Dykes double beats Kempston

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A unique Daren Dykes brace in the second half saw Newport Pagnell come from behind to beat AFC Kempston 2-1 at Willen Road on Saturday.

The Swans fell behind with 30 minutes played to their local rivals, but the second half was all about Dykes.

His first goal came as he closed down a goal-mouth clearance - the ball cannoning off him and into the net to equalise for the home side.

And his second, the winner, came from the penalty spot when Keith Williams was fouled, neatly slotting past the keeper to wrap up all three points.

The result means Newport Pagnell remain seventh in the UCL Premier Division.

The Swans now face back-to-back games against Desborough Town as the season nears its conclusion.

It wasn’t such a good Easter weekend for the local teams in South Midlands Division 1 though.

Stony Stratford were dealt a double-blow beginning on Saturday as they went down 2-1 at home to Harpenden Town.

They followed that result up with a disappointing 5-1 hammering by Buckingham Town on Tuesday night - a result which sees them in 12th.

It was a mixed bag for Cranfield United, who picked up a win on Saturday, beating Amersham Town 2-1.

But it was followed up on Tuesday night with a disappointing 2-1 loss at the hands of Codicote. Cranfield now sit in 16th place.

New Bradwell St Peter remain rock bottom of the pile though as their nightmare season continued on Saturday.

Travelling to the capital, St Peter took on championship hopefuls London Lions, but got hit for a dozen, losing 12-1.