Local football: Swans have that Tuesday feeling again

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NEWPORT Pagnell Town will be wishing they could play every game on Tuesday nights after they maintained their excellent midweek record with a 4-1 victory at Yaxley.

The Swans are now unbeaten in six United Counties League Premier Division games to be played on Tuesday nights this season, winning five and drawing one.

Their comfortable success at Yaxley came after a free Saturday because other sides had cup commitments, and completed an early season league double against the Cambridgeshire side having also beaten them 3-1 at Willen Road back in August.

Tuesday night’s latest three points lifted the Swans to fourth place in the Premier Division table – 10 points behind leaders St Ives Town, but with two games in hand.

The fixtures are coming thick and fast for the Swans who get back to Saturday action with the visit of Deeping Rangers, before another Tuesday night clash at home to Binfield, this time in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup.

Olney Town are in desperate need of UCL Division One points, but face a difficult trip to Rothwell Corinthians this Saturday – seven days after they beat Wolverton Town 1-0 in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup second round.

The same competition brought a 2-0 win for Stony Stratford Town at Stewkley and 4-3 success for New Bradwell St Peter against Aylesbury Reserves.

It’s back to South Midlands League Division One business for Stony this Saturday with a tough trip to Kentish Town, while Cranfield United go to Harpenden Town and New Bradwell get the chance to pick up their first league win at home to Sun Postal Sports.

In Division Two, Old Bradwell United host Mursley United and Wolverton take on The 61 FC (Luton) in the Division Two Cup.