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SSMFL Premier Division fixtures for 2019/2020 season released

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

The Spartan South Midlands Football League released the season’s fixtures for their Premier Division this week, subject to change.

 

AUGUST FIXTURES

 

Saturday 3rd August – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Leverstock Green

Crawley Green v Edgware Town

Dunstable Town v Broadfields United

Eynesbury Rovers v Oxhey Jets

Harefield United v Potton United

Leighton Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Newport Pagnell Town v Harpenden Town

North Greenford United v Biggleswade United

Tring Athletic v Colney Heath

Wembley v Baldock Town

Bye: London Colney

 

Tuesday 6th August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Leighton Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Crawley Green

Biggleswade United v Eynesbury Rovers

Colney Heath v Harefield United

Dunstable Town v Baldock Town

Edgware Town v North Greenford United

Leverstock Green v Broadfields United

London Colney v Oxhey Jets

Newport Pagnell Town v Potton United

Wembley v Harpenden Town

Bye: Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 10th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Extra Preliminary Round

AFC Hayes v Wembley

Biggleswade United v Swaffham Town

Bridon Ropes v Broadfields United

Burnham v Tring Athletic

Crawley Green v Takeley

Dunstable Town v Chipping Sodbury Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Wellingborough Town

Harefield United v Lydney Town

Haverhill Rovers v Colney Heath

Leighton Town v Thornbury Town

Leverstock Green v Ardley United

London Colney v Hadleigh United

Newmarket Town v Arlesey Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Cheltenham Saracens

Oxhey Jets v Flackwell Heath

Potton United v Ely City

Royal Wotton Bassett Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Saffron Walden Town v Baldock Town

Slimbridge v Edgware Town

Stotfold v Harpenden Town

Tuffley Rovers v North Greenford United

 

Saturday 17th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Wembley

Baldock Town v Edgware Town

Broadfields United v Eynesbury Rovers

Colney Heath v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Leighton Town

Leverstock Green v Potton United

London Colney v Biggleswade United

Newport Pagnell Town v North Greenford United

Oxhey Jets v Arlesey Town

Tring Athletic v Harefield United

Bye: Crawley Green

 

Tuesday 20th August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Arlesey Town v London Lions

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Codicote

Biggleswade United v Crawley Green

Broadfields United v Leighton Town

Colney Heath v Sarratt

Edgware Town v Pitstone & Ivinghoe

Eynesbury Rovers v Bedford

Leverstock Green v New Bradwell St Peter

Milton Keynes Robins v Oxhey Jets

Newport Pagnell Town v Enfield Borough

Potton United v London Colney

Rayners Lane v Harpenden Town

St Panteleimon v Dunstable Town

Wembley v London Tigers

Wodson Park v North Greenford United

 

Wednesday 21st August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Baldock Town v Buckingham Athletic

 

Saturday 24th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Preliminary Round

AFC Dunstable v Hayes & Yeading United

AFC Hayes or Wembley v Berkhamsted

Bridon Ropes or Broadfields United v Chichester City or Erith Town

Cirencester Town v Tuffley Rovers or North Greenford United

Crawley Green or Takeley v Woodford Town or White Ensign

Didcot Town v Winslow United or Roman Glass St George

Dunstable Town or Chipping Sodbury Town v Clanfield 85 or Shortwood United

Evesham United v Harefield United or Lydney Town

FC Romania v Ware

Highworth Town v Leverstock Green or Ardley United

London Colney or Hadleigh United v Sawbridgeworth Town or Halstead Town

March Town United or Norwich United v Eynesbury Rovers or Wellingborough Town

Newmarket Town or Arlesey Town v Walsham Le Willows or Peterborough Northern Star

Newport Pagnell Town or Cheltenham Saracens v Oxhey Jets or Flackwell Heath

Royal Wotton Bassett Town or Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v North Leigh

Saffron Walden Town or Baldock Town v Maldon & Tiptree

Slimbridge or Edgware Town v Burnham or Tring Athletic

Soham Town Rangers v Biggleswade United or Swaffham Town

Southend Manor or Long Melford v Haverhill Rovers or Colney Heath

Stotfold or Harpenden Town v Canvey Island

Thame United v Leighton Town or Thornbury Town

Wantage Town or Brackley Town Saints v London Tigers or Thame Rangers

Wingate & Finchley v Welwyn Garden City

Wisbech Town v Potton United or Ely City

 

Saturday 31st August – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE First Round Qualifying

AFC Hayes v Dunstable Town

Chalvey Sports v Wembley

Chinnor v Broadfields United

Colney Heath v London Lions

Crawley Green v Ampthill Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Harpenden Town

Flackwell Heath v Arlesey Town

Holland v Baldock Town

Irchester United v North Greenford United

Leighton Town v Bugbrooke St Michaels

Leverstock Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

London Colney v Brimsdown

NW London v Harefield United

Potton United v Frenford

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Edgware Town v Tring Athletic

Oxhey Jets v Biggleswade United

 

SEPTEMBER FIXTURES

 

Saturday 7th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP First Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION (Subject to FA Cup)

Arlesey Town v Biggleswade United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Dunstable Town

Crawley Green v Tring Athletic

Eynesbury Rovers v Baldock Town

Harefield United v Edgware Town

Harpenden Town v London Colney

Leighton Town v Potton United

Newport Pagnell Town v Colney Heath

North Greenford United v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Broadfields United

Bye: Leverstock Green

 

Tuesday 10th September – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Harefield United v Buckingham United

 

Saturday 14th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Second Round Qualifying

AFC Hayes or Dunstable Town v London Tigers

Bedford or Burton Park Wanderers v Bedfont & Feltham or Lutterworth Athletic

Buckingham Athletic v Hillingdon or Rayners Lane

Burnham or Harborough Town v Hillingdon Borough or Kensington & Ealing Borough

Chalvey Sports or Wembley v Risborough Rangers or Easington Sports

Chinnor or Broadfields United v Hanworth Villa or Marston Shelton Rovers

Colney Heath or London Lions v Benfleet or Haverhill Rovers

Crawley Green or Ampthill Town v Winslow United or Rushden & Higham United

Cricklewood Wanderers v St Panteleimon or Long Buckby

Edgware Town v Eynesbury Rovers or Harpenden Town

FC Broxbourne Borough or Barkingside v Wivenhoe Town or Clapton Community

Hadleigh United or Stotfold v Halstead Town or Haverhill Borough

Hoddesdon Town or Stanway Rovers v Wodson Park or Sawbridgeworth Town

Holmer Green or Raunds Town v Flackwell Heath or Arlesey Town

Ilford or Enfield 1893 v Ipswich Wanderers or Enfield Borough

Irchester United or North Greenford United v Oxhey Jets

Langford v Hackney Wick or May & Baker Eastbrook Community

Leverstock Green or Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Rugby Borough or British Airways

