Ahead of 3 tough away games the Swans suffered a big defeat at the hands of a buoyant top of the table Hawks side. An early mix up gave Havant a narrow half time lead but despite Deshane Dalling’s late consolation goal it was always going to be an away victory …
The visitors came to Wheatsheaf Park in positive mode and early challenges saw them win the majority of 50/50 balls putting the Swans on the back foot. A mix up at the back left Alfie Rutherford through to score as early as 3 minutes. Adrian Clifton looked strong from the start and was unlucky to receive a yellow card for a challenge that though tough, was seen to be one showing the studs. Apart from a few chances it was mainly Hawks who looked the more promising and went in 1-0 up at half time.
Second half goals from Rutherford, Lewis and Barker ensured all 3 points for Havant and a short period of pressure from the Swans saw Academy player Deshane Dalling put the ball in the net on 87 minutes. Swans also had the ball in the net from Adrian Clifton but the referee ruled it offside. It was good to see Daniel Brown back on the pitch following an injury and it would be good to see Mitchal Gough back to see off the challenges ahead.
Next Up, Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday evening at the Champions Hill Stadium … #FollowtheSwans
50/50 : 03 December 2016 : Number 02103 wins £70
The Supporters Club are organising an end of year raffle , with the draw taking place after the home game on 2nd January 2017. There will be 8 prizes – details of all the prizes will be confirmed soon.
Tickets are priced at £1 each and can be purchased from myself [John Blair] or Dave Norris at any home ( or away ) game between tomorrow ( 3rd December ) and 2nd January.
Swans Academy star Nebay Haile has been chosen to represent Middlesex in the FA County Youth Cup.
The squad for Middlesex FA’s under 18 FA County Youth Cup Round 3 match against Sheffield & Hallamshire FA has been announced.
Sheffield & Hallamshire FA U18 v Middlesex FA U18 – Saturday 10th December 2016
@ Stockbridge Steels FC. Bracken Moor Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 2AN
Jeremy Aglahor – Wingate & Finchley FC
Levi Camacho – Uxbridge FC
Callum Coulter – Bedfont Sports FC
Zayn Daniels – AFC Hayes
Nebay Haile – Staines Town FC
Alex Hadjitthermistou – Wingate & Finchley FC
Shaquille Ishmael – Hanwell Town FC
Ryan Kukoye – Cheshunt FC
Harrison Livingstone – Hayes & Yeading Utd FC
Malachy McGovern – Hendon FC
Bailey Mulhall – North Greenford United FC
Callum O’Reilly – Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
Corey Watson – Uxbridge FC
Brandon Watts – Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
Mickey White – Hendon FC
Connagh Wilks – Bedfont Sports FC
Staines Town U18 1-2 Hayes & Yeading Utd
Staines fail to defend their title this season and exit out of the Lucas Fettes Cup, goal was scored by Miki Kaladjski in the 37th minute.
Staines Town U19 0-2 Wealdstone
Plenty of good chances not taken infront of goal today and Wealdstone punished us in a very sloppy game.
Staines Town / Kingston College U19 ECFA 9-0 South Thames College.
A very good win for the College side this afternoon against a very weak opposition, goalscorer’s: Karl Usher x2, Prince Imoru x2, Frank Ngonyama x2, Matt Sedgwick, Drilon Ibrahimi, OG.
On a freezing cold night in North London a brilliant strike from Tommy Brewer on 32 minutes showed how the Swans controlled the first half, the second was a different matter as Drax’s side were ‘undone’ by some fast football from Enfield Town.
The Swans fans that travelled across Middlesex saw a cracking goal from Tommy Brewer in a first half performance that outlined what can be achieved. It could have been 3 or 4 as Brandon Adams, Max Worsfold and Mo Bettemer all showed powerful play to go in at half time 1-0 up. Hopes were high for a good result here but Enfield came out fully determined to match and up the pace the Swans showed. They did that and some fast effective play from midfield saw Town score twice from Collins and Parcell.
As the game came to a close on a freezing pitch players started to look in danger of injuries and Max Worsfold pulled up and was replaced. Onwards to table toppers Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday at Wheatsheaf Park – KO 3pm … #FollowtheSwans
The STFC Christmas Party for the Children [Under 10’s] will take place at The Swans Bar on Sunday 18th December
2pm – 4pm at a cost of £10 per head includes Food and a Gift. To book your places please EMail Sally at email@example.com …
A very good performance from the boys today in a friendly against an organised Unique side. Should have been more than 2 today with chances gone wide and Unique’s keeper having a great game infront of goal. Goals came from Jack Vincent & Billy Oram, with Jack Vincent beating two players on the edge of the box and slotting the ball top corner past the keeper, and a great ball from Rhys Jones to Drilon Ibrahimi who unselfishly squared the ball across from Billy Oram to make it 2!
MOTM: Jack Vincent … Lineup today: Josh Woodcock, Charlie Goodwin, David Ikac, Jack Vincent, Charlie Brown, Drilon Ibrahimi, Miki Kaladjski (c), Alex Ross, Billy Oram, Karl Usher, Rhys Jones. Subs: Tae Whan Lim, George Onyon, Arberi Bregu, Javanel Williams, Olamide Aregbe (GK).