Westerfield United

The Swans travelled to Capel last Saturday but came away pointless suffering a 2-0 reverse. Capel had the ball in the net early on but the effort was quite rightly ruled out for offside. Jason Ramsay had started the game well and jinked through the Capel rearguard and Bedingfield was forced to dive at his feet to prevent him opening the scoring. Harry Evans then broke through but Lawler came across well to snuff out the threat. The Swans were having the better of the early exchanges and Isaac Keinzley saw his shot blocked and then Bedingfield was again called into action when he came out smartly when Harry Evans looked to have broken through. Evans header was then cleared off the line and with halftime approaching Lawler lobbed just over for Capel when well placed. At half time the Swans had certainly looked the better side but began the second half sluggishly and when Wadey under hit a back pass it was seized on quickly by Reddington who crossed for Webb to head into the unguarded net. Garrard, who up to that point had been pretty anonymous fired home a second following a corner. We had rather lost our way at this point and looked a shadow of what we had been in the first half. It took a goal-line clearance by Nick Woolnough to stop us falling further behind and we never carried the same goal threat as we had done earlier in the match with most moves breaking down due to poor decision making at vital times. Jason Ramsay nearly pulled one back late on when he fired over after a telling cross from Bradley Kett. Sometimes after a match you scratch your head and think how did we manage not to get anything out of this game. After forty five minutes we looked the likely winners but at full time could have few complaints about the result. We need to respond better when we fall behind, it was clear from the sidelines that we visibly wilted as soon as Capel went ahead and too many players went missing. The Ploughman in his excellent match report gave Adam Horn the man of the match for the Swans and although he did well, my choice was Nick Woolnough who battled well throughout the game. Jason Ramsay had a bright first half but like a lot of his fellow team mates, faded badly in the second half. As for Capel, Nick Middlebrook was lively throughout and Oli Blew put in a good shift but for me that wily old fox Gary Collins was their man of the match with an exemplary performance at the heart of the Capel defence. As always the Capel hospitality post match was excellent. A word also for Steve Baldock who had a very good game in the middle, you hardly knew he was there, always a good sign for a referee. The ressies kicked off their season with an emphatic 5-0 win against newly promoted Bacton 89 reserves. A well taken hat trick from Jack Tierney and one apiece from Adam Potter and Declan Jarrald gave manager Sean Woods the perfect start to his second spell at the club. This weekend the firs team entertain old friends and rivals Grundisburgh whilst the reserves have what looks a tough fixture at home to Framlingham Town’s second string. Finally can all players make every attempt to attend the first evening of Big Phil’s Quiz and Bingo at Rushmere on Friday 31st August. Cash prizes to be won and all money raised goes back to you, the players so please support your club by attending.
SWANSONG

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Posted: Friday, August 31 2018 by PHILIP GREENHALGH

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