London Colney or Brimsdown v Holland or Baldock Town

Long Crendon or Langley v Leighton Town or Bugbrooke St Michaels

Lutterworth Town or Pirshanger Dynamo v Amersham Town or Thame Rangers

Milton Keynes Robins FC v Cove or Fleet Spurs

New Salamis or Codicote v Tower Hamlets

NW London or Harefield United v Rothwell Corinthians or Desborough Town

Park View or West Essex v Brantham Athletic

Potton United or Frenford v Hashtag United or Leyton Athletic

Wellingborough Town or Wellingborough Whitworth v Holyport or Unite MK

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 21st September – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Second Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Crawley Green

Broadfields United v Harpenden Town

Colney Heath v Eynesbury Rovers

Edgware Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Leverstock Green v Biggleswade United

London Colney v Harefield United

Newport Pagnell Town v Leighton Town

North Greenford United v Arlesey Town

Tring Athletic v Potton United

Wembley v Oxhey Jets

Bye: Dunstable Town

 

Tuesday 24th September – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Colney Heath v Broadfields United

Dunstable Town v Edgware Town

Harefield United v Leighton Town

Harpenden Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

London Colney v Newport Pagnell Town

Potton United v Crawley Green

Tring Athletic v North Greenford United

 

Saturday 28th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Tring Athletic

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Baldock Town

Biggleswade United v Broadfields United

Crawley Green v London Colney

Eynesbury Rovers v North Greenford United

Harefield United v Newport Pagnell Town

Harpenden Town v Leverstock Green

Leighton Town v Colney Heath

Oxhey Jets v Dunstable Town

Potton United v Edgware Town

Bye: Wembley

 

OCTOBER FIXTURES

 

Tuesday 1st October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Biggleswade United v Baldock Town

Colney Heath v Crawley Green

North Greenford United v Leverstock Green

Potton United v Eynesbury Rovers

 

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Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Tring Athletic

Harefield United v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Broadfields United

Leighton Town v Oxhey Jets

London Colney v Wembley

 

Saturday 5th October – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Third Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Harefield United

Broadfields United v Leighton Town

Colney Heath v Harpenden Town

Dunstable Town v Wembley

Edgware Town v Biggleswade United

Leverstock Green v Oxhey Jets

London Colney v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Newport Pagnell Town v Crawley Green

North Greenford United v Potton United

Tring Athletic v Eynesbury Rovers

Bye: Arlesey Town

 

Tuesday 8th October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Potton United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Eynesbury Rovers

Biggleswade United v Leighton Town

Broadfields United v Edgware Town

Colney Heath v Newport Pagnell Town

Dunstable Town v Harefield United

Leverstock Green v Wembley

London Colney v Tring Athletic

Oxhey Jets v North Greenford United (Kick Off 7.30pm)

 

Saturday 12th October (NON-LEAGUE DAY) – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE First Round Proper

Biggleswade United

Tring Athletic

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Broadfields United

Crawley Green v Wembley

Dunstable Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Edgware Town

Harefield United v Arlesey Town

Harpenden Town v North Greenford United

Leighton Town v Leverstock Green

Oxhey Jets v Colney Heath

Potton United v London Colney

Bye: Baldock Town

 

Saturday 19th October – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fourth Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Harpenden Town

Broadfields United v Crawley Green

Colney Heath v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Edgware Town v Oxhey Jets

Leverstock Green v Harefield United

London Colney v Baldock Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Biggleswade United

North Greenford United v Leighton Town

Tring Athletic v Dunstable Town

Wembley v Eynesbury Rovers

Bye: Potton United

 

Tuesday 22nd October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v London Colney

Broadfields United v Oxhey Jets

Colney Heath v Edgware Town

Crawley Green v Newport Pagnell Town

Dunstable Town v Arlesey Town

Leverstock Green v Harpenden Town

Potton United v Harefield United

Wembley v Colney Heath

 

Saturday 26th October – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Arlesey Town

Baldock Town v Tring Athletic

Biggleswade United v Wembley

Crawley Green v North Greenford United

Eynesbury Rovers v Leverstock Green

Harefield United v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Edgware Town

Leighton Town v London Colney

Oxhey Jets v Newport Pagnell Town

Potton United v Broadfields United

Bye: Colney Heath

 

Tuesday 29th October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Second Round

 

Wednesday 30th October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Second Round

 

NOVEMBER FIXTURES

 

Saturday 2nd November – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Second Round

Newport Pagnell Town

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Crawley Green

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Leverstock Green

Dunstable Town v Harpenden Town

Edgware Town v Colney Heath

Harefield United v Biggleswade United

London Colney v Eynesbury Rovers

North Greenford United v Baldock Town

Oxhey Jets v Potton United

Tring Athletic v Broadfields United

Wembley v Leighton Town

 

Saturday 9th November – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP First Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Newport Pagnell Town

Baldock Town v Leverstock Green

Biggleswade United v Dunstable Town

Broadfields United v London Colney

Colney Heath v North Greenford United

Crawley Green v Harefield United

Eynesbury Rovers v Arlesey Town

Harpenden Town v Tring Athletic

Leighton Town v Edgware Town

Potton United v Wembley

Bye: Oxhey Jets

 

Tuesday 12th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Broadfields United v Arlesey Town

Dunstable Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Edgware Town v Potton United

Leighton Town v Crawley Green

Newport Pagnell Town v Leverstock Green

Tring Athletic v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Harefield United

 

Saturday 16th November – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v London Colney

Dunstable Town v Crawley Green

Edgware Town v Wembley

Eynesbury Rovers v Potton United

Harefield United v Harpenden Town

Leverstock Green v Colney Heath

Newport Pagnell Town v Baldock Town

North Greenford United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Oxhey Jets v Broadfields United

Tring Athletic v Leighton Town

Bye: Biggleswade United

 

Tuesday 19th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Broadfields United v Leverstock Green

Crawley Green v Harpenden Town

Leighton Town v Eynesbury Rovers

London Colney v North Greenford United

Oxhey Jets v Harefield United (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Potton United v Baldock Town

 

