Newport Pagnell Town 4-0 St Andrews

Newport Pagnell Town 4-0 St Andrews
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 7th October 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, MK16 0DF
Attendance: 134

St Andrews Put To The Sword

Newport were straight onto the front foot when, in the first minute, Harry Stratton passed from the left wing to Taylor Orosz who set up Josh Winters who volleyed wide. Ryan Elliott claimed a Luke Emery header before St Andrews broke away, Lewis Turland picked the ball up in midfield, turning and shooting over from twenty-five-yards. The Swans opened the scoring when Stratton found Emery in space, he side stepped the keeper before finishing from close range. Newport were looking dangerous up front, however, they failed to capitalise when Alex Marius and Fazel Koriya had shots blocked as the St Andrews’ defence threw their bodies on the line time and time again. In a frantic period towards the end of the half, Stratton forced a good save out of Elliott and Marius struck the ball wide of the mark. St Andrews responded, Matthew Baird breaking into the penalty area and squaring the ball to Kyrie Foster who hit his shot straight at Mark Osborn. Orosz came close to doubling the lead in the dying moments when his shot was blocked, he was first to the rebound only to be denied by a full-length diving save from Elliott at the far post.

It took the Swans less than ten minutes to double their lead, Emery’s low shot across goal evaded Elliott’s grasp as it went in off the post. Within three minutes they put the result beyond doubt, Emery went on a mazy run, beating three players before crossing the ball for Koriya to tap in the host’s third goal. Almost straight from the restart, Newport won the ball, Koriya chased a through ball but Elliott was alert and was quickly out to avert the danger. In a carbon copy incident, Foster broke from midfield for the visitors, only to be denied as Osborn advanced quickly to save at the striker’s feet. The final goal capped a period of lovely football from the Swans as they crisply passed the ball around the park, the move ending with a pin point Ollie Wilkinson centre that Emery rose majestically to powerfully head home, completing his hatrick in the process.

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Hatrick Hero, Luke Emery


Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce (12. Mass Lagioia, 66 mins), 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Adam Pryke, 6. Alex Marius (14. Dave Baker, 60 mins), 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. Josh Winters, 9. Luke Emery, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Harry Stratton
Unused Substitutes: 15. Damon Herbert

St Andrews
1. Ryan Elliott, 2. Ennis Fyffe, 3. Ryan Hodkinson (c), 4. Lewis Hill, 5. James Hogan, 6. Luay Bashir, 7. Tinashe Chavundura, 8. Dan Kitching, 9. Matthew Baird, 10. Kyrie Foster, 11. Lewis Turland
Unused Substitutes: 14. Luke West, 15. Callum Robinson


Referee: Andrew Hitchcox
Assistants: Keith Lawrence, Malcolm Clarke


1-0 Luke Emery (14 mins)
HT 1-0
2-0 Luke Emery (54 mins)
3-0 Fazel Koriya (57 mins)
4-0 Luke Emery (73 mins)
FT 4-0


Newport Pagnell Town
Jordan Spruce (66 mins)

Photograph of Willen road courtesy of Andy Gunn.
Report by Andy Gunn, NPTFC Media Team


Newport Pagnell Town 3-2 Oadby Town

Newport Pagnell Town 3-2 Oadby Town
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 30th September 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, MK16 0DF
Attendance: 113

