Swans denied win by late penalty

Will Conway
Will Conway

A LATE penalty denied Storrington Football Club victory away to struggling Wick on Tuesday evening.

Wick were behind for the majority of their last home game of the season but, after a flurry of late chances, they could have claimed victory.

After a fairly even opening 20 minutes, Storrington took the lead on 24 minutes. Liam Humphreys flicked on Will Conway’s free kick into the path of Ali Giammattei, who slotted home.

In the 82nd minute, Wick went close to levelling when Frangou was picked out by a quick free kick but his effort was saved and the rebound was eventually cleared. Four minutes later, Frangou had another chance to draw his side level when he only had to hit the target from inside the six-yard box, however, he put his effort wide.

Three minutes from time, Wick were awarded a penalty when Farrell’s volley hit an arm in the penalty area and Frangou stepped up to score his 12th league goal of the season.

Swans boss Nigel Dyer said: “Overall, it was a game we should have won and we’re disappointed not to do so, but that is because we have set a higher standard in the second half of the season.”

Full report in this week’s paper.