Swans finish on a high as football seasons wrap up

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MANAGER Terry Shrieves brought the curtain down on his six year stint as Newport Pagnell manager with a 3-0 home victory over Northampton Spencer on Saturday.

The Swans boss will now move on to pastures new, leaving his side in a very healthy third place finish in the United Counties League Premier.

After a drab first half Lewis Wilson made the breakthrough for the hosts two minutes from the break, before a brace from the manager’s son Vinny fittingly sealed Newport’s win, with goals after 55 and 80 minutes.

Despite his frustration in seeing big spending St Neots eventually win the Premier Division title, Shrieves says it’s been another excellent campaign for the Swans who now start the very difficult task of replacing the club’s most successful manager.

The Division One season also came to a finish at the weekend with Olney Town being forced to make do with a fourth place finish after they topped the table for the majority of the year.

The South Midlands League season is also done and dusted, and it ended with a bang for Division One’s New Bradwell St Peter who signed off with an emphatic 5-0 win at St Albans City Reserves, seeing them finish in 10th.

Stony Stratford had long finished at the bottom of the pile, while it wasn’t much better for Cranfield United who ended third from bottom.

There was an incredible final day of the season victory for Bletchley Town who ran out 8-4 winners at Pitstone & Ivinghoe which sees them finish 11th, while Old Bradwell end a place below after drawing 2-2 at home with Kent Athletic.

The club are now looking to recruit new first and reserve team managers for next season, and anyone wanting to apply can contact chairman Clive Carter on 07944 117339.

MK Wanderers saw their winless Division Two season come to an end with a 1-0 home defeat against Aston Clinton.

The Milton Keynes Sunday League season is over, with Stony Stratford Town running away with the Premier League, Trade 2U pipping Lifesearch in Division One and Wolverton Town clinching the Division Two title after a close tussle with Padbury AFC.

Stony will be bidding to make it a league and cup double when Lynn Callier’s men take on Boca Shenley in the Knock Out Cup final on Sunday May 22 at Manor Fields, Bletchley.

AFC Santander have reached the Supplementary Cup final and will meet FC MM1X on the same day.

Any club who would like to play in the league next season must contact the secretary, Yvonne McCormack on 01908 649028. The league would also like to hear from anyone interested in joining the management committee.

Next season will also see New City Heating renew its sponsorship of the league in its 46th year.

All seven cup finals in this season’s MK & Border Counties Youth League have been decided, with the cup finals weekend set for May 21/22.

Willen Bears face MK Wanderers Hawks (U12), Newton Longville Blue take on Wolverton Tigermoths White (U13), Halse United face Oakley (U14), West Bletchley play Newport Pagnell Lions (U15), MK City Pumas take on Bromham Youth (U16), City Colts take on Winslow (U17) and Leighton Corinthians play Brackley (U18).

The finals will be played over two days - Saturday and Sunday - at stadium:mk.