Saturday 3rd October - 2pm
Hampshire Intermediate Cup
Netley Central Sports v Sway
Station Road, Netley, SO31 5AE
Saturday 3rd October
Hampshire Intermediate Cup
Sway Reserves v Infinity
Jubilee 2pm ko
Sunday 4th October
Hampshire Youth League Div 2
Sway U18s v Winchester Castle U18
Jubilee 2pm ko
Reserves & U18's train every Wednesday at Brockenhurst College, on the 3G astro, from 7:30pm
Sway FC are grateful to all those who have supported the club through donations, advertising and sponsorships.
We are indebted to Sway Butchers for the provision of New Forest sausages to serve at the Sway FC Bar after home games.
The advertising boards at our Jubilee Field ground are shown below.
Winchester City U18’s 4 – Sway U18’s 0
Hampshire County Youth Football League Division Two
Sunday 27th September
Sway just couldn’t seem to impose their normal style on the game and failed to have any particularly threatening spells of possession, getting unstuck by Winchester City’s constant tactic of playing the ball over the top of Sways back line. Citys first goal came within 5 minutes from a set piece which wasn’t dealt with. Sway had a good chance to make things level with an indirect free kick, in City’s penalty area, but it was well blocked. City extended their lead and Sway went into halftime 2-0 down.
The management changed the system to 3-5-2 for the second half in an effort to give more structure at the back and more numbers up top. This formation change certainly improved Sway and they played better, with City threatened a lot less, however Sway failed to create any decent chances, and unfortunately came unstuck again with about 15 mins to go as we went 3-0 down. To top the performance off we failed to set up an effective wall for a free kick 20 yards out which led to the fourth goal.
Sway:- Tom Eaton, Tom Shorey , Charlie Weekes, James Langdown, Jamie Hinz, Ben Bateman, Sam Chown, Dylan Parsons, Josh Thompson, Asa Drodge, Jasper Phillips
Subs:- Josh Goldsmith, Lewis Worrall, Jacob Baxendale, Vito Falso, Tomas Pearce-Eavis
Puma Engineering Hampshire League Div 1
Hayling Utd 3 Sway 2
Saturday 26th September
Despite a brace from Dan Brennan, Sway lost out to second placed Hayling Utd
U18's progress without a ball being kicked
Sundays Hampshire cup fixture result was awarded to Sway after the visitors could not field a side. Therefore the U18's are in the hat for the next round.
Three points for the reserves
Bournemouth Hayward League Div 3
Sway Reserves 2 v Redlynch and Woodfalls 1
Sway Reserves recorded their first win of the season following an impressive display last Saturday against Redlynch and Woodfalls
They started very brightly and were rewarded with the lead after just 4 minutes. A superb cross field pass from the right wing from Haffenden dropped over the head of the retreating defence and Stride judged the pass perfectly to control with his first touch and stroke past the keeper with his second.
Sway were in total control of the game and Chillcott was unlucky not to extend the lead first with a header following a Hillyer free kick and then with a 25 yard effort. Haffenden was also unlucky as when set up by Stride the Redlynch keeper saved well.
Sway doubled their lead just before the break when Chillcott's incisive pass sent Stride away. He drifted past his marker before cutting inside the last defender before being bundled to the ground for a clear penalty. Haffenden stepped up to fire past the keeper, only for the referee to insist on a retake as someone had encroached into the area. Haffenden though kept his cool to fire low into the same spot.
Sway worked hard and defended well in the second period as Redlynch tried to force their way back into the game. With the experienced Ritchie and Gates controlling the midfield Sway never looked like giving away the advantage and when they attacked always looked likely to extend their lead with Hillyar and Haffenden supporting the forwards at every opportunity.
Sway's task was made slightly easier when Redlynch had a player dismissed for receiving 2 yellow cards.
The Redlynch keeper was keeping his side in the game with great saves from Haffenden and Clark when each was put through on goal and a fantastic point blank save from a Hillyar header.
In the final action of the game substitute Tang was adjudged to have tripped the Redlynch forward just inside the box giving the referee little choice but to award a penalty. This was converted with the last kick of the game to give Redlynch a consolation and prevent Sway recording a well deserved clean sheet.
