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Saturday 20th December - 2 pm
League Division 1
Allendale v Sway Reserves
Redcotts Rec., School Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1HQ
Sunday 21st December - 2 pm
Hampshire Youth Under 18s Division 3
Sway v Gosport Falcons
Sway FC are grateful to all those who have supported the club through donations, advertising and sponsorships. The advertising boards at our Jubilee Field ground are shown below.
Christmas festivities at Sway FC
All players and supporters are invited to enjoy a festive drink from 2pm at Jubilee Field on Saturday 20th September. Snacks will be served and Club President Ron Loveless will making the Christmas Draw.
Under 18s lose at Christchurch
Christchurch Sports 3 Sway 0
Sway 0 Bournemouth Electric 8
Bournemouth Electric provided a footballing lesson at Jubilee Field and outclassed the Reds for most of the game. The half-time score of 0-4 rapidly became 7-0 after the break, after which Sway rallied and, with help from Ben Ettridge in goal, managed to restrict the visitors to single figures.
Haffenden gets all four in Kings Park win
Westover Bournemouth Reserves 3 Sway Reserves 4
After going behind to a contentious penalty at Kings Park, the Reserves fought back to level the score at half time, after under 18 Ben Haffenden ran through to beat the 'keeper one on one. A flurry of goals in the first 15 minutes following the re-start saw Sway twice concede their lead. Firstly, Haffenden latched on to an excellent left-wing cross from Prince before Westover drew level after veteran Paul Nineham misjudged a high ball. Then Haffenden was brought down in the box after rounding the 'keeper and duly claimed his hat-trick from the spot. Westover's equaliser was eventually overturned after Haffenden ran on to a Waller through-ball to score his fourth. But the points were only finally bagged after Nathan David cleared a late chance off the line to give the Reds a much needed victory.
Martin Spiers appointed as First Team Manager
Sway Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Spiers as First Team Manager. Martin joins us from neighbours Bashley FC where he was interim manager in the Southern League Division One South & West.
Martin has managed AFC Burseldon, Lymington Town Reserves, Bashley Reserves and Bashley First Team. Martin's playing career included Hartley Wintney, Fareham Town, AFC Totton, Arundel, Littlehampton and New Milton Town.
Under 18s share points with Ringwood
Sway U18s 2 Ringwood 2
Honours were even at a freezing Jubilee Field as both sides battled hard with neither side creating firm chances in the first half. The visitors made the break through in the second half with an unstoppable shot from outside the area. But Sway drew level as Ben Haffenden surged in from the right and fired into the net. With their tails up, Sway began to find their passing game and went ahead when Josh Thompson found space on the left and slotted past the keeper's left. However, Ringwood were not going to lie down and their pressure led to a penalty for a foul tackle which was duly despatched to earn them a draw. Sway now have ten points from their opening seven games and are second in Division 3.
Sway back to winning ways
Westover Bournemouth 2 Sway 4
The Reds finally posted their second league win of the season with a great performance at Kings Park. Ollie Read put them one up after just five minutes but Westover responded to go 2-1 ahead. Steve (Fudge) Hillyer headed in from a corner before Matt Smith's long range-shot found its way into the goal. Sway went further ahead when the ball was handled from a corner and Smith made no mistake from the spot. In the second half, Sway soaked up the pressure with goalkeeper Ben Ettridge rescuing Sway on several occasions with some outstanding saves.
Reserves go down at Holt
Holt 3 Sway Reserves 1
In a tricky game away at Holt, the Reserves battled well and had majority of possession in the first half but failed to create any clear-cut chances.
Straight from the second-half kick-off, Holt took the lead by capitalising on some sloppy defending. Sway then had to push forward, chasing the game, and were twice caught on the break to allow Holt to score two more. Sway got a consolation with five minutes remaining when Under 18 Ben Haffenden ran through to beat the keeper at the second attempt, scoring his first senior goal.
The Reserves were still able to take positives out the game with Under 18 James Langdown having a particularly impressive game in defence.
Sway rue missed chances in home defeat
Sway 1 Westover Bournemouth 3
29th November 2014
After conceding early on at Jubilee Field Sway fought back in the second half, drawing level after Liam Roberts' free kick eluded everyone. And, whist not dominating the game, could have gone ahead with several clear cut chances. But luck was not on our side as mix-ups in the home goalmouth gifted Westover a 3-1 victory. But the Reds will travel to Westover next week knowing that we have the capability to avenge this defeat.
Reserves show promise in Pennington defeat
AFC Pennington 3 Sway 0
29th November 2014
Once again the Reserves were struck by player shortages and fielded a bare eleven with veteran player-manager required to put in another sterling appearance. But despite going down three nil the lads were able to take some positives out of the game with some pleasing performances.
Johnson's double not enough for Reserves
Sway Reserves 2 AFC Burton 4
15th November 2014
With the first team's away game called off the Reserves were able to call upon the services of player-manager Ben Johnson. Ben put Sway ahead in the first half with a half volley but some sloppy defending allowed Burton to score three first half replies and take command of the game. But the Reds were much improved in the second half with Under 18 James Langdown impressing on his senior debut. The game finished 4-2 with Johnson scoring a second from a corner with a bullet header.
About Sway FC
Founded in 1909, 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 being crowned champions in 2012/2013. Our ground in the New Forest village of Sway has excellent facilities with a 50-seater stand and excellent changing rooms. An attendance of 50 plus is not unusual for First Team games. In 2013 we received an award for our pitch from Hampshire FA.
Home address: Jubilee Field, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6BE
Sway are fielding three teams in 2014/2015:
Sway First Team play in the Bournemouth Premier League. Last season they finished 7th in this league and reached the quarter-final of the Hampshire Cup. They are managed by Martin Spiers.
Sway Reserves, managed by Chris Groves, with Paul Nineham as Assistant Manager, compete in the Bournemouth First Division. Last season they finished 7th in this league.
Sway Under 18s play in Division 3 of the Hampshire League under the management team of Rob Mathews and Danny Aston. Last season they played in the City of Southampton Youth League winning both the Division One title and the Salvage Cup. They also reached the semi-final of the Hampshire Cup.