At the end of a week of ups and downs it was another ‘down’ that saw the Swans exit the FA Cup at the hands of fellow Bostik Premier side Met Police.
It started with a massive wake up call at the hands of Wingate & Finchley and then praise of the club set up as David Wheeler moved up to sign for QPR. Then the news of the return of Chinua Cole and his immediate move up to National League Torquay United leaving the Swans fans hopeful of an ‘up’ to end the week. It was not to be as the Swans exited the FA Cup at the first stage.
Tyrell Miller-Rodney replaced Mo Bettamer, Chevron McLean replaced Tom Gilbey and Lewis Driver was fit again to start but it was Met Police who took the lead through Ryan James on 29 minutes. The Swans at this stage looked the better side with Elliot Buchanan hitting the post twice, and squared the match on 42 minutes through a great run and strike from Max Worsfold. The second half, as has been the case too often, was all the opposition and goals from Collins and Bird sealed the tie despite the efforts of the Swans. A consolation strike from Elliot Buchanan on 88 minutes gave hope but there was not enough time to take the tie to a second game leveller.
Onwards to Folkestone Invicta next Saturday and good luck to Met Police who enter Monday’s draw …