Newport Pagnell Town 0-0 ON Chenecks

​Newport Pagnell Town 0-0 ON Chenecks
United Counties League, Premier Division
Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Kick off 19:45
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
Attendance: 83

Timeline

6. ON – Ben Lewington drives the ball over the bar.

18. ON – A Cheneck’s corner causes havoc in the Swan’s defence as the ball is cleared off the line by Adam Pryke.

27. NP – Fazel Koriya runs down the wing but his cross-shot is held by Kevin Sparkes.

28. NP – Dom Lawless’ shot is saved by Kevin Sparkes.

34. ON – PENALTY. Adam Pryke brings down Ben Lewington in the area. Ben Foster steps up to take the spot kick but it’s denied Mark Osborn who dives full length to his right to make the save.

40. NP – Dom Lawless comes close as his twenty five yard curling shot crashes against the bar.

42. NP – Liam Smyth puts a deep free kick on the head of Dave Baker, Kevin Sparkes makes the save.

44. NP – Kevin Sparkes pushes Dom Lawless’ shot past the post.

45+0.5 Half Time: 0-0

46. NP – Fazel Koriya passes to Dom Lawless, Joe Lewington blocks the shot.

49. NP – Great build up play between Darryl Smith and Fazel Koriya sets up Paul Edgeworth, his twenty five yard shot is parried by Kevin Sparkes.

51. ON – Ben Foster rifles a shot towards the top corner but is denied by a flying Mark Osborn save.

62. NP – Darryl Smith sets up Fazel Koriya who forces another good save from Kevin Sparkes.

65. NP – Great footwork from Dom Lawless before he thumps the ball against the base of the post.

68. NP – Greg Ling puts his thirty yard shot a foot over the bar.

77. ON –  Joe Lewington’s shot from distance is caught by Mark Osborn.

88. ON – Ben Lewington chases down a through ball but Mark Osborn is out quickly to claim the ball.

90+1. NP – Fazel Koriya somehow manages to clear the bar from the six yard box with an open goal beckoning.

90+3. NP – Dave Baker rises to glance a Fazel Koriya corner just wide.

90+5.5 Full Time: 0-0


Summary

With two cup draws and two league draws Premier Division newbies ON Chenecks have proved difficult to beat so far this season, olny narrowly losing their FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay against Harefield United 8-9 on penalties. So it proved in this match as Chenecks stood toe to toe with Newport, their energy and desire to win the ball stiffled the Swan’s passing game. The first half was largely limited to half chances for both sides, however, Chenecks had a gilt edged chance to take the lead when Ben Lewington was upended in the area. Mark Osborn performed heroics as he pulled off a quality save to keep parity. Dom Lawless, looking for his 100th goal for the Swan’s, almost reached the milestone when his delicious twenty five yard attempt crashed against the crossbar.

During the second period Newport started to create more chances as Chenecks tired. The away side were restricted to counter attacks as Newport turned up the pressure. Lawless once again struck the woodwork as the Swan’s searched for a winner. Newport could and probably should have won the contest deep into added time but the ball took a wicked bobble as Fazel Koriya attempted to tap the ball into an open net. The chance was gone and Cheneck’s hard work and good organisation was rewarded with a point.


Goals

Half Time: 0-0
Full Time: 0-0

Teams

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn
2. Ollie Wilkinson
3. Dave Baker
4. Stuart Smeathers (c)
5. Adam Pryke
       [Yellow 34 mins]
6. Liam Smyth
7. Darryl Smith
8. Greg Ling
       [Yellow 81 mins]
9. Dom Lawless
       [Yellow 50 mins]
10. Fazel Koriya
11. Paul Edgeworth
Substitutes
12. Scott Mulkern
       [Not used]
14. George Shrieves
       [For 9, 80 mins]
15. Remy Forrester
       [For 5, 80 mins]
16. Keith Williams
       [Not used]

ON Chenecks
1. Kevin Sparkes
2. Joe Lewington (c)
3. George Clarke
4. Calvin Budd
5. Simon Underwood
6. Jake Nagy
7. Ash Ogden
8. Sam Watkins
9. Ben Foster
10. Ben Lewington
       [Yellow 10 mins]
11. Ben Diamond
Substitutes
12. Tom Caton
       [For 5, 76 mins]
14. Fraud Ebrahim Badeh
       [Not Used]
15. Luke Tolworthy
       [Not Used]
16. Adam Spalding
       [For 11, 68 mins]
17. Adam Hancock
       [For 9, 90+3 mins]

Match Officials

Referee
– Nicholas Fuller 

Assistants
– Kevan Atkins 
– Simon Castleman

Photographs courtesy of Tony Webster.

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