Newport Pagnell Town 3-1 Eynesbury Rovers

Newport Pagnell Town 3-1 Eynesbury Rovers
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 16th December 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road
Attendance: 96

Swans Secure Three Vital Points

The Swans gave their supporters the perfect present in their last home game before Christmas as they took all three points from their encounter with Eynesbury Rovers. However, it was Rovers who started more quickly and Rob Ducket thought he had put his side in front in the ninth minute but an early flag from the assistant referee ruled the goal out for offside. The visitors settled more quickly and came close again when Jack Uttridge pumped the ball forward, Steve Gentle headed on to Rob Ducket who tested Mark Osborn with a fierce shot. Dom Lawless had a glorious chance to put Rovers in front, however, he managed to shoot over the bar from nine-yards with the goal beckoning. Newport broke quickly, went straight down the other end, Fazel Koriya squared the ball for Tom Liversedge who made no mistake, rifling the ball home to open the scoring. The Swans had their best period of the game as they began to hold the balance of play. Just past the half hour mark Damon Herbert put a delicious cross into the box for Stuart Smeathers who smacked his header against the post. Rovers scrambled the ball clear but before they could fully regain their composure Josh Winters set up Koriya who side footed his sixteenth league goal of the season to double the lead. Within a couple of minutes Eynesbury were left fuming after their player was clearly upended inside the box, however, the referee waved away their claims as he awarded a free kick outside the area. Dan Draper struck a late free kick straight into the arms of Mark Osborn as the visitors tried to get a foothold into the game.


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Fazel Koriya, 20 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions.


Eynesbury came out for the second period with a new determination and almost immediately Rob Ducket forced a good save out of Osborn. Newport appeared to be sitting too deep, which allowed Rovers time and space to launch themselves forward. Osborn did well to touch the ball over the bar from a corner before a calamitous mix up in the Swan’s defence allowed Craig Smith to get on to the end of Uttridge’s through ball and to run the ball into an empty net. Eynesbury could not keep up the pressure, gaps started to appear at the back as they pushed for an equaliser and the game was all but over when Newport exploited the space on offer to create the best move of the game that culminated in Koriya flicking on Liversedge’s pass for Harry Stratton who calmly restored Newport’s two goal lead. Uttridge flashed a shot across the face of goal as the home side defended superbly. With eight minutes remaining it was Newport who had a nailed-on penalty claim denied when Taylor Orosz was flattened in the penalty area, the referee chose to ignore his assistant’s flag and waved play on. In a frantic end to the game both sides had half chances without troubling either keeper. Rovers had a great chance to score in the dying moments of the match, Gentle played the ball in to the box and just as Dom Lawless was about to score he was denied by an outstanding interception from Herbert.

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Dave Baker, 3. Damon Herbert, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Adam Pryke, 6. Josh Winters, 7. Harry Stratton, 8. Liam Smyth, 9. Tom Liversedge (14. Taylor Orosz, 79′), 10. Fazel Koriya (12. Luke Emery, 68′), 11. Jordan Spruce (15. Sam O’Neill, 82′)
Goals: Tom Liversedge (25), Fazel Koriya (34’), Harry Stratton (64’)

Eynesbury Rovers
1. Josh Bonalti, 2. Matt Miles, 3. Jack Uttridge, 4. Curtis Hartley, 5. Steve Gentle, 6. Jim Ducket (c), 7. Jordan Brown (14. Jack Warwick, 72’), 8. Dan Draper (12. Hayden Bream, 72’), 9. Dom Lawless, 10. Craig Smith, 11. Rob Ducket
Unused Substitutes: 15. Dylan Gittings,
Goals: Craig Smith (59’)
Bookings: Jack Uttridge (36’), Curtis Hartley (49’), Rob Ducket (60′)

Referee: Matthew Paul
Assistants: Simon Castleman, Seth Galia


Newport Pagnell Town 4-0 St Andrews

Newport Pagnell Town 4-0 St Andrews
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 7th October 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, MK16 0DF
Attendance: 134

