Newport Pagnell Town couldn’t replicate their dominance at the weekend on Tuesday night as they went down 2-1 to AFC Rushden and Diamonds.
On Saturday, the Swans smashed Long Buckby 7-1 at Willen Road, with three goals from the penalty spot, an own goal and two wonder strikes to keep the home supporters thoroughly entertained throughout.
It took just seven minutes for Newport to nose in front, with Sam Parish’s spectacular effort from the corner of the area sailing into the net, before Josh Crawley made it 2-0 after 27 minutes, rebounding a saved penalty.
Long Buckby did briefly show signs of a fight back when they pulled one back, but when Josh Crawley was hauled down for another penalty, the visitors were reduced to 10 men.
Dom Lawless made no mistake from the spot to make it 3-1 at the break.
It was 4-1 six minutes after the restart when Lawless bagged his second of the afternoon, and Crawley did too, again from the spot after 65 minutes.
Long Buckby’s luck had completely gone by the time the sixth goal went in on 73 minutes off their own defender, and Scott Mulkern added a seventh two minutes later to complete the rout.
But a late winner scuppered Newport’s chances of making it two in a row.
An action packed first half saw Diamonds take the lead through Tom Lorraine after eight minutes, before Newport equalised only two minutes later through Josh Crawley.
The second half was far more lively, with Diamonds pushing for a second but Newport defending well.
Tom Lorraine doubled his tally after 89 minutes heading home a corner to leave Willen Road with all the points.
It leaves Newport Pagnell sitting ninth in the UCL Premier Division.
In South Midlands Division 2, New Bradwell St Peter moved up to third in the table with a 1-0 win over Clean Slate on Saturday.
And their winning run continued on Tuesday night as they beat Wolverton Town 4-3 in the Challenge Trophy.
But Old Bradwell United will not be joining them in the next round after they lost 5-2 to Buckingham Athletic, while Stony Stratford Town were thumped 9-0 by Tring Athletic, ending their Cup run.
Mursley United were sent packing from the Division 2 Cup on Saturday after losing out to Wolverton Town 6-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
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