Dicks mas­ter­minds a Swifts surge


The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK NORTH AND SOUTH CENTRAL - By Gary White

JU­LIAN Dicks’ Hey­bridge Swifts claimed an ex­cit­ing vic­tory over an in form Til­bury side who were on an im­pres­sive run un­der new man­ager Marc Har­ri­son.

The vis­i­tors took the lead in the first half when Thomas Bar­ton rose high­est at the far post from a cor­ner and planted a firm header into the back of the net.

The ex­cel­lent Har­ri­son Chat­ting equalised five min­utes later with a low drive from the edge of the area af­ter fine build-up play down the left and a per­fectly judged cut­back from Jack Adling­ton-Pile.

Jody Mon­goy put Swifts ahead on 62 min­utes when he ran on to a through ball and showed plenty of com­po­sure to ex­pertly chip over the on­rush­ing keeper.

Swifts pro­tected their lead with aplomb and recorded Dicks’ eighth win in ten league games since tak­ing charge, mov­ing them to within 4 points of the league lead­ers Bow­ers & Pit­sea.

Har­ri­son Chat­ting (Swifts) PIC­TURE: David Pur­day

WHO’S THE DAD-DY! Ju­nior Dad­son, of Cray Wan­der­ers, fires his shot against the cross­bar. In­set: Wan­der­ers cel­e­brate Joseph Tay­lor’s goal with Phoenix’s Danny Young is sent off, below

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