Saturday 1st April - 3pm
Hampshire Premier League Division 1
Netley Central Sports v Sway
Jubilee Field Bar
Sway FC runs a licensed bar every Saturday with refreshments available at half time. All welcome!
We are indebted to Sway Butchers for supplying delicious New Forest sausages to serve at the Jubilee Field Bar after home games.
The advertising boards at our Jubilee Field ground are shown below.
Next Committee Meeting
Tuesday 21st March, 7.45 pm, Jubilee Field
Reserves clinch second place with final touch
Sway Reserves 6 Bisterne United 1
Bournemouth Hayward League Division 1
Saturday 25th March 2017
The Reserves started this final league game knowing that a win by five clear goals would earn them a second place finish in Division 1. This unlikely scenario looked almost impossible after the first half finished goalless.
Even more so when the visitors went ahead with an early volley. But the Reds began to find their mojo and the goals started to flow. The goals came from Harry Boyt, Aaron Hurdle, Jack Herbert (2) and Joel Fields (2). The final one was literally the last touch of the game, tucked in at the far post by Joel Fields after the keeper could only parry the cross.
Reserves scrape past Queens Park
Sway Reserves 2 Queens Park Athletic 1
B'mouth Hayward Division 1
Saturday 18th March 2017
Sway went a goal down early on when we failed to clear a loose ball. But Dan Marks soon put us back on level terms when his curling shot from the edge of the box found the top corner. Marks was involved when we took the lead: he surged into the box but instead of shooting chose to pass to Jack Herbert whose shot somehow alluded the keeper at his near post.
Queens Park came back strongly in the second half and we had to rely on some good goalkeeping and the woodwork to maintain our lead. Whilst the Reds created several openings, most of our shots went high and wide.
U18s lose out after impressive start
Sway U18s 4 Bitterne U18s 6
CSYFL Division 2
Sunday 12th March 2017
Sway got off to a great start as Jack Frankcom fired us ahead early on and then played in Joss Whitehorn for the second. We were in control of most of the game with Frankcom set up on several occasions through long cross-field balls. But we were caught out when the visitors' attacker was allowed to dribble through our defence to make it 2-1 at half time.
The Reds dominated the early exchanges of the second half and could have gone further ahead if chances could have been converted. Bitterne then equalised with a superb long-range effort and then took the lead from a penalty. Frankcom came close when his header looped on to the bar before the visitors made it 4-2 from a corner. Luke Lewis pulled one back after being put through to slot past the keeper. However, Sway had lost control of the midfield and conceded two more before Dan Yates scrambled home a consolation goal following a corner.
Sway secure second place
Sway 4 Lyndhurst 1
Hampshire Premier League Division 1
Saturday 11th March 2017
With Upham dropping two points at home to M&T, Sway are now guaranteed second place in Division 1 following our 4-1 win at home to Lyndhurst.
The Reds went ahead early on when Darren Ritchie headed in from close range following a game of head tennis in the visitors' penalty box. We were soon 2-0 up in similar fashion when David Steadman headed back Ash Booker's free-kick into the unstoppable path of a flying Dan Brennan. Our third was laid on a plate for Ryan Brading as he intercepted a poor clearance and expertly rounded the keeper to put Sway in control. But Lyndhurst hit back just before the break when we failed to clear their corner after it was blocked on the line.
Sway created many more chances in the second period but had to rely on a great save early on from Matt Langdown. The introduction of the mercurial Ryan O'Reilly added renewed impetus: He nearly broke the keeper's fingers when he volleyed a corner ball from 40 yards out. Our fourth goal came for one of several Steadman runs down the right flank; this time his cross was met by a diving defender who somehow deflected it into his own net.
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Sway win Hampshire Team of the Month
Monday 6th March 2017
Sway have been awarded the February team of the month by the Hampshire Premier League - a testament to the efforts and skills of both our squad and management team.
Hampshire Division 1
Bournemouth Division 1
18 Ryan Brading
17 Jack Herbert
16 Darren Ritchie
About Sway FC
Founded in 1908, Sway FC is a senior football club with a proud history in local football, having competed in the Bournemouth Hayward Saturday Premier League for many years. Last crowned Bournemouth champions in 2012/2013, Sway FC is now competing in Division 1 of the Puma Engineering Hampshire Premier League.
Our ground at Jubilee Field in the New Forest village of Sway has excellent facilities with a first-class pitch, a 50-seater stand and a modern pavilion. An attendance of 50 plus is not unusual for First Team games. In 2013 we received an award for our pitch from Hampshire FA.
The Club runs a licensed bar at Jubilee Field on Saturday afternoons.
Home address: Jubilee Field, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6BE
Sway are fielding three teams in 2016/2017:
Sway First Team play in Division One of the Puma Engineering Hampshire Premier League and are managed by Stuart Doling and Matt Dunford.
Sway Reserves are managed by James Crouch and compete in the Bournemouth Hayward First Division.
Sway Under 18s are in the City of Southampton Youth Football League, Division 2. They are managed by Ben Sirl assisted by Steve Drayton as Secretary.