Swanwick on top in seven goal thriller

Henry Brooks scored two for Swanwick
Henry Brooks scored two for Swanwick

Swanwick Prentrich Road travelled a short distance on Saturday to face Holdbrook St Michaels and the Swans narrowly came out on top, winning 4-3.

The visitors kept the same starting line-up from the previous week and raced into a 3-0 lead.

Swanwick’s left winger Tom Henstock started the game brightly beating his man many times and delivering some quality crosses.

It wasn’t long before Henry Brooks latched onto a Henstock through ball and calmly converted to put the Swans into the lead.

Swanwick doubled their lead when striker Tevahn Tyrell stole the ball from the Holbrook defence and drove towards the by-line before cutting the ball back for Dean Owen to side foot into the goal for 2-0.

More good work by Henstock and Tyrell created an opportunity for Brooks to get his second of the game racing on to a long ball and chipping the goal keeper from a tight angle.

The away side looked in total control of the game however Holbrook grew into the game and this set up for a crazy 15 minutes of football.

Holbrook opened their goal scoring account this season with a driven cross poked in by Gavin McCready.

Ryan Fitzhugh then fired past Adam Jablonski in the Swanwick goal before individual errors led to the equaliser as Fitzhugh grabbed his second of the game and put Holbrook on equal terms at half time.

In the second half Holbrook pressed for a winner but the Swanwick defence stood strong and it looked as if both teams would leave with a point.

With five minutes of injury time remaining, Swanwick drove forward with good build up play by Jamie Slater and Mark Green before Tyrell created some space inside the box and fired a right footed shot into the corner of the net to spark wild celebrations from the away dugout and give Swanwick three precious points on the road.