Westerfield United

The Swans travelled to Benhall, hoping to make it three wins on the bounce and were eight minutes away of realising that in a game that we pretty much controlled throughout until the latter stages when circumstances determined it was not to be. The first half was pretty even steven with the Swans just having the edge but neither goalkeeper was unduly troubled. Indeed, the nearest Benhall came to scoring was when Everington got free down the right and his low cross saw Woolnough slice the ball which could literally have gone just about anywhere but luckily for us went safe. The Swans two best efforts were when Keinzley just failed to get on the end of a cross from Evans and when Stuart headed just over the bar following a corner. In the second half the Swans picked up the pace from the outset and were soon ahead when Dunn swivelled and sent an awkwardly bouncing ball into the top corner leaving Warner in the Benhall goal motionless. Dunn turned provider when his goalbound shot was diverted past Warner by Keinzley to double the Swans lead. Mower broke into the box but rather scuffed his shot allowing Fisher to make a comfortable save but apart from that, we looked in little trouble until the final ten minutes. These columns are not the place to air personal opinions or grievances so I will just say that a Sillett penalty and a stoppage time goal from Bailey gave Benhall a point they scarcely deserved and denied the Swans what would have been a richly deserved victory. Everington played well for Benhall as did Tom Winter, whose dead ball kicks were always a threat but Ryan Eagle for me was their best player, getting forward well throughout and making some very telling challenges. As for the Swans it was a very good all round team performance but Luke Dunn got my vote for motm with a tremendous goal, an assist, as well as a looking composed on the ball throughout. He was closely followed by Craig Stuart who again hardly put a foot wrong but as stated earlier this was a very good team performance with everyone playing their part in what could and should have been three points. We would like to thank Benhall for their superb after match hospitality and also their honest views regarding what went on during the game.
After a couple of weeks of non activity, the ressies returned to action with a bang and came away from Mendlesham with a well deserved 4-0 victory and from all accounts the winning margin could have been a lot wider. Goals from Potter, Brittain, Jolly and Mrozek saw what will hopefully be the first of many victories in 2019. Although the top four in the ‘A’ division look to have got away a bit there is still plenty to play for and although we currently sit in fifth there is no reason with the squad of players we have that why we still can’t make an impact. It’s cup competition this week for the ressies when they are at home to Capel with a early kick off time of 1330. The first team are also at home when they take on Bourne Vale this one kicking off at 1400. See You all there. Up the Swans.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 8 2019 by PHILIP GREENHALGH

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