St Andrews Put To The Sword

Newport were straight onto the front foot when, in the first minute, Harry Stratton passed from the left wing to Taylor Orosz who set up Josh Winters who volleyed wide. Ryan Elliott claimed a Luke Emery header before St Andrews broke away, Lewis Turland picked the ball up in midfield, turning and shooting over from twenty-five-yards. The Swans opened the scoring when Stratton found Emery in space, he side stepped the keeper before finishing from close range. Newport were looking dangerous up front, however, they failed to capitalise when Alex Marius and Fazel Koriya had shots blocked as the St Andrews’ defence threw their bodies on the line time and time again. In a frantic period towards the end of the half, Stratton forced a good save out of Elliott and Marius struck the ball wide of the mark. St Andrews responded, Matthew Baird breaking into the penalty area and squaring the ball to Kyrie Foster who hit his shot straight at Mark Osborn. Orosz came close to doubling the lead in the dying moments when his shot was blocked, he was first to the rebound only to be denied by a full-length diving save from Elliott at the far post.

It took the Swans less than ten minutes to double their lead, Emery’s low shot across goal evaded Elliott’s grasp as it went in off the post. Within three minutes they put the result beyond doubt, Emery went on a mazy run, beating three players before crossing the ball for Koriya to tap in the host’s third goal. Almost straight from the restart, Newport won the ball, Koriya chased a through ball but Elliott was alert and was quickly out to avert the danger. In a carbon copy incident, Foster broke from midfield for the visitors, only to be denied as Osborn advanced quickly to save at the striker’s feet. The final goal capped a period of lovely football from the Swans as they crisply passed the ball around the park, the move ending with a pin point Ollie Wilkinson centre that Emery rose majestically to powerfully head home, completing his hatrick in the process.

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Hatrick Hero, Luke Emery


Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce (12. Mass Lagioia, 66 mins), 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Adam Pryke, 6. Alex Marius (14. Dave Baker, 60 mins), 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. Josh Winters, 9. Luke Emery, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Harry Stratton
Unused Substitutes: 15. Damon Herbert

St Andrews
1. Ryan Elliott, 2. Ennis Fyffe, 3. Ryan Hodkinson (c), 4. Lewis Hill, 5. James Hogan, 6. Luay Bashir, 7. Tinashe Chavundura, 8. Dan Kitching, 9. Matthew Baird, 10. Kyrie Foster, 11. Lewis Turland
Unused Substitutes: 14. Luke West, 15. Callum Robinson


Referee: Andrew Hitchcox
Assistants: Keith Lawrence, Malcolm Clarke


1-0 Luke Emery (14 mins)
HT 1-0
2-0 Luke Emery (54 mins)
3-0 Fazel Koriya (57 mins)
4-0 Luke Emery (73 mins)
FT 4-0


Newport Pagnell Town
Jordan Spruce (66 mins)

Photograph of Willen road courtesy of Andy Gunn.
Report by Andy Gunn, NPTFC Media Team

Newport Pagnell Town 3-2 Oadby Town

Newport Pagnell Town 3-2 Oadby Town
ChromaSport United Counties League, Premier Division
Saturday 30th September 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, MK16 0DF
Attendance: 113

Cool Koriya Spot On

Newport looked sluggish in the opening minutes of the match and Oadby looked like they would advantage when Lamar Parkes broke into the penalty area in the third minute only to be body checked by Stuart Smeathers, the referee waved away shouts for a penalty as the ball drifted harmlessly behind. Josh Winters provided the first chance for the Swans when he tested Tom Hubbard with a stinging twenty-five-yard free kick, the keeper, diving to his left pushed the ball to safety. The game quickly settled into a fast-paced, end to end contest as Keaton Towers sent a free kick into the area for the visitors, only to see Parkes head wide of the mark. Greg Ling’s perfectly weighted through ball found Luke Emery who was denied by a good save from Hubbard. From the clearance, Carlton Beardmore broke away and forced a save out of Mark Osborn at the other end. Harry Stratton then put in a top quality cross for the unmarked Tom Liversedge who volleyed his shot over the bar. It was the Poacher’s turn to attack and this time Parkes set up Luke Shaw who’s thunderous shot was well blocked by Dave Baker, however, the Swans failed to clear the ball, allowing Parkes too much room as he scored with a sweetly struck shot from thirty yards. Within seven minutes the home side were awarded a penalty when Kieran Hefford gave the referee an easy decision, clearly handling the ball inside the box. Fazel Koriya showed great patience as the opposition did their best to put him off before calmly firing the spot-kick high to the keeper’s right to level the scores. Parity only lasted five minutes before Josh Walsh took advantage of some lazy defending by the home side to slip the outstanding Parkes in to score his second of the match and for the first time in the league this season the Swans found themselves behind at the break.

