Swans 1 Canvey Island 1 …

Swans came out all guns blazing to see off the in-form Gulls but, despite a cracking first half performance, the resilient Islanders hit back with a second half equaliser to Man of the Match Mo Bettamer’s superb finish to a Max Worsfold cross …

A lively, controlled, first half was just enough to seal the point and secure a 10th game unbeaten but it could have been so much more. Wadah Ahmidi, with Adrian Clifton, completely controlled the midfield throughout the first 45 minutes with Max Worsfold and Mo Bettamer powerful and strong up front. If ‘Cash’ Hippolyte could have headed down, instead of over, from just a couple of yards out the result would have been so different. Despite the Swans having all the play it was a single Mo Bettamer strike, from a Max cross, that gave the Swans a 1-0 first half lead.

After the break, on a hot sunny day, the Gulls set out to ensure the Swans were not to take all 3 points and came out much more organsied. It was clear that the heat of the day was draining the legs of Wadds and he was subsequently replaced. With this it was left to Adrian Clifton to try and force the play and, hard as he worked, the ball would not go in. The nearest was a Tom Collins effort, from a Mo Betz cross, which was superbly saved by the Canvey keeper. Itwas however Jack Turner who was the more busy in the final stages and the Gulls left with a well deserved point and we wish them well for the remaining games. The Swans take the long trip to Lowestoft Town on Easter Saturday with play-off hopefuls Wingate & Finchley at Wheatsheaf Park on Easter Monday for our final home fixture of the season.

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