Saturday 23rd November – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Oxhey Jets

Broadfields United v Newport Pagnell Town

Colney Heath v Arlesey Town

Crawley Green v Eynesbury Rovers

Harpenden Town v Biggleswade United

Leighton Town v Harefield United

Leverstock Green v North Greenford United

London Colney v Edgware Town

Potton United v Dunstable Town

Wembley v Tring Athletic

Bye: Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Tuesday 26th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Crawley Green v Broadfields United

Edgware Town v Arlesey Town

Harefield United v North Greenford United

Leighton Town v Tring Athletic

Newport Pagnell Town v Dunstable Town

Oxhey Jets v Eynesbury Rovers (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Wembley v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Wednesday 27th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Harpenden Town

 

Saturday 30th November – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Second Round Proper

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Third Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Colney Heath

Biggleswade United v Crawley Green

Dunstable Town v Leverstock Green

Edgware Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Harefield United v Wembley

North Greenford United v Broadfields United

Oxhey Jets v Harpenden Town

Potton United v Arlesey Town

Tring Athletic v London Colney

Bye: Leighton Town

 

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE

DECEMBER FIXTURES

 

Tuesday 3rd December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v Leverstock Green

Edgware Town v Crawley Green

 

Wednesday 4th December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

Baldock Town v Eynesbury Rovers

 

Saturday 7th December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v North Greenford United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Oxhey Jets

Broadfields United v Baldock Town

Colney Heath v Wembley

Crawley Green v Potton United

Harpenden Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Leighton Town v Biggleswade United

Leverstock Green v Edgware Town

London Colney v Dunstable Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Tring Athletic

Bye: Harefield United

 

Tuesday 10th December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Harpenden Town v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Leighton Town

Tring Athletic v Wembley

 

Saturday 14th December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Harefield United

Baldock Town v Leighton Town

Colney Heath v Biggleswade United

Edgware Town v Broadfields United

Eynesbury Rovers v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Leverstock Green

North Greenford United v Tring Athletic

Oxhey Jets v Crawley Green

Potton United v Harpenden Town

Wembley v Arlesey Town

Bye: Newport Pagnell Town

 

Wednesday 18th December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Saturday 21st December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Dunstable Town

Crawley Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Eynesbury Rovers v Biggleswade United

Harefield United v Colney Heath

Harpenden Town v Wembley

Leighton Town v Arlesey Town

North Greenford United v Edgware Town

Oxhey Jets v London Colney

Potton United v Newport Pagnell Town

Tring Athletic v Leverstock Green

Bye: Broadfields United

 

Saturday 28th December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Baldock Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Tring Athletic

Biggleswade United v Potton United

Broadfields United v Harefield United

Colney Heath v London Colney

Dunstable Town v Leighton Town

Edgware Town v Harpenden Town

Leverstock Green v Crawley Green

Newport Pagnell Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Wembley v North Greenford United

Bye: Oxhey Jets

 

JANUARY FIXTURES

 

Saturday 4th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Third Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Potton United

Broadfields United v North Greenford United

Crawley Green v Biggleswade United

Eynesbury Rovers v Harefield United

Harpenden Town v Colney Heath

Leverstock Green v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Arlesey Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Oxhey Jets v Wembley

Tring Athletic v Edgware Town

Bye: Leighton Town

 

Saturday 11th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Fourth Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Biggleswade United v Newport Pagnell Town

Colney Heath v Oxhey Jets

Dunstable Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Edgware Town v Leverstock Green

Harefield United v Crawley Green

Leighton Town v Baldock Town

North Greenford United v Harpenden Town

Potton United v Tring Athletic

Wembley v London Colney

Bye: Broadfields United

 

Saturday 18th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v North Greenford United

Baldock Town v Wembley

Broadfields United v Biggleswade United

Crawley Green v Dunstable Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Colney Heath

Harpenden Town v Potton United

Leverstock Green v Leighton Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Harefield United

Oxhey Jets v Edgware Town

Tring Athletic v Arlesey Town

Bye: London Colney

 

Saturday 25th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fourth Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Colney Heath

Biggleswade United v North Greenford United

Dunstable Town v Oxhey Jets

Edgware Town v Baldock Town

Harefield United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Harpenden Town v Broadfields United

Leighton Town v Wembley

London Colney v Crawley Green

Potton United v Leverstock Green

Tring Athletic v Newport Pagnell Town

Bye: Eynesbury Rovers

 

FEBRUARY FIXTURES

 

Saturday 1st February – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Harefield United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Harpenden Town

Broadfields United v Tring Athletic

Colney Heath v Leighton Town

Dunstable Town v Biggleswade United

Eynesbury Rovers v Crawley Green

Leverstock Green v Baldock Town

London Colney v Potton United

Newport Pagnell Town v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Edgware Town

Bye: North Greenford United

 

Saturday 8th February – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Fifth Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v London Colney

Biggleswade United v Colney Heath

Broadfields United v Wembley

Crawley Green v Arlesey Town

Edgware Town v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Leverstock Green v Eynesbury Rovers

North Greenford United v Harefield United

Oxhey Jets v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Potton United v Leighton Town

Bye: Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 15th February – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v London Colney

Baldock Town v Biggleswade United

Dunstable Town v Potton United

Eynesbury Rovers v Broadfields United

Harefield United v Oxhey Jets

Leighton Town v Harpenden Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Arlesey Town

North Greenford United v Colney Heath

Tring Athletic v Crawley Green

Wembley v Leverstock Green

Bye: Edgware Town

 

Saturday 22nd February – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Wembley

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Leighton Town

Biggleswade United v Edgware Town

Broadfields United v Dunstable Town

Colney Heath v Baldock Town

Crawley Green v Oxhey Jets

Eynesbury Rovers v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Harefield United

Leverstock Green v Newport Pagnell Town

Potton United v North Greenford United

Bye: Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 29th February – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Quarter Finals

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Broadfields United

Biggleswade United v Arlesey Town

Dunstable Town v Colney Heath

Eynesbury Rovers v Wembley

Harefield United v Tring Athletic

Leighton Town v Oxhey Jets

Leverstock Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

London Colney v Harpenden Town

North Greenford United v Newport Pagnell Town

Bye: Potton United

 

 

MARCH FIXTURES

 

Tuesday 3rd March – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Newport Pagnell Town v London Colney

 

Wednesday 4th March – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fifth Round Proper

 

Saturday 7th March – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Broadfields United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Potton United

