Newport aim for hat-trick of cup wins
Newport Pagnell Town will look to become the first team to lift the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup when they take on Flackwell Heath tonight (Tuesday).
The Swans lifted the trophy for the first time in 2009/10 when they thrashed Reading Town 6-2 in what was their third consecutive appearance in the final of the competition.
A year later, Swans did the double, ironically beating Flackwell 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Since then, Newport haven’t reached the final of the competition, though Flackwell have reached the final twice. In 2012/13, both finalists Flackwell and Aylesbury United were disqualified from the tournament - Flackwell were chucked out for fielding an ineligible player - while they went on to lose 3-2 to Windsor in 2014/15.
By reaching the final this year, Newport are the first team to play for the trophy for a fifth time.
Tuesday’s final will be played at The Northcourt, home of Abingdon United. Kick off is at 7.45pm.