No doubt about it – Manager Jordan Stocks, Assistant Joel Evans, and Committeemen Mick Kent and Wayne Coyle – and their fine group of volunteers – have got something really good going on at Swallownest right now. More evidence came in today’s excellent 2-0 win over Selby Town at Rotherham Road. The win keeps Swallownest in tenth, pushing the Robins down to fifth – and Jordan felt that the result was no less than his players deserved, writes Colin Muncie for the Bootiful Game.
The crowd of 77 watched a goalless first forty-five minutes, but Ollie Grady gave the home side the advantage after 65 minutes. An Alex Lill free kick sealed the three points with just five minutes left.
It’s been a great year for Jordan Stocks, who will no doubt enjoy his turkey on Tuesday – and rightly so. “What a way to send us into Christmas,” he told us. “Another fantastic performance and a good three points on the board. We are actually starting to show what we are about; a good solid bunch of mates – who coincidentally can play football. From minute one we were the better team, and the scoreline could have been greater. The lads’ application to the task was perfect, we won our personal duels, and as a team we were sharper and stronger. Onwards and upwards.”
“I’d like to wish everyone at the Bootiful Game a Happy Christmas from myself, Joel
and all at Swallownest F.C.”
Assistant Manager, Joel Evans summed up a super month for the club. “It’s been a perfect weekend and December for us,” he reported. “Today we out-fought and out-battled a good Selby side. At the minute the lads are playing with confidence and freedom and fear no one. There is a buzz around the place at the minute and all the players and staff are working together.”
Joel was a wee bit disappointed by the full-time reaction from the opposing technical area. “Again, a little sour taste off the pitch with Christian (Fox, Selby Town Manager) refusing to acknowledge our performance and sour words were said,” Joel told us. “Hopefully, on reflection, he will acknowledge our performance and achievement – but I’ll leave that up to him.”
Swallownest’s prolific striker Alex Lill was delighted to see his side build on recent strong displays. “Where do I begin after that result?” he beamed. “As I said a couple of weeks ago, things have changed and we are moving in the right direction; and now we are just proving that, with the results we are getting. But today we’ve come up against one of the best passing teams in the League and we’ve played them off the park. We won our individual battles all over the pitch – and on another day it could have been more than 2-0.”
“I’m glad to get on the score sheet again and keep doing my bit for team. UTS!!”
The Bootiful Game would like to wish the Committees, Management, Staff, Players and Volunteers at both Swallownest FC and Selby Town FC a very Happy Christmas.