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.

Newport Pagnell Town 3-1 Northampton Sileby Rangers

Newport Pagnell Town 3-1 Northampton Sileby Rangers
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties Premier League, Premier Division
Tuesday 8th August 2017
Kick off 19:45
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0DF
Attendance:  73

Swans Get Season Off To A Winning Start

It did not take the Swans long to pick up where they had left off following their Emirates FA Cup victory over Huntingdon Town. Within five minutes Fazel Koriya threaded the ball through to Tom Liversedge who could only manage to shoot straight at Ollie Reynolds in the Sileby goal. Newport continued to apply pressure as they took control of the game, however, they lacked the final touch to convert their possession into goals. Sam O’Neill, Alex Marius and Liversedge combined well, only to be thwarted by Reynolds who was then called upon to claw out Koriya’s goal bound corner. It looked as if lady luck had deserted the home side when Liversedge brilliantly flicked his header on to Koriya who had his shot saved by Reynolds, Taylor Orosz put the ball back in for Koriya who managed to clear the crossbar from close range. Alex Marius, Orosz and O’Neill all had good chances before Rangers mounted their first attempt on the Newport goal when Jory Mann hit a tame shot straight to Mark Osborn with ten minutes of the half remaining. The thirty-eighth minute saw a bizarre twist when Colum Nugent headed Orosz’s cross towards his own goal, the ball somehow evaded the keeper to give the Swans a somewhat fortunate goal but well deserved lead. Sileby rallied as Collins Antubrah and Stephen Grimley had long range efforts comfortably dealt with by Osborn. In the final minute of the half Reynolds produced a fantastic save to deny O’Neill not once but twice, however, Newport were not to be denied as Yaw Ofosu’s pass split the defence to leave Koriya in space and bearing down on goal, this time the striker made no mistake as he calmly slotted home to double the lead at the break.

Newport started the second half in the same manner that they had finished the first as Koriya set up Orosz who was unable to beat Reynolds at the near post. The hosts looked dangerous as they pushed to extend their lead but Sileby showed more hunger in the second period as Grimley and Dylan Panter held the Swans wingers at bay. Rangers started to have more threat going forward as Nathaniel Ansu’s deflected shot curled narrowly past the post and Mann directed his strike into Osborn’s hands. At the other end Orosz continued to run amok as he saw a couple of shots sail wide of the mark, he then broke free to put a pin point cross onto the head of Liversedge who struck the post with his header. Within a minute Jordan Spruce sent a deep free kick into the area and it was Orosz who rose to head the ball powerfully past Reynolds to extend the lead with fifteen minutes left. James Elkington-Soan latched onto a through ball as the game entered its final stages, he side footed the keeper before passing the ball into the back of the net for a consolation Sileby goal. Considering the amount of rain that had fallen in the previous twenty-four hours this was an entertaining affair for the brave souls who endured the cold blustery conditions, and as for players wearing gloves in August… welcome to the British summer!

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Teams

Newport Pagnell Town

  1. Mark Osborn, 2. Scott Mulkern (14. Harry Stratton, 54 mins), 3. Jordan Spruce, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Yaw Ofosu, 6. Alex Marius (Greg Ling, 63 mins), 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. George Shrieves, 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Sam O’Neill, Unused Substitutes: 15. Ryan Thirkell

Northampton Sileby Rangers

  1. Ollie Reynolds, 2. Dylan Panter, 3. Stephen Grimley, 4. Jamie Turner (15. Tobi Shoyoye, 68 mins), 5. Josh Going, 6. Colum Nugent, 7. Collins Antrubrah, 8. Troy Johnston, 9. Scott Sandy (12. James Elkinigton-Soan, 62 mins), 10. Jory Mann (c), 11. Nathaniel Ansu, Unused Substitutes: 14. Connor Bellamy

Officials

Referee: Nicholas Fuller

Assistants: Anthony Fitch, Piotr Kwak

Goalscorers

1-0 og Colum Nugent (38 mins)

2-0 Fazel Koriya (45+1 mins)

HT 2-0

3-0 Taylor Orosz (75 mins)

