Swans faced a massive wake up call as Wingate & Finchley, speaheaded by the ex-Swans Marc Charles-Smith, [pictured with Mitchal Gough by David Stevens]did it again and are proving to be Swans nemesis. Going into the game the Swans had lost only once on 17 league fixtures and that was to Wingate & Finchley and on a hot, hot day they did it again. This time punishing the Swans hard with 5 goals of some style.
Swans rested Bayley Brown and Ben Martin and had Lewis Driver sidelined with a slight injury but there has been belief in the depth of the squad and Tommy Brewer, Daniel Brown and Tom Collins are more than fitting to enter the fray. It was a sound start as the Swans sprayed the ball about well for the first 10 minutes or so and it seemed inevitable that we would see some goals but, huff and puff as they did, it was not to be and Wingate took a 14th minute lead through Cronin. Early in the second half McCall added a second that more than killed off the Swans. Three late goals from former Swan Obafemi then Ifil and a penalty from Cronin sent the Swans fans home perplexed.
Despite two great chances, one in the first half for Bettamer and another in the second when Buchanan fired over, were the highlights for the Swans. So Wingate moved into 6th place, just above the Swans after this tangle and we now move onto the FA Cup at Met Police for a 1st Qualifying Round clash next Saturday.
Which Swans will turn up we trust will be the ones who just 9 days ago wetre firing 5 goals past Tooting & Mitcham. Come along to Imber Court to cheer on the guys! 3pm kick off …