Colney Heath v Leverstock Green

Crawley Green v Leighton Town

Edgware Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Harefield United v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Baldock Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Wembley

North Greenford United v Dunstable Town

Oxhey Jets v Tring Athletic

Bye: Biggleswade United

 

Saturday 14th March – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Biggleswade United v Harefield United

Broadfields United v Colney Heath

Dunstable Town v Tring Athletic

Edgware Town v London Colney

Eynesbury Rovers v Harpenden Town

Leighton Town v North Greenford United

Leverstock Green v Arlesey Town

Potton United v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Crawley Green

Bye: Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Saturday 21st March – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Quarter Finals

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Semi Final First Leg

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Edgware Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Biggleswade United

Colney Heath v Potton United

Crawley Green v Baldock Town

Harefield United v Leverstock Green

London Colney v Wembley

Newport Pagnell Town v Broadfields United

North Greenford United v Eynesbury Rovers

Oxhey Jets v Leighton Town

Tring Athletic v Harpenden Town

Bye: Dunstable Town

 

Saturday 28th March – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Semi Final Second Leg

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v North Greenford United

Biggleswade United v Oxhey Jets

Broadfields United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Edgware Town v Harefield United

Eynesbury Rovers v Tring Athletic

Harpenden Town v Arlesey Town

Leighton Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Leverstock Green v London Colney

Potton United v Colney Heath

Wembley v Dunstable Town

Bye: Crawley Green

 

APRIL FIXTURES

 

Saturday 4th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Colney Heath

Dunstable Town v London Colney

Harefield United v Baldock Town

Leighton Town v Broadfields United

Newport Pagnell Town v Edgware Town

North Greenford United v Crawley Green

Oxhey Jets v Leverstock Green

Tring Athletic v Biggleswade United

Wembley v Potton United

Bye: Harpenden Town

 

Saturday 11th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Arlesey Town

Crawley Green v Leverstock Green

Eynesbury Rovers v Newport Pagnell Town

Harefield United v Broadfields United

Harpenden Town v Oxhey Jets

Leighton Town v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Colney Heath

North Greenford United v Wembley

Potton United v Biggleswade United

Tring Athletic v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Bye: Edgware Town

 

Saturday 18th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Semi Finals

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Dunstable Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Edgware Town

Broadfields United v Potton United

Colney Heath v Tring Athletic

Eynesbury Rovers v Leighton Town

Harpenden Town v Crawley Green

Leverstock Green v Tring Athletic

North Greenford United v London Colney

Oxhey Jets v Baldock Town

Wembley v Biggleswade United

Bye: Harefield United

 

Saturday 25th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Oxhey Jets

Biggleswade United v Harpenden Town

Crawley Green v Colney Heath

Dunstable Town v North Greenford United

Edgware Town v Leighton Town

Harefield United v Eynesbury Rovers

London Colney v Broadfields United

Potton United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Tring Athletic v Baldock Town

Wembley v Newport Pagnell Town

Bye: Leverstock Green

 

Sunday 17th May

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE FINAL

 

Saturday 23rd May

THE EMIRATES FA CUP FINAL

Emirates FA Cup: Two early Preliminary draws announced

The Emirates FA Cup’s 2019-20 campaign gets underway on Saturday 10 August when the extra preliminary round kicks-off across the country.

With a total number of 736 clubs entered into the FA Cup this season, 368 of them are preparing to start their Cup campaign at its earliest stage with 184 ties scheduled.

Those winners will progress into the preliminary round, where they will be joined by 136 clubs who enter the competition at this stage on Saturday 24 August, with a further 160 ties scheduled.

The prize fund for this term’s competition has also been released, with both winning and losing clubs at the earliest stage receiving payment as those who progress from the extra preliminary round pick up £2250 and the losing teams get £750.

And that theme of losing clubs receiving prize money continues until the competition reaches the first round proper in November.

There are 50 new entries to this season’s competition from the 2018-19 campaign, of which 23 of them will be FA Cup debutants.

Extra Preliminary Round – Saturday 10th August

AFC Hayes v Wembley
Biggleswade United v Swaffham Town
Bridon Ropes v Broadfields United
Burnham v Tring Athletic
Crawley Green v Takeley
Dunstable Town v Chipping Sodbury Town
Eynesbury Rovers v Wellingborough Town
Harefield United v Lydney Town
Haverhill Rovers v Colney Heath
Leighton Town v Thornbury Town
Leverstock Green v Ardley United
London Colney v Hadleigh United
London Tigers v Thame Rangers
Newmarket Town v Arlesey Town
Newport Pagnell Town v Cheltenham Saracens
Oxhey Jets v Flackwell Heath
Potton United v Ely City
Royal Wotton Bassett Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos
Saffron Walden Town v Baldock Town
Slimbridge v Edgware Town
Stotfold v Harpenden Town
Tuffley Rovers v North Greenford United
Winslow United v Roman Glass St George

 

Preliminary Round – Saturday 24th August

Abingdon United or Brimscombe & Thrupp v Aylesbury United
AFC Hayes or Wembley v Berkhamsted
Bridon Ropes or Broadfields United v Chichester City or Erith Town
Cirencester Town v Tuffley Rovers or North Greenford United
Crawley Green or Takeley v Woodford Town or White Ensign
Didcot Town v Winslow United or Roman Glass St George
Dunstable Town or Chipping Sodbury Town v Clanfield 85 or Shortwood United
Evesham United v Harefield United or Lydney Town
Highworth Town v Leverstock Green or Ardley United
London Colney or Hadleigh United v Sawbridgeworth Town or Halstead Town
March Town United or Norwich United v Eynesbury Rovers or Wellingborough Town
Newmarket Town or Arlesey Town v Walsham Le Willows or Peterborough Northern Star
Newport Pagnell Town or Cheltenham Saracens v Oxhey Jets or Flackwell Heath
Royal Wotton Bassett Town or Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v North Leigh
Saffron Walden Town or Baldock Town v Maldon & Tiptree
Slimbridge or Edgware Town v Burnham or Tring Athletic
Soham Town Rangers v Biggleswade United or Swaffham Town
Southend Manor or Long Melford v Haverhill Rovers or Colney Heath
Stotfold or Harpenden Town v Canvey Island
Thame United v Leighton Town or Thornbury Town
Wantage Town or Brackley Town Saints v London Tigers or Thame Rangers
Wisbech Town v Potton United or Ely City

