MATCH REPORT: Two Matt finishes seal terrific win over a strong Barking outfit

Max Clarke
Report by MAX CLARKE

RESULT: Heybridge Swifts 2-0 Barking

COMPETITION: Bostik North

DATE: Saturday, November 24, 2018

VENUE: Aspen Waite Arena

ATTENDANCE: 258

SCORERS (MINUTE): Matt Price (25, 68)

IN A NUTSHELL: Lots of positives as new recruit Luke Wilson starred in the heart of a defensive unit which was in great form, Matt Price did what Matt Price does with a deadly double, and Charlie Kendall made a promising debut off the bench for Swifts.

KEY ACTION: It was a quiet start before Swifts striker Dan Walker missed two big chances. But the hosts did not have to wait long as Matt Price brilliantly slotted the ball home with his left foot for the opener. It was almost 2-0 when Guillem Ramon’s excellent cross just evaded Walker. And the hosts doubled their lead mid-way through the second half when Price (pictured by Alan Edmonds) smashed another shot home. Swifts debutant Charlie Kendall, a 70th-minute sub, hit the crossbar with a great header, and soon after Elliot Ronto’s shot was saved well by Blues keeper Tim Brown.

SWIFTS STAR MAN: Matt Price. Two nice finishes from the striker proved the difference on the day.

SWIFTS DEBUTS: Charlie Kendall.

INJURY CONCERNS: None.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 6/10

NEXT MATCH: Brentwood (away), Essex Senior Cup, Tuesday, November 27, 7.45pm KO.