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Men’s 1s home form continues

Men’s 1s home form continues

Eden Crook21 Jan - 16:10
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The Men’s 1s secured 3 points at home against Fareham 4s.

Swans men's 1s hosted Fareham on a cold, crisp afternoon, hoping to avenge a 3-0 loss earlier in the season.

It was the Swans who started strongly, benefitting from lots of pressure to open the scoring. Steve Turnock was the happy recipient of a smart move and was able to tap in from the back post.
The pressure continued, and a fierce shot from Nick Pestana was diverted into the net at the back post by Pete Phillips, to bring the score to 2-0.

Fareham executed a well planned short corner move to mean that, entering the break, the score was 2-1 to the Swans.

The start of the second half saw the Swans struggling to get a foothold in the game. Another goal from Fareham from a short corner routine was an inevitable outcome of the pressure they were creating.
With the score level at 2-2, both sides had promising possession but were unable to convert into scoring opportunities.

The tide turned when Pete Phillips pounced on a loose ball in the D, and found the bottom corner from an acute angle. With Fareham pushing for an equaliser, and frequent counter attacks from the Swans, it was not surprising when Nick Pestana burst through on goal. With Steve Turnock in support, Nick drew the keeper in and cooly rolled the ball to Steve who finished with aplomb.

At one point the game was balanced on a knife edge, so Swans were pleased to walk away with 3 points, a 4-2 win

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