Lowestoft Town 2 Swans 4 …

Swans took their Bostik League goal tally to 64 with an impressive 4-2 victory at Lowestoft Town today. A brace from Elliot Buchanan took his personal tally to 21 and number 17 from Mo Bettamer added to the 30th minute opener from Max Worsfold. Swans remain in 5th place making slight headway on the chasing pack.

In a highly entertaining game Max scored the first direct from a corner as the ball was whipped over Dudzinki’s head helped by the wind. In the 36th minute a strong Lewis Driver header came back off the bar fro Elliot Buchanan to volley home for a 2-0 lead going into the break. Swans third came from buchs following up again, this time from a Bettamer shot but Mo did get on the score sheet in the 80th minute with a header to ensure the Swans took all 3 points back on the journey home desite goals in the 50th and 55th minutes from the hosts.

Good to see the new signing from Eastbourne Borough, Ugo Udoji, getting a full 90 minutes on his debut. Following the long journet to Crown Meadow we return to Wheatsheaf Park next Saturday for a 3pm kick off against 16th placed Merstham, 2-1 victors over Thurrock today. Lets hope for another double …




Swans boss Johnson Hippolyte moved swiftly to add EMMANUEL UGO UDOJI to the squad ahead of the Swans trip to Lowestoft Town.

Draxs said … ‘We are fortunate to have been able to secure the services of experienced defender Emmanuel Ugo Udoji’

Emmanuel is a player whom Draxs has known for a long time, and who has been playing in the Vanarama South with Eastbourne Borough recently. However, the south coast club have now decided to train part-time during the day and Emmanuel’s job as a school teacher makes it impossible for him to make that switch.

Tommy Brewer is out with his knee problem for at least a couple more weeks, and Ben Martin has been playing through pain and will be having a scan on his knee, so it is important to strengthen our hand in this area.

Welcome to Wheatsheaf Park Emmanuel …

Worthing game OFF again …

Due to this mornings heavy downpour this evenings Bostik Premier fixture against Worthing FC has fallen foul of the weather for the second time in 5 days.

Also OFF is this evenings local Academy game at Ashford Town, again due to a waterlogged pitch.

ACADEMY Trials date set …

Details of the next trials for the Football Academy are as follows:

DATESTuesday 13th February 2018 and Friday 16th February 2018

TIMEPlease arrive at 1:00pm sharp

DURATION – The trial will last for approximately two hours, from 1:30 to 3:30pm

VENUE – The trial will be held at Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club,

Bushy Park, Hampton Wick, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4AZ.  (Please see map below).

The nearest station is Hampton Wick, from where it’s 5-10 minutes’ walk to the venue.

FACILITIES – The trial will be on a natural grass surface.  Changing rooms will be available, and parking is available on site.

WHAT TO WEAR and BRING – Please wear full training kit (no track suit bottoms or hats).  Bring boots both for grass; shin pads; and a drinks bottle.

Goalkeepers can wear bottoms, and should also bring gloves and a cap if required.

To confirm your place on the trial, please e-mail Martyn Spong on m.spong07@btinternet.com, giving your name, playing position, date of birth, and mobile ’phone number, and which date you wish to attend.  Please also use this e-mail address if you have any queries.

Following your first trial, you could be

(a) offered an automatic place in the Academy for 2018/19; or

(b) asked to come back for a further trial; or

(c) informed that we are unable to offer you a place on the Academy – in this case you can still continue with your application to the academic faculties of Kingston College should you wish.

All students who are offered an Academy place will have to undertake a full-time academic course at the College, and you must apply for this as soon as possible.

Our Football Academy is widely regarded as one of the elite Further Education football establishments in the country, and has a proven record of developing young players through to senior First Team level, as can be seen on the Academy Hall of Fame at our website, http://www.stainestownfootballclub.co.uk.  We look forward to seeing you perform, and we wish you every success in your trial and in the year to come.

Kind regards

Martyn Spong

Football Academy Director