Football round-up: Swans extend unbeaten run to double figures

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NEWPORT Pagnell Town extended their excellent end of season run to 10 games on Tuesday night with a 3-1 away win at Stewarts & Lloyds Corby.

That success was the Swans’ eighth win of that run and keeps them in sixth place in the UCL Premier Division going into the final weekend of the season.

And it’s going to be a busy finish with two games in three days, starting tonight (Thursday) with the visit of third placed St Ives Town to Willen Road. They then travel to Yaxley on Saturday to bring the curtain down on what has been a long, but fairly successful campaign.

A Keith Williams own goal after just two minutes gave Corby the lead at Occupation Road on Tuesday night, but Matt Broomes levelled for the Swans 10 minutes in and they took the lead on the half hour through leading scorer Dominic Lawless, taking his tally for the season to 24 goals.

Williams appeared on the scoresheet at the right end with a 90th minute goal which sealed Newport’s success.

Olney Town conclude their UCL Division One season at Wellingborough Whitworth on Saturday – a week after they thumped Rushden & Higham United 5-1, with Micky O’Farrell scoring a hat-trick.

New Bradwell St Peter suffered a 2-1 defeat at Kings Langley in SML Division One, while Stony Stratford were beaten 6-0 by Hoddesdon Town and Cranfield United drew 1-1 with Wodson Park.

In Division Two Bletchley Town thrashed Mursley United 6-0 and Old Bradwell drew 1-1 with Risborough Rangers.

NORTH BUCKS & DISTRICT LEAGUE

MK Wanderers Res took another step towards winning the Premier Division title when they beat Wolverton Town 2-1, and rivals Thornborough were held to a 2-2 draw by Potterspury last week.

Wanderers then beat Great Linford 2-0 on Saturday, as Wolverton thumped local rivals Deanshanger Athletic 4-2.

Loughton Manor could still win the title themselves, but only if the top two have a nightmare end to the season. They kept up their good finish with a strong 3-0 win at Buckingham Town Res, and then booked a place in the Interdivisional Trophy final by beating Grendon Rangers 3-2. They will meet Potterspury, who edged past Stoke Hammond by the odd goal in five.

Great Horwood sealed the Intermediate Division title thanks to a 5-1 victory against Syresham last week and then drew 1-1 with Steeple Claydon. The pick of the other games saw City Colts beat Denbigh Hall Sports 5-3.

NEW CITY HEATING SUNDAY LEAGUE

Stony Stratford Town will clinch the Premier Division title if they beat Open University on Sunday, while Olney Town closed in on the Division One crown with their 7-0 thrashing of MK United.

AFC Santander beat MK Legends 4-0 to remain behind Olney on points difference, while FC MMIX cemented their third place with a 3-1 win against Stacey Bushes and Stantonbury the Manor beat Punjab Utd 4-0.

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