Free-scoring Swans prepare for biggest game in years

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NEWPORT Pagnell Town Football Club take on Godmanchester Rovers on Saturday in an FA Vase third round tie – their biggest game in recent memory.

And the Swans go into their Willen Road clash in fantastic form having thrashed UCL Premier leaders Peterborough Northern Star 4-1 on their own patch in their latest league outing, before putting five past Cogenhoe in a League Cup second round tie on Tuesday.

Darren Lynch’s men have already seen off Henley Town and Stansted to reach the last 64 of the FA Vase – equalling the club’s best ever run in the competition to earn just over £2,000 in prize money. Victory on Saturday would be worth another £1,500 to Newport, but boss Lynch says his players are more concerned with the glory that comes with a lengthy run in the 37 year-old competition.

He said: “If we go through then it will be the furthest the club has ever got in the competition, so we want to make history.

“The players have done really well to get this far and if we can perform like we have been of late then I have no doubt that we’ll do the business again.”

The high-flying Swans have been in great goal scoring form of late, and knocked table toppers Peterborough NS off their perch on Saturday with a resounding 4-1 away win to keep alive their own title hopes.

An eighth minute Daren Dykes strike got the Swans on their way, and Matt Broomes added a second two minutes past the half hour before Keith Williams added a third a couple of minutes before the break.

A second from Broomes a quarter of an hour from time sealed Newport’s success before the hosts scored a late consolation.

And there was another emphatic win on Tuesday as goals from Lewis Wilson (2), Kyle Welch, John Thorpe and Dom Lawless gave the Swans a 5-1 League Cup victory against Cogenhoe.