Local football round-up: Swans record back-to-back victories

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NEWPORT Pagnell’s fine start to the season continued with back-to-back victories in the United Counties League.

Saturday saw Long Buckby visit Willen Road, and promptly return with their tail between their legs.

Goals from Darren Dykes, Dom Lawless and Jarod Cunliffe saw the Swans comfortably home in the 3-0 win.

But Cunliffe saved the best for Tuesday night’s game 4-1 win over Irchester United, scoring one of the best goals he would ever have hoped for. After a Dykes double and another from Lawless, Cunliffe struck a long range shot which sailed over the keeper and into the top corner to wrap up the result.

Their rich vein of form has seen Newport rise to fifth in the Premier Division table with seven points from their opening three games.

In Division One, Olney suffered a heavy defeat to Sileby Rangers, going down 4-1 at home, and sit 14th after three games.

New Bradwell St Peter sit bottom of the South Midlands Division One table after they lost their fourth game of five against Hoddedon Town. Nathan Skelton was on the scoresheet for St Peter, but goals from Ben Andreos and Robbie Carroll ensured the 2-1 victory for the visitors.

Two goals each from Patrick Akwasi and Manny Richardson wrapped up a comfortable 4-1 victory for Cranfield United over Bush Hill Rangers on Tuesday night, as United climb to 15th.

City Colts lost their 100 per cent start in the North Bucks & District League as they lost 4-1 to Potterspury. Loughton Manor lost by the same scoreline to Great Horwood, and MK Titans shared the spoils of a 2-2 draw against Grendon Rangers, while Great Linford beat Brackley Sports 3-1.

Bow Brickhill sit top of the Intermediate Division thanks to a 10-2 hammering of Grendon Rangers Reserves, courtesy of eight second half goals from the home side. City Colts Reserves saw off neighbouring Wolverton Town Reserves 2-1.

Bow Brickhill Reserves are enjoying a similar streak as their first-team counterparts, leading the way in Division One. Their latest victory came away at the University of Buckingham, with a 7-1 thumping handed out. Olney beat Charlton & District 2-0.

In Division Two, Stantonbury Social Elite continued their good start to the season with a 3-2 win over Hanslope Reserves, and MK Wanderers a victory over Scot by the same scoreline.

In the New City Heating Sunday League, last season’s Premier runners up Willen made their intentions known on the opening day of the season with a resounding seven goals to nil humbling of Padbury.

A Ronnie Amundson goal was enough to give Santander a victory over rivals Wolvy Town.

Stony Stratford and Stoke Hammond had matches awarded to them when their opponents CS Athletic and Olney Town respectively suffered first day teething problems and were unable to raise a team.

In Division One an Aden Turner hat trick helped FC MMIX to a 9-1 demolition of MK United. Coachmakers scraped past New Bradwell winning by the odd goal in a seven goal thriller. Rejuvenated Buckingham United downed Stantonbury Social Elite and New City Saints shared the spoils with Stanton The Manor.

Division Two saw two close encounters. Swanfica coming away from Southcott RA with all three points and Stacey Bushes defeating Bletchley Wanderers by four goals to three. Early pacesetters however are Inter Faith who downed Santander B by three goals without reply.

>> Wolverton Town FC are looking for a Reserve Team manager, their North Bucks Intermediate Division team. Contact Adrian Haynes – Adrian.hayes@wolvesfc.org 07968 759590

>> Woburn Lions Youth FC – are one of Bucks & Beds largest Youth football clubs with over 30 teams and play in several different leagues depending on the age group. They are looking for new players in all positions for the following age groups U6s, U7s, U11s, U13s, U14s for the coming season, if interested then please contact the following managers for more information:

U6s – Laurence Castle – 07974-554751. U7s – Laurence Castle – 07974-554751. U11s – Richard Fowler – 07886-726810. U12s – Andrew Barker – 07921-603324. U13s – Peter Needham – 07725-829873. U14s – Arthur Hurren – 07789-683877.