A ruthless display from the Swans put fifth placed Hendon firmly in their place as Drax’s boys thumped four goals without reply. Goals from Elliot Buchanan and Tyrell Miller-Rodney in the first half and Max Worsfold and Wadah Ahmidi in the second secured all 3 points and send the Swans back into a play off place ahead of the visit of Leiston on Saturday …
Following Swans tough display at Enfield Town on Saturday Drax’s squad head into a season defining period starting with a 6 pointer against fellow Middlesex side Hendon FC tomorrow [Tuesday 20 March, Wheatsheaf Park, 7.45pm].
Swans go into the first of four consecutive home games with only one defeat in the last eleven and with top scorers Elliot Buchanan and Mo Bettamer just short of hitting 50 league goals between them and the strike force on 81 for the season so far. Enter Nico Muir of Hendon currently one goal ahead of Buchs with 27 and the Greens one place ahead of the Swans in the fight for a play off place. Guess what, Enfield arrive with just one defeat in eleven also and we meet up again in the Middlesex Senior Cup Final on Tuesday 17 April …
The re-arranged games with Billericay Town and Kingstonian are on the 9th April and 23rd April respectively. So with the boys showing how resilient they can now be by winning 4-3 on Saturday and with Captain Tommy Brewer back in the fray and both Bayley Brown and Ben Martin looking like returning to action soon there is a sense of strength and passion in the club.
With 3 of the 4 home games against play-off challengers there is no better time to come along to Wheatsheaf Park and cheer on the Swans and help them in the Bostik Premier campaign!
Middlesex Senior Cup Final …
A cheeky 76th minute back healer from leading scorer Elliott Buchanan sent the Swans fans home smiling on a bitterly cold afternoon at Enfield Town.
Two early goals in a minute saw the Swans zoom into the lead with an early powerful attacking display. But despite the strikes by Lewis Driver and Mo Bettamer the home team struck back quickly to gain the higher ground and to ensure the teams went in level at half time, the Swans surviving a scare as Conor Hudnott saved a penalty.
The home side took the lead 3-2 on 49 minutes but goals by Lewis Driver, his second, and the back heal by Buchs saw the game out despite some quick forward play by the Blues.
Great to see Tommy Brewer back and he treated the fans to an excellent volley pass to Max Worsfold .
Swans now have four home games starting with a massive 6 pointer against Hendon on Tuesday evening at Wheatsheaf Park.
In the second half Con
Please note that the Swans First Team fixture v Brightlingsea Regent that was rained off will now be played on TUESDAY 27 MARCH 7:45 at Wheatsheaf Park.
Some great fixtures coming up at home following Saturday’s trip to Enfield Town. Come along and support the boys with their play-off push.
GAME OFF – @KingstonianFC v Swans. Waterlogging means tonight’s gane at K’s is OFF. New date to be arranged ASAP.. @IsthmianLeague
Dear Supporters, many would have read an article within the non-league paper today with regard to the club being effectively for sale.
After 7 years as chairman and sole benefactor I feel that I have taken the club as far as I can with the resources I have available to me.
As most people circumstances change, therefore to give the club the very best chance I feel that the current position the club currently sits in the league and with the time remaining for the current season it was the best time to open discussion to see who may see the clubs potential.
In March 2015 I appealed within the local paper for assistance as I was finding it difficult alone to sustain the clubs position , but received no response, this is why we thought it best to openly appeal within the non league paper.
Ken and I have been working hard behind the scenes with a number of people and we are hopeful that an agreement can be made to allow the club to realise its full potential.
Please be advised that this season will continue to have the full support and the management and staff will continue to push for the highest position it can.
Rest assured I only have the best interests of Staines Town Football Club at heart and will continue at all costs to do the best for its future.
Kind Regards Matt Boon
If anyone wanted to see what non-league football was all about then they should have been at Wheatsheaf Park last night when Swans hosted a fast improving Worthing side.
The visitors arrived on the back of a superb victory over the, then, league leaders Billericay Town and despite some fast controlled football from the Swans worked themselves into the game. Swans were unlucky on several occasions and what turned out to be a highly entertaining first half with one side then the other forcing the play.
It was Saturday’s double strike hero Kieron Pamment though that opened the scoring with a superb finish to take the visitors into a 1-0 lead on 38 minutes and the Swans took until the 45 minute to draw level when a Max Worsfold shot from wide went through the pack to find the net. All square at hal-time.
In the second half it was again a full on end to end game with the visitors taking the lead through Myles-Meekums on 54 mins and Elliot Buchanan replying with a strong strike on 57 minutes. Again Worthing looked to take the points with a Newton goal on 72 mins but, after lots of attempts through the game, Mo Bettamer added to his impressive tally with a fine equaliser on 81 minutes. Still all to play for it could have been anones game.
It was a game that could have been marred by Ugo Udoji hitting the concrete pitch surround but he recovered to play out the first half.
Good luck to our visitors for the rest of the season as the Swans look to travel to Billericay Town on Saturday with the pre-season favourites losing again last night 3-1 at home to the Hamlet.