3-1 James Elkington-Soan (89 mins)

FT 3-1

Cautions

Newport Pagnell Town:

Stuart Smeathers (53 mins)

Greg Ling (73 mins)

Northampton Sileby Rangers:

Troy Johnston (20 mins)

Nathaniel Ansu (90+1 mins)

 

Newport Pagnell Town 6-0 Leicester Nirvana

Newport Pagnell Town 6-0 Leicester Nirvana
Chroma Sport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 25th March 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
Attendance: 109

Swans Make Hay In The Spring Sunshine

Newport recorded their first ever victory over Nirvana side in emphatic style, scoring six against their visitors without reply. They could not have got off to a better start at a sun drenched Willen Road when they took an early lead after Arjuna Govia failed to collect Liam Smyth’s cross, Gary Brook was on hand to gratefully knock in the opening goal from close range after only four minutes. The home side doubled their lead with twenty-one minutes on the clock when a Keith Williams free kick was headed towards goal by Dave Baker, Govia made a good save but could only manage to parry the ball to Elliott Sandy who made no mistake with his header. Five minutes later Smyth superbly released Sam O’Neill who was wiped out by the advancing keeper, Dom Lawless stepped up to calmly convert the resultant penalty. Newport began to turn on the style and it was not long before Govia was called into action once again, this time diving to his left to produce a good save from Sandy’s low, hard shot as the Swans threatened to run riot. Nirvana produced their first real attempt on the Swan’s goal just before half time when Jurelle Phillip had his long range shot blocked, the striker was first to the loose ball and was again frustrated as his second effort was also blocked.

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Dom Lawless scores from the spot

Newport picked up where they had left off after the break, taking only eight minutes to stretch their lead when Sean Phillips sliced his clearance straight to Lawless who mercilessly rifled his shot into the back of the net. On a rare venture forward Nirvana found some space with a well worked move that ended in Yaegan Gore’s strike being saved by the outstretched leg of Mark Osborn. However, it was only a stay of execution as Lawless scored a fine individual goal, beating three players before beating the keeper with a lovely finish from the edge of the area to claim his hat trick. Three minutes later dogged determination in midfield from Smyth saw him stab the ball through to O’Neill who had the relatively easy task of stroking home the Swan’s sixth goal. Substitutes Shaquille Master and Will Gonga had half chances to give Nirvana a consolation goal in the final ten minutes but neither managed to trouble Osborn’s goal. The Swans defence held firm to record a clean sheet as they came close to scoring another goal when Lawless saw his effort cleared off the line by Gore. The final chance of the afternoon fell to Lawless, Govia did well to tip the striker’s late shot past the post. This was a setback for Nirvana who had named a largely young and inexperienced side as they continue to rebuild their squad, the Swans had too much experience on the day as they controlled the game from the first minute to the last without ever needing to get out of first gear.

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Dave Baker heads towards goal

Teams

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn
2. Ollie Wilkinson
[Subbed, 65 mins]
3. Keith Williams
4. Liam Smyth
5. Adam Pryke (c)
6. Dave Baker
7. Gary Brook
[Goal, 5 mins]
[Subbed, 71 mins]
8. Greg Ling
9. Elliott Sandy
[Goal, 21 mins]
[Subbed, 63 mins]
10. Dom Lawless
[Goal (penalty), 26 mins]
[Goal, 53 mins]
[Goal, 72 mins]
11. Sam O’Neill
[Goal, 75 mins]
Substitutes
12. Mason Coleman
[On for 2, 65 mins]
14. George Shrieves
[On for 7, 71 mins]
15. Remy Forrester
[On for 9, 63 mins]
16. Massimo Lagioia
[Not Used]

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Liam Smyth controls the midfield

Leicester Nirvana
13. Arjuna Govia
2. Jahdatin Harper
3. Yaegan Gore
4. Elliott Phillips
5. Sean Phillips (c)
6. Ryan Calver
7. Karabo Motshweni
8. Rahul Parmer
[Subbed, 78 mins]
9. Jordan Nelson
10. Conor Brown-Wingfield
[Subbed, 75 mins]
11. Jurelle Phillip
[Subbed, 73 mins]
Substitutes
12. Will Gonga
[On for 8, 78mins]
14. Shaquille Master
[On for 10, 65 mins]
16. Gurdeep Mudhar
[On for 11, 73 mins]
17. Richard Gerald
[Not Used]

