MATCH REPORT: Swifts surrender lead at Brentwood and exit county cup

Max Clarke
Report by MAX CLARKE

RESULT: Brentwood Town 2-1 Heybridge Swifts

COMPETITION: Essex Senior Cup, Rnd 4

DATE: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

VENUE: Brentwood Centre Arena

ATTENDANCE: 105

SCORERS (MINUTE): Albert Levett (53) Quba Gordon (67) / Dan Walker (11)

IN A NUTSHELL: An under-strength Swifts side slipped to a defeat after a disappointing second-half display saw them throw away a 1-0 half-time lead.

KEY ACTION: Swifts then took the lead on 11 minutes with their first real attack when Dan Walker lobbed keeper James Pellin. The second half started off slowly in heavy rain before Brentwood equalised when Albert Levett headed home from close range. The Blues’ second and eventual winner on 67 minutes came from a free kick by Quba Gordon that went straight through every player and into the net. Swifts dominated possession late on without really threatening the home goal and exited a competition they reached the final of in 2015.

SWIFTS STAR MAN: Jayden Randell. The Swifts debutant produced a solid performance at centre-half.

SWIFTS DEBUTS: Jayden Randell.

INJURY CONCERNS: None.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 6/10

NEXT MATCH: Grays (away), Bostik North, Saturday, November 27, 3pm KO.