Sway Res: J Barrowdale. S Quinn. S Hillyer. D Larcombe. A Clark. B Haffenden. T Ritchie. A Gates. M Hillyar. B Stride. J Chillcott. Subs: R. Whitcombe. M Tang. L Miller
Sway fall short on the road
Puma Engineering Hampshire League Div 1
Broughton 4 Sway 2
Sway started brightly and were unfortunate not to go ahead in the opening 5 minutes when Marks put Wright through on goal but his shot across goal went narrowly wide. Shortly after Broughtons defence failed to clear a corner and the ball fell to Whitthorn who again shot just wide. Broughton started to look dangerous on the counter with Rankin and Vidler, who were the top goalscorer in the Hampshire league last year, both looking sharp. Despite the warning signs Brennan and Gilbert were caught square once too often and Vindler found himself one on one with Langdown in the Sway goal, when trying to round the keeper Langdown was adjudged to have fouled him conceding the penalty and a yellow card in the process. Vindler then proceeded to convert the penalty sending the keeper the wrong way. Literally straight from the kick off Sway lost possession, the Sway defence was caught square again and Vindler race through and hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
Sway reduced the arrears 10 minutes into the second half when an attempted clearance was smashed into the shins of Whitthorn and rebounded into the corner of the net. Disappointingly, from the kick off Broughton were allowed to race up the field and score without a telling challenge being made, to restore the two goal difference. Play was then very much end to end with both sides creating chances during this spell Langdown made two stunning saves to deny the home side going further ahead. With 20 minutes remaining Wright whipped over a corner and Whitthorn rose above the home defence to score with a superb header. Sway then through caution to the wind in search of the equaliser but were undone when a speculative shot from 25 yards slipped through Langdowns hands and agonisingly dribbled over the line to effectively end the game.
Eastleigh too strong for Under 18s
Hampshire County Youth Football League Cup
Eastleigh U18s 7 Sway U18s 1
A cup fixture against conference side Eastleigh’s U18’s side was not going to be easy but playing on a horribly small & bumpy pitch at Southampton Outdoor Centre compounded the issue.
From the first corner Eastleigh took the lead, then keeper Eaton came to Sways rescue several times. Poor defending let in the winger to increase the hosts lead. Bale was sent on and soon rallied Sway but he limped off minutes later with another injury. Then another goal was conceded from a corner. Sway created several half chances but it was the home side that looked more comfortable and extended their lead again. Excellent work from the ever impressive Shorey saw his penetrating run end with a shot which crept the wrong side of the post.
A stern half time team talk spurred Sway into action with attack after attack failing to trouble Eastleigh, who replied with another goal, then another. Eastleighs final goal came from a curling free kick which eluded all players, including the keeper to end up in the net.
Sway then began to press forward, at long last, and played some good football for the last ten minutes creating numerous chances. The management wondered why it took the team 80 minutes to get going. Philips excellent work forced a rush clearance from the keeper but the ball went straight to Baxendale who, for the second week running, coolly scores from 30 yards out
Sway:- Eaton, Shorey, Falso, Langdown, Weekes,Chown, Bateman, Drodge, Worrall, Baxendale, Thompson.
Subs:- Roberts, Parsons, Bale, Philips
Sway battle hard in League Cup defeat
Puma Engineering Hampshire League Cup
Hamble Club 5 Sway 1
Sway travelled to last year’s Premier League champions with ten squad players out through injury or on holiday. They could have been out of the game in the opening 25 minutes had it not been for some very poor finishing by the Hamble forward line and some excellent saves by Langdown in the Sway goal. As it was they only found themselves trailing by a single goal scored after 15 minutes.
Sway then came more into the game with Petty and Booker controlling the midfield and James causing the home defence problems down the right flank. They had two great chances to draw level: firstly a through-ball by Marks put Duncan through with seemingly just the goalkeeper to beat only to be denied by a last ditch tackle. Just moments later, James also got in behind the Hamble defence only to see his lob shot drop short and in his efforts to bundle it over the line he pulled his hamstring.
Sway started the second-half strongly and it was no surprise when they equalised. Rhino's excellent free-kick found Brennan whose super header found the corner of the net. Midway through the second-half the home side’s superior fitness started to kick in with Sway very much on the back foot. On 70 minutes Whitthorn, standing in at full-back, was adjudged to have handled inside the box and Hamble duly converted from the spot. This opened the floodgates and a further three goals were scored within the space of the next ten minutes.
This was a brave and spirited performance by Sway against a very good Hamble side.
Sway: Langdown, Whitthorn, Brennan, Gilbert, Rhino, James, Booker, Petty, Limbourn, Duncan, Marks.
Reserves loose after 3-0 lead
Bournemouth Hayward First Division
Sway Reserves 3 v Bournemouth Sports Reserves 5
Sway Reserves suffered defeat for the second consecutive week at Jubilee Field when Bournemouth Sports recovered from 3-0 down to shock the irhosts.
For the first 30 minutes Sway dominated the game and put the visitors under constant pressure. Their reward came after 10 minutes when Adam Clark pounced on defensive uncertainty to fire low past the keeper into the corner of the goal.
A second goal came soon after when a superb free kick from Clark was headed home by Elliott-Haffenden after Hillyar had been fouled by the half-way line.
