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

Newport Pagnell Town 1-2 Wellingborough Town

​Newport Pagnell Town 1-2 Wellingborough Town
United Counties League, Premier Division
Tuesday 6th September 2016
Kick off 19:45
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
Attendance: 137

Summary

It was a smash and grab raid as the Doughboy’s took all three points to put them top of the table. The Swan’s started brightly, making a couple of half chances before Wellingborough made their first strike. A long hack out of defence should have resulted in a routine clearance but somehow a miss-kick allowed Jack Wisniewski to round the keeper to open the scoring on 18 minutes. Wellingborough started to play some decent football as they exploited the gaps left behind the Swan’s front line as they pressed forward. The second half was largely a rearguard action as Newport piled on the pressure. Another long clearance found Deven Ellwood who calmly slotted home to double the Doughboy’s lead. Dom Lawless restored hope with a 79th minute consolation goal. Some determined and sometimes desperate defending maintained Wellingborough’s advantage as Newport probed for an equaliser. The Doughboy’s held out for the win that took them to the top the Premier Division.
Teams

Newport Pagnell Town

1. Mark Osborn
2. Ollie Wilkinson
3. Remy Forrester
4. Stuart Smeathers (c)
5. Dave Baker
       [Subbed 83mins]
6. Liam Smyth
7. Darryl Smith
8. Junior Muya
       [Subbed 65 mins]
9. Dom Lawless
       [Goal 79 mins]
10. Fazel Koriya
11. Greg Ling
Substitutes
12. Scott Mulkern
       [Not Used]
14. Dan Smith
       [For 5, 83 mins]
15. Keith Williams
       [Not Used]
16. Sam Tamakloe
       [Not Used]
17. Paul Edgeworth
       [For 8, 65 mins]

Wellingborough Town

1. Aaron Bellairs
2. Adam Speight
       [Subbed 65 mins]
3. Daniel Mortimer
4. Adam Randall (c)
5. Jake Gillingwater
6. Wes Emery
7. Justin Dowling
8. Dan Bendon
9. Alfie Taylor
       [Subbed 89 mins]
10. Deven Ellwood
       [Goal 69 mins]
       [Subbed 78 mins]
11. Jack Wisniewski
       [Goal 18 mins]
Substitutes
12. Dan Rogers
       [For 10, 78 mins]
14. Nathan Wiles
       [Not Used]
15. Joe Rich
       [For 9, 89 mins]
16. Dan Spaughton
       [For 2, 65 mins]
17. Josh Olowoyo
        [Not Used]

Match Officials

Referee
– Thomas Cooke
Assistants
– Gary Gurney
– Russell Tunney