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19th April 14.00
Bournemouth Hayward Division 1
Sway v Alderholt
19th April 14.00
Bournemouth Hayward Premier League
Parley Sports v Sway
20th April 11.00
Under 18s Friendly
Sway v Ecclesall Rangers
27th April 10.00 (TBC)
CSYFL Under 18s Division 1
Itchen v Sway
Under 18s League still undecided
Although Sway's title rivals, Sholing, have dropped points, the title race is not yet over. Sholing lost at home to Stoneham on Sunday (15th April) and drew 1-1 away to Romsey on 6th April. However, the Romsey game may have to be replayed after Romsey have apparently fielded ineligible players. This means that, as things stand, Sway must gain at least a point in their final league game away to Itchen on 27th April to clinch the title.
The date of the Salvage Cup Final is yet to be decided but Sway now know that they will face third division title contenders Hedge End Rangers who beat second division Littleton Juniors 4-1 in the semi-final.
Under 18s to play Sheffield touring side
Sway will entertain Ecclesall Rangers Under 18s on Sunday 20th April at Jubilee Field. The Sheffield side play in the Sheffield and District Under 18s Sunday League and are currently 2nd in Division 2. The match will kick-off at 11am (please note revised time) and will be followed by refreshments at Sway Social Club.
League Leaders win at Jubilee Field
Sway 1 Hamworthy Recreation 3
12th April - Bournemouth Hayward Premier League
Sway competed well in a good contest at Jubilee Field that was spoilt by some unnecessary off-the-ball aggression from the visitors. Kev James was a constant threat in the first half and the reds were unlucky not to be ahead when Hamworthy scored with a looping header five minutes from half time. The second half was a different story: League leaders Hamworthy went further ahead with a long strike and then made it 3-0 on 60 minutes. But Sway refused to lie down and pulled a goal back with a piledriver from Matt Blake. And Blake should have added to his goal tally but his spot kick was saved just before full time.
Sway deserve more from Manor draw
Sway 1 Bournemouth Manor 1
5th April - Bournemouth Hayward Premier League
In this hard fought tussle, honours were even after the first half with both sides failing to capitalise on their attacking play. But Sway came out with all guns blazing after break and had long periods of possession within Manor's territory. The breakthrough came when Adam Clark powered a left-foot shot towards the net only to be thwarted by a defender's hand. A penalty was awarded and the offending player duly sent off. Matt "Blakey" Blake fired home the penalty, but the lead did not last long as Andy Sque was beaten by a long range shot soon after the restart. Later on, Sque was again brought into action, gathering just ahead of an on-running forward who inexplicably clashed with the keeper and earned the visitors a second red. With the numbers advantage, Sway besieged the Manor goal but were unable to snatch the winner, fans' favourite, Alex Davies coming closest with a far-post header.
Itchen call off final U18s league game
6th April - CSYFL Under 18s Division 1
Players, managers and fans were disappointed when they travelled over to Itchen only to find that the pitch was unplayable and the game called off. Sway need to win this final game to put the pressure on title rivals Sholing.
Under 18s win semi-final thriller
Sholing 0 Sway 1
29th March - Under 18s Salvage Cup
A second half penalty from leading scorer Tom Dymond was enough to put Sway into the Salvage Cup final. In an exciting tussle Sway hit the bar twice in the first half and had a penalty appeal turned down. If all goes to plan the final will be played a St Mary's.
About Sway FC
Founded in 1909, Sway FC is a senior football club with a proud history
in local football. Current champions of the Bournemouth
Hayward Saturday Premier League, Sway has been a competitive
team at this level for many years. 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 have three teams in 2013/2014:
Sway First Team play in the Bournemouth Premier League as champions and are managesided by player-manager Dan Marks.
Current League position: 7th
Hampshire Cup: Lost in Quarter-Final
Sway Reserves compete in the Bournemouth First Division having won promotion last season. Managed by Chris Groves and Paul Nineham,
Sway Reserves also won silverware in 2012/2013 season winning the M.A. Hart Poole Bay Cup.
Current League position: 7th
Sway Under-18s play in the City of Southampton Youth League, Division One. Last season the Under 18s finished 3rd in Division One. They
are managed by Matt Dukes and Chriss Rashleigh.
Current League position: 1st
Hampshire Cup: Lost in Semi-Final
Salvage Cup: Final