Sat 23
North Wilts
Men's 3rd X1
Swindon 3rds 2 - 5 North Wilts

Swindon 3rds 2 - 5 North Wilts

By Thomas Kerslake
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A day of dodgy deflections and missed calls undo Swindon's fighting spirit.

Swindon made the trip to local rivals North Wilts. As ever it promised to be a fiery physical encounter. Despite the fact North Wilts are high flying at the moment, we wanted points and we were going to go out hard and give it a good shot.

It was a very promising start for Swindon with Phil Scarisbrick finding himself in the D with time and space before dinking one over the advancing North Wilts keeper and into the net. Was an upset on the cards?

North Wilts fought back and got themselves into the swindon D. There were a few cases of feet which was not seen; nevertheless a shot was released, which took big deflection and trickled into the goal to the diving keepers left.

North Wilts continued to press and before long were on the scoresheet again through a decent straight strike.

North Wilts went two clear just before the break with a shot from the right taking another Will Porter trademark touch, adding to his impressive own goal tally so far this season.

Halfway through the second half, North Wilts extended their lead. North Wilts moved down Swindon's left and fired the ball across to the right of the D with the reverse stick shot converted.

Swindon pulled one back though the quick hands of Phil Scarisbrick. A short corner was cleared only to the top of the D where Callum Bird was waiting. He then put the ball back in which took a deflection and Phil helped it on its way in mid air.

North Wilts scored their fifth and final not long before the end of the game, again working down Swindon's left before putting the ball across the D and finding the net.

Much better second half performance, we dug deep, kept our heads up and really gave the opposition a run for their money. We do need to be careful in the midfield though; communication is beginning to break down and we are not marking in the same spread out way we normally would. We are going to be punished if it continues!

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Match date

Sat 23, Feb 2013




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