Pitch fit for ducks, not Swans

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Newport Pagnell Town are still yet to kick a ball in anger in 2014 after yet another game fell by the wayside as a result of the weather.

Having already lost their previous two games, the Swans haven’t played since Boxing Day and had hoped Saturday’s game with Harborough Town at Willen Road would be given the go ahead.

But with heavy rainfall, the pitch was deemed unplayable, and Newport are made to wait for another week before they can get their UCL Premier Division campaign back underway.

Up next for the Swans is the home game with AFC Long Buckby at Willen Road.

It’s a similar story for Stony Stratford Town, in Spartan South Midlands Division One.

Although unscheduled to play since December 28, their home game on Saturday against Harpenden Town fell foul of the weather and was postponed until a later date.

Stony currently sit 19th in the league, but have games in hand over the teams around them, and will be hoping for dry weather this weekend as they take on Baldock Town.

There was better news in Division Two though, particularly for New Bradwell St Peter who were 2-1 winners over Totternhoe to climb to ninth in the table. They host Hale Leys United on Saturday.

Above them in eighth are Wolverton Town, who kept the gap at six points with a 5-0 thumping of local rivals Willen Town, who find themselves second from bottom. Willen will be looking to bounce back against Aston Clinton this weekend.

Old Bradwell United are 11th in the standings despite a 4-1 defeat at the hands of The 61 FC (Luton), who will play Wolverton this Saturday.