Swans, with just one league defeat in seven, share the points with play-off favourites Dulwich Hamlet. The Hamlet slipped 2 places whilst the Swans drop to 7th as the game ends 1-1. The visitors took the lead early in the second half when Clunis shot into the top corner past Liam Driscoll. The Swans kept pushing and were rewarded in the 63rd minute when Mo Bettamer scored his 10th Bostik League goal to level the scores. Swans had Driver, Brewer and Webb cautioned whilst Hamlet also had 3 with ex-Swan Sanchez Ming one of the ‘yellows’.
Swans have to wait until next saturday for the next fixture as Tuesday’s opponents, Enfield Town, have an FA Cup replay following a creditable draw at Maidstone. Saturdays opponents are Leatherhead at Wheatsheaf Park. Leatherhead will also be in Monday’s FA Cup 1st round draw following their victory at fellow Bostik side Margate. ‘The Gate’ visit Wheatsheaf Park the following Saturday as the Swans return to cup action in the FA Trophy 1st QF Round …
Swans Academy Under 18’s will play Margate in the FA Youth Cup 3rd QF Round …
Thur 19th Oct 17
FA Youth Cup 3rd Qual Round
Hartsdown Park, CT9 5QZ (on 3G)
Swans made the difficult trip to Suffolk based Leiston FC and came back with a well earned point. Prolific scorer Elliott Buchanan took his tally to eight league goals with a double strike [9 and 58 minutes] to keep the Swans in front. The Blues pulled back through Jefford on 14 mins and Ainsley on 79 to level the scores. The home side remain unbeaten in the Bostik Premier and Buch’s double take the Swans on to 29 goals from 12 games and Drax’s boys stay in 6th position.
Swans had a spate of bookings with Miller-Rodney, Martin, Driver and Buchanan from the starting eleven booked and Driver’s replacement McEwan also cautioned. Swans toughed it out in an entertaining game and the point taken from a long journey, whilst not equalling last season’s 3 points will be sufficient for a happy trip home.
Next Up are Dulwich Hamlet at Wheatsheaf Park next Saturday …
Swans put behind the defeat at Hendon in some style at the KNK Stadium last night thumping the Terrors for seven. Hatricks for both Mo Bettamer and Elliot Buchanan [pictured] showed just what the Swans are capable of as they returned to their freescoring ways.
Draxs boys have now hit 13 goals without reply against Tooting this season and it was not a surprise to see a quote on Twitter ‘Well at least we won’t have to play again this season……’ as the fans left the stadium. Mo Bettamer opened the scoring in the 32nd minute and closed it in the 81st minute but it was the 6 minute hat-trick from Elliot Buchanan [72/76/78 mins] that stood out in the statistics. Bayley Brown added the odd goal shortly after half-time.
Swans are the leading Bostik Premier scorers with 27 and both Elliot and Mo have hit 5 against the struggling Tooting side.
Swans sit in 6th place and make the long journey to unbeaten Leiston on Saturday. The Suffolk side, always early pacesetters, are in 3rd place following a 3-2 home win against Brightlingsea last night.
STFC Under 18’s run out 3-2 winners in the FA Youth Cup 2nd Qualifying Round.
Staines progress to the 3rd Qual Round with an 88th minute winner from Nathaniel Olawoletie against Carshalton U18…
The Club is sorry to be parting company with one of its longer serving players, central defender Mitchal Gough.
A former Wycombe youngster who also picked up numerous honours at Youth level he joined The Swans at the start of 2015/16 after being signed by Nicky Forster from neighbours Ashford Town (Mx). He has played 67 times for the First Team, a figure that would have been much higher but for a serious injury that troubled him until late last season.
The Club wishes to thank Mitch for his sterling service at Wheatsheaf Park, and bids him success for the future.
Swans move up to 5th place in the Bostik Premier following an impressive performance against Lowestoft Town. It was a long journey for Lowestoft and ‘Cash’ Hippolyte ensured it would not be a happy one with his 3rd goal in 2 games. The visitors opened the coring against the run of play on 9 minutes through Zielonka but Mo Bettamer brought the game level shortly after with a shot from the edge of the area. It was ‘Cash’ who sealed the game with 2 impressive goals and the Swans could have had a few more but for some agile keeping from the visitors keeper.
More to come soon but the club would like to wish the injured Ollie Humphrey a speedy recovery after being stretchered off.