Cottesmore learned their lesson from dropping points the previous week with a stunning 8-1 away victory on Saturday in the second of back-to-back matches with Blaby and Whetstone. The two sides had shared the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division spoils following a 3-3 draw at Westray Park last weekend when Cottesmore let a two-goal lead slip.But, after again racing into a 3-1 advantage at Blaby on Saturday, they were in no mood to allow their hosts back into the contest this time.They thumped in five further goals without reply to stretch their unbeaten run to six games under the recently-appointed management team of Alex Cross and Rich Giblin.Cross enthused: “It was very pleasing. It was a cracking performance and a cracking result. It was a really good victory.“We had a similar amount of chances to last Saturday, but they fell in different areas of the pitch and we had changed our shape from the previous week to try and add one more person in the box.“We … [Read more...] about FOOTBALL: Cottesmore crack eight goals in stunning away success
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Betsid’s Joe Whitaker on the best bets this weekend. Alex Neil’s Preston North End had a great result just before the international break and the mood will have lifted a little around the training ground. The players put to bed any suggestion they weren’t behind the manager with the 4-0 win over Wigan and this trip to Hull is a winnable one for North End, especially with Sean Maguire pushing for a start. The 9/1 on a 2-1 away win looks like a good way to go.The lunchtime kick-off sees Manchester United travel to west London to face a Chelsea side growing in character under new boss Maurizio Sarri. The first fixture Jose Mourinho looks out for at the start of the season has come earlier than he would have liked, given the start his side have had. Did their comeback against Newcastle simply cover over the cracks? One thing is for sure, should they fall behind again they will struggle to come back tomorrow. They look very unsure of the system at the back and are … [Read more...] about WEEKEND BETTING: What are Preston North End’s odds to win at Hull City?
PUBLISHED: 13:50 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:50 11 October 2018 Felixstowe & Walton, right, line-up against AFC Sudbury in their Velocity Cup meeting earlier this season. The two sides square off in the Bostik North this weekend. Picture: STAN BASTON Archant Felixstowe & Walton host Suffolk rivals AFC Sudbury this weekend for the second time this season, with the Seasiders hoping to secure all three points in their Bostik North encounter. Felixstowe's Sam Ford scored a first half hat-trick against Long Melford in their 8-1 win in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Wednesday. Picture: STAN BASTONThe last meeting, back in September, was in The Velocity Trophy where Felixstowe came away victorious 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 90 minutes. But the home side, who crushed Long Melford 8-1 in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Wednesday night, are expecting a different game and a sterner test this time around.Seasiders’ joint coach Ian Watson said: “We didn’t see the real … [Read more...] about Seasiders host Sudbury in cracking Suffolk derby
The world-class brilliance – there is no other phrase for it – of Eden Hazard was summed up in a remarkable cameo as he turned around this Carabao Cup tie to knock out Liverpool and take Chelsea into the fourth round. Hazard came on as a second-half substitute and although he was on the pitch when Daniel Sturridge scored his own superb goal he bested that by helping to create Chelsea’s equaliser and then scoring the most ethereal of solo goals. It was going to take something special to stop Liverpool and Hazard did just that as he ended their 100 per cent start to the season ahead of both sides meeting this weekend in the Premier League. The importance of this result or, more likely, the dramatic comeback and Hazard’s influence will soon become apparent but this was some contribution from him. How would it pan out with the raft of changes by both clubs? Both managers had talked about the permutations and possibilities – “for sure not 11” Jurgen … [Read more...] about Eden Hazard brilliance and a minor VAR controversy help Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 in League Cup
25 September 2018 • 10:33pm Up in the seats where the non-playing members of Jose Mourinho’s squad mess about with their phones while keeping an eye on the game, Paul Pogba probably reflected that after the day he had just been through, this was one humiliation he was happy to miss. Having been to war with one of his high-profile names during the day, Mourinho was dumped out the Carabao Cup in the evening by his old midfield golden boy Frank Lampard in another dismal day for Manchester United. They were beaten by a Championship club, who not only came to Old Trafford with young hungry players, and dedicated old Football League warriors, but played some ambitious passing football and deserved this penalty shoot-out win. An equaliser from substitute Marouane Fellaini in the fourth minute of time added on at the end of the tie looked like it might have saved United – setting up a monumental penalty shoot-out in which the first 15 spot-kicks were scored. Then … [Read more...] about Manchester United out on penalties to Frank Lampard’s Derby County with Phil Jones the 8-7 fall-guy: live reaction