Eggcellent Easter for Newport

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United Counties League

Premier Division

Newport Pagnell Town put together back-to-back wins over Easter to continue their resurgence in the UCL Premier Division.

Monday’s 3-2 win over neighbours Kempston Rovers followed a 3-1 victory against Harrowby United 48 hours earlier as the Swans cruised into 10th in the table.

John Thorpe’s bullet header gave Newport the lead against Kempston on the half hour.

A blistering strike from Rob Macdonald doubled the Swans’ lead after 70 minutes.

Kempston hit back with an 83rd minute Dom Marsala penalty.

A well taken Josh Crawley goal three minutes into time added sealed the win.

There was still time for Kempston substitute Ekene Amadi to score a visiting second two minutes later.

Division One

Olney Town picked up just a point from their Easter weekend after losing to Northampton Spencer on Saturday, but drawing with Buckingham Town on Monday,

Spencer earned promotion to the Premier Division with their 3-1 win over the Nurserymen on Saturday, while Matt Old’s first half strike against Buckingham was cancelled out in the 1-1 stalemate.

Town sit 12th in the standings.

There was good news to come out of East Street as they were granted planning permission for the new changing rooms. The next stage is to put the contract out to tender before submitting the grant application to the Football Improvement Stadia Fund.

South Midlands League

Division One

Stony Stratford lost 2-1 to Chesham United Reserves on Saturday.

Division Two

New Bradwell St Peter were dealt a blow in the battle for second place as they went down 4-2 to neighbours Old Bradwell on Saturday.

Willen’s game with Wolverton Town was postponed.

Mursley United were 4-2 winners against Clean Slate on Saturday, but are looking for a new first team manager and Director of Football Operations.

Over the last two years, Mursley United have been building a Youth Team structure that currently play in the Milton Keynes Development & District leagues.

They will have five teams playing at youth level ranging from U16 to U7 for the 2015/16 season.

As a member of the Club’s Executive team, the successful Director will work alongside the current coaching and management staff to ensure that there is a quality and consistency to what happens “on the field” when all of the teams perform.

This role will be instrumental in defining and implementing the “Mursley United way.”

The first team manager will report to the Director and as a member of the Management Committee, the successful candidate will be a figure of respect and inspiration to our senior team, passing on knowledge about the game and acting as a role model, while being well organised, motivational, a good listener and timekeeper.

If you’re interested in either of the job opportunities, contact Bob Dixon on 07852 229126 or Alex Gallon on 07801 553183.

North Bucks & District Football League

Premier Division

Brackley Sports 3-1 Deanshanger Athletic

Comet MK 1-3 Loughton Manor

Hanslope 1-2 Stewkley

Marsh Gibbon 1-1 MK Wanderers

Silverstone 1-2 Potterspury

Syresham 2-2 Great Horwood

Intermediate Division

AFC Santander W-L Clean Slate

Grendon Rangers Res. 1-7 Wicken Sports

MK Gallactico 2-1 Towcester Town

Potterspury Res. 3-6 Wolverton Town A

Yardley Gobion 3-2 Southcott Village

Division One

Deanshanger Ath Res. 2-4 Syresham Res.

Great Linford Res. 1-5 Stoke Hammond Wand.

MK Wanderers Res. 2-7 Twyford United

Olney 2-3 Uni of Buckingham

Tattenhoe 4-1 Padbury Village

Wicken Sports Res. 3-6 Brackley Old Boys

Division Two

City Colts A 2-1 Yardley Gobion Res.

MK Wanderers A 2-0 Wing Village

Padbury Village Res. 0-6 Silverstone Res.