Saturday saw Swanwick Pentrich Road welcome Hucknall Town to Highfield Road for a Central Midlands League clash between two of the division’s high fliers.
Swanwick started brightly with Chris Turner troubling the Hucknall midfield, crafting some wonderful passing manoeuvres.
However, it was the visitors who had the first real sight on goal, forcing a sublime save from Adam Jablonski in the Swanwick goal. The game was then Swanwick’s to control, playing attractive football and looking like real league contenders.
Dave Robinson caused the first impact just after the break, working hard to steal the ball and calmly prod past the Hucknall keeper. Hucknall then returned to the route one tactic, using their strikers’ pace to try and cause problems, but nothing Shane Whitmore could not handle in the Swanwick defence. The hosts then made it 2-0, Guy Wilding latching onto the end of a misguided shot to stroke it past the advancing keeper.
This was a very good result for the Swans, who leapfrog Hucknall up into fourth place in the league, stamping their intent to be one of the leading teams in the Central Midlands South.
This Saturday sees the Swans hit the road when they travel to Blidworth in search of another three points.