Local football: Unbeaten Swans continue to keep pace at top

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NEWPORT Pagnell Town climbed to third place in the United Counties League Premier Division on Saturday, courtesy of a routine 2-0 home win against Sleaford Town.

The Willen Road success stretched the Swans’ unbeaten league run to seven matches as they remain three points behind early leaders St Ives Town, with a game in hand. Holbeach United separate the two at the top with a 100 per cent record from six games.

Next up for Darren Lynch’s men is a trip to lowly Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night before they go to Stewarts & Lloyds Corby on Saturday.

Olney Town travel to Bourne Town on Saturday, still looking to kick-start their UCL Division One campaign following a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Rushden & Higham United. The Nurserymen are second from bottom of the pile with just one win from five games.

Cranfield United and Stony Stratford Town have both been in good scoring form of late, but there was only one goal in it when the two sides met.

United’s 1-0 home win lifts them into a better looking mid-table position after an inconsistent start – two points ahead of Stony who have surprised a few with their encouraging first month and a half of the season.

New Bradwell St Peter remain rooted to the foot of the table following their eighth defeat in nine games – and it was a shocker as high-flying Cockfosters left with a 7-0 win. Peters are in Challenge Trophy first round action on Tuesday night when they visit Hatfield Town.

In the same competition, Old Bradwell United travel to Leverstock Green, three days after a 2-1 home defeat to Broxbourne Borough in SML Division Two.

Old Bradwell remain at the foot of the table without a win, while Wolverton Town – beaten 2-0 at home by The 61 FC (Luton) – are third from bottom.

Stony Stratford go to Tring Corinthians in the Challenge Trophy on Saturday, while Peters visit Langford in the league and Cranfield travel to Sun Postal Sports. Old Bradwell host Kent Athletic in Division Two.