Swanwick Pentrich Road FC share the points with Bulwell FC

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Swanwick have never been beaten by Bulwell since they both joined the Central Midlands League and this pattern continued after a 1-1 draw.

The Swans gave debuts to two recent signings with Jordan O’ Callaghan and Mark Brewster making good claims during training in the week.

With both teams failing to create any clear cut chances in the first half, both keepers were limited to playing as sweepers rather than doing any serious shot-stopping.

Turner, Mason and Milsom in the Swanwick midfield dominated the physical side of the game, which began to frustrate a confident home team. Mark Brewster playing his first game in a while, showed no signs of ring rust giving the visitors a dangerous outlet all afternoon.

Ten minutes after the interval the deadlock was broken, when Swanwick were caught on the break.

Bulwell found space on their left wing and a well delivered cross was clinically dispatched by Bull’s striker Marek Vipond.

Swanwick rang in the changes to add more creativity to the midfield by deploying Sam Cox and the game began to open up.

With 65 minutes gone the game was all square. Chris Turner let the ball run across his body and drilled the ball into the Bulls top corner.

Adam Jablonski continued his good run of form, keeping the Bulls at bay with some good work from numerous well delivered crosses and the game petered out to a draw.

There was mixed post-game reaction from the Swanwick dugout, with some feeling there was two points lost, whilst others felt a point was a fair result. Either way the point kept the Swan’s in touching distance of second place, even though they find themselves in mid-table.