THE EMIRATES FA CUP  SEASON 2019-2020 PRIZE FUND PAYMENTS 

Extra Preliminary Round winners (184)      £2,250 Extra Preliminary Round losers (184) £750

Preliminary Round winners (160)               £2,890 Preliminary Round losers (160) £960

First Round Qualifying winners (116)        £4,500 First Round Qualifying losers (116) £1,500

Second Round Qualifying winners (80)     £6,750 Second Round Qualifying losers (80) £2,250

Third Round Qualifying winners (40)         £11,250 Third Round Qualifying losers (40) £3,750

Fourth Round Qualifying winners (32)       £18,750 Fourth Round Qualifying losers (32) £6,250

First Round Proper winners (40)                £36,000

Second Round Proper winners (20)           £54,000

Third Round Proper winners (32)               £135,000

Fourth Round Proper winners (16)             £180,000

Fifth Round Proper winners (8) £360,000

Quarter Final winners (4) £720,000

Semi Final losers (2) £900,000

Semi Final winners (2) £1,800,000

Final runners-up (1) £1,800,000

Final winners (1) £3,600,000

THE EMIRATES FA CUP  ROUND DATES SEASON 2019-2020

Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 10 August 2019

Preliminary Round Saturday 24 August 2019

First Round Qualifying Saturday 7 September 2019

Second Round Qualifying Saturday 21 September 2019

Third Round Qualifying Saturday 5 October 2019

Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 19 October 2019

First Round Proper Saturday 9 November 2019

Second Round Proper  Saturday 30 November 2019

Third Round Proper Saturday 4 January 2020

Fourth Round Proper Saturday 25 January 2020

Fifth Round Proper Wednesday 4 March 2020

Quarter Final Saturday 21 March 2020

Semi Final  Saturday 18 April 2020 & Sunday 19 April 2020

Final Saturday 23 May 2020

 

 

 

Newport Pagnell Town FC to hold raffle for youth section

Newport Pagnell Town Football Club are offering raffle tickets for some unique prizes all in aid of the youth section of the club.

Have you ever dreamt of having your company name on the whole of the Newport Pagnell Town Football Club youth kit?

Ever wanted your company name on one of the stands on the main pitch?

Now is your chance!!!

We are holding a raffle for Newport Pagnell Town Football Club for the 340 + youth players that we have under the NPTFC umbrella.

1st Prize – NPTFC Youth Home kit Sponsor

2nd Prize – NPTFC Youth Training/Away Kit Sponsor

3rd Prize – A stand named after the winning company within the first team pitch

4th Prize – A match against a NPTFC senior team (First/Reserves/Woman’s team)

Plus added benefits! Take a look at the site for full details including ticket pricing & draw date

Link to site: www.nptfcyouthkit.co.uk

Anyone interested should contact: kit@nptfc.co.uk

Newport Pagnell Town manager Darren Lynch steps down

Darren Lynch has stepped down from his managerial role at Newport Pagnell Town with immediate effect.

Darren Lynch

Just a week after confirmation that the club will be competing in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division after being transferred from the Future Lions United Counties League in the latest round of FA non-league revisions, Lynch has stepped down after a successful stint as manager, which included the memorable FA Vase quarter-final run two years ago, and narrowly missing out on promotion last season.

Announcing his decision on social media Lynch confirmed:

After 6 years in charge at Newport Pagnell Town I’ve decided to resign as manager, I want to thank all the players and coaches past & present for all their efforts and commitment during my time there and wish the club the best for the future!

It wasn’t the easiest decision as I’ve been associated with the club on & off for twenty-six years but I feel I’ve taken it as far as I can go and time for a well earned rest

Sports Shots has today spoken with Newport Pagnell Town FC head of football Ian Ford:

This mornings news from Darren has taken us a little by surprise if I am honest, but totally understand and support his decision – the poor lad has had twenty-six years of solid football, year in, year out – and now deserves a much-earned break.
What Darren has achieved over recent years at this club has been phenomenal – an FA Vase Quarter final and a ‘ninety point’ third place finish in back to back seasons on limited resources was a fantastic achievement. Darren has helped to create some life-long memories for this football club and will be sorely missed.
Darren goes with the very best wishes of the club along with special thanks for all he has done for us; from me personally, I wish Darren all the very best of luck and happiness in all that he does.
With regards to the future? We’ll need a couple of days to get aligned internally and think about where we go from here, but what I do know is that with the ground developments happening over the next twenty-four months and the Clubs future ambitions, it will be very exciting times here at Newport Pagnell Town Football Club in the coming seasons
In the meantime anyone wishing to apply for the role should contact Ian at: ian@nptfc.co.uk 
Sports Shots would like to thank Darren for all his time since covering the club.

2019/20 season non league steps 1-6 revealed

The non-league divisional structures have been revealed for next season’s step one to six clubs, which affects a number of the clubs covered by Sports Shots.

Step 3:

Banbury United continue in the Southern League Premier Division Central and welcome five new clubs to the division for the new campaign, Bromsgrove Sporting, Hednesford Town, Kings Langley, Nuneaton Borough & Peterborough Sports.

 

Step 4:

Aylesbury United & Thame United continue in the Southern League Division One Central and welcome six new clubs to the division for the new campaign, Bedworth United, Biggleswade FC, Daventry Town, Halesowen Town, St Neots Town & Wantage Town.

 

Step 5 (Hellenic):

Brackley Town Saints continue in the Hellenic Premier Division after narrowly missing out on promotion, they welcome Burnham, Chipping Sodbury Town, Easington Sports & Westfields for the forthcoming campaign.

 

Step 5 (South Midlands):

Newport Pagnell Town have been transferred from the Future Lions United Counties League over to the Spartan South Midlands where they join former Aylesbury FC under their new set up of Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s after relegation from the Southern League.

 

Step 6:

Ampthill Town, Buckingham Athletic & Winslow United all remain in Spartan South Midlands League Division One where they welcome five new clubs in London Tigers, New Salamis, Shefford Town & Campton, St Panteleimon & Stotfold.

All clubs have seven days to appeal, steps seven and below are to follow in due course.

UCL P; Boston Town 1-2 Newport Pagnell Town

Boston Town – 1
Newport Pagnell Town – 2

20.04.2019

Newport Pagnell Town made it three wins on the bounce with a hard earned victory at Boston Town on Saturday, taking the game to their hosts early on they were two up within the opening thirteen minutes and looked comfortable until a second half goal for the home side saw them unleash some relentless long balls for the Swans defence to deal with but they stood strong to bring the three points back to Buckinghamshire. The hosts were consistently unhappy with some of the decisions the officials gave during the ninety minutes including the very early penalty given when Jake Strong was felled inside the area, Dominic Lawless put his side into the lead from the spot and once Harry Stratton doubled the lead with a neat finish Town saw the game out despite the second half pressure, afterwards manager Darren Lynch expressed his delight at his sides ability to manage the game to a conclusion.

