Newport Pagnell miss out on Berks & Bucks Cup final

Newport Pagnell Town
Newport Pagnell Town

Newport Pagnell Town were knocked out of the Berks & Bucks Cup at the semi-final stage as they went down 6-3 at home to Binfield on Saturday.

With a place in the final at stake, the Swans were soon behind when Sean Moore pounced on a slip in defence before going on to score with a fine finish.

The visitors continued to dominate for the remainder of the half with Newport keeper Joe Purcell pulling off three good saves to keep the visitors at bay. However, the ball fell kindly for Liam Ferdinand in added time, the striker gratefully cracked the ball home to double the lead going into the break.

A crazy seven-minute period early in the second period saw the teams trade goals for fun as both sides scored two each. Grant Kemp started the goal frenzy when he calmly slotted under the advancing Purcell to make it 3-0 to Binfield.

Two minutes later Sam O’Neill scored with a neat turn and chip over Liam Vaughan from 20 yards.

The Moles responded when Ferdinand slipped the ball through to James Knight to score.

Not to be outdone though, Newport responded again as Adam Pryke set up Dom Lawless who neatly slotted the ball home at the near post to reduce the arrears to 4-2.

Newport pushed for another goal to get back into the game but were caught on the break as Luke Hayden scored Binfield’s fifth.

The Swans scored again in the 80th minute after Vaughan palmed Remy Forrester’s shot straight to Luke Emery who made no mistake from close range.

But Binfield would have the last laugh Ferdinand found himself in space to fire in the sixth as he booked Binfield’s well deserved place in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy for what promises to be a tasty clash against their nearest neighbours Bracknell Town.