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Sam O’Neill takes on the Nirvana defence

Match Officials

Referee
– Shaun Barry

Assistants
– Andrew Payne
– William Hardie

Feature photograph: Liam Smyth challenges in midfield

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Photographs courtesy of Tony Webster
Report by Andy Gunn 1617/65

Newport Pagnell Town 0-2 Yaxley

Newport Pagnell Town 0-2 Yaxley
Chroma Sport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 18th March 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
Attendance: 99

Cuckoos At The Double

This was a contest between two of the League’s in-form teams and it was Yaxley who came out on top to complete the league double over the home side, winning by the same margin as in the previous meeting in January. The hosts had a selection headache prior to the match as they were forced into a number changes with Mason Coleman and Taigan Brooks making their first appearances for the Swans first team this season. After five minutes Elliott Sandy’s half-volley forced a save out of visiting keeper Ollie Sutton. Shortly after Dan Cotton fired over for the Cuckoos after picking up a loose ball. Both sides were reduced to half chances, Darryl Smith headed Sam O’Neill’s corner onto the roof of the net for the Swans and Wayne Norris rose to head a Cotton free kick wide of the mark for Yaxley as the sides struggled to break each other down. The crowd witnessed a poor half of football with Sandy’s early shot the only effort on target during the first period.

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After the break Yaxley came out with more energy as Newport started to look a little jaded. Cotton blasted his shot wide after having been played in by Joe Butterworth, the resultant goal kick was poorly cleared and Matt Sparrow found himself alone on the edge of the six-yard box, his shot flew across the area with the goal beckoning. It wasn’t long before another hashed clearance fell straight to Liam Hook, this time the ball was smashed into the net off a stricken defender to open the scoring. Ten minutes later Newport were caught on the break, the Cuckoos doubled their lead as Sparrow squared the ball for Kyle Norton to side foot home. The Swans responded well, within a minute Dom Lawless laid the ball back for Smith who failed to keep his shot down. Norris threw his body on the line to superbly block O’Neill’s driven shot. Yaxley then squandered two golden opportunities to put the game out of sight, the first saw Sparrow denied from three yards out by a wonderful point blank save by Mark Osborn. Then Sparrow latched onto a through ball, he raced on to fire away a shot that was once again well saved by Osborn, the loose ball fell to Phil Stebbing who only had to slot the ball into the open net but somehow managed to find the side netting. Newport had two late Liam Smyth free kicks that found their intended targets but neither header troubled Sutton.

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Teams

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn (c)
2. Mason Coleman
[Subbed, 82 mins]
3. Remy Forrester
[Subbed, 82 mins]
4. Liam Smyth
5. Keith Williams
[Yellow, 43 mins]
6. Ollie Wilkinson
[Yellow, 29 mins]
7. Darryl Smith
[Red, 90+4 mins]
8. Greg Ling
[Yellow, 40 mins]
9. Elliott Sandy
10. Dom Lawless
11. Sam O’Neill
[Yellow, 40 mins]
Substitutes
12. Massimo Lagioia
[Not Used]
14. Taigan Brooks
[On for 2, 82 mins]
15. Gary Brook
[On for 3, 82 mins]

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Yaxley
1. Ollie Sutton
2. Sam Spencer
3. Josh Pike
4. Joe Butterworth
5. Wayne Morris (c)
6. Stuart Wall
[Subbed, 46 mins]
7. Matt Sparrow
8. Liam Hook
[Yellow, 45+5 mins]
[Goal, 59 mins]
9. Phil Stebbing
[Subbed, 80 mins]
10. Dan Cotton
11. Jack Saunders
[Subbed, 90+5 mins]
Substitutes
12. Kyle Nolan
[On for 6, 46 mins]
[Goal, 69 mins]
14. James Hill-Seekings
[Not used]
16. Andy Furnell
[On for 9, 80 mins]
17. Elio Salerno
[On for 11, 90+5 mins]

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Match Officials

Referee
– Wayne Bright

Assistants
– Steve Hoare
– Brian Ebulubu

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Photographs courtesy of Tony Webster.

