Brown resigns after defeat at leaders Basildon

RESULT: Basildon 2-1 Heybridge

COMPETITION: Bostik North

DATE: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

VENUE: Gardiners Close

ATTENDANCE: 157

SCORERS (MINUTE): Eljay Worrell (40 pen, 83) / Joe Gardner (12)

IN A NUTSHELL: Swifts lost a tight and tense game at the league leaders in what turned out to be Heybridge manager Jody Brown’s last game in charge.

KEY ACTION: Joe Gardner gave Swifts the lead at the Ho Ho Stadium, but two goals from Eljay Worrell turned the game on its head and the Bees were able to record a sixth successive league win since being promoted from the Essex Senior League.

SWIFTS STAR MAN: Joe Gardner.

SWIFTS DEBUTS: None.

INJURY CONCERNS: None.

REF WATCH: Swifts disagreed with referee Luigi Lungarella’s decision to award a penalty for an apparent on pull on a Basildon player.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 4/10

NEXT MATCH: Ashford Town (away), FA Trophy, Saturday, September 29, 3pm KO.