Swans gained 3 away points at Parley in their chase for the Dorset premier League title winning 4-2 in a very entertaining clash that was always in doubt up to the final whistle.
Swans started the stronger of the sides with the home keeper denying Cameron Beard and Graeme Rose, then Aaron Atkinson went close, his shot hitting the post. Leading scorer Cameron Beard fired Swans in the lead after 20 minutes. Graeme Rose had a great chance but scuffed his shot after good work from Beard and at the other end Parley hit the bar and had a goal chalked off for offside. H.T. 0-1.
Cameron Beard increased the lead on 51 minutes after good work from Elliot Parslow who was making his first start for the Swans, 2 minutes later the prolific Beard completed his hat-trick with his fourteenth league goal of the season following a brilliant run by Nat Scott. It should have been over as a contest but this plucky Parley side had other ideas scoring goals in the 65th and 80th minutes to put them firmly back in the game. The Swans were holding on and defended well for the last 10 minutes but put the game to bed when Aaron Atkinson used his pace to run clear from just inside the Parley half and round the keeper to secure 3 valuable points.
T.Biles, D.Godwin, S.Beale, P.Best.
E.Parslow, (B.Ritchie 86), D.Best, N.Scott, A.Atkinson.
G.Rose (A.Scott 75), C.Beard.
Subs: A.Scott, B.Ritchie, T.Beard (Not used).
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Updated 23:16 - 18 Jan 2018 by Swanage FC