Smells like Swans defeat against Leicester Nirvana

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Newport Pagnell Town were thumped 5-1 at the hands of UCL Premier Division’s runaway leaders Leicester Nirvana.

Nirvana, already 16 points clear atop the table, have lost just twice in their opening 20 games, though the defeat for Newport means they missed out on the chance to go third in the standings, and sit sixth and still well in the mix.

A bumpy pitch with long grass hardly played into Swans’ hands either, but was perfect for the home side as they capitalised on the wind and on their long-ball game.

And they were ahead after just three minutes, courtesy of a Matthew Melbourne spot kick after a Mark Osborn foul.

Newport had decent changes in the opening half, but couldn’t trouble the scorer and trailed at the break.

The second half was more of a one-sided affair though, as Nirvana netted four times to cruise into a 5-0 lead.

Scott Mulkern put into his own net 18 minutes into the second half to double Nirvana’s lead, before Reece Morris made it 3-0 with 12 minutes to go.

Pearson Mwanyongo made it 4-0 five minutes later and Celson Patrocinio bagged in the first minute of stoppage time to make it a five-star performance.

There was still time though for Josh Crawley to net a consolation goal.