Two-goal win keeps Barrowby White Swan top of league

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Grantham & District Saturday League

Premier Division

Harrowby United Reserves 0

White Swan Barrowby 2

Swans went into this match with bags of confidence, and with Harrowby needing nothing more than three points to stake any claim on the title.

Only two minutes had elapsed when Scothern came out for a cross that he misjudged. He palmed the ball on to the head of Warner who headed into an empty net to put the Swans 1-0 up.

Harrowby started to gain in confidence through set plays, with Turner supplying some pinpoint deliveries into the box, but they still trailed by the single goal going into the break.

The second half saw the midfield battle to gain control of the game heat up. Warner and Radford found themselves outnumbered at times in the middle, but just edged this battle.

On the hour mark, the Swans gave Harrowby a mountain to climb when Radford ran on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and unleashed an unstoppable drive into the bottom right hand corner.

The second goal seemed to spur Harrowby on and saw them peppering the Swans’ goal on every attack, with the experienced Flavell in goal denying them their breakthrough.

United went closest to scoring in injury time when ex-Swan Conboy found room at the far post, only to hit the woodwork from eight yards out.

Swans’ man of the match was Liam Warner. Match sponsor was Grantham Honda and Spraytech sponsored the ball.