|Non League Football At Its Best|
Saturday 1st November - 2 pm
Hampshire Intermediate Cup
Sway Reserves v Hedge End Rangers
Ferndown v Sway
Sunday 2nd November - 2 pm
Hampshire U18s League Division 3
Ringwood Town v Sway
Long Lane, Ringwood
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.
Under 18s record third successive league win
Sway 2 Winchester Castle 0
Goals from Ben Haffenden and Josh Thomson gave Sway an excellent league win against Winchester Castle who beat the Reds by the same scoreline in the away fixture back in September. With nine points from six games Sway are moving up the Division 3 table.
Bill's hat-trick seals Pickford Cup win
Sway 6 AFC Burton 3
Sway got off to a comfortable start with an early goal from James Chilcott and soon went further ahead when Matt Hillyar ran in from the right and slotted past the advancing 'keeper.
But the second half was a different story as Burton resumed with much greater intent and were soon on level terms. But the introduction of the late arriving Bill Stride made the difference for the Reds as he added the cutting edge to our attacking moves. He restored the lead before Chilcott made it 4-2. However, Burton continued to threaten and pulled one back to make it 5-2. But Bill had the last laugh and claimed his hat-trick with a tap in to put Sway into the last 16 with an away tie against either Pennington or Parley.
Sway part company with Tony Knowles
Sway FC regret to announce that, following mutual consent, Tony Knowles is stepping down from the First Team Manager position. The Club would like to thank Tony for his commitment over the past months and wish him much success for the future.
In the interim, the team will be run jointly by First Team players Adam Gates, Ben Johnson and James Totczyk.
Lacy's brace helps Under 18s to impressive win
Sway 4 Christchurch Sports 2
The reds earned their second league win of the season against a well-organised Christchurch Sports at Jubilee Field. Ben Haffenden put Sway ahead early on after Aidan Lacy and Cornwell combined well to put him through. Brad Simpkins added a second thanks to some tricky footwork at the edge of the box. Lacy made it three shortly before half time, rounding two defenders before firing home.
The visitors came out with more determination in the second half and soon broke through from the left to pull one back. With the pressure on, Sway continued to attack and went further ahead when Lacy alluded three defenders down the left before deftly lobbing the keeper from an acute angle. Christchurch added a second with a precise volley but Sway defended resolutely to secure the three points.
The win brought some cheer to Sway supporters this weekend following the first team's 3-1 Cup defeat to first division Bournemouth Poppies Reserves and the Reserves' 7-0 battering to Bisterne United at Jubilee Field.
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 currently managed jointly by Ben Johnson, Adam Gates and James Totczyk.
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 Matthews 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.