|1st September 2018||3:00 pm||Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South||2018-19|
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 impressive form thwarting the opposition as he saved a close-range header in the 24th minute.
Staines Town almost took the lead in the 38th minute with Khanye hitting the crossbar with a cross-cum-shot from a free-kick.
On the stroke of half-time, Poole had their first disallowed goal of the game. Subsequently the teams went into the break evens at 0-0.
In the 58th minute, the Swans made their first change of the game as Charles-Valentine replaced the impressive debutant Hashimi.
Just three minutes later, Staines took the lead with Odetola scoring a magnificent goal as he took the ball from halfway inside his own half and drove the ball all the way through to the edge of the box and finished past the keeper with aplomb.
Agboola came to the Swans rescue in the 67th minute as he pulled off a brilliant flying save to keep Staines ahead.
Colás made two more changes in quick succession with Andy Ali replacing Clarke and Ndovi replacing the debutant Barker with 20 minutes left to go.
Poole had a second goal disallowed in the 71st minute and they continued to threaten as they searched for an equaliser.
Agboola performed yet another brilliant save, smothering a point blank range shot from a well delivered free kick.
On the stroke of injury time, the Swans put the game to bed with Andy Ali scoring a tap-in after Ndovi was denied by the Poole goalkeeper.
All in all, Staines were good measure for the victory and now this confidence can be taken into the FA Cup tie away to local rivals Egham Town.