Tamworth  v  Cogenhoe United

Thu 21 Jul - 19:45 Friendly




Cogenhoe United

Cogenhoe United

Match Report

Preseason matchday 05:

The Lambs next pre-season game had to be postponed 48 hours due to the record temperatures in the UK, and so on a much more pleasant evening at the CR MOT Centre Community Stadium, with temperatures around 20C rather than the high 30s, Andy Peaks squad welcomed Northamptonshire’s United Counties Premier Division South side Cogenhoe United.

Cogenhoe, for whom no line-up was received at the press bench, kicked off towards the Castle End, but it was Matt Curley with the first chance driving a right footed shot over the target from 20 yards.
Mussa tried similarly on 5 with a similar outcome and Creaney dragged his shot from the edge of the box well wide of the mark on 7.
The Lambs took the lead on 11 though, a threaded pass from midfield via Clement found McKeown in space on the left of the box and he angled his shot past the keeper into the bottom right corner (1-0, 11 mins)
Clement tried his luck from the right channel on 13 and it popped up off the keeper who got to the ball first before Creaney.
The Lambs kept the pressure on the visitors, but Singh had to be very quick out of the blocks to deny 9 getting onto a tricky pass through the midfield on 20.
Creaney rose highest to head a Clement corner from the right, past the far post on 21 while at the other end on 23 Singh denied the unnumbered striker with a low stop and his defence blocked 9’s follow up from 8 yards out.
McKeown unleashed a powerful close range strike on 24 which the keeper parried, and Creaney’s follow up was hooked away by The Cooks first substitute, number 17, with his first touch.
Cater made a mazy run on 32 and found McKeown in the box but this time the visiting keeper was not going to be beaten at his right hand post, puling off a smart block to deny him.
Cockerill-Mollett unleashed a powerful shot on goal on 35, which the keeper parried and cleared and then McKeown curled a low shot around the keeper but into the side netting on 45 as The Lambs finished the half on top, with a solitary goal advantage.

HT 1-0

The Lambs made three changes at the break and restarted proceedings and nearly doubled their lead but Cockerill-Mollets header from a corner went wide. Deacon then burst through but the keeper prevented his goalbound low strike with an outstretched boot.
McKeown headed wide of the far post from a pin point Cater cross from the left on 49 and Deacon was prevented a simple finish by a well positioned defender after Clement prodded the ball past the keeper less than a minute later.
The pressure eventually paid off with a tidy finish from Griffin after a neat 1-2 set him into the box with the target to aim at (2-0, 53 mins)
Deacon added another a minute later with a low half speed shot which wrong footed the keeper from 12 yards (3-0, 54 mins) and Clement did likewise with a low strike from a similar position on 55 (4-0, 55 mins)
A fine through ball to Cater saw him slot it past the unprotected visiting custodian on 56 to make it four goals in as many minutes (5-0, 56 mins)
A Lambs corner from the right was headed over by Collard on 59 and Clement saw his goalbound shot pushed wide and out for another flagkick on the hour which the keeper punched behind for another on the opposite side.
A flurry of changes past the hour mark changed the set up of both sides fir the final 20 minutes and The Lambs hit a sixth goal on 79 when Yeomans ran onto the loose ball at the right hand post and fired it home powerfully into the back of the net.
Yeomans was well positioned to connect to a deep Fairlamb cross on 82 but couldn’t test the keeper with his first time effort and Deacon unleashed a curling shot from the left corner of the box on 85, only just missing the target.
A shot along the 3G from Whittingham forced the keeper into a low smother of the ball with three remaining and Singh got a rare touch of the ball on 89 when 10 spotted the target ahead of him and caused the keeper to catch at chest height without too much trouble.
Hart nearly added another in the dying seconds but found his way blocked before he could finish from 6 yards and the final whistle blew.

Singh, Curley (Fairlamb 62), Mussa (Hurst 62), Collard (Howkins 65), McKeown (Whittingham 70), Milnes (Bailey HT), Creaney (Deacon HT), Clement (Jones 79), Cater (Yeomans 62), Cockerill-Mollett (Hart 70), Dolman (Griffin HT)

Cogenhoe United
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Referee: Mr. Mountain

Attendance: 172

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