Late penalty miss downs Swans

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Local football

An accident on the M25 was the least of Newport Pagnell Town’s troubles on Tuesday night as they crashed out of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy to Sandhurst.

Traffic trouble delayed the Sandhurst Town’s arrival at Willen Road, and put back kick off by half an hour.

Swans fell behind after an hour but had a glorious opportunity to get back into the game with a penalty 10 minutes later.

But it wasn’t to be as the Sandhurst keeper did enough to keep it out as the away side booked their place in the next round.

It tops off a disappointing week for Darren Lynch’s men, who suffered another home defeat on Saturday, losing 3-0 to Spalding.

The visitors remain unbeaten in the UCL Premier Division, while Newport are still looking for a second win as they find themselves struggling in 17th place.

Swans started well and created a handful of chances, but Spalding defended well to keep things scoreless.

But the away side dispatched a dubious penalty and doubled their advantage 10 minutes later to put the game beyond Swans’ reach.

While neither side created many chances in the second half, Spalding added a third with 10 minutes remaining to take their eighth straight win.

New Bradwell St Peter booked a spot in the second round of the Challenge Trophy with a 4-0 win over Aston Clinton, courtesy of braces from Frederick Yinka-Kehinde and Samuel Bearman.

Old Bradwell join them in the second round after beating Stony Stratford 2-1, while Wolverton Town edged a five goal thriller against Grendon Rangers, winning 3-2.