MATCH REPORT: Kresh cracker earns valuable point at Chadfields

Max Clarke
Report by MAX CLARKE

RESULT: Tilbury 1-1 Heybridge Swifts

COMPETITION: Bostik North

DATE: April 6, 2019

VENUE: Chadfields

ATTENDANCE: 152

SCORERS (MINUTE): Kris Newby (75) / Kreshnic Krasniqi (76)

IN A NUTSHELL: Not a great spectacle but what might prove a useful away point for Swifts against a strong Tilbury side. Heybridge were staring at a defeat with 15 minutes to go before second-half sub Kreshnic Krasniqi hit a valuable equaliser to see his side finish the day fourth in the congested play-off places.

KEY ACTION: It was a quiet first 20 minutes before two good saves from Swifts No 1 Chris Haigh to deny Kris Newby and Oli Spooner kept the scores level. After the break Matt Price had a shot which was saved well by home keeper Rhys Madden. And the Dockers took the lead with a shot from Kris Newby which flew through a number of bodies in a packed penalty area. Swifts hit back immediately with an equaliser from captain Kreshnic Krasniqi with a brilliant shot from the edge of the area. And the final chance of the game fell to the visitors and the returning Evans Kouassi (pictured by Alan Edmonds), whose shot just whistled wide.

SWIFTS STAR MAN: Chris Haigh. Some vital saves helped earn a good away point.

SWIFTS DEBUTS: None.

INJURY CONCERNS: Luke Wilson and Charlie Kendall.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 6/10

NEXT MATCH: Aveley (home), Bostik North, Saturday, April 13, 3pm KO.