Archives for Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South

Walton Casuals FC (A)

The Swans made the short trip to Walton Casuals on the evening of Tuesday 16 October and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat. Staines had the first chance of the game after 12 minutes when a raking pass from Agombar put Ruudi Clarke through one-on-one with the keeper but his shot was saved by Gerrar in the Casuals goal. Taureen Roberts would prove to be problematic for the Swans from Walton’s left side and he had a good chance which passed by the front post after utilising good skill to break free from defenders. In the 37th minute the Swans spurned
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Leagues: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South.
Seasons: 2018-19.

Merthyr Town FC (H)

Saturday 13 October marked Non League Day and the Swans were home in a Southern League South clash with Merthyr Town. Staines almost made a catastrophic start to the game when Merthyr’s Kerry Morgan sliding shot cannoned wide from close range after just two minutes. Andy Ali almost made Merthyr pay for this but his outside of the foot shot didn’t trouble the keeper or goal just two minutes later. Tom Meechan scored his first goal of the game for Merthyr after 13 minutes when his curled strike from the edge of the box found the top right corner of
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Leagues: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South.
Seasons: 2018-19.
Grounds: Wheatsheaf Park.

Hartley Wintney FC (H)

Those in attendance at Wheatsheaf Park were treated to a rollercoaster ride as the Swans were defeated 5-3 at home to Hartley Wintney. It was all change for the Swans with interim manager Adam Wicks taking charge for the first time. Alfie Fleming, a 17-year old scholar on loan from Leyton Orient made his debut for the Swans. Hartley took the lead after 28 minutes with Liam Eagle heading in from a right-side corner kick. After 34 minutes, the Swans found themselves two down after a goalkeeping error with Nic Ciardini’s strong free kick bursting the keeper’s hands and flying
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Leagues: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South.
Seasons: 2018-19.
Grounds: Wheatsheaf Park.

Poole Town FC (A)

The Swans managed to bounce back from consecutive defeats with a hard fought 2-0 victory at Poole Town. Boss Cristian Colás made four changes to the starting lineup, with recently announced signing George Barker and Mohammed Hashimi making their debuts. The Swans started the game well, with Ruudi Clarke testing the opposition goalkeeper with a free-kick from the edge of the box in the 6th minute. A midfield battle ensued for the next 15 minutes until Thomas Gogo had an effort saved by Cairney in the Poole Town goal after a highly threatening run from Ruudi Clarke. Manny Agboola continued his
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Leagues: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South.
Seasons: 2018-19.
Grounds: Tatnam.

Beaconsfield Town FC (H)

The Swans entered the Bank Holiday Monday tie with five first team players out injured; Liam Higgins, Elan Assiana, Dawayne Campbell, Ruudi Clarke and Marley Hamilton. Mbangu and Odetola made their home competitive debuts as boss Cristian Colás made one change to the lineup from the trip to Gosport Borough. Beaconsfield fielded four former swans in their starting lineup; Constable, Pashaj, Brown and captain Neville. For the second game in a row the Swans found themselves behind to an early goal. In the 8th minute, Staines failed to deal with a cross-field ball from goalkeeper Constable and Louis Stead fired
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Leagues: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South.
Seasons: 2018-19.
Grounds: Wheatsheaf Park.

Gosport Borough FC (A)

The Swans made the trip down to the south coast to face Gosport Borough at Privett Park on Saturday 25 August. Head Coach Cristian Colas made three changes to the starting lineup from the 3-1 victory at home to Chesham United. The Swans didn’t start the game quickly, with Gosport scoring after 7 minutes as McAllister headed home from a loopy cross by Suraci. After 15 minutes, Suraci extended Gosport’s lead to 2-0 when he was able to slot the ball into the bottom corner after sloppy defending allowed the ball to fall to him in the box. Despite a
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Leagues: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South.
Seasons: 2018-19.
Grounds: Privett Park.