MATCH REPORT: Swifts denied home win after late own goal

Max Clarke
Report by MAX CLARKE

RESULT: Heybridge Swifts 1-1 Mildenhall Town

COMPETITION: Bostik North

DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019

VENUE: Aspen Waite Arena

ATTENDANCE: 229

SCORERS (MINUTE): Matt Price (75) / Toib Adeyemi (82 og)

IN A NUTSHELL: Swifts dropped two valuable points in the promotion race after a disappointing home performance.

KEY ACTION: Swifts got their first opportunity in the 20th minute when Kreshnic Krasniqi’s long-range shot went just wide of the post. Matt Price then broke through but his shot was saved well by Jake Hayhoe and Chris Millar went even closer for the hosts soon after when he got through but he hit the post. Swifts finally made the breakthrough with 15 minutes to go when Price scrambled the ball home. Millar had a chance to add a second but his shot was saved and soon after the visitors levelled with a Toib Adeyemi own goal after the home defence failed to deal with a ball across the box.

SWIFTS STAR MAN: Joe Claridge (pictured by Alan Edmonds). Another strong display from the reliable left-back.

SWIFTS DEBUTS: None.

INJURY CONCERNS: None.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 5/10

NEXT MATCH: Brentwood Town (away), Bostik North, Saturday, February 16, 3pm KO.