The second half was a much more one sided affair as Newport came out showing more determination as they tore open the Oadby defence in the opening minutes, Emery, Stratton and Koriya combining beautifully resulting in Koriya’s shot going just past the post. Oadby seemed more jaded after the break and only managed one meaningful attack when Jonathon Berarey headed Aniyah King’s free-kick wide of the mark. The Swans pushed for an equaliser with Emery and Smeathers coming close. They had to wait until the sixty-eighth minute when King hacked Stratton down in the area, Koriya, once again, coolly converted the penalty kick. The Poachers defence were sitting deeper and deeper as Newport increased the pressure, hemming them in in their own half of the pitch. The Swans persistence eventually paid off when Ollie Wilkinson’s free-kick was headed back across goal, Adam Pryke anticipated well as he stole between the static defenders to poke the ball home for the winning goal.

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Fazel Koriya


Newport Pagnell Town
1. Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Dave Baker, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Adam Pryke, 6. Josh Winters, 7. Harry Stratton (12. Alex Marius, 74 mins), 8. Greg Ling (14. Jordan Spruce, 59 mins), 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Luke Emery, 11. Fazel Koriya
Unused Substitutes: 15. Damon Herbert

Oadby Town
1. Tom Hubbard, 2. Aniyah King, 3. Ryan Hawker (c) (16. Conor Brown-Wingfield), 4. Nimo Darkwah, 5. Kieran Hefford, 6. Keaton Towers (14. Sanni-Oba Mahoud, 82 mins), 7. Luke Shaw, 8. Lamar Parkes, 9. Carlton Beardmore, 10. Jonathon Berarey (12. Harry Alcock, 76 mins), 11. Josh Walsh


Referee: Jake Webster
Assistants: William Hardie, Callum Jones


0-1 Lamar Parkes (27 mins)
1-1 Fazel Koriya (34mins, penalty)
1-2 Lamar Parkes (39 mins)
HT 1-2
2-2 Fazel Koriya (68 mins, penalty)
3-2 Adam Pryke (73 mins)
FT 3-2


Oadby Town
Keaton Towers (63 mins)
Carlton Beardmore (69 mins)
Tom Hubbard (73 mins)
Luke Shaw (89 mins)

Photograph of Fazel Koriya courtesy of Ray Smith.
Photograph of Willen Road courtesy of Andy Gunn.
Report by Andy Gunn.

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Newport Pagnell Town 7-0 Burton Park Wanderers

Newport Pagnell Town 7-0 Burton Park Wanderers
ChromaSport United Counties Premier League, Knockout Cup, Preliminary Round
Tuesday 29th August 2017
Kick off 19:45
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0DF
Attendance:  95

Seven Up Swans

Newport went into the match with a 100% record in the league, in contrast, Wanderers had only scored one goal in their four league defeats and were without a point so far, this season. This was always going to be a difficult task for Wanderers and the mission became even more unlikely as they only managed to field ten players. Within two minutes Jordan Spruce set up Chris Wreh who rounded the keeper to open the scoring. It was the visitors who had the next opportunity to score when Taylor Wilson chanced his arm from thirty-yards, keeper Jonny Thick got an early touch as he calmly claimed the ball. The Swans continued to have large amounts of possession without threatening the Burton goal until Jordan Spruce smashed home their second following a Fazel Koriya corner. Wanderers came close to pulling a goal back when a free kick found its way to Christopher Hull who struck the post. Newport broke down the other end and Greg Ling played Koriya in, the striker stroking the ball home to make it three nil. George Shrieves had a fantastic driving run beating four players before shooting across the face of goal and Taylor Orosz stung the fingers of Devon Ward with a fierce shot. It was Shrieves who tested the keeper once more, Ward pulling off a good stop only to see Wreh follow up to add his second of the half.