Cool Koriya Spot On

Newport looked sluggish in the opening minutes of the match and Oadby looked like they would advantage when Lamar Parkes broke into the penalty area in the third minute only to be body checked by Stuart Smeathers, the referee waved away shouts for a penalty as the ball drifted harmlessly behind. Josh Winters provided the first chance for the Swans when he tested Tom Hubbard with a stinging twenty-five-yard free kick, the keeper, diving to his left pushed the ball to safety. The game quickly settled into a fast-paced, end to end contest as Keaton Towers sent a free kick into the area for the visitors, only to see Parkes head wide of the mark. Greg Ling’s perfectly weighted through ball found Luke Emery who was denied by a good save from Hubbard. From the clearance, Carlton Beardmore broke away and forced a save out of Mark Osborn at the other end. Harry Stratton then put in a top quality cross for the unmarked Tom Liversedge who volleyed his shot over the bar. It was the Poacher’s turn to attack and this time Parkes set up Luke Shaw who’s thunderous shot was well blocked by Dave Baker, however, the Swans failed to clear the ball, allowing Parkes too much room as he scored with a sweetly struck shot from thirty yards. Within seven minutes the home side were awarded a penalty when Kieran Hefford gave the referee an easy decision, clearly handling the ball inside the box. Fazel Koriya showed great patience as the opposition did their best to put him off before calmly firing the spot-kick high to the keeper’s right to level the scores. Parity only lasted five minutes before Josh Walsh took advantage of some lazy defending by the home side to slip the outstanding Parkes in to score his second of the match and for the first time in the league this season the Swans found themselves behind at the break.

The second half was a much more one sided affair as Newport came out showing more determination as they tore open the Oadby defence in the opening minutes, Emery, Stratton and Koriya combining beautifully resulting in Koriya’s shot going just past the post. Oadby seemed more jaded after the break and only managed one meaningful attack when Jonathon Berarey headed Aniyah King’s free-kick wide of the mark. The Swans pushed for an equaliser with Emery and Smeathers coming close. They had to wait until the sixty-eighth minute when King hacked Stratton down in the area, Koriya, once again, coolly converted the penalty kick. The Poachers defence were sitting deeper and deeper as Newport increased the pressure, hemming them in in their own half of the pitch. The Swans persistence eventually paid off when Ollie Wilkinson’s free-kick was headed back across goal, Adam Pryke anticipated well as he stole between the static defenders to poke the ball home for the winning goal.

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Fazel Koriya


Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Dave Baker, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Adam Pryke, 6. Josh Winters, 7. Harry Stratton (12. Alex Marius, 74 mins), 8. Greg Ling (14. Jordan Spruce, 59 mins), 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Luke Emery, 11. Fazel Koriya
Unused Substitutes: 15. Damon Herbert

Oadby Town
1. Tom Hubbard, 2. Aniyah King, 3. Ryan Hawker (c) (16. Conor Brown-Wingfield), 4. Nimo Darkwah, 5. Kieran Hefford, 6. Keaton Towers (14. Sanni-Oba Mahoud, 82 mins), 7. Luke Shaw, 8. Lamar Parkes, 9. Carlton Beardmore, 10. Jonathon Berarey (12. Harry Alcock, 76 mins), 11. Josh Walsh


Referee: Jake Webster
Assistants: William Hardie, Callum Jones


0-1 Lamar Parkes (27 mins)
1-1 Fazel Koriya (34mins, penalty)
1-2 Lamar Parkes (39 mins)
HT 1-2
2-2 Fazel Koriya (68 mins, penalty)
3-2 Adam Pryke (73 mins)
FT 3-2


Oadby Town
Keaton Towers (63 mins)
Carlton Beardmore (69 mins)
Tom Hubbard (73 mins)
Luke Shaw (89 mins)

Photograph of Fazel Koriya courtesy of Ray Smith.
Photograph of Willen Road courtesy of Andy Gunn.
Report by Andy Gunn.

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Harborough Town 0-1 Newport Pagnell Town

Harborough Town 0-1 Newport Pagnell Town
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Kick off 15:00
Bowdens Park
Attendance:  tbc

Smeathers Heads The Way

The first half was not the best advert for local football, Harborough were not great and Newport were even worse. The home side dominated possession and it would be easy to say that they lacked potency up front as they failed to press home their advantage, however, the truth is that the Swans have a hard working, solid defensive unit. The Swans, on the other hand, created most of their own problems by gifting the ball to their opponents all too often. There were glimmers of hope from both sides that the game would spark into life. Luke Emery was superbly denied as Ben Dearsley rushed from his goal to clear. A couple of minutes later, George Shrieves broke down the right before putting in a lovely cross for Emery, the keeper once again made sure the scoresheet remained blank. Harborough also had opportunities to open the scoring, Harry Henbury played the ball back for Jack Sutherland who could not get enough power in his shot to beat Mark Osborn and Barnes Gladman also had a half chance but his mishit shot rolled through to the grateful keeper.