Hillyar then missed two good chances to get his name on the score sheet before an excellent team goal extended Sway's lead. Good interplay down the right-wing between Hillyar and Quinn set up Haffenden to deliver a great cross that Stride coolly controlled before sliding the ball past the advancing 'keeper.
At this point there was only one winner with Sway dominant. Two further chances fell to Hillyar but again these could not be converted. The game was then turned completely on its head as Bournemouth Sports scored three times in the last 10 minutes of the half to go into the break on level terms.
Twice they converted after through balls dissected the flat Sway back four and a further goal came from a fine header.
The second half started at a much slower pace with Sway trying to regain the control of the game that they had thrown away. Haffenden nearly restored their lead when put through by Quinn. However, the longer the game progressed the less dangerous Sway looked.
The game was settled in the 80th minute when the visitors took the lead when a dangerous right-wing free-kick was headed into his own net by Hillyer. Hard though they tried, Sway could not drag themselves back into the game and in the final minute Sports broke and completed the scoring to record a 5-3 victory
Sway Reserves: J Barrowdale. S Quinn. S Hillyer. D Larcombe. J Langdown. B Haffenden. A Clark. P Cole. T Braime. B Stride. M Hillyar. Subs: L Miller. M Schisan.
Chown's header clinches draw for U18s
Hampshire County Youth Football League Division Two
Sway U18s 2 Fareham Town U18s 2
Sway enjoyed a productive start to their opening league fixture at home to Wessex League Fareham Town FC’s U18s.
Early pressure saw Thompson releasing Worrall but his shot was just wide. Both teams began to play good football but neither troubled the keepers as both defences stood firm. The visitors opened the scoring midway through the first half when a midfielder rode several tackles to unleash a fierce swerving shot which keeper Eaton was unable to stop. Sway tried their luck with several promising attacks to no avail. Langdown recovered well after his poor free kick put the home team under pressure from an attack, then Fareham's keeper then made a series of crucial saves to deny the home team an equaliser. The visitors went ahead again after Weekes' last ditch tackle saw the ball spin agonisingly into the bottom corner.
A constructive half-time team talk spurred Sway on and Hinz headed wide when it looked easier for him to score from a corner. Pearce-Eavis threaded a sublime ball through to Baxendale who calmly chipped the ball over the out-rushing keeper to score Sway's first goal of the season. Continued pressure gave the Reds another corner, this time Chown slammed a header into the net for the equaliser. The home side were now full of confidence and went in search of a winner with Bale and Chown going close. Fareham were not out of the game and also pushed for the winner but Sway's defence stood firm, especially ‘man of the match’ Shorey at right back. The full-time whistle sounded and the new management team were more than happy with the squad's performance but disappointed not to get the win that was surely ours with better finishing.
Next week Sway travel to Conference side Eastleigh FC to play their U18s in the League Cup.
Sway: Tom Eaton, Tom Shorey, Jamie Hinz, James Langdown, Charlie Weekes, Sam Chown, Ben Bateman, Max Bale, Dillion Parsons, Lewis Worrall, Josh Thompson
Subs: Tomas Pearce-Eavis, Jacob Baxendale, Josh Goldsmith, Vito Falso, Chase Asher
Sway caught out at Netley
Hampshire Premier League Division 1
Netley Central Sports 2 Sway 0
Sway found themselves behind in controversial style when after only five minutes the Netley centre-forward slotted home after bundling Fairhurst off the ball. Despite strong appeals from the Sway players the goal was allowed to stand. Sway then dominated for long spells and should have drawn level midway through the half when Douik worked it down the flank crossed to McQuoid who unfortunately headed straight at the keeper. The Reds continued to press with efforts by Booker and the influential Petty going narrowly wide, whilst at the other end Netley only had one shot of note on target which was well saved by Langdown.
The second half followed a similar pattern with Sway dominating play and Netley restricted to counter attacks from long balls out of defence. The danger signs were there when Sway were caught out with one such attack and only an outstanding save by Langdown denied Netley from going further ahead. The game was settled with 15 minutes remaining on the clock, with Sway desperately searching for the equaliser when they were again caught out on the break and this time Netley weren’t to be denied when a cross ball was converted from close range.
Matt Langdown, Ryan Sheppard, Dan Fairhurst, Lee Gilbert, Hisham Douik, Dan Whitthorn, Joe Petty, Tom Limbourne, Ashley Booker, Rob Teppett, Ben McQuoid, Subs used Dan Marks, Aaron Duncan, Fergus Jenkins
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 2015/2016:
Sway First Team play in Division One of the Puma Engineering Hampshire Premier League. They are managed by Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas.
Sway Reserves, managed by Chris Groves, with Paul Nineham as Assistant Manager, compete in the Bournemouth Hayward First Division.
Sway Under 18s are in Division Two of the Hampshire County Youth Football League. They are managed by Ben Howlett, Luke Hirst and Chris Jackson.