Harborough Town 1-1 Newport Pagnell Town

Harborough Town 1-1 Newport Pagnell Town
United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 15th October 2016
Kick off 15:00
Bowden’s Park, Market Harborough
Attendance: 98

Summary

Harborough came into this fixture on a great run of results at home and with only one point separating the sides they would have had high hopes of leap frogging seventh placed Newport in the league. There was little between the sides on the pitch as they largely cancelled each other out in a disjointed but competitive game that struggled to get going. As expected, Harborough’s work rate, positivity and organisation were impressive, as was Newport’s quick movement and slick passing game, although, moves from both sides invariably broke down in the final third.

In a mirror image of last season’s corresponding fixture all the real action came in the final few minutes. With quarter of an hour remaining Harborough laid siege to the Newport goal and in the 87th minute the Bees thought they had scored the winner that their play probably deserved. Callum Milne drove the ball goalwards, taking a deflection before sneaking in at the post to break the deadlock and give the hosts the lead. However, the action was not over as the Swan’s countered well and  three minutes later a nice interchange of passes in midfield released Liam Smyth who’s cross for Darryl Smith to side foot the equaliser was the quality moment of the match.

Teams

Harborough Town
1. George Lawton
2. Joel Konteh
3. Callum Traynor
4. Martin Anderson
[Yellow 90+1 mins]
5. Ben Williams (c)
6. Callum Milne
[Goal 87 mins]
7. Harry May
[Yellow 53 mins]
8. Jack Burrows
[Yellow 59 mins]
9. Barnes Gladman
10. Billy Shepherd
[Subbed 34 mins]
11. Dino Tuksar
Substitutes
12. Jack Sutherland
[Not Used]
14. Lukas Blackwell
[For 10, 34 mins]
15. Jake Watson
[Not Used]
17. Glen Giles
[Not Used]

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn
2. Ollie Wilkinson
3. Scott Mulkern
[Subbed 91 mins]
4. Adam Pryke
5. Dave Baker
[Yellow 90+2 mins]
6. Liam Smyth
7. Darryl Smith
[Goal 90 mins]
8. Stuart Smeathers (c)
9. Dom Lawless
10. George Shrieves
[Subbed  85 mins]
11. Sam O’Neill
Substitutes
12. Remy Forrester
[For 3, 90+1 mins]
14. Paul Edgeworth
[For 10, 85 mins]
15. Junior Muya
[Not Used]
16. Sam Tamakloe
[Not Used]

Match Officials

Referee
– Wyndham Trusler
Assistants
– Simon Castleman
– Richard Turner

Photograph courtesy of Wayne Harmes.

Andy Gunn 1617/25

 

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