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Newport came out quickly and matched Harborough’s aggression and energy of the first half. In the first minute after the break, Josh Winters released Emery into the penalty area, Dearsley saving Emery’s low shot. Gladman lost out to Osborn in a foot race as Harborough looked to get a foothold in the half. The Swans broke straight down the other end, Jordan Spruce knocking Ollie Wilkinson’s free kick down for Winters who could not keep his shot down. The first moment of real quality came on the hour mark, Jake Stronge and Wilkinson combined well to get the ball to Greg Ling who headed narrowly wide. Harborough hit back, this time it was Gladman who had a clear sight on goal, flashing his shot over the crossbar. The only goal of the game came when Stuart Smeathers rose unmarked to powerfully head home a Ling corner. Ten minutes later the Swans came close to doubling their lead, Stronge squaring the ball to Winters who smashed the ball against the upright. Harborough’s best chance to equalise came in the final minute of normal time, Osborn tipped James Mee’s deep free-kick only to see Alexis Alcindor keep the ball in play before putting his shot into the side-netting. Into added time Newport had a gilt-edged chance to wrap up the points after superb work down the left by Shrieves left Stronge unmarked in the area, the ball fell to Stronge’s wrong foot as he put the chance over the bar with only Dearsley to beat. It is guaranteed that any visiting team will get a tough match at Bowdens Park, this contest was no different and the Swans had to show resilience and determination to get the win, as they ground out a hard-fought victory to register three points.

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Stuart Smeathers


Harborough Town
1. Ben Dearsley, 2. Tony Bartlett, 3. Callum Traynor, 4. Callum Milne (15. Dino Tuksar, 63 mins), 5. Ben Williams (c), 6. Ryan Watkin, 7. Harry Henbury, 8. James Mee, 9. Barnes Gladman (16. Greg Usher, 63 mins), 10. Aaron Preston, 11. Jack Sutherland (12. Alexis Alcindor, 86 mins)
Unused Substitutes: 14. Dean McBride

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Damon Herbert, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Adam Pryke, 6. Josh Winters, 7. Taylor Orosz (14. Jake Stronge, 9 mins), 8. Greg Ling, 9. Luke Emery, 10. George Shrieves, 11. Jordan Spruce
Unused Substitutes: 12. Yaw Ofosu, 15. Junior Zambetakis


Referee: Ian Ruddock
Assistants: Ryan Heads, Jolyon Dales


HT 0-0
0-1 Stuart Smeathers (63 mins)
FT 0-1


Harborough Town
Ben Williams (74 mins)
James Mee (84 mins)
Ryan Watkin (90+4 mins)

Newport Pagnell Town
Josh Winters (33 mins)
Greg Ling (45 mins)
Luke Emery (90+4 mins)

Photographs courtesy of Wayne Harmes.
Report by Andy Gunn.

Wellingborough Whitworth 2-4 Newport Pagnell Town

Wellingborough Whitworth 2-4 Newport Pagnell Town
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier
Friday 8th September 2017
Kick off 19:45
Victoria Mill Ground, London Road, Wellingborough
Attendance:  127

Swans Grind Out Win

The Flourmen started the match on the front foot against unbeaten Newport. Remy Brittain was their catalyst as he repeatedly found Jamie Black and Cavell Jarvis in space, however, the Swans’ back three calmly dealt with most attacks and when their opponents did get the upper hand they failed to trouble keeper Mark Osborn. At the other end, Newport had half chances that were comfortably thwarted as both sides looked to get the vital breakthrough. The goal that broke the deadlock was a beauty that Newport’s defenders could do nothing to stop; Brittain broke down the right flank with pace before putting in the perfect centre that was volleyed into the net by Cavell Jarvis. It was no more than Whitworth’s play deserved as they had shown more attacking intent in the opening half hour. The swans demonstrated that they have added steel and determination to their repertoire as they held firm to avoid conceding a second. The pivotal moment of the game came two minutes after the goal when an enforced substitution meant a tactical change as Newport reverted to four at the back, this instantly eliminated the space that the Flourmen had enjoyed and gave the Swans more control as they started to play out from the back, with the ball on the deck they started to impose themselves on the game. Three minutes before the break they were level when Tom Liversedge’s shot was blocked, Fazel Koriya was first to the ball, giving Lee Baxter no chance as he found the top corner with a beautifully lofted shot.