Report by Andy Gunn 1617/64

Harrowby United 1-2 Newport Pagnell Town

Harrowby United 1-2 Newport Pagnell Town

Chroma Sports & Trophies United Counties League, Premier Division

Saturday 11th March 2017

Kick off 15:00

Environcom Stadium, Dickens Road, Harrowby

Attendance: 46

Baker Brace Brings Home The Points

The Arrows received a boost before the game with the news that Luke Emery had departed the Swans for Biggleswade Town but after only five minutes Dave Baker headed the visitors ahead from Liam Smyth’s free kick. It was not long before the Swan’s came close to doubling their lead when Dom Lawless set up Elliott Sandy who was denied when Chris Bennett touched the ball past the post with a good save. The resultant corner was only cleared as far as Sam O’Neill, Bennett again produced a fine save tipping O’Neill’s curling shot round the upright. The Swan’s increased the pressure as Keith Williams’ corner found the head of Baker, this time his effort was high of the mark. It looked as if the hosts were in for a long afternoon when, after eighteen minutes, Baker grabbed his second with a carbon copy of his first, heading home a Smyth free kick. However, Harrowby had other ideas, within a minute they offered their first sortie forward when John Currall headed a deep cross over the bar. Then, ten minutes before the break they pulled a goal back after a defensive error, Ben Sharpe’s long free kick found its way to Matt Clarke after an attempted clearance was horribly sliced straight to the striker who gratefully knocked the ball over the line. On the stroke of half time Stuart Smeathers released Lawless, Nick Eatough did well to block Lawless’ fierce shot.

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The second period was a patchy, cantankerous affair as both sides were lacking in any great quality of play. It had become a war of attrition as Newport were made to work hard with Harrowby looking to punish them on the break, although, most of the Arrow’s attacking moves were snuffed out before they reached the final third. The visitors appeared to want to over play the ball in front of goal when an early shot may have proved more prudent, however, they did manage to muster a few half chances. Lawless had a shot deflected over the bar and Baker once again rose unopposed to head the ball across the face of the goal, this time to no avail. Darryl Smith came closest to scoring when his header from a Williams corner glanced the post. In the dying moments, Sandy had a shot brilliantly blocked by Ben Sharpe. This was Newport’s fifth consecutive win with four of those victories coming away from Willen Road. Next up is a home match against a Yaxley side that were the last team to beat the Swans in the league when the sides met in January.

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Teams

Harrowby United

1. Chris Bennett

2. Nick Eatough

3. Ben Sharpe

4. John Currall (c)

5. Anderson Uduovie

[Yellow, 89 mins]

6. Lorcan Hickey

7. George Collett-McCartney

8. Ben Browne

9. Luke Peberdy

[Subbed, 13 mins]

10. Matt Clarke

[Goal, 35 mins]

[Subbed, 86 mins]

11. Scott Floyd

Substitutes

12. Simon Bolland

[On for 9, 13 mins]

14. Luke Farmer

[Not Used]

15. John Denty

[On for 10, 86 mins]

16. Lewis Godfrey

[Not Used]

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Newport Pagnell Town

1. Mark Osborn

2. Ollie Wilkinson

3. Keith Williams

[Yellow]

4. Stuart Smeathers (c)

[Subbed, 65 mins]

5. Adam Pryke

6. Dave Baker

[Goal, 5 mins]

[Goal, 18 mins]

7. Gary Brook

[Subbed, 60 mins]

8. Liam Smyth

[Subbed, 60 mins]

9. Elliott Sandy

10. Dom Lawless

11. Sam O’Neill

Substitutes

12. Darryl Smith

[On for 7, 60 mins]

14. Greg Ling

[On for 8, 60 mins]

15. Massimo Lagioia

[On for 4, 65 mins]

