Hampshire Premier League
Saturday 4th March 2017
Kick Off 15.00, On Time !
South Wonston Swifts 0 Sway 0, attendance 16
@ South Wonston Recreation Ground
West Hill Road South
No admission or programme.
On paper this looked like a decent game, 4th v 1st, the two sides having drawn 3-3 at Sway earlier in the season. The visitors were also on a good run, winning their last 9 games. Oddly, before that run started, they had drawn their two previous matches, both away, 0-0. I think Sway only managed one shot on target in the entire match. Swifts hit the bar and forced an excellent save from the ‘keeper in stoppage time at the end of the first half, but that was about it.
This was actually my second choice match today, Colden Common v Bush Hill, in the top division of this league, falling victim to the weather very early on. A phone call to the newly installed Swifts secretary, shortly before midday, confirmed that the game was going ahead and the pitch was not a problem. In fact, he had been down and marked it out himself at 8 o’clock this morning.
Luckily, the rain held off until five minutes from time, when a brief shower had the ‘crowd’ running for shelter under the overhang on the changing room building, although it wasn’t much use as the wind was blowing straight into it.