Newport were awarded their penalty in the sixth minute when Stronge drove into the box from the right and as a defender came over to challenge he went down and the referee was on hand to point to the spot, Lawless tucking home with ease. Continuing to press the visitors went close when Dan Bendon dragged a shot across goal from eighteen yards and sliding in at the back post Josh Winters was inches from connecting, at the opposite end a deep corner swung in by Tiago Nassunculo found Danny Horton at the back stick however always reaching for it he could only nod wide, then with less than quarter of an hour played the away side doubled their lead.

Dom Lawless opens scoring from spot

A ball played into the corner saw Lawless do well to retrieve and cut back inside towards goal, he laid off to Stratton who despite having two defenders on him and looking unlikely to get anything on it somehow managed to roll across the face into the far bottom corner. A throw to the Swans saw Damon Herbert & Yaw Ofosu both competing to get a flick on that Boston custodian Travis Portas had to gather at his near post, Fraser Bayliss tried his luck from eighteen yards but only found the waiting gloves of Newport keeper Mark Osborne, Lawless then again showed his strength down the channel holding up well until he could lay off to Stronge whose first time effort had Portas having to push over single handedly.

Stratton collected a clearance before dinking into Bendon whose looping header had Portas back peddling to claim underneath his own crossbar, as the half wore down a late chance for the home side saw Nassunculo receive on the edge of the box, his first attempt blocked he swung a boot at it again which had Osborne having to stick out a hand to push over the top. H/T: 0-2

Boston pull goal back

A double substitution at the break saw Boston come out for the second half on the front foot and barely two minutes in Nassunculo won a tussle with Ofosu to advance towards goal but again Osborne stood tall and this time made a block with his feet, Bendon did well down the right channel for the visitor’s and got his cross inside to Winters who on the edge of the six yard box got a glancing header in that bounced across the face but wide of the back post, then on the hour mark the home side pulled a goal back.

Another long ball played up to Nassunculo saw him battle with the Town centre half again Ofosu once more, as they tangled into the Newport box Osborne came out to help but collided with the front man to see both fall to the floor, the ball rolled across to substitute Liam Tunstall who swept into the unguarded net, this time it was the yellows calling for some help from the official’s however the goal was given. A long lump downfield saw the blue backline head clear but only as far as Lawless, under encouragement from his team mates to shoot he curled away from the target, a long goal kick from Portas saw the yellow defence head clear but Bayliss collected out on the touchline, powering his way into the box he drilled into the side netting, but that was as close as they got to finding an equaliser. F/T: 1-2

Attendance: 70

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Newport manager Darren Lynch:

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UCL P; Newport stalwart hoping to Pinch another three points this weekend

Saturday 6th April 2019
Pinchbeck United v Newport Pagnell Town
United Counties League Premier Division
Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field
K.O. 3.00pm

Newport Pagnell Town travel to Pinchbeck United on Saturday looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat at Sleaford Town, as the club head into their final five games of the season looking for as many points to put pressure on those top seven places in the Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division table. Town’s recent form has been much improved compared to earlier in the season, in their last eleven outings they’ve won seven and drawn one which has seen them steadily improve their league standing, and as many wins in these last few games would see them in good stead for next year, but in Pinchbeck they are up against a side that have lost just once in their last twenty-one league games and currently occupy fourth place in the league, having only been promoted from the division below last season. The return fixture at Willen Road back in November was a thriller, three each by half time with a further three for Newport by the end saw them victorious, Darren Lynch’s men are going to have their work cut out to repeat that feat this time.

Scott Mulkern

This week Sports Shots caught up with Newport utility man Scott Mulkern to find out how long he’s been at the club and how it’s been since joining:

I think I am probably now one of, if not the longest serving player at Newport, I have been here since I was sixteen playing in the under eighteens floodlit team and I played my first senior game for the first team when I was seventeen, fourteen years later and I am still here! Got to be honest I cannot remember in great detail my settling in period but I’m pretty sure it was quite easy, all the players at the time were very welcoming of me and the other youngsters and ever since then, even with players coming and going each season, the atmosphere within the squad and dressing room has been quality! I think players both past and present would definitely agree

How has his season been in terms of fitness, availability & contribution?

Fitness wise I have never really had an issue throughout my career and have luckily never picked up any major injuries which have kept me out for too long either. This season hasn’t really been any different other than the fact I think age is beginning to take its toll with the sore joints the following day, my availability has had to alter slightly since a change of job and my little boy was born roughly eighteen months ago. I now have to work most Saturday mornings which can cause some problems when it comes to some of the longer away trips, although I do still try to be readily available for either the firsts or reserves, but sometimes due to the above it has had to be the team that’s playing at home! As for my contribution I give my best every time I play, in whatever position the manager wants me to play which is a fair few over the course of the season, and I would like to think I do a pretty good job most of the time. With regards to the reserve team, I’d like to think I have supported some of the younger players to improve and progress

How good are the squads at Newport this year, and have any players impressed?

I would say both squads have been pretty good again this season although both have suffered from a patch of poor results which has seen them out of the respective title races, which both teams should have been more than capable of challenging in and instead are only pushing for roughly fifth, sixth or seventh in their respective tables. I believe both teams should have really achieved more with the overall squad of players at Newport but unfortunately that’s football for you. One of the main players to impress me this season has been young Jake Watkinson, I have had the opportunity to watch and play with him in both the firsts and reserves and he is a great talent, who has caused every defence he has played against all sorts of problems and he sure knows where the goal is, definitely one to watch over the coming years

What is Scott’s preferred position in the team, and what formations best suits?

As I mentioned, I’ve tended to be used in a number of positions, mainly defence and midfield, I’m not exactly known for my goal threat other than from the penalty spot or my goalkeeping abilities! I would say my preference is midfield although I’m pretty laid back and happy to play wherever as long as I’m playing really. I wouldn’t say there is a formation that gets the best out of me as it all depends on where the manager has decided to play me for that game. I have played a fair few though over the years though and would say that if you have the right personnel and can get the three at the back to work, three-four-three or three-five-two then I feel you are onto a winner with obvious numbers going forward

What has been the career path for Scott since junior football?