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Match Officials

Referee

– Paul Dobbs

Assistants

– Trevor Hewson

– Malcolm Clarke

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Photograph of Dave Baker courtesy of Tony Webster

All other photographs by Andy Gunn

Report by Andy Gunn

1617/62

Deeping Rangers 0-2 Newport Pagnell Town

Deeping Rangers 0-2 Newport Pagnell Town
Chroma Sports & Trophies United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 4th March 2017
Kick off 15:00
Haydon Whitham Stadium, Market Deeping
Attendance: 135

Emery Is The Pinball Wizard 

Both sides came into this encounter having shown good form in recent weeks but it was a buoyant Newport Pagnell who came out on top as Rangers suffered their first league home reverse of the season. Rangers looked more dangerous in the first half as they almost took the lead after eleven minutes after the ball fell to David Burton-Jones who fired in a low shot across goal, Ollie Wilkinson was in the right place to clear the ball off the goal line. Ranger’s excellent defensive display limited the Swans strike force to feeding off scraps, while the hosts themselves only managed to carve out half chances. Dan Schiavi’s free kick found the head of Jack Cotton but his header lacked power as Mark Osborn comfortably saved. Scott Coupland found himself racing clear only to be denied by the advancing Osborn. Charlie Coulson and Daniel Flack combined well on the stroke of half time, however, the final shot was too weak as it bobbled through to a grateful Osborn.

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Newport were a different team in the second period, showing greater hunger and intensity as they went through the gears. It didn’t take long for Luke Emery to register on the score sheet, the match resembled a pinball game as first Remy Forrester hit the left-hand post, then Wilkinson smashed the rebound against the other upright, eventually Emery took control as he drove the ball into the roof of the net. Rangers look stunned and the Swans capitalised when Elliott Sandy released Forrester who in turn squared the ball for the unmarked Emery to side foot his second of the match and ninth goal in the last three matches. Deeping tried to get themselves back into the contest but the well organised Newport defence stood firm. With nine minutes remaining substitute Tom Waumsley produced a delicious flick that went wide of the post, within a minute Coupland lobbed the ball and forced a lovely fingertip save out of Osborn. Dom Lawless had two golden chances to wrap up the points in added on time, the first saw him knock the ball past keeper Richard Stainsby, great covering from Tom Smith forced Lawless to drive his shot across the face of the goal and narrowly wide. The second saw Lawless win a foot race against Flack before placing his shot agonisingly wide of the target.

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Teams

Deeping Rangers
1. Richard Stainsby
2. Daniel Flack
3. Tom Smith
4. David Burton-Jones (c)
5. Luke Hunnings
[Yellow, 33 mins]
6. Jack Cotton
[Yellow, 35 mins]
7. Charlie Coulson
[Subbed, 78 mins]
8. Henry Dunn
[Subbed, 58 mins]
9. Scott Mooney
10. Scott Coupland
11. Dan Schiavi
Substitutes
12. Tom Waumsley
[On for 7, 78 mins]
14. Jason Kilbride
[On for 8, 58 mins]
15. Norbert Zalejski
[Not Used]
16. Danny Bircham
[Not Used]

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Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn
2. Ollie Wilkinson
3. Keith Williams
4. Stuart Smeathers (c)
5. Adam Pryke
[Yellow, 89 mins]
6. Dave Baker
7. Darryl Smith
8. Remy Forrester
[Subbed, 75 mins]
9. Luke Emery
[Goal, 47 mins]
[Goal, 51 mins]
[Yellow, 65 mins]
10. Elliott Sandy
[Subbed, 63 mins]
11. Sam O’Neill
Substitutes
12. Dom Lawless
[On for 10, 63 mins]
14. Liam Smyth
[On for 8, 75 mins]

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Match Officials

Referee
– William Hardie

Assistants
– Martyn Allen
– TBA

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Report and photographs by Andy Gunn 1617/60

Newport Pagnell Town 6-0 Northampton Sileby Rangers

Newport Pagnell Town 6-0 Northampton Sileby Rangers
Chroma Sports & Trophies United Counties League, Premier Division
Tuesday 28th February 2017
Kick off 19:45
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
Attendance: 61

