Town made two changes to their starting 11 with Tom McGowan recovering from a dead leg, Phil Cassidy was named amongst the substitutes. Adam Creaney started his first match since picking up a knock against Grendon Rangers. Mansfield Town scholars Jake Dumbleton and Sam Jackson were both absent on cup duties for their parent club.
Light drizzle was the order of the night. This, and the England v Brazil match on terrestrial TV, was probably the reason for the disappointing attendance of just 51.
The Cooks started the match well and Town had to rely on breaks out of defence. Jordan Orosz with one run that a defender got a last ditch tackle before his pace took him through.
Adam Creaney went close on 12 with a shot across the front of goal with the outside of his boot.
Town started to ask questions of the Cogenhoe defence but were struggling with final ball.
The Cooks went close on 15 when a corner was headed just over the bar.
22 minutes and an Adam Creaney cross finds Confue and his deft flick with the heel keeps the pace on the ball but the keeper blocks it with his legs without knowing too much about it.
The visitors were creating chances themselves. A well timed run by Montel Dore and he just beat Ant O’Connor to the ball outside the box. The keeper had done his job in forcing him wide and away from goal and Dore’s cross was just too high for Ryan Dove and the danger passed.
34 gone and the debutant Cogenhoe keeper was tested by a Confue header. He could only parry the ball and no one was close enough to capitalise.
Moussi went close on 40 when a Creaney shot was blocked and the ball fell to him on the edge of the box. His shot just cleared the Cooks crossbar.
Town went in front just before half time. ADAM MOUSSI curled a delightful shot around the big keeper and into the top corner of the net.
Town were in front at half time but the visitors had had the better of the first half
HT: Daventry Town 1 Cogenhoe United 0
No changes at halftime for either side
Jake Bettles just failed to reach a Jordan Orosz cross just after the restart.
The committed Bettles chased down a ball running out of play, to win a throw in for Town. From the throw, Adam Confue found some rare space in the penalty area and his shot was well saved by Sewicki.
Cogenhoe were now asking questions themselves and Ant O’Connor denied the visitors twice within as many minutes. one in the 6 yard box and the other on the edge of the box.
Jordan Orosz with a lovely turn and shot, which was pushed wide. Creaney picked the ball up and forced another save from the keeper.
McGowan got his head onto a Creaney corner, but his effort was blocked on the line.
The visitors made their first change on 69 minutes. By the time the PA had finished announcing the change the substitute Matthew Long had broken free and fired passed O’Connor to put the visitors level. 10 seconds after coming on at the very most.
The Cooks were very unlucky not to take the lead when Ryan Dove beat Ant O’ Connor from 25 yards only to see the ball come back off the inside of the post and run along the line just missing the other upright.
Tommy McGowan picked up a second yellow just before the end for a foul, so Town saw out the last 5 minutes with 10 men.
Both teams created chances in that last 5 minutes but Town had to settle for a point. On the night, the visitors deserved their point and possibly more.
FT: Daventry Town 1 Cogenhoe United 1
Town go again on Saturday at Yaxley in the Knock Out Cup Quarter Final before entertaining Kettering Town next Tuesday in the Hillier Cup.
Updated 12:05 - 19 Nov 2017 by Brian Porter