Larkhall Athletic v Slimbridge - OFF
Saturday 6th February
As expected, today's game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. A new date will be announced once agreed.
Larkhall Athletic v Slimbridge - Inspection tomorrow morning
Friday 5th February
There will be an 11am pitch inspection tomorrow ahead of our scheduled visit to Larkhall Athletic. We will post the result here and on our Twitter feed as soon as we have further information.
Slimbridge 1-3 Shortwood United
Thursday 4