The second period started in the same fashion that the first had ended with Wreh tapping home a Josh Winters’ centre to complete his hattrick. For all Newport’s possession Wanderers worked hard and pressed their opponents well, James Payne broke clear only to be denied by the advancing Thick who was quick to come out to make the tackle. Ward then denied Orosz twice in quick succession before executing a wonderful point blank save to deny a certain goal from the head of Sam O’Neill. In the best move of the match Wreh controlled a beautifully weighted pass from Harry Stratton before picking his spot to score his fourth and Newport’s sixth of the evening. Burton demonstrated unbelievable spirit as they played the final twenty-two minutes with nine men after Karl White was forced to leave the pitch with an injury. With five minutes remaining they almost got on the score sheet when Jordon Harvey tried to lob the keeper, having had long periods with nothing to do Thick showed great alertness and concentration to pluck the ball out of the air just beneath his crossbar. The Swans capped off their performance when Winters slid the ball through to Orosz who slotted home the final goal. This was a valiant effort by the visitors and at no point did the Wanderer’s heads drop, they maintained a high work rate and gave a spirited performance in the face of adversity. Ward’s fine performance in goal deserves special mention.

Newport’s victory means that they will now host Rothwell Corinthians in the First Round. The tie is scheduled to be played on 12th September.

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  •  Chris Wreh


Newport Pagnell Town

  1. Jonny Thick, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce (12. Scott Mulkern, 46 mins), 4. Stuart Smeathers (c) (15. Harry Stratton, 46 mins), 5. Alex Marius, 6. Greg Ling, 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. Josh Winters, 9. Chris Wreh, 10. Fazel Koriya (14. Sam O’Neill, 46 mins), 11. George Shrieves

Burton Park Wanderers

  1. Devon Ward, 2. Paolo Dyrmishi, 3. Michael Duroe (c), 4. Karl White (Retired injured, 68 mins), 5. Christopher Hull, 6. James Payne, 7. Jordon Harvey, 8. Charley Evans, 9. Taylor Wilson, 10. Josh Bowden

Named but did not turn up: 11. Adam Church, 12. Adam Hanney, 14. Carl Clark, 15. Lewis Jessiman, 16. Jamie Oliver


Referee: Wyndham Trusler
Assistants: Sam Brough, Harry Price


1-0 Chris Wreh (2 mins)
2-0 Jordan Spruce (24 mins)
3-0 Fazel Koriya (30 mins)
4-0 Chris Wreh (45+1 mins)
HT 4-0
5-0 Chris Wreh (49 mins)
6-0 Chris Wreh (67 mins)
7-0 Taylor Orosz (89 mins)
FT 7-0


Burton Park Wanderers
Taylor Wilson (58 mins

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  • Jordan Spruce

Photograph of Chris Wreh courtesy of Wayne Harmes.
Photograph of Jordan Sruce courtesy of Ray Smith.
Report by Andy Gunn

Newport Pagnell Town 4-3 Kirby Muxloe

Newport Pagnell Town 4-3 Kirby Muxloe
ChromaSport United Counties Premier League, Premier Division
Saturday 26th August 2017
Kick off 15:00
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0DF
Attendance:  80

Swans Edge Seven Goal Thriller

Until the opening goal the game was well balanced as both teams traded good moves, probing for a breakthrough, however, once Newport got their noses in front they went on to dominate the remainder of the half as Josh Winters controlled proceedings. The opening goal came following a lovely passage of play as Tom Liversedge collected Stuart Smeathers’ through ball then, in one move, laid a delicious pass to Taylor Orosz who finished the move clinically. It did not take the Swans long to threaten the Kirby goal again as Greg Ling’s shot deflected off Prince Nyarko forcing a superb save out of Warren Butlin. Once again, Liversedge played a big part in the second goal, delicately flicking on Jordan Spruce’s pass, this time for Winters to side foot home. The Swans rampaged forward at will, easily by-passing Kirby’s high, flat defensive line and with ten minutes remaining in the half Fazel Koriya latched on to Ollie Wilkinson’s pass, he beat one defender before squaring the ball for Liversedge who gratefully smashed the ball home. The fourth goal was a carbon copy of the third, Koriya squaring from the left for Liversedge to grab his second.

