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.

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Teams

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)

Officials

Referee: Jacob Lehane
Assistants: James Anderson, Scott Hanna

Goalscorers

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

Cautions

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

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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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Teams

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

Officials

Referee: Lewis Smith
Assistants: Brian Ebulubu, Laurie Parnham

Goalscorers

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

Cautions

None

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

Teams

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

Officials

Referee: Wyndham Trusler
Assistants: Sam Brough, Harry Price

Goalscorers

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

Cautions

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

Teams

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.

Officials

Referee: Joe Woolmer
Assistants: Les Passey, Cameron Smith

Goalscorers

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

Cautions

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.

Kempston Rovers 4-1 Newport Pagnell Town

Kempston Rovers 4-1 Newport Pagnell Town
Emirates FA Cup, Preliminary Round Replay
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Kick off 19:45
Hillgrounds, Kempston
Attendance: 142

Rovers Breeze Into The Next Round

The game started at a good pace with both sides playing positive football. During the early exchanges Fazel Koriya controlled a high ball before having his half-volley blocked by Alex Stoyles, at the other end Ash Fuller’s good centre was met by an excellent defensive header from Ollie Wilkinson to cut out a promising Rovers attack. The match turned on a three-minute period midway through the first period when two quick goals from Jake Newman swung the balance in Kempston’s favour. Newman looked offside for the opening goal but the flag stayed down as the Swans defence stopped, waiting for the decision, the striker took full advantage as he ran on to score. Almost immediately Rovers hammered home their advantage when Callum Lewis pounced on a defensive error to find the unmarked Newman who gratefully slotted home his second goal. Newport’s heads visibly dropped as Kempston pushed to put the tie beyond reach, Fuller was superb as he continually asked questions of the visitor’s back four, he came close only to be denied by Mark Osborn. The Swan’s defended resolutely as they held on and looked as if they might go into the break with a two-goal deficit but in the dying moments Stoyles headed a corner goalward and it was Newman who was on hand to nod the ball over the line to complete his hattrick.

Newport had recovered from being behind in the original match of the tie but on this occasion they gave the ball away too much as their strikers became isolated and easily controlled by the home side’s defence. The Swan’s best chance came from a corner that Stuart Smeathers headed narrowly wide. Osborn was once again the saviour as his outstretched leg thwarted Fuller. Rovers looked to be in total control, however, the introduction of Chris Wreh with half an hour remaining gave Newport more potency up front, time after time Wreh ran at the Kempston defence who started to look more vulnerable. Within five minutes of coming on Wreh brilliantly broke through and squared the ball for Koriya who hammered the ball into the back of the net to give the Swans a glimmer of hope. However, Kempston were well organised and showed good composure as they stifled Newport’s attacks whilst continuing to pose a threat themselves. Any hope the Swans had were dashed when the ball was gifted to George Boland who broke through to slot the ball past the advancing Osborn to finally seal the tie. Kempston Rover’s victory means that they will now host Wisbech Town in the Emirates FA Cup First Round Qualifying. The tie is scheduled to be played on 2nd September.

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Teams

Kempston Rovers
1. Martin Conway, 2. Michael Lyon (16. Kyal McNulty, 78 mins) 3. Damon Herbert, 4. Robbie Goodman, 5. Alex Stoyles (15. George Boland, 71 mins), 6. Grant Fryer, 7. Ben Shepherd, 8. Callum Lewis, 9. Jake Newman, 10. Sam Johnson (14. Nathan Tshikuna, 81 mins), 11. Ash Fuller (c)
Unused Substitutes: 12. Jamaine Ivy, 17. Ricki Wigg-Booden, 18. Josh Sturnioli, GK. Carl Knox

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Yaw Ofosu, 6. Josh Winters (12. Alex Marius, 84 mins), 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. Greg Ling (14. George Shrieves, 84 mins), 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Harry Stratton (15. Chris Wreh, 63 mins)

Officials

Referee: J Aldous
Assistants: R Pearson, J Giles

Goalscorers

1-0 Jake Newman (12 mins)
2-0 Jake Newman (12 mins)
3-0 Jake Newman (12 mins)
HT 3-0
3-1 Fazel Koriya (63 mins)
4-1 George Boland (77 mins)
FT 4-1

