Swans off to a good start

Dean Owen, Swanwick Pentrich Road'Photo by Jordan's Photography
Dean Owen, Swanwick Pentrich Road'Photo by Jordan's Photography

Swanwick Pentrich Road continued their good start to the Central Midlands League season with a 3-0 win over Bulwell on Saturday.

After finishing a close third last season, Bulwell came to Highfield Road with a good pedigree. Swanwick, however, remain the Bull’s bogey side and they still remain unbeaten in their head-to-head record.

The game’s opening goal was a result of some excellent link-up play between Swanwick striker Andy White and the forward thinking Chris Turner.

After a quick one-two with White, Turner fired in a cross that was bundled home by the Bulwell defence.

Swanwick went into half-time full of confidence, having had much of the first half possession. The Swans came out of the traps quickly in the second half and were soon two goals to the good.

Andy White was involved yet again when his jinking run resulted in not only a penalty but also a red card for the Bulwell centre-half.

The penalty was superbly converted by Guy Wilding, who has now scored four goals in three games.

With the two-goal cushion and the man advantage, the Swans went into cruise control.

Possession moved from wing to wing, with the home side showing a freedom of play that hasn’t been seen since pre-season.

On the 70th minute mark, a free-kick was awarded on the edge of the Bulwell box. What ensued next will still be a goal of the season contender at the end of the campaign.

A quick give and go caught the defenders on their heels and a perfect Dean Owen cross, was met by the head of the towering Andy White to score his second goal of the season.

Attendances are building down at Highfield Road, as are the expectations.

The Swans’ next home game will be on Bank Holiday Monday with a 12.30 kick-off, where they face the newly formed Eastwood Community Football Club.