Swanwick PR Reserves defeat Hucknall Reserves

Goalscorer Andy White
Goalscorer Andy White

Swanwick PR Reserves defeated Hucknall Reserves 2-1 after the match was switch due to a waterlogged pitch.

Although this was a tight affair the Swans scraped through following a strong second half display.

The Hucknall Town woodwor came to the rescue on more than one occasion in the first half.

A quick Andy White free-kick was ferociously driven and had the Hucknall keeper well beaten.

However, the post was to prevent the deadlock being broken. It was then the crossbar’s turn to save Hucknall from going behind, when a melee in the box saw the ball spoon over Farren Packard in the Hucknall goal.

With Swanwick squandering chances, Hucknall took the lead when a clean break on goal resulted in Adam Coleman bringing down his man on the edge of the box.

Even though Coleman did manage to avoid seeing red, the resulting free-kick from the impressive Ako Abdullah saw the home side take the lead.

Andy Worrall’s half time team talk was simple. The Swans needed to impose themselves more and make possession count.

With simple directions, it was easy for the Swans to implement the tactics required and a change in personal saw the visitors start to dominate.

With Mark Waghorn and young Finn Prichett enabling a minor change in formation, traffic became very one way in the favour of the eventual winners.

The match was level on 60 minutes on the clock when a speculative 25 yard Tom Wilson strike found its way in the Hucknall top corner. With the Swanwick strikers passing up on even more opportunities to take the lead, it was starting to create a nervous tension among the Swans management team.

However, veteran striker, and former Hucknall Town player, Andy White was to score the game winning goal.

After some nice work by Liam Dolan on the wing, the ball found itself at the feet of White who drove the ball in off Packard in the Hucknall net.