Best Treble Not Enough
By Swanage FC
Swans lose league opener............
Swans 3 Shaftesbury Town Reserves 4
Swans suffered an opening day Dorset Premier League defeat at Day's Park against Shaftesbury Town Reserves.
Swans gifted the visitors a dream start conceding 3 sloppy goals in the opening 13 minutes from Aaron Lane-Leney 2 and Aidan Shepherd. Skipper Paul Best reduced the arrears after 23 minutes, however the comeback was short lived when the visitors regained their 3 goal advantage through Aidan Shepherd with his second. H.T. 1-4.
The Swans started the second half more determined and began to create chances of their own. After 71 minutes Paul Best reduced the arrears producing the final touch in a goal mouth scramble following good work from Scott Dando. Swans were now playing their best football of the game and the Shaftesbury stopper Dave Cull produced good saves from Elliot Parslow and Paul Best. With 2 minutes remaining Paul Best completed his hat-trick striking from inside the box and in the final minute striker Frankie White had a great chance to salvage a point but narrowly shot over.
A good comeback in the second half after gifting the Rockies their goals, however too little too late.
C.Young, A.Bartlett, B.Ritchie (T.Hibbs 63), S.Dando.
O.Gundogdu, D.Best (C.Dyke 75).
E.Parslow, P.Best, C.Rose-Moore (J.Johnston 60).
Subs: T.Hibbs, J.Johnston, C.Dyke.
Swans Star Man - Paul Best
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