I’ve technically only played for three clubs in the twenty-six years I have been playing football, I started when I was five at a team called Lakeside and played there until I was fourteen when I was asked to join Scot Youth. I spent my three remaining years in youth football with them, winning three consecutive league titles, including the league & cup double one year. In my final year with Scot Youth playing Sunday youth football, I also played for the Newport under eighteens floodlit team which played on a Wednesday night and occasionally from there the Newport first team and reserves on a Saturday, three games of football a week was my idea of heaven back then!

We asked Scott to detail his last three games at the club, and explain what differences there are playing for the reserves and the first team:

I wasn’t available for the most recent game at Sleaford due to family commitments, therefore my last three games have been Wellingborough at home and both Holbeach & Deeping away, all three games have been very different, mainly due to weather and pitch conditions. Away at Deeping was probably the windiest day of the year and had a definitive impact on the match as to who could play those conditions better, on the day that turned out to be Deeping although it was very much a game of two halves with whichever team had the wind against them playing the better football and with two very good chances in the second half, including Dom Lawless hitting the bar, I thought we should have at least come away with a point. Onto Holbeach away which is probably the best team performance so far this year, again some tricky conditions with another windy day and a pretty terrible pitch but we, on this occasion, played both brilliantly and deservedly came away with a three-nil win and the three points having restricted Holbeach to one good opportunity all game, which did hit the post. Over the years Holbeach have always had a strong squad and therefore has been a tricky place to go, however we made it easier this time round due to our quality and work rate both on and off the ball. Finally Wellingborough at home was another solid performance from the team and a relatively straight forward two goal win. I don’t feel there is a massive difference between first team and reserves football, other than maybe a few more younger players in the reserves but this is how it probably should be, reserve teams should be there to help transition players from youth football into adult football with the aim of then introducing those players into the first teams when they are ready

This week Newport face Pinchbeck, what does Scott remember of the nine goal thriller back in November, and what does he expect this time from the game?

To be truthful I don’t remember the reverse fixture at all, to be fair that is something I have never been good at remembering matches. Some of the lads and the gaffer can remember everything about pretty much every match down to scores, players that played, goal scorers, certain things that happened, the lot! I honestly don’t know how they do it. I struggled with your previous question remembering back just three games and had to be assisted by the results page on the league website! As for the game this Saturday, Pinchbeck’s current league position and their recent run of form as you’ve mentioned will mean we are in for a tough game. However, we do tend to put in our better performances against the teams up the top of the table, and we have obviously proven we can beat them this season already, so we are quietly confident that if we turn up and play the way we can we can come away with the three points. But essentially it is a game that could go either way, just hopefully ours. Also not sure another nine goal thriller is on the cards but we shall wait and see…

Finally, we asked Scott if he could choose any team mate to go on any TV programme, who & what would he choose?

It would be a toss-up between young H (Harry Stratton) on ANY quiz show or Damo (Herbert) on some kind of reality TV show, either way you would be guaranteed some laughs!!! H’s general knowledge is a bit like Pandora’s box, you have no idea and neither does he half the time, what is gonna come out of his mouth! And as for Damo……… the lad is just on another level. Everyone must look forward as much as I do to the stories he comes out with each week! That and his general outrageous behaviour ninety-nine percent of the time!

Sports Shots would like to thank Scott for his time this week

UCL P; Newport manager admits squad may leave him alone on that summer Beach

Saturday 16th March 2019
Holbeach United v Newport Pagnell Town
United Counties League Premier Division
Carters Park
K.O. 3.00pm

Newport Pagnell Town travel to Holbeach United on Saturday as they go into their last eight games of the season, a goalless draw at Willen Road back in October failed to separate these two sides and now just four places sit between hosts and guests although a gap of eighteen points tells a different story! Town can still finish fourth in the table if they win their remaining games and other results go their way, something that just a few weeks ago seemed a long way away, & a good run of form since Christmas has eradicated the memories of their early season form which was disappointing especially after last year’s success, but more importantly these last few fixtures can be used to gain some momentum heading into next season. Holbeach haven’t lost a league game this year meaning Darren Lynch’s squad will be in for yet another stern test, but since the Swans exited the FA Vase in early January they have only lost three of their eleven games since, and seven of their last nine games have seen four or more goals so entertainment is following Newport of late…..

Darren Lynch

This week Sports Shots caught up with Newport manager Darren Lynch to ask how he would describe the club’s season with just eight games left to play?

A bit of a failure if I’m honest, I think the season didn’t start the best and it carried on from there, us not being able to field the same team more than three times in row hasn’t helped

Looking back has it been an enjoyable season, or has there been too much pressure after last year’s close run?

It’s never enjoyable when you know you have a squad capable of so much more, but last season should have been a stepping stone so obviously I’m disappointed

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but is there anything the manager would change if he could go back?

There’s nothing you can do about injuries and obviously it’s part of the game, so like u say hindsight is a great thing but you can’t legislate for losing key players at key moments, but there’s one I wish I  could really change

How difficult was it to keep hold of players at the start of the season when things weren’t going so well?

Obviously when things aren’t going well morale isn’t the best and it’s about character and players willing to stick together through thick and thin, I must take my hat off to the lads because I’m sure there were a few who had other offers but they stayed loyal to us

Looking at the league table Daventry look favourite for the league, does Darren agree with that?

The league table never lies and Daventry deserve to be where they are because they’ve been the most consistent side week in week out

Have any targets been set for the remaining games?

To finish as high as we can and everyone knows a good run in this league can mean you jump a good few places!

Away at Holbeach this week, a goalless draw at Willen Road back October, they are on a run of ten games without defeat, how will Newport approach the game?

To be honest I think we deserved to win the home game that day, but since Danny has come in he has brought a new breath of life hence they’re on a great run, but we must go into the game without fear and stamp our authority on the match and play our game!

Finally we asked Darren who he thought from his squad would be the last person to volunteer to go on holiday with the gaffer?

