Shepshed Dynamo 1 Newport Pagnell Town 1
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Newcomers Shepshed shared the spoils on their UCL bow.
Dynamo started brightly and Swans keeper Josh McAdoo distinguished himself with a fine double save from Kieran Bradshaw and Kieran Davies.
For Newport, Scott Mulkern came forward to shoot wide and Dom Lawless brought home keeper Scott Low into action.
The home team went ahead four minutes before the break through summer signing Rob McCormick who fired home after reacting smartest to a Luke Marson effort which rebounded from the post.
Newport salvaged a point thanks to John Thorpe's powerful 80th minute header from a Keith Williams corner.
Shepshed forced a number of late corners but were unable to find a winner.
Shepshed: Scott Low, Luke Pritchard (Rob Mulonga), Jaudach Taylor, Luke Marson, Lee Attenborough, Rob McCormick, Kieran Davies, Leon Cole, Justin Jenkins (Leighton Simmonds), Ryan Perkins, Kieren Bradshaw.
Newport: Josh McAdoo, Christian Smail, Keith Williams, John Thorpe, Dean Buss, Liam Smyth, Rob Tapp (Jared Cunniff), Richard Armstrong, Matt Broomes, Dom Lawless, Scott Mulkern.