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  • Josh Winters

Muxloe changed their formation and rearranged their back line for the second period, instantly they looked better organised, allowing them more space and time on the ball. Time and time again substitute Aiden Black began to find gaps as he ran at the Newport defence but, as with the first half, the game was even until twenty minutes in when Black beat three players before rounding the keeper to slot the ball into the back of the net. The momentum was now with Kirby, they had taken the upper hand and had complete control, within five minutes of their first goal Black broke through the Swans defence all too easily before slipping the ball to Dan Agar who calmly netted the second goal. Kirby continued to ask questions but Newport’s back line held firm. Chris Wreh was denied by a great save from Butlin as Newport showed they still posed a threat on the break. Time was running out for the visitors when Black combined with Josh Burniston to set up Agar who was thwarted by a superb save by Jonny Thick, however, the resultant corner was met on the half volley by Agar who made no mistake from twelve yards to score his second and set up a frantic final few minutes. In the final moments of normal time a mess up in the Swans defence allowed Charles Butler to head the ball against the post and away to safety. Newport held out well and it was Winters who had the final touch when his free kick forced a fine save out of Butlin with the final touch of the game. After the match, Swan’s manager, Darren Lynch said, “I must admit for the first time in my managerial career I’m thankful that my side had the rub of the green with decisions. We were lucky to come away with three points today and Kirby will feel very hard done by not to get at least a draw”.

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  • Jonny Thick


Newport Pagnell Town
1. Jonny Thick, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce, 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Yaw Ofosu (12. Scott Mulkern, 82 mins), 6. Josh Winters, 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. Greg Ling, 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya (15. Chris Wreh, 74 mins), 11. George Shrieves (17. Alex Marius, 74 mins)
Unused Substitutes: 14. Sam O’Neill, 16. Ryan Thirkell

Kirby Muxloe
1. Warren Butlin, 2. Prince Nyarko (14. Aiden Black, 46 mins), 3. Levi Fray (15. Jordan Cufflin-Stableford, 46 mins), 4. Sam Wilson (c), 5. Nick Gupwell, 6. Jack Baker, 7. Josh Burniston, 8. Aaron Love, 9. Ash Palfreyman (18. Charles Butler, 89 mins), 10. Dan Agar, 11. Aaron Black
Unused Substitutes: 12. Dan Sheahan, 16. Elliott Pacey, 17.


Referee: Joe Woolmer
Assistants: Les Passey, Cameron Smith


1-0 Taylor Orosz (20 mins)
2-0 Josh Winters (27 mins)
3-0 Tom Liversedge (35 mins)
4-0 Tom Liversedge (40 mins)
HT 4-0
4-1 Aiden Black (65 mins)
4-2 Dan Agar (69 mins)
4-3 Dan Agar (87 mins)
FT 4-3


Kirby Muxloe
Ash Palfreyman (43 mins)
Aaron Black (47 mins)
Jordan Cufflin-Stableford (90+1 mins)

Report by Andy Gunn.
Photograph of Josh winters courtesy of Ray Smith.
Photographs of Jonny Thick & Mabel leading the teams out courtesy of Wayne Harmes.

Newport Pagnell Town 3-3 Kempston Rovers

Newport Pagnell Town 3-3 Kempston Rovers

Emirates FA Cup, Preliminary Round

Saturday 19th August 2017

Kick off 15:00

Willen Road, Newport Pagnell

Attendance: 152

Stalemate For Swans

 Virtually from the kick off Kempston took control of proceedings as they dominated possession.  Shortly after Ash Fuller had his shot pushed around the post by Mark Osborn, Rovers were on the attack again, this time they were not going to be denied as a superb run and cross from Sam Johnson found Jake Newman who was on hand to slot home the opening goal. With twenty-four minutes on the clock it seemed as if Newport were in for a long afternoon when Kempston doubled their lead; Newman and Jamaine Ivy combined well to set up Johnson who put the ball beyond the reach of the wrong-footed Osborn. The Swan’s had been hemmed in their own half for large periods and their first attempt on goal came with half an hour played, Tom Liversedge hitting the ball over the bar and it was with less than ten minutes left that they had their most fluid move of the half as a lovely one-two between Liversedge and Greg Ling saw the striker threaten the visitors goal. Rovers came close to extending their lead, Fuller’s riffled shot cannoned off the upright before Osborn could claim the ball.