Newport started the second half confidently and as their possession increased Whitworth started to lose their composure, it was not long before Liversedge headed on for Taylor Orosz who beat one defender before smacking the ball onto the upright, Luke Emery was on hand to calmly find the back of the net to give his side the advantage. Whitworth came close to an equaliser when Ryan Baxter’s deep free kick was headed narrowly past the post by Benjamin Harris. Newport looked to have wrapped up the points when Liversedge played Emery in, the striker wrong footed one defender before rounding the keeper to score his second of the match. Whitworth did not give up as they continued to fight for a spoil of the points and with ten minutes remaining they reduced the deficit as a goalmouth scramble following a corner resulted in Jarvis blasting the ball home. It was too little too late as Newport continued to dominate, they restored their two goal lead when Ollie Wilkinson’s quick thinking released Emery who squared the ball to Orosz who made no mistake with a scorching shot from the edge of the area. Not many sides will leave the Victoria Mill Ground with three points this season and this could prove to be a vital win for the Swans in their second away evening match in three days against tough opposition.



Wellingborough Whitworth
1. Lee Baxter (c), 2. Connor Mallows, 3. Ryan Baxter, 4. Matty Judge (15. Luke McDonald, 77 mins), 5. Ash Hunt, 6. Benjamin Harris, 7. Remy Brittain (12. Jack Dyson, 60 mins), 8. Ryan Archer, 9. Cavell Jarvis, 10. Jordan Pendered (16. Dean Hall, 70 mins), 11. Jamie Black
Unused Substitutes: 14. Conor Bell, 17. Jonny Hazell

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Adam Pryke, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Josh Winters (14. Jordan Spruce, 34 mins), 6. Greg Ling, 7. Taylor Orosz (12. George Shrieves, 86 mins), 8. Luke Emery, 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Sam O’Neill (15. Yaw Ofosu, 90+3 mins)


Referee: Jacob Lehane
Assistants: James Anderson, Scott Hanna


1-0 Cavell Jarvis (32 mins)
1-1 Fazel Koriya (42 mins)
HT 1-1
1-2 Luke Emery (54 mins)
1-3 Luke Emery (74 mins)
2-3 Cavell Jarvis (79 mins)
2-4 Taylor Orosz (84 mins)
FT 2-4


Wellingborough Whitworth
Cavell Jarvis (Yellow 44 mins)
Matty Judge (Yellow 75 mins)
Ryan Baxter (Yellow 76 mins)

Newport Pagnell Town
Sam O’Neill (Yellow 38 mins)
Greg Ling (Yellow 69 mins)

Report and photographs by Andy Gunn

ON Chenecks 1-5 Newport Pagnell Town

ON Chenecks 1-5 Newport Pagnell Town
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Kick off 19:45
Billing Road, Northampton
Attendance: 74

Swans Punish Chenecks

This was Chenecks’ first home league match of the season and they were looking to halt their poor start, having lost all of their first four games on their travels. It was always going to be tough for them against a buoyant Newport side, however, the hosts started brightly when Simon Underwood headed a deep Adam Spalding free kick wide of the upright in the opening minutes. The game quickly settled into a competitive match as both sides contested the ball well. The Swans came close to opening the scoring through Greg Ling and Taylor Orosz, the latter forcing a corner that was not cleared as a deflection found Adam Pryke who smacked the ball into the net from close range. The goal dented Chenecks’ belief and Newport looked to extend their lead as Sam O’Neill curled a shot just wide of the far post and Orosz was denied by a superb last-ditch tackle by Joe Lewington. Chenecks tried to gain a foothold in the game as Max Payne and Charlie Green had half chances that were well dealt with by Mark Osborn.

