2015/16 Newport Pagnell Town 1-0 Holmer Green

Newport Pagnell Town 1-0 Holmer Green
Berks & Bucks FA County Senior Trophy, Semi Final
Tuesday 1st March 2016
Kick off 19:45
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
Attendance: 86


1. HG – Mark Osborn saves from Dean Allen after he latches on to a poor back pass.

5. NP – Gary Lines blocks Sam O’Neill’s shot. John Thorpe heads the resultant corner high.

8. HG – Mark Osborn collects James Burrells’ lofted free kick.

11. HG – Joe Collins shoots wide.

14. HG – A Gary Lines free kick is headed on by Ryan Tackley for Joe Collins who volleys over.

23. NP – Dom Lawless rifles a shot into the side netting.

30. NP – Sam Butcher saves Darryl Smith’s twenty five yard Daisy cutter.

38. HG – Olly White is flagged offside but the assistant referee changes his mind, White races through and Mark Osborn saves. Holmer claim a penalty but are left frustrated as the referee rules that it was simply a coming together of players.

43. HG – A raking pass finds Dean Allen who shoots wide.

45+0 Half Time: 0-0

47. NP – Dom Lawless turns and shoots but his effort is deflected to Sam Butcher.

50. NP – Fazel Koriya sets up Dom Lawless whose shot is blocked by Eliot Derby.

55. NP – Greg Ling and then Keith Williams have shots blocked.

57. NP – Keith Williams slings a cross to Greg Ling who heads wide.

61. NP – A superb run by Dom Lawless before squaring the ball for Sam O’Neill who agonisingly puts his shot wide of the post.

63. NP – Sam Butcher pulls off a great save to deny Darryl Smith’s free kick.

66. HG – Joe Collins shoots wide from outside the area.

68. NP – Dom Lawless heads the ball against the crossbar, the follow up is hit high by Keith Williams.

69. NP – Sam Butcher saves as Keith Williams slips while shooting.

72. HG – Ben Hodges releases Dean Allen, Mark Osborn is quick to come out to save with his legs.

74. NP – Dom Lawless shoots wide from distance.

75. HG – Olly White crosses for Dean Allen whose header is saved by Mark Osborn.

77. HG – Olly White shoots wide.

80. HG – Luke Graham finds Ben Hodges who is denied by Mark Osborn.

84. NP – GOAL 1-0. Liam Smyth’s pass splits the Green’s defence before Dom Lawless strikes the only goal of the game.

90+3 Full Time: 1-0


This was a proper, old fashioned cup tie between two sides that had both won four out of their last five games. The first half was fairly even as no quarter was given by either side during a passionate, cut and thrust match. The Green’s were fast to close down the Newport play and the Swan’s back line had to be alert against the danger of Holmer’s quick breaks.

The second period was a different story as Newport stamped some authority on the proceedings. They moved the ball more quickly and didn’t over complicate their play. However, as in all good cup ties, they didn’t have it all their own way as Holmer had a strong spell shortly before the tie was decided by Dom Lawless’ emphatic strike. Although the Swan’s management will have felt the team didn’t play well, they will have been delighted with their player’s work rate and never say die spirit as they ground out the result and a place in the final.


Half Time: 0-0
1-0 Dom Lawless (84 mins)
Full Time: 1-0

Yellow Cards

Newport Pagnell Town
Greg Ling (33 mins)

Holmer Green
Ryan Tackley (39 mins)
James Burrell (55 mins)
Joe Dulieu (62 mins)

Red Cards

Holmer Green
Gary Lines (after final whistle)


Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn
2. Adam Pryke
3. Keith Williams (14. Rob Tapp, 85 mins)
4. John Thorpe (c)
5. Stuart Smeathers
6. Liam Smyth
7. Darryl Smith
8. Greg Ling
9. Dom Lawless
10. Fazel Koriya
11. Sam O’Neill
Unused Substitutes
12. Lewis Smith
15. Paul Edgeworth
16. Joe Pursell

Holmer Green
1. Sam Butcher
2. Gary Lines (c)
3. Luke Graham
4. James Burrell
5. Joe Dulieu
6. Ryan Tackley
7. Joe Collins
8. Eliot Derby
9. Dean Allen
10. Olly White
11. Ben Hodges
Unused Substitutes
12. Ben Bradley
14. Martin Lancaster
15. Richard Wallace
16. Dean Powles
17. Ryan Wilmott


– Mateusz Filipiak
– Ryan Dix
– Krzysztof Ziejewski


Berks & Bucks FA County Senior Trophy

2015/16 Results & Fixtures

Round One

Abingdon United 1 – 2 Binfield

Ascot United 4-0 Wokingham & Emmbrook

Highmoor/Ibis 0 – 1 Thatcham Town

Holmer Green 4-0 Bracknell Town

Quarter Finals

Ascot United 1-3 Binfield

Flackwell Heath 3 – 2 Thatcham Town

Holmer Green 5 – 3 Milton United

Windsor 1 – 3 Newport Pagnell Town
•|Match Report|• http://wp.me/p6BkVY-7N

Semi Finals

Flackwell Heath P-P Binfield

Newport Pagnell Town 1-0 Holmer Green

Artwork courtesy of Bravo Sierra Designs.

© Andy Gunn


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