I’d say they’d all hate to go with me! Hahaha

Sports Shots would like to thank Darren for his time this week

UCL P; Swans midfielder Roaring to face former team mates this weekend

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Newport Pagnell Town v Daventry Town

United Counties League Premier Division

Willen Road

K.O. 3.00pm

Newport Pagnell Town face league leaders Daventry Town on Saturday at Willen Road, and host a side who are unbeaten in their last fourteen games in all competition so a tough test for Darren Lynch’s men who seem to have turned a corner in their season, they’ve won their last four games scoring sixteen goals along the way and have finally broken into the top half of the Future Lions United Counties Football League Premier Division table after a torturous first two-thirds of the season. Another victory twinned with a win or two in their games they have in hand on those above them and Town could be breathing down the neck of the top six places which just a few weeks ago seemed a very distant dream, just one defeat in their last ten league games has propelled the Swans up that league table thanks in main to eight goals in seven games from Dom Lawless, which sees the striker currently on twenty-three for the season and in red hot form looking to break the thirty barrier before the end of the season. But Daventry haven’t lost away from home yet this season in the league and with that boast the tightest away defensive record having conceded just seven goals, Newport have the fourth best home defence in the league, so something has to give!

Michael Lyon

This week Sports Shots caught up with Swans midfielder Michael Lyon to ask when & how he joined the club and how it’d been since signing:

I have been at Newport since the middle of last season, before then I was playing at Kempston but just wasn’t getting enough game time. Joining Newport was an easy decision as they were challenging for the league, I knew a few of the lads and it was closer to home. Settling in was no problem, I felt like I had been here all season

How does Michael feel his own season has been in terms of fitness & contribution?

Personally my season hasn’t been as good as I had hoped, I’ve picked up a couple of little injuries and had work commitments which has stitched me up. When I have been able to get a good run of games I think my performances have been good

We asked just how good the Newport squad is this season:

The squad has quite a good balance of young and old and on our day I feel we can compete with any team in our league. I don’t think there is a stand out player, the games that we win are due to the whole team working together and putting in one hundred percent

What does Michael feel his best position in the team is and what formation best suits his style of play?

My favoured position would be centre midfield because you are always involved in the game. The different systems don’t change the amount of effort you should put in so it makes no difference to me playing four-four-two or three-five-two. Since I’ve been at Newport I have probably played in every position apart from goalkeeper and as long as I’m on the pitch I’m happy!

This season has been in stark contrast to last in terms of league position, what has been the biggest thing the squad have learnt this season that they can take into next?

I think the biggest thing we have learnt over the last two seasons is that we need the same mentality for every game. Playing against the top teams in the league is easy to get motivated for,  but playing against the teams down the bottom on a bad pitch in the middle of the winter away on a Tuesday night is bit different but just as important

Four wins out of four for Town, how has this run been?

I wasn’t available for the Kirkby game but it’s good to get on a winning run, not only for the points on the board it also boosts everybody’s confidence and boosts the team spirit

Onto Daventry this week who need no introduction having beaten Newport twice already this season, what are the squad expecting this time round?

We will all be looking forward to the weekend, they may have beaten us twice but it will be good to have another go at them! Our old team mates Luke (Emery) and Taylor (Orosz) are dangerous players and we will have to be on our game to keep them quiet. If we are at our best we will have a good go at them

Finally, we asked if Michael could pick any team mate to go on any TV programme who & what would he choose?

I will have to say Sedge (Tom Liversedge) to go on You’ve Been Framed. His miss on Tuesday night is definitely worth £250!

Sports Shots would like to thank Michael for his time this week

UCL P; Newport winger feels his team can have a Stronge finish to their season

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Newport Pagnell Town v Desborough Town

United Counties League Premier Division

Willen Road

K.O. 3.00pm

Newport Pagnell Town host Desborough Town on Saturday knowing victory would lift them above their guests who sit a place & two points above them going into the fixture, and potentially into the top ten places of the Future Lions United Counties Football League Premier Division which a just a few weeks ago seemed a long way away. The Town rise up the table has been thanks to a run that has seem them accumulate four wins and two draws in their last seven league outings, which has also helped eradicate the disappointment of going out of the FA Vase at the fourth round stage, and Darren Lynch’s men will be looking to keep this run going against the side who have lost their last two games without scoring a goal, whilst also looking to avenge their defeat by the odd goal in three at Desborough back in September. After this game Newport have three successive away trips, two of which are at sides below them in the table, the other at Leicester who are just a couple of places & seven points above, if Town can get a run of wins in this sequence going then by the time they next play at Willen Road, they could just be sitting comfortably in the higher echelons of that league table.

Jake Stronge

This week Sports Shots caught up with Newport winger Jake Stronge to ask how he joined the club and how it’s been since:

I joined Newport when my under sixteen team moved here from another club, I then made the step up to the reserves at sixteen and then was fortunate at seventeen to be selected for the first team. The lads have been great even though I am so young, they look out for me

How good a season does Jake feel he’s had, and what targets does he have?

So far I think my season hasn’t gone too badly. I did pick up what was thought to be a serious injury but thankfully that was not the case and I was only out for a couple of weeks. My target is to contribute as much as I can to the team and help us move back up the table for the remainder the season

How good is the Newport squad this year, and which players have impressed so far?

The squad this season is still a strong side and results really don’t show the talent we have. My stand out players would be Ollie (Wilkinson) as he has been my on the pitch mentor and an ever present in our defence, also Micky Lyons because he will run for the full ninety minutes and do everything to help the team out

What is Jake’s favoured position in the team and what formation best suits him?

My favoured position is on either wing and the formation that gets the best out of me would be four-three-three because it gives me the ability to get high & wide and to run at defenders

We asked Jake to detail his history in football prior to joining Newport:

I was at the Northampton Academy between the ages of nine and fourteen as a goalkeeper, but I wasn’t tall enough for a professional club so I moved out field as a winger. I was at Shenley Lions for a year before moving to Newport at under sixteen level

The last three games have seen a win, a draw and a defeat, how were these games from a Town point of view?

Wellingborough went ok as we won even though we played well below par but Oadby saw a few decisions that didn’t go our way which ultimately cost us. Against Cogenhoe we went down to ten men & to get a draw wasn’t great as we felt like we should have won. These results pretty much sum up our season this year

Onto Desborough this weekend, what does Jake remember of the defeat at their place earlier in the season?

The game against Desborough was one I remember, as looking back we should have won if not for a few errors. I feel this time we can get the three points

Finally we asked Jake if he could pick any team mate to go on any television programme, who and what would he choose any why?

It has to be Brownie (Lee Brown) our keeping coach, I’d get him on Ninja Warrior UK as I feel his cat like reflexes and nimbleness would benefit him greatly (love ya ons!)

Sports Shots would like to thank Jake for his time this week