Saturday 28th March - 2 pm
Bournemouth Premier League
Sway v Ferndown Sports
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.
Marks scores again in Christchurch draw
Christchurch Reserves 2 Sway 2
Manager Dan Marks and Tom Linbourne notched again for Sway in this bottom of the table clash.
Reserves sign off with positive performance
Sway Reserves 1 Bournemouth Poppies Reserves 3
The Reserves completed their fixtures with a 3-1 home loss to fourth-placed Poppies.
In an even first half both sides looked to play good football with Poppies looking the more dangerous. Darren Clark in the Sway goal made two excellent saves to thwart the visitors. However, Sway were unlucky not to go take a half time lead after U18 James Langdown pounced on a poor back pass to fire against the post.
Ten minutes after the restart Sam Quinn scored for Sway from a superb free kick, fully 25 yards out. But with Poppies still creating chances, the young, inexperienced Sway side came under increasing pressure to hold on to their lead.
Unfortunately, they could not; as with 15 minutes remaining Poppies equalised from a goal mouth scramble and then punished the tiring home defence with two further strikes.
Sway were still able to take plenty of positives from the game, however, with Under 18s Langdown and Aidan Lacey both giving assured performances
Manager's dream start as Sway win at last
Parley Sports 2 Sway 6
Dan Marks made a dream start to his player-manager role at Sway, posting a hat-trick in an emphatic win at Parley. A brace from new signing Tom Limbourne plus one from Dan Fairhurst secured this impressive result,
ending a win drought dating back to November.
Sway to enter Hampshire League
Sway FC have been given the go-ahead to enter a team in the Hampshire Football League Division 1 sponsored by Puma Engineering. Despite our poor performance in the Bournemouth Hayward Premier League, the impressive facilities at our Jubilee Field ground together with our good record in previous season has caused the League Management Committee to look favourably on our application.
The move is fully backed by our new management team of Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas and will enable us to attract quality players to blend with our home grown lads. Playing in Hampshire Division 1 will require some extra travelling with teams in the current division as far afield as Petersfield and even a team called Infinity!
Under 18s lose at Ringwood
Ringwood Town 7 Sway 3
Yet another brace from Aidan Lacy provided some respite in a difficult game that saw two Sway players sent off. Rhys Whitcombe got the third for the Reds.
Sway announce new management team
Sway FC have appointed Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas as joint managers of the Senior side from immediate effect. The Club agreed with much regret to part company with Martin Spiers who, despite his efforts, did not achieve his plans to strengthen the squad. Dan and Nathan will bring in some new players for the final three league games and have irons in the fire to build a competitive squad for next season.
Sway FC would like to thank Martin for his commitment whilst at the Club and wish him success for the future.
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 at Jubilee Field 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.
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 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 Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas.
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.