Cogenhoe United 2 Long Buckby 0
Saturday, 31 December 2005
Goals at either end of the match made it an unhappy return to Compton Park for Buckby's ex-Cogenhoe boss Aidy Mann as his side suffered a sixth defeat in succession. Adam Knight gave the reigning champions the lead from a corner just three minutes in but they were unable to kill off the Buckby challenge until the 89th minute when Elliott Sandy made the points safe for Cogenhoe who have now collected maximum points from their holiday programme to keep them on the fringe of the championship race. Buckby were left to rue missed opportunities as Nick Worley, Justin McKenzie and Chris Kirby failed to find the target.
Cogenhoe: James Alger, Dan Thomason (Daniel Burke), Stuart Smeathers, James Thatcher, Adam Knight, Richard Bunting, Rob Goldring (Fazel Koriya), Tom McGowan, Darren Collins (Jim Le Masurier), Steve Diggin, Elliott Sandy.
Long Buckby: Steve King, Lee Botterill, Steve Smith, Ryan Dufty, James Freeman, Gary Tunnard, Justin McKenzie (Jamie Parnell), Lee McBain, Danny Finlay, Nick Worley (Lee Cotton), Chris Kirby.