Chenecks came out for the second period with renewed vigour, once again having the first opportunity of the half when Green riffled a shot against his own player, although, Osborn was well placed to make the save. Newport stepped up a gear as Tom Liversedge fed the ball to Josh Winters who ran on to deliver a lovely cross that Orosz headed inches wide. Orosz was then on hand to chip the ball to Liversedge who was thwarted as Janis Lauskinieks showed excellent reactions to save with his feet. Newport slowly cranked up the pressure as Greg Ling launched a thirty-five-yard pile driver that Lauskinieks did well to stop. With fifteen minutes remaining the game still looked in the balance, Ling and Winters were combining well in the middle of the park as the visitors controlled the game but Chenecks were still competing well and making the Swans work hard for their possession. However, Newport sensed victory when Luke Emery laid the ball off to Liversedge who found the bottom corner of the net with a well struck thirty-yard daisy cutter in the seventy-fifth minute. The goal heralded the start of a devastating period as the Swan’s blitzed four goals in eight-minutes that put the result beyond doubt. Chenecks’ were on the ropes and when Winters collected Orosz’s slide rule pass to slot home the third goal their resistance was all but over. Emery then scored a quick brace to compound the host’s misery, confidently stroking in the fourth goal before capping off the best move of the match producing an exquisite header from Ollie Wilkinson’s perfect clipped pass that gave Lauskinieks no chance. Chenecks regrouped and once more lifted their game as they went in search of a consolation goal, they got their reward in added on time when the referee awarded a penalty after the ball bounced awkwardly onto the arm of a defender, Gokhan Ulker sent Osborn the wrong way as he converted the spot kick. The home side performed much better than their league position suggested they would and this was a hard-earned victory for the Swans who showed grit and determination alongside their quality play against a Chenecks side who pushed them all the way.

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ON Chenecks

1. Janis Lauskinieks, 2. Zac Williams (17. Calvin Budd, 61 mins), 3. Adam Spalding, 4. Joe Lewington (c), 5. Simon Underwood, 6. Jake Nagy, 7. Max Payne (16. Brandon Williams, 74 mins), 8. Danny Quigley, 9. Tobi Shoyoye (12. Adam Hancock, 68 mins), 10. Charlie Green, 11. Gokhan Ulker
Unused Substitutes: 14. Tom Caton, 15. Luke Tolworthy

Newport Pagnell Town

1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Adam Pryke, 6. Josh Winters, 7. Taylor Orosz (14. Alex Marius, 85 mins), 8. Greg Ling, 9. Tom Liversedge (12. George Shrieves, 79 mins), 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Sam O’Neill (15. Luke Emery, 64 mins)
Unused Substitutes: 16. Harry Stratton, 17. Chris Wreh


Referee: Lewis Smith
Assistants: Brian Ebulubu, Laurie Parnham


0-1 Adam Pryke (21 mins)
HT 0-1
0-2 Tom Liversedge (75 mins)
0-3 Josh Winters (78 mins)
0-4 Luke Emery (80 mins)
0-5 Luke Emery (83 mins)
1-5 Gokhan Ulker (Penalty 90+1 mins)
FT 1-5



Report and photographs by Andy Gunn

Newport Pagnell Town 7-0 Burton Park Wanderers

Newport Pagnell Town 7-0 Burton Park Wanderers
ChromaSport United Counties Premier League, Knockout Cup, Preliminary Round
Tuesday 29th August 2017
Kick off 19:45
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0DF
Attendance:  95

