Town
Kick Off 7.45pm

Saturday 1st August (Away)
Friar Lane & Epworth V Cogenhoe United
Reserve & 1st Team Doubleheader
Reserves Kick Off 1.00pm
1st Team Kick Off 3.30pm

Tuesday 4th August (Away)
Rushden & Higham Res V Cogenhoe United Res
Kick Off 7.45pm

Thu 4th Jun 09

Potton Relegated from the Premier Division

Following dialogue between the League and the Football Association Potton United have been relegated from the Premier Division as the lowest placed team in the 2008-09 table without a grade F ground grading. They will be replaced by Daventry United, the only eligible club finishing in a promotion place in Division One.

The Football Association have refused Stotfold's request to transfer to the Spartan South Midlands League as that competition has no vacancies.

Tue 2nd Jun 09

Howard is Raunds Choice

Raunds have appointed Lee Howard as their new manager in succession to Colin Ridgway who left the Shopmates last month.

Howard was previously assistant to Ridgway and has also had spells as manager of both Thrapston Town and Higham Town.

Mon 1st Jun 09

Keeble Ends Speculation about his Future

Shaun Keeble has ended speculation about his future by confirming that he will be Eagle Bitter United Counties League Premier Division club Holbeach United's manager next season.

The long-serving player boss had hinted that he was prepared to step aside following a disappointing season.

But following a meeting with the Tigers' committee, Keble (pictured) has stated that he is still the best man for the job - and is already looking forward to his sixth season in the hot seat.

He said: "Two people approached me about taking over my role, and I must admit that I was open to the idea.

"I took the proposal to the committee, who told me that they were happy with whatever decision I came to.

"But after a lot of thought, I didn't feel it was the right time to leave.

"It was never a case of me wanting to quit and nobody here was putting pressure on me to step aside."

One of the contenders to succeed Keeble was the Tigers` chief scout John Chand, who is highly thought of at Carter's Park.

The former Bourne Town assistant boss has a wealth of contacts in the UCL, and is tipped by many to be a success as a future number one.

Keeble subscribes to that theory, but feels the club needs stability ahead of what promises to be a tough season for a host of teams in the division.

Keeble added: "John was keen on the role and I'm sure he'd do a good job.

"We're definitely keeping him on as our chief scout.

"I wouldn't want to drop anybody in at the deep end though, next season is going to be a tricky one financially.

"A lot of clubs will feel the pinch and stability is crucial."

With that in mind, the Tigers supremo has already spoken individually to all of his players and staff about what lies ahead.

Phil Barnes and club captain Dean Elston will continue in the roles on the management team, while Keeble is hopeful that he will hang on to the majority of his squad.

He continued: "A lot of the lads seem keen to stay.

"I asked them what they want from me and the club next season, and the feedback was positive.

"Obviously one or two may decide to move on which is normal, but we'll also be adding to the squad."

Wed 27th May 09

Ridgeway in Raunds Departure

Raunds Town have parted company with manager Colin Ridgway.

The former Wellingborough boss took charge at Kiln Park in the summer of 2006, and led the Shopmates to a tenth place finish in the season just ended.

Wed 27th May 09

Smyth Departing Wellingborough

Joe Smyth has resigned as manager of Wellingborough Town for personal reasons.

The former title winnng Whitworths boss took the reins at the Dog & Duck last November after the departure of Jason Burnham, and was forced to rebuild his squad in the wake of financial cutbacks.

Wed 27th May 09

Rayment the Rangers choice

Deeping have appointed former Peterborough United and Cambridge United defender Pat Rayment as their new manager.

Rayment has previous managerial experience in the Southern League with Corby Town, was assistant manager in a second spell with the Steelmen and has held player coach roles with Kettering and Diss. In the second half of the 2008-09 season he held a coaching post at Holbeach.

Assisting Rayment will be former Rangers defender Danny Hussey who spent the 2008-09 campaign with Holbeach as a player.

Wed 27th May 09

UCL End of Season Awards

A number of league awards were announced at the season's final league management committee meeting.

Steve Noble of Stewarts & Lloyds was named as the league's manager of the year after leading the Foundrymen to their first Premier Division title and the final of the Knockout Cup in his first season at the helm.

Robbie Earl was named referee of the year after receiving the top markings from assessments during the season.

The administrator of the year award goes to long serving Olney Town secretary Andrew Baldwin who steps down at the end of season after 27 years in post.

Stotfold retain the Baker Perkins Trophy as the Highest Aggregate Goalscorers after scoring a total of 106 league goals.

Hospitality trophies go to Potton United and Sleaford Town, the clubs receiving top marks from referees and visiting clubs respectively.

Fair play award winners are Deeping Rangers at first team level and AFC Kempston Rovers for the reserve divisions.

The awards will be presented at the league AGM at Wootton on 10th June.

Fri 22nd May 09

Kit Show

Cogenhoe United will be hosting a kit show on Thursday 28th May between 6.00pm and 10.30pm.

The United Counties League new sponsors Hereward Sports will be at our Compton Park Ground to show all clubs and teams the new football kit ranges from Nike, Prostar, Stanno and a new and exciting range from Errea.

Errea have recently just signed up to a kit agreement with Northampton Town and are very keen to push their new range on the non league market.

Full kits consisting of 15 shirts, shorts and socks and Goalkeepers kit including numbering, shirt sponsor and embroidery start from just £260.00.

So if your looking for a new kit for your team or know any other teams that are looking for a kit or equipment please feel free to contact us here at Cogenhoe and we look forward to welcoming you on Thursday the 28th May.

For further enquiries please feel free to email the club on
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Thu 21st May 09

The award winners from the clubs presentation evening:-

1st Team Managers Player of the Year: Darren Watts

1st Team Players Play of the Year: Tom McGowan

Reserve Team Managers Player of the Year: Dean Lukeman

Reserve Team Players Player of the Year: Josh Melling

Under 18's Managers Player of the Year: Jez McGowan

Under 18's Players Player of the Year: Josh Melling

Individual Performance of the Year: Nick Ashby - Away to Boston Town in the FA Vase

Supporters Player of the Year: Tom McGowan

Clubman of the Year: Sue Wright, Tracey Hockaday and Wendy Markel for their tireless work on the catering side of the club.

Thu 21st May 09

Tom Mcgowan