Swans continue strong away form at bogey ground

Joe Warner in action against Mile Oak on Saturday
Joe Warner in action against Mile Oak on Saturday

STORRINGTON Football Club continued their recent strong away form on Saturday with victory on a Mile Oak pitch that has not been a happy hunting ground in recent seasons.

A late Marcus Robertshaw strike helped Swans avenge two defeats this season at the hands of Oak, who had previously beaten them 6-2 in the league and knocked them out the Division 2 Cup, 3-0.

Swans boss Nigel Dyer said: “It was not the best game to watch as a neutral on a very bumpy pitch, which caused both sets of players problems.

“But in the last three games on the road, we have taken seven points out of nine, which could easily been all nine if we scored the penalty and did not miss an open goal at Westfield.

“The defence and keeper had another great game, with Alex Forsey, especially, looking like a very decent signing for us.”

The first goal came in the 38th minute as a long ball up to Joe Warner was brought down well and he beat his man and slotted past the keeper

Swans then switched off almost straight from the kick off as a long ball found Tony Burnett, who picked out an unmarked Nick Kerly to tap in.

In the second half, Liam Humphreys and Warner were looking a threat and Aaron Stenning made a couple of good saves to keep Swans out.

Oak looked dangerous from corners, but changes heading into the last 20 minutes swung the game in Storrington’s favour.

Soon after the substitutions, they had the ball in the back of the net when Iain Jarvie’s header found the top corner, but it was ruled out for offside.

The winner came on 86 minutes when Luke Jearum’s mis-hit shot landed at the feet of Robertshaw, who finished well.