Prize Guys help Swanwick PR make cup progress

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A first half strike from Guy Taylor and a brace from Guy Wilding secured Swanwick Pentrich Road’s progress into the next round of the Central Midlands Buckingham Insurance League Challenge Cup on Saturday.

After two excellent wins previously, Swanwick started the game at a blistering pace, keeping possession and moving forward with neat, intricate build up play, putting constant pressure on the Easington backline.

Finally after 13 minutes the pressure told when, after more neat build up play down the right hand side, Ash Buxton supplied a measured cross to the determined Taylor whose header back across the keeper gave Swanwick a well-deserved lead.

While Swanwick still continued to play well for the rest of the first half, Easington did show signs of threatening with a direct style of football seeking to turn the Swanwick back line.

Swanwick continued to build chances and although they could not take any before the break, the style and quality of football was still high.

Following the half-time break, Swanwick struggled to recreate the speed of football with which they had begun the match although continued to threaten with some excellent build up play.

With 30 minutes to play, Guy Wilding replaced Buxton, a change which had an almost instant impact.

The ball was worked wide to the left where Guy Taylor delivered with accuracy allowing Wilding to beat the keeper to the ball and head into an unguarded net.

This goal brought more energy into the Swans and Wilding managed to double his tally for the day with a neat finish following a well weighted through ball from Shane Buckerfield.

The scoreline far from flattered Swanwick who thoroughly deserved the victory and will look forward to next round of the cup where they will face Askern FC.

On Saturday Swanwick entertain Collingham at Highfield Road with a 3pm kick-off.