Seven Up Swans

Newport went into the match with a 100% record in the league, in contrast, Wanderers had only scored one goal in their four league defeats and were without a point so far, this season. This was always going to be a difficult task for Wanderers and the mission became even more unlikely as they only managed to field ten players. Within two minutes Jordan Spruce set up Chris Wreh who rounded the keeper to open the scoring. It was the visitors who had the next opportunity to score when Taylor Wilson chanced his arm from thirty-yards, keeper Jonny Thick got an early touch as he calmly claimed the ball. The Swans continued to have large amounts of possession without threatening the Burton goal until Jordan Spruce smashed home their second following a Fazel Koriya corner. Wanderers came close to pulling a goal back when a free kick found its way to Christopher Hull who struck the post. Newport broke down the other end and Greg Ling played Koriya in, the striker stroking the ball home to make it three nil. George Shrieves had a fantastic driving run beating four players before shooting across the face of goal and Taylor Orosz stung the fingers of Devon Ward with a fierce shot. It was Shrieves who tested the keeper once more, Ward pulling off a good stop only to see Wreh follow up to add his second of the half.

The second period started in the same fashion that the first had ended with Wreh tapping home a Josh Winters’ centre to complete his hattrick. For all Newport’s possession Wanderers worked hard and pressed their opponents well, James Payne broke clear only to be denied by the advancing Thick who was quick to come out to make the tackle. Ward then denied Orosz twice in quick succession before executing a wonderful point blank save to deny a certain goal from the head of Sam O’Neill. In the best move of the match Wreh controlled a beautifully weighted pass from Harry Stratton before picking his spot to score his fourth and Newport’s sixth of the evening. Burton demonstrated unbelievable spirit as they played the final twenty-two minutes with nine men after Karl White was forced to leave the pitch with an injury. With five minutes remaining they almost got on the score sheet when Jordon Harvey tried to lob the keeper, having had long periods with nothing to do Thick showed great alertness and concentration to pluck the ball out of the air just beneath his crossbar. The Swans capped off their performance when Winters slid the ball through to Orosz who slotted home the final goal. This was a valiant effort by the visitors and at no point did the Wanderer’s heads drop, they maintained a high work rate and gave a spirited performance in the face of adversity. Ward’s fine performance in goal deserves special mention.

Newport’s victory means that they will now host Rothwell Corinthians in the First Round. The tie is scheduled to be played on 12th September.

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  •  Chris Wreh


Newport Pagnell Town

  1. Jonny Thick, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce (12. Scott Mulkern, 46 mins), 4. Stuart Smeathers (c) (15. Harry Stratton, 46 mins), 5. Alex Marius, 6. Greg Ling, 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. Josh Winters, 9. Chris Wreh, 10. Fazel Koriya (14. Sam O’Neill, 46 mins), 11. George Shrieves

Burton Park Wanderers

  1. Devon Ward, 2. Paolo Dyrmishi, 3. Michael Duroe (c), 4. Karl White (Retired injured, 68 mins), 5. Christopher Hull, 6. James Payne, 7. Jordon Harvey, 8. Charley Evans, 9. Taylor Wilson, 10. Josh Bowden

Named but did not turn up: 11. Adam Church, 12. Adam Hanney, 14. Carl Clark, 15. Lewis Jessiman, 16. Jamie Oliver


Referee: Wyndham Trusler
Assistants: Sam Brough, Harry Price


1-0 Chris Wreh (2 mins)
2-0 Jordan Spruce (24 mins)
3-0 Fazel Koriya (30 mins)
4-0 Chris Wreh (45+1 mins)
HT 4-0
5-0 Chris Wreh (49 mins)
6-0 Chris Wreh (67 mins)
7-0 Taylor Orosz (89 mins)
FT 7-0


Burton Park Wanderers
Taylor Wilson (58 mins

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  • Jordan Spruce

Photograph of Chris Wreh courtesy of Wayne Harmes.
Photograph of Jordan Sruce courtesy of Ray Smith.
Report by Andy Gunn

Newport Pagnell Town 4-3 Kirby Muxloe

Newport Pagnell Town 4-3 Kirby Muxloe
ChromaSport United Counties Premier League, Premier Division
Saturday 26th August 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0DF
Attendance:  80

