Saturday 29th August - 3pm
Hampshire First Division
Sway 4 v Michelmersh & Timsbury 0
Tuesday 1st Sept - 6.30pm
Bransgore v Sway Reserves
Thursday 3rd Sept - 6:30pm
New Milton U18's v Sway U18's
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.
Sway notch up first win!
Hampshire Premier League Div.1
Sway 4 Michelmersh & Timsbury 0
The opening 20 minutes was very even with both sides creating good chances only to be thwarted by some excellent saves. Sway broke the deadlock on the half hour, Wright skipped past two defenders and sent over a superb low cross which was met by Booker who thumped home a low drive from the edge of the 18 yard line into the corner of the net. Two further goals soon followed with the industrious McQuoid outjumping the goalkeeper to head home the second and the mercurial talented Limbourn hitting a 25yard bullet for the third. Just before the half time whistle Gilbert made an outstanding last ditch tackle to deny the Michelmersh centre forward who was clean through on goal.
Michelmersh made their intent very clear early in the second half with several crunching tackles earning yellow cards and were soon reduced to 9 men with the referee brandishing 2 red cards.
Sway kept their discipline under extreme provocation and were rewarded with a forth when the ever youthful Davis coolly rounded the keeper and slotted home number 4.
Managers Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas were delighted with how their new team is shaping up with new signings from Bashley, Booker, Petty and Taylor all having excellent debuts. On the negative side Johnson and Blake picked up nasty foot injuries and Wright suffered a groin strain.
Sway: Ryan Shepperd, BenJohnson, Lee Gilbert, Dan Brennan, Lee Taylor, James Wright, Dan Fairhurst, Joe Petty,Tom Limbourn, Ashley Booker, Ben McQuoid.
Subs used Alex Davis, Matt Blake, Dan Marks.
Kev's cracker snuffed out in 90th minute
Sway 1 AFC Petersfield 1
Neither side could find the net in the first half with Petersfield coming closest with a shot against the bar. Sway went ahead early in the second half with a cracker of a goal from Kev James who used his strength to break into the penalty box and drive past the keeper. This fired up the Reds who found their passing game and created several more chances. James Wright struck the bar but it bounced down just in front of the line. Later on he was put through on goal but his shot agonisingly rolled onto the post. Meanwhile, Petersfield began to threaten our goal and went close from corners on several occasions. Sway were pegged back and came under even more pressure when Dan Brennan was sent off for a second offence. Petersfield grabbed the equaliser with almost the final kick of the game, surging through from the right, leaving the 'keeper no chance.
Elliott-Haffenden's goals not quite enough for Reserves
Sway Reserves 2 Boldre Royals 3
Sway were on top early on with Adam Clark forcing a good save from the Boldre 'keeper. But the visitors went ahead, lobbing 'keeper Josh Borrowdale after a ball over the top. Sway replied immediately through top scorer Ben Elliott-Haffenden but went behind again when another long ball was inadvertently knocked on to the Boldre striker. The introduction of fan's favourite Alex Davies added vigour but the Reds went further behind after a defensive mix up. Elliott-Haffenden grabbed his second after good work down the left from Rory.
Good performance but no reward
Sway 1 Andover Lions 3
Sway's come-back game in the Hampshire League ended in defeat despite a good performance. Dan Whitthorn equalised just before half time after the Lions went ahead. The game looked to be heading for a draw until the visitors took the lead in the 82nd minute. As Sway searched for an equaliser they were unlucky to concede a third just before the final whistle.
Haffenden and Stride plunder Mudeford
Sway Reserves 6 Mudeford Men's Club 0
Two from Billy Stride and a double brace from Ben Elliott-Haffenden gave Sway an emphatic victory at this Jubilee Field friendly. After a goal-less first half, both sides made substantial changes to personnel. Haffenden came in from the left early on to put the Reds ahead. Then Matt Hillyar put Stride through for the second. And there was no stopping Stride as he helped Haffenden get two more for his hat-trick and grabbed his second with a sublime chip. Haffenden grabbed his fourth following a through ball from Mike Tang.
Reserves draw Poppies in Pickford Cup
Sway have been drawn away to Bournemouth Poppies Reserves in the Pickford Cup. A date for our visit to Victoria Park is yet to be announced.
Before then we will welcome Bournemouth Manor Reserves for the first Hayward League game on 5th September at Jubilee Field.
Sway draw champions and runners-up in Hampshire Cup
Sway have been drawn against the top two teams from last season's Hampshire Division One in the Hampshire Intermediate Cup. The Senior Team have been drawn away to Netley Central Sports First Team whilst the Reserves have a home draw against Infinity. Infinity gained promotion to the Senior Division whilst Netley remain in Division One. The fixtures are to be played on Saturday 3rd October.
The Under 18s have a home Hampshire Cup fixture against Fleet Town Under 17s on Sunday 20th September.
Sway do the double in Bournemouth Sports friendly
Sway 2 Bournemouth Sports 1
Sway Reserves 2 Bournemouth Sports Reserves 1
Both Sway teams won 2-1 in the heat at Jubilee Field.
The First Team had goalscorers Tom Linbourne and Zinedan James to thank for their victory.
The Reserves went a goal down after ten minutes but continued to play their passing game and were rewarded with goals from Sam Roberts and Ben Johnson to go in at half time leading 2-1. Bournemouth looked much stronger in the second half but good defensive work allowed the Reserves to hold on for their second pre-season win.
Sway FC Honour Chris Sirl in Lymington friendly
Sway 0 Lymington Town 4
Chris Sirl Memorial Trophy
A good crowd witnessed a lively encounter between Sway and Lymington with the Wessex League team ending up winning four nil. The match was held in honour of a Chris Sirl who sadly passed away in December 2014. Chris was a football lover and was often seen cheering on the Reds at Sway’s Jubilee Field. After the match, Chris’s wife Cathy presented Lymington’s captain Luke Ansell with the Chris Sirl Memorial Trophy. Sway plan to keep Chris’s memory alive by holding a similar fixture every year.
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.