2015/16 Newport Pagnell Town 2-4 Leicester Nirvana

Newport Pagnell 2-4 Leicester Nirvana
United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 26th September 2015
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
Attendance: 57

4. NP – Josh Crawley charges down goalkeeper Arron Harris’s kick, the rebound falls to Fazel Koriya who blasts his shot against the underside of the bar only to see the ball bounce down onto the goal line before being cleared by a defender.

12. LN – Reece Morris runs on to a through ball before unleashing a shot that Mark Osborn saves with his legs.

14. NP – GOAL 1-0. Crawley delivers an excellent cross from the left for Koriya who rifles the ball into the net.

18. NP – GOAL 2-0. Crawley scores with a low strike after getting onto the end of Sam O’Neill’s cross from the right wing.

28. LN – Pearson Mwanyongo curls his free kick from the edge of the area harmlessly over.

32. Osborn easily saves Mwanyongo’s weak shot.

33. LN – GOAL 2-1. A Chuckle Brothers moment at the back as miscommunication between Osborn and Stuart Smeathers gifts the ball to Matthew Melbourne who simply has to tap the ball into the back of an unguarded net.

36. LN – GOAL 2-2. More shambolic defending by the Swans allows Reece Morris the space to shoot, his shot hit the post before the unmarked Ash Day thumps in the rebound on the goal line.

40. LN – With the Swan’s defence struggling to clear Morris has his shot blocked.

45. LN – With no other options available Ryan Calver strikes a 30 yard shot that sails high, wide and handsome.

Half Time: 2-2

47. LN – Day,  clean through, puts the ball across the goalmouth and hits the post.

54. NP – Fantastic defending from Adam Pryke forcing Morris to shoot weakly.

59. LN – Morris with another weak shot that goes well wide.

62. LN – A sublime back heel from Morris to set up Melbourne, who’s hard shot is easily saved by Osborn.

63. NP – The referee is not moved as the Swans appeal for a penalty as Koriya is bundled over in the area, the ball squirms through to Crawley who’s lob is only inches over the bar.

68. NP – Smeathers is shown a straight red card for denying a goal scoring opportunity. The resultant free kick is too far out for the Morris to trouble the Newport keeper.

71. LN – GOAL 2-3. Pearson Mwanyongo’s shot comes off the inside of the post to give Nirvana the lead.

78. NP – Arron Harris somehow manages to find his way through a crowded area to punch Liam Smyth’s free kick clear.

78. LN – Nirvana break quickly but Rob Tapp brilliantly manages a last gasp block to stop Mwanyongo’s pile driver.

80. NP – Crawley crosses to Koriya who hits the post.

85. NP – Harris saves Lukasz Filipiak’s half volley.

88. LN – Another quick break for Day but he is wasteful with a poor shot.

90+3. LN – GOAL 2-4. With ten man Newport attempting to get a late equaliser, Melbourne collects the ball from a long clearance to run on and score.

FT: 2-4


1-0 Fazel Koriya (14 mins)
2-0 Josh Crawley (18 mins)
2-1 Matthew Melbourne (33 mins)
2-2 Ash Day (36 mins)
HT: 2-2
2-3 Pearson Mwanyongo (71 mins)
2-4 Matthew Melbourne (90+3 mins)
FT: 2-4

Yellow Cards:
Newport Pagnell Town:
Rob Tapp (59 mins)
Keith Williams (89 mins)
Leicester Nirvana:
Sean Doy (76 mins)
Pearson Mwanyongo (90+4 mins)

Red Cards:
Newport Pagnell Town:
Stuart Smeathers (68 mins)

Newport Pagnell Town:
1. Mark Osborn
2. Lewis Smith
3. Rob Tapp
4. Stuart Smeathers (c)
5. Adam Pryke
6. Liam Smyth (14. Lukasz Filipiak, 82 mins)
7. Rob MacDonald (15. Darryl Smith, 65 mins)
8. Greg Ling
9. Josh Crawley
10. Fazel Koriya
11. Sam O’Neill (12. Keith Williams, 71 mins)
Unused subs:
16. Josh McAdoo

Leicester Nirvana:
1. Aaron Harris
2. Luke Day
3. Shaquille-O’Neil Brooks
4. Sean Doy
5. Ryan Calver
6. Francis Lynch (14. Alex Biggs, 79 mins)
7. Pearson Mwanyongo
8. Reece Morris (17. Jordan Nelson, 86 mins)
9. Lamar Parkes
10. Matthew Melbourne (c)
11. Ash Day
Unused subs:
12. Sean Phillips
15. Alex Paval
16. Will Gonga

Match Officials:
Referee – Douglas Lawson
Assistants – Emmanuel Unuafe,
Tunde Ajisola

Artwork courtesy of Bravo Sierra Designs.

© Andy Gunn


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