Swans Edge Seven Goal Thriller

Until the opening goal the game was well balanced as both teams traded good moves, probing for a breakthrough, however, once Newport got their noses in front they went on to dominate the remainder of the half as Josh Winters controlled proceedings. The opening goal came following a lovely passage of play as Tom Liversedge collected Stuart Smeathers’ through ball then, in one move, laid a delicious pass to Taylor Orosz who finished the move clinically. It did not take the Swans long to threaten the Kirby goal again as Greg Ling’s shot deflected off Prince Nyarko forcing a superb save out of Warren Butlin. Once again, Liversedge played a big part in the second goal, delicately flicking on Jordan Spruce’s pass, this time for Winters to side foot home. The Swans rampaged forward at will, easily by-passing Kirby’s high, flat defensive line and with ten minutes remaining in the half Fazel Koriya latched on to Ollie Wilkinson’s pass, he beat one defender before squaring the ball for Liversedge who gratefully smashed the ball home. The fourth goal was a carbon copy of the third, Koriya squaring from the left for Liversedge to grab his second.

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  • Josh Winters

Muxloe changed their formation and rearranged their back line for the second period, instantly they looked better organised, allowing them more space and time on the ball. Time and time again substitute Aiden Black began to find gaps as he ran at the Newport defence but, as with the first half, the game was even until twenty minutes in when Black beat three players before rounding the keeper to slot the ball into the back of the net. The momentum was now with Kirby, they had taken the upper hand and had complete control, within five minutes of their first goal Black broke through the Swans defence all too easily before slipping the ball to Dan Agar who calmly netted the second goal. Kirby continued to ask questions but Newport’s back line held firm. Chris Wreh was denied by a great save from Butlin as Newport showed they still posed a threat on the break. Time was running out for the visitors when Black combined with Josh Burniston to set up Agar who was thwarted by a superb save by Jonny Thick, however, the resultant corner was met on the half volley by Agar who made no mistake from twelve yards to score his second and set up a frantic final few minutes. In the final moments of normal time a mess up in the Swans defence allowed Charles Butler to head the ball against the post and away to safety. Newport held out well and it was Winters who had the final touch when his free kick forced a fine save out of Butlin with the final touch of the game. After the match, Swan’s manager, Darren Lynch said, “I must admit for the first time in my managerial career I’m thankful that my side had the rub of the green with decisions. We were lucky to come away with three points today and Kirby will feel very hard done by not to get at least a draw”.

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  • Jonny Thick


Newport Pagnell Town
1. Jonny Thick, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Yaw Ofosu (12. Scott Mulkern, 82 mins), 6. Josh Winters, 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. Greg Ling, 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya (15. Chris Wreh, 74 mins), 11. George Shrieves (17. Alex Marius, 74 mins)
Unused Substitutes: 14. Sam O’Neill, 16. Ryan Thirkell

Kirby Muxloe
1. Warren Butlin, 2. Prince Nyarko (14. Aiden Black, 46 mins), 3. Levi Fray (15. Jordan Cufflin-Stableford, 46 mins), 4. Sam Wilson (c), 5. Nick Gupwell, 6. Jack Baker, 7. Josh Burniston, 8. Aaron Love, 9. Ash Palfreyman (18. Charles Butler, 89 mins), 10. Dan Agar, 11. Aaron Black
Unused Substitutes: 12. Dan Sheahan, 16. Elliott Pacey, 17.


Referee: Joe Woolmer
Assistants: Les Passey, Cameron Smith


1-0 Taylor Orosz (20 mins)
2-0 Josh Winters (27 mins)
3-0 Tom Liversedge (35 mins)
4-0 Tom Liversedge (40 mins)
HT 4-0
4-1 Aiden Black (65 mins)
4-2 Dan Agar (69 mins)
4-3 Dan Agar (87 mins)
FT 4-3


Kirby Muxloe
Ash Palfreyman (43 mins)
Aaron Black (47 mins)
Jordan Cufflin-Stableford (90+1 mins)

Report by Andy Gunn.
Photograph of Josh winters courtesy of Ray Smith.
Photographs of Jonny Thick & Mabel leading the teams out courtesy of Wayne Harmes.