Swifts ready for latest derby battle with Maldon on Tuesday evening

SWIFTS will bid for local bragging rights on Tuesday evening when they host Maldon in the first of two scheduled meetings between the sides this month.

The Jammers will arrive at the Aspen Waite Arena for the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Memorial Cup game after a terrific run which has seen them win six of their last seven Bostik North games.

Wayne Brown’s side beat Swifts 3-2 in the league in late August and will come to Scraley Road on Boxing Day for the reverse fixture, with the promotion-chasing rivals currently separated by two points in the competitive Step 4 division. 

But Julian Dicks’ Heybridge have been in red-hot form themselves with league wins on the bounce against Barking, Grays and Tilbury in recent weeks.

Kick-off tomorrow is at 7.45pm and a healthy crowd is expected for what usually proves a thrilling derby.