IT was a disappointing weekend for Newport Pagnell Town as they were looking forward to returning to UCL action, only for their game against Long Buckby to fall victim to the freezing conditions.
Darren Lynch’s men were going into the game on hot form, picking up four wins on the bounce, including booking their place in the in the last 32 of the FA Vase by beating Godmanchester Rovers.
They’ll be hoping to continue that run on Saturday as they welcome fifth place Blackstones to Willen Road. But the visitors come on a hot streak of their own, having won four of their last five in the league and Newport will have their work cut out if they are to improve on their seventh place UCL position.
Olney Town slipped up in their UCL Division One clash with Huntingdon Town, going down 3-2.
In South Midlands League Division One, New Bradwell St Peter sit a respectable 12th after their 2-1 win over rivals Toykngton Manor. Stony Stratford Town are still languishing in the bottom two as they lost out to Bedford 2-1. Next up, they take on Tokyngton at home on Saturday, with an earlier kick off time of 12pm.
NEW CITY HEATING SUNDAY LEAGUE
Willen beat CS Athletic 2-1, pictured, in a hard fought match to go back to the top of the Premier Division table after Stony Stratford Town dropped their first points of the season as they drew 1-1 with the Kings Arms with Dean Robb on the scoresheet for Stony.
FC Lifesearch defeated Great Mile Ash 3-2, Padbury AFC beat Loughton Athletic 4-1 and Trade 2U beat the Open University 4-0 in the division’s other games.
In Division One, AFC Santander climb to the top of the table with a hard fought battle against their nemesis FCMMIX. A solid team performance after going down to 10 men and a 4-1 win gives AFC the upper hand in a fiercely contested Division. AFC goalscorers were Steve Dean, Richard Beevis, Stacie O’Neil and Andy Janes.
Previous leaders Olney Town lost 5-2 to Stoke Hammond MK. Buckingham Utd recorded their first win of the season with a 6-1 score against Stacey Bushes
New City Saints beat MK Legends 2-1 and Stantonbury Manor beat Punjab Utd 2-1 in the other games.
NORTH BUCKS & DISTRICT LEAGUE
MK Wanderers Reserves started the day top of the league, but slipped to third place in the Premier Division as their game with Thornborough Athletic was called off. This handed the advantage to Southcott Village who comfortably beat Wolverton Town 3-0. MK Titans were on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline against Grendon Rangers, Deanshanger Athletic beat Buckingham Town Reserves but Great Linford took a 4-1 beating at the hands of Brackley Sports.
Bow Brickhill went top of the Intermediate Division with a thorough 6-2 thrashing of AFC Santander, City Colts remain on form with a 2-0 win over Celtic MK and Olney came unstuck against MK Titan Reserves, losing 4-1.
And it was more of the same for Bow Brickhill Reserves in Division One, as they were 7-4 winners away at Syresham Reserves. Bletchley Bridge were thumped 4-0 at Southcott Village, but it was better news for Deanshanger Athletic Reserves as they went home 5-2 winners against Westbury and Woughton saw off Marsh Gibbon 2-1.
City Colts Reserves remain top of Division Two despite a 3-3 draw with Wicken Sports Reserves. Great Linford Reserves were resounding 7-3 winners over Wolverton Reserves and MK Wanderers A beat Steeple Claydon 6-4.