MATCH REPORT: Swifts punished for not taking chances against bogey side Dereham

Gary White
By GARY WHITE

RESULT: Swifts 0-3 Dereham Town

COMPETITION: Bostik North

DATE: Saturday, September 1, 2018

VENUE: Aspen Waite Arena

ATTENDANCE: 287

SCORERS (MINUTE): Daniel Beaumont (27), Ollie Ebbage (63), George Quantrell (85)

IN A NUTSHELL: Swifts slipped to home defeat against their bogey side, despite dominating possession stats and chances created. The Norfolk side have won the last five meetings between the teams.

KEY ACTION: Dereham, who were missing star man Rhys Logan due to a knee injury, took the lead from their first attempt on goal with a deflected cross from Daniel Beaumont. The visitors defended deeply but looked dangerous on the break and went further ahead when defender Ollie Ebbage volleyed home superbly at the far post. The introduction of Harrison Chatting, Luke Callander and Guillem Ramon gave the hosts extra momentum but Town put result beyond doubt late on when George Quantrell scored from close range.

SWIFTS STAR MAN: Elias Siligato (pictured). The Spanish midfielder continues to impress after being given his chance in the first team.

SWIFTS DEBUTS: None.

INJURY CONCERNS: None.

REF WATCH: The officials were okay but the hosts felt they should have had a penalty for a clumsy challenge on Luke Callander at a crucial point of the match.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 5/10

NEXT MATCH: Newmarket Town (h), FA Cup First Qualifying Round, Saturday, September 8, 3pm KO.