Cautions

Kempston Rovers
Grant Fryer (88 mins)

Newport Pagnell Town
Jordan Spruce (54 mins)
Greg Ling (71 mins)
Yaw Ofosu (79 mins)

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Report & Photograph by Andy Gunn

Newport Pagnell Town 3-3 Kempston Rovers

Newport Pagnell Town 3-3 Kempston Rovers

Emirates FA Cup, Preliminary Round

Saturday 19th August 2017

Kick off 15:00

Willen Road, Newport Pagnell

Attendance: 152

Stalemate For Swans

 Virtually from the kick off Kempston took control of proceedings as they dominated possession.  Shortly after Ash Fuller had his shot pushed around the post by Mark Osborn, Rovers were on the attack again, this time they were not going to be denied as a superb run and cross from Sam Johnson found Jake Newman who was on hand to slot home the opening goal. With twenty-four minutes on the clock it seemed as if Newport were in for a long afternoon when Kempston doubled their lead; Newman and Jamaine Ivy combined well to set up Johnson who put the ball beyond the reach of the wrong-footed Osborn. The Swan’s had been hemmed in their own half for large periods and their first attempt on goal came with half an hour played, Tom Liversedge hitting the ball over the bar and it was with less than ten minutes left that they had their most fluid move of the half as a lovely one-two between Liversedge and Greg Ling saw the striker threaten the visitors goal. Rovers came close to extending their lead, Fuller’s riffled shot cannoned off the upright before Osborn could claim the ball.


During the first half the Walnut Boys had looked fitter, better organised and more assured than their hosts, however, the Swans came out with more purpose and set about overhauling the two goal deficit. The game became more open as Johnson dug out a beautiful pass for Fuller who was thwarted by a great diving save from Osborn. The momentum was swinging towards Newport, Ling’s clever, pin point free kick allowed the unmarked Liversedge a free header to pull a goal back. Harry Stratton tested Martin Conway with fifteen minutes remaining, the keeper doing well to tip the ball over the crossbar. The respite was short lived as a Fazel Koriya corner was powerfully headed against the post by Yaw Ofosu, Stratton slammed the rebound home to bring the scores level. Within a minute Stratton tried his luck again, spotting Conway off his line Stratton’s forty-yard lob was only inches over the bar. The Walnut Boys were rattled, however, their response was swift, within three minutes of the equaliser Newman worked the ball through to Fuller to tap home to restore their lead. The Swans had nothing to lose as the magic of the cup drove them on, Stratton had a shot blocked and Smeathers glanced a header wide. Kempston were looking to hurt their opposition on the break and Newman had a good chance to wrap the tie up, only a good save from Osborn kept his side in the game. Into the final minutes and Taylor Orosz brought a great save out of Conway, the ball was once again driven into the net to bring the scores level when Stratton was first to the rebound. A much improved second period from Newport was almost was capped off as they had one final chance deep into added on time but Alex Stoyles blocked Chris Wreh’s goal bound shot to deny what would have been a dramatic winner.

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 Teams

Newport Pagnell Town

1.Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce (16. Chris Wreh, 88 mins), 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Yaw Ofosu, 6. Alex Marius (12. Josh Winters, 52 mins), 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. George Shrieves (15. Harry Stratton, 66 mins), 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Greg Ling

Unused Substitutes: 14. Scott Mulkern

Kempston Rovers

1.Martin Conway, 2. Kyal McNulty, 3. Damon Herbert, 4. Robbie Goodman, 5. David Murphy, 6. Callum Lewis, 7. Ben Shepherd (12. George Boland, 59 mins), 8. Sam Johnson, 9. Jake Newman, 10. Jamaine Ivy (15. Ricki Wigg-Booden, 83 mins), 11. Ash Fuller (c) (17. Alex Stoyles, 90+1 mins)

Unused Substitutes: 14. Nathan Tshikuna, GK. Carl Knox

Officials

Referee: Abdul Kadir

Assistants:

Goalscorers

0-1 Jake Newman (12 mins)

0-2 Sam Johnson (24 mins)

HT 0-2

1-2 Tom Liversedge (63 mins)

2-2 Harry Stratton (77 mins)

