RESULT: Heybridge Swifts 2-1 Tilbury
COMPETITION: Bostik North
DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2018
VENUE: Aspen Waite Arena
SCORERS (MINUTE): Harrison Chatting (35),
Jordy Mongoy (62) / Thomas Barton (30)
IN A NUTSHELL: Swifts came from behind to secure another big three points against Marc Harrison’s new-look Tilbury. Goals from in-form Harrison Chatting and Jordy Mongoy, his first for the club, were enough to keep Julian Dicks’ side in the Bostik North promotion race. Midfielder Chris Millar also made his debut for Swifts as a later sub after joining from Maldon.
KEY ACTION: Tilbury took the lead when Thomas Barton headed home from a corner. But the hosts responded quickly when Harrison Chatting finished spectacularly into the bottom corner to equalise. Swifts gained momentum and just before the half time break, Jack Adlington struck his shot over the bar. Swifts defender Luke Wilson had the ball in the net after the restart but it was ruled out for offside. And Heybridge scored what would prove the winner when Jordy Mongoy chipped the ball brilliantly over Rhys Madden and into the net (that goal is pictured above by Alan Edmonds).
SWIFTS STAR MAN: Harrison Chatting. Another excellent performance from the Swifts midfielder was capped with a goal.
SWIFTS DEBUTS: Chris Millar.
INJURY CONCERNS: None.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 8/10
NEXT MATCH: Romford (away), Bostik North, Saturday, December 15, 3pm KO.