Sixth loss in a row for Newport

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A quick-fire second half double consigned Newport Pagnell Town to a disappointing 3-2 defeat to local rivals Cogenhoe United on Saturday.

United’s Courtney Herbert opened the scoring for the home side, pouncing to force the ball home after a Chris Griffin header from a right hand side dead ball was blocked on the line.

Swans were playing the better football than their opponents, but struggled to make inroads.

And with 22 minutes to go, Cogenhoe doubled the lead when substitute Jack Bowen found himself unmarked at the far post.

Danny Nicholls reduced the deficit with 13 minutes to go, before Bowen notched up his second of the afternoon, nodding home Elliot Lamb-Johnson’s cross to make it 3-1 with 10 minutes to go.

Jamie Nicholls pulled another back for Newport in stoppage time at the end, but it came too late as they slumped to their sixth defeat in a row.

Next up for Darren Lynch’s men are fellow UCL Premier Division strugglers Holbech United on Saturday at Willen Road.

Stony Stratford went from the highs of a 7-2 victory on Saturday to the lows of a 4-0 thumping on Tuesday night in Spartan South Midlands Division One.

A Deanio Bailey-Brown hat-trick, a double from Benjamin Cutting and further strikes Mark Nicholls and Matthew Way saw off second from bottom side Arseley Town Reserves on Saturday, but they couldn’t follow it up, taking a 4-0 defeat at Kings Langley.

The results mean Stony stay in the danger zone, 17th in the standings.