Billericay Town 5 Swans 3 …
In what was a showpiece for non-league football, with probably two of the best attacks in the league, Drax’s Swans came off second best to the Blues.
With 2nd placed Folkestone Invicta and 5th placed Margate coming to Wheatsheaf Park in the same week the Swans had to gear up following the 2-0 loss at Leatherhead to keep the momentum going. Scoring 3 times at New Lodge against a buzzing Billericay side showed just where the heart is and that IMO attack is the best form of defence.
With the top 8 teams keeping an eye on the result Billericay got off to a flying start, on a surface where everyone had been wathching the weather all day, scoring twice in the opening quarter of an hour through Matt Paine and Billy Bricknell, However, with most Swans fans fearing the worst up steps the free scoring Elliot Buchanan to notch his 28th league goal of the season. This also brings to 50 the strike partnership with Mo Bettamer, a great achievement. Not to be outdone Ricky Modeste added a cracker for the Blues to restore the 2 goal difference before Swans favourite Max Worsfold pulled the Swans back into it on 41 minutes.
The second half was always going to be watchable and the Swans were always in it until Jake Robinson scored in the 72 minute … up steps Elliot Buchanan to hit his 29th on 78 minutes, where will it end. Well it was the home side in the 88th minute through a second by Jake Robinson the ensured all three points went to the Essex team.
The wans now face those two ‘6 Pointers’ at Wheatsheaf Park on Thursday and Saturday to maintain the play-off push. Well done to all the Swans fans who travelled to New Lodge … the team appreciate it.