During the first half the Walnut Boys had looked fitter, better organised and more assured than their hosts, however, the Swans came out with more purpose and set about overhauling the two goal deficit. The game became more open as Johnson dug out a beautiful pass for Fuller who was thwarted by a great diving save from Osborn. The momentum was swinging towards Newport, Ling’s clever, pin point free kick allowed the unmarked Liversedge a free header to pull a goal back. Harry Stratton tested Martin Conway with fifteen minutes remaining, the keeper doing well to tip the ball over the crossbar. The respite was short lived as a Fazel Koriya corner was powerfully headed against the post by Yaw Ofosu, Stratton slammed the rebound home to bring the scores level. Within a minute Stratton tried his luck again, spotting Conway off his line Stratton’s forty-yard lob was only inches over the bar. The Walnut Boys were rattled, however, their response was swift, within three minutes of the equaliser Newman worked the ball through to Fuller to tap home to restore their lead. The Swans had nothing to lose as the magic of the cup drove them on, Stratton had a shot blocked and Smeathers glanced a header wide. Kempston were looking to hurt their opposition on the break and Newman had a good chance to wrap the tie up, only a good save from Osborn kept his side in the game. Into the final minutes and Taylor Orosz brought a great save out of Conway, the ball was once again driven into the net to bring the scores level when Stratton was first to the rebound. A much improved second period from Newport was almost was capped off as they had one final chance deep into added on time but Alex Stoyles blocked Chris Wreh’s goal bound shot to deny what would have been a dramatic winner.



Newport Pagnell Town

1.Mark Osborn, 2. Ollie Wilkinson, 3. Jordan Spruce (16. Chris Wreh, 88 mins), 4. Stuart Smeathers (c), 5. Yaw Ofosu, 6. Alex Marius (12. Josh Winters, 52 mins), 7. Taylor Orosz, 8. George Shrieves (15. Harry Stratton, 66 mins), 9. Tom Liversedge, 10. Fazel Koriya, 11. Greg Ling

Unused Substitutes: 14. Scott Mulkern

Kempston Rovers

1.Martin Conway, 2. Kyal McNulty, 3. Damon Herbert, 4. Robbie Goodman, 5. David Murphy, 6. Callum Lewis, 7. Ben Shepherd (12. George Boland, 59 mins), 8. Sam Johnson, 9. Jake Newman, 10. Jamaine Ivy (15. Ricki Wigg-Booden, 83 mins), 11. Ash Fuller (c) (17. Alex Stoyles, 90+1 mins)

Unused Substitutes: 14. Nathan Tshikuna, GK. Carl Knox


Referee: Abdul Kadir



0-1 Jake Newman (12 mins)

0-2 Sam Johnson (24 mins)

HT 0-2

1-2 Tom Liversedge (63 mins)

2-2 Harry Stratton (77 mins)

2-3 Ash Fuller (80 mins)

3-3 Harry Stratton (89 mins)

FT 3-3


Newport Pagnell Town

Ollie Wilkinson (57 mins)

Tom Liversedge (71 mins)

Kempston Rovers

Ben Shepherd (28 mins)


Report by Andy Gunn

Photograph courtesy of Wayne Harmes

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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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


Referee: Nicholas Fuller

Assistants: Anthony Fitch, Piotr Kwak


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


Newport Pagnell Town:

Stuart Smeathers (53 mins)

Greg Ling (73 mins)

Northampton Sileby Rangers:

Troy Johnston (20 mins)

Nathaniel Ansu (90+1 mins)