MATCH REPORT: Dominant Swifts see off the Seasiders to stay in fourth

Max Clarke
Report by MAX CLARKE/Photo by ALAN EDMONDS

RESULT: Swifts 4-2 Felixtowe & Walton

COMPETITION: Bostik North

DATE: Saturday, October 27, 2018

VENUE: Aspen Waite Arena

ATTENDANCE: 234

SCORERS (MINUTE): Harrison chatting (19, 69), Dan Walker (33), Matt price (48 pen) / Jack Ainsley (80 pen), Miles Powell (85)

IN A NUTSHELL: Swifts produced a dominant display to secure their fourth straight win of the Julian Dicks era. It allowed the hosts to stay fourth in the table.

KEY ACTION: Harrison Chatting slotted a shot underneath the onrushing goalkeeper Jack Spurling for the opener and doubled their lead in the 33rd minute after Matt Price’s shot was pushed into the path of Dan Walker, who smashed the ball into the net. It became 3-0 soon after the restart after Daniel Davis fouled Price in the box, and Price then took the resulting penalty and struck it powerfully down the middle. Shortly afterwards, Daniel Davis got sent off for a second yellow card. Chatting added Swifts’ fourth after he easily beat Joseph Bloomfield before shooting into the top right corner (that goal is pictured). But the ten-man visitors did rally late on and pulled two back with a penalty from Jack Ainsley and second when Miles Powell finished off debutant Luke Wilson’s misjudged back pass.

SWIFTS STAR MAN: Dan Walker. Super Dan showed great physical presence all game.

SWIFTS DEBUTS: Luke Wilson.

INJURY CONCERNS: Joe Claridge later confirmed on Twitter he suffered ankle ligament damage during the game.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 9/10

NEXT MATCH: Witham Town (away), Bostik North, Friday, November 2, 7.45pm KO.