2-3 Ash Fuller (80 mins)

3-3 Harry Stratton (89 mins)

FT 3-3

Cautions

Newport Pagnell Town

Ollie Wilkinson (57 mins)

Tom Liversedge (71 mins)

Kempston Rovers

Ben Shepherd (28 mins)

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Report by Andy Gunn

Photograph courtesy of Wayne Harmes

Boston Town 0-1 Newport Pagnell Town

Boston Town 0-1 Newport Pagnell Town
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division
Saturday 12th August 2017
Kick off 15:00
DWB Stadium, Tattershall Road, Boston
Attendance: 110

Swans Notch Up The Points

This was Boston’s first league match of the season and they had high hopes of improving upon last season’s disappointing 20th place finish. During 2016/17 their away league form was better than their home form, with only two league victories to their name at the DWB Stadium. Boston had the first chance when Will Britton shot into the side netting during the opening exchanges. Newport threatened when a Fazel Koriya corner was punched straight to Alex Marius who had his shot blocked as the game became quite frenetic. Craig Parker’s excellent centre was poked over the bar by Ben Davison as the sides took turns to attack. Newport came close when Jordan Spruce’s free kick was flicked on by Taylor Orosz to Koriya who half volleyed the ball straight into the grateful hands of keeper James Lambley. With half an hour gone Tom Liversedge and Jason Field contested the ball in midfield, leaving Field in a crumpled heap, the Referee consulted his Assistant resulting in Liversedge receiving a caution for use of the elbow. The incident forced Field to be substituted and the state of his face after the game suggested the punishment was lenient. The remainder of the half lacked quality as both sides struggled to retain the ball for any great length of time, however, this was mainly due to the high work rate of the defences who broke up moves in the final third with relative ease.

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The second period continued in the same manner as the first, both sides had half chances, Fraser Bayliss with a volley narrowly wide of the mark for the Poachers and Orosz flashing a shot across the face of the goal for the Swans. The game was settled in the sixty-third minute with a top-drawer finish when Orosz found Marius who wrong footed one defender before powerfully rifling the ball home for the only goal of the game. The goal settled the visitors as they started to control the match, retaining more possession and creating more threatening moves as they pressed for another goal. A second elbowing saw the Swans Yaw Ofosu floored but the incident was completely missed by the officials. As Newport pushed forward they became susceptible to quick counter attacks from the Poachers who squandered numerous corner kicks as they failed to penetrate the Newport’s outstanding defence who weathered the storm. The host’s best chance came with ten minutes remaining when the impressive Aaron Eyett forced a good save out of Mark Osborn. Newport were also denied by a good save from James Lambley after Josh Winters and Orosz combined well. After the match a delighted Darren Lynch said, “Boston is always a hard place to come and get 3 points, but after breaking our hoodoo last year here and the way we have played in the first 2 games I was confident if we carried on with our form we could get a win!”.

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Teams

Boston Town

1. James Lambley, 2. Lawrence Lambley, 3. Craig Parker, 4. Simon Ashton, 5. Jason Field (c) (12. Bailey Forth, 34 mins), 6. Richard Ford, 7. Aaron Eyett, 8. Ben Davison, Will Britton, 10. Jordan Nuttell (13. Daniel Worthington, 75 mins), 11. Fraser Bayliss Unused Subs: 14. Jordan Tate, 15. Simon Draper, 16. Daniel Maddison

Newport Pagnell Town

1. Mark Osborn, 2. Scott Mulkern 3. Jordan Spruce, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Yaw Ofosu, 6. Alex Marius, 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. George Shrieves (12. Greg Ling, 66 mins), 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Sam O’Neill (14. Josh Winters, 71 mins) Unused Subs: 15. Harry Stratton

Officials

Referee: Trevor Basker
Assistants: Marcin Nowak, Chris Giles

Goalscorers

HT 0-0
0-1 Alex Marius (63 mins)
FT 0-1

Cautions

Boston Town
Craig Parker (33 mins)
Ben Davison (54 mins)

Newport Pagnell Town
Tom Liversedge (30 mins)
Yaw Ofosu (56 mins)
Scott Mulkern (86 mins)

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Photographs by Andy Gunn.