Local football: Swans’ unbeaten record comes to an end at Corby

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NEWPORT Pagnell Town left Stewarts & Lloyds Corby with an unfamiliar feeling on Saturday – having lost a United Counties League Premier Division game for the first time this season.

The Swans went down 3-2, and in a totally unforgiving league where teams challenging for the title can barely afford to drop a single point all season, the men from Willen Road slipped to fourth place in the table.

That’s because St Ives Town and Holbeach United both recorded victories once again – the latter making it eight wins out of eight this term, although it’s St Ives who stay top having played twice more.

For Newport their defeat at Corby ended a fantastic eight-game unbeaten run, but with Holbeach set to visit town this Saturday, they have the perfect opportunity to bounce back with a bang.

Olney Town climbed to 13th place in Division One courtesy of their second win of the season – 4-3 at Bourne Town. Next up for the Nurserymen is a home game against Northampton Spencer.

Stony Stratford Town’s fine start to the South Midlands League Division One season extended into cup action on Saturday as they won 5-3 at Tring Corinthians in the Challenge Trophy first round.

They get back to league action on Tuesday night with a trip to Langford, who beat New Bradwell St Peter 5-3 on Saturday, while Cranfield United went down 4-2 at Sun Postal Sports.

In Division Two, Old Bradwell United beat Kent Athletic 3-2.

Peters, bottom of the table with nine defeats from their 10 games, host Kings Langley in the Division One Cup on Tuesday night, while Cranfield entertain Amersham Town.