Emery Hits Four To Sink Sileby

Newport took an early lead at a rain soaked Willen Road and it was Saturday’s goal hero Luke Emery who opened the scoring neatly trapping a Remy Forrester corner before turning to fire home in one motion. When Darryl Smith’s free kick crashed against the upright, it was Emery who was on hand to follow up to double the lead. Smith almost got in on the act again when he headed Forrester’s corner powerfully towards goal but alert defending on the line saw the ball cleared to avert the danger. With only eighteen minutes on the clock Emery was upended in the penalty area, converting the spot kick himself to complete his second hat-trick in four days. Newport threatened to run riot as they played with great purpose, they attacked in waves, their slick passing allowing the ball to do the work in extremely difficult conditions. However, Sileby stood firm as James Goff pulled off the first of a string of good saves to deny Sam O’Neill. Goff was called on again soon after to make a wonderful flying save to prevent an Elliott Sandy goal. Sandy was frustrated once again as Harry Osborne blocked a thunderous shot. Rangers did not manage to muster a meaningful attack until the thirty-seventh minute, Swans keeper Mark Osborn made a stunning point blank save when it looked certain that Brian Farrell was about to score for the visitors. On the stroke of half time Osborn showed good hands to save a Michael Byrne free kick.

Goff made another good save early in the second period after Emery and Sandy combined well to set up Smith. Luke Stevens shooting wide from outside the area and Lewis Burgess testing Osborn from thirty yards demonstrated that Sileby were going to compete better after the break and the introduction of Nathaniel Ansu provided a new dimension to Sileby’s play. Newport continued to press and pass well and Smith showed some sublime skills, twisting and turning before curling his shot narrowly over the bar. Dom Lawless was full of running as he raced down the touchline to put a pin point cross onto the head of Emery, Goff saved the initial attempt but could not prevent Emery helping himself to his fourth goal of the night. Rangers came close to a goal when Ansu knocked the ball past Osborn only to see Ollie Wilkinson clear his goal bound shot. Smith then added a fifth as his well struck shot proved too strong for Goff who managed to get a hand to the ball but could not stop it crossing the line. Within a minute the scoring was completed when Lawless chased a through ball, his persistence paying off as he managed to net the Swan’s sixth. Deep into added on time Dave Baker was dismissed and Luke Stevens blasted the resultant free kick over the bar.

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Teams

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn
2. Ollie Wilkinson
3. Remy Forrester
[Subbed, 69 mins]
4. Stuart Smeathers (c)
[Subbed, 76 mins]
5. Adam Pryke
6. Dave Baker
[Red, 90+1 mins]
7. Darryl Smith
[Goal, 88 mins]
8. Greg Ling
9. Luke Emery
[Goal, 3 mins]
[Goal, 9 mins]
[Goal, 18 mins]
[Goal, 63 mins]
10. Elliott Sandy
[Subbed, 61 mins]
11. Sam O’Neill
Substitutes
12. Dom Lawless
[On for 10, 61 mins]
[Goal, 83 mins]
14. Keith Williams
[On for 3, 69 mins]
15. Gary Brook
[On for 4, 76 mins]

Northampton Sileby Rangers
1. James Goff
[Yellow, 17 mins]
2. Stuart MacMichael (c)
[Subbed, 67 mins]
3. Lewis Burgess
4. Dalton Bettles
[Yellow, 17 mins]
5. Harry Osborne
6. Bayley Leslie
7. Dominic Okanu
[Yellow, 72 mins]
8. Bruno Lafond
9. Michael Byrne
[Subbed, 53 mins]
10. Luke Stevens
11. Brian Ferrell
Substitutes
12. Nathaniel Ansu
[On for 9, 53 mins]
14. Randy Bondjanga
[On for 2, 67 mins]
15. Luke Uzoma
[Not Used]
16. Kieran Nugent
[Not Used]

Match Officials

Referee
– Abdul Kadir

Assistants
– Richard Armitage
– Robert Porter

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Photograph courtesy of Gary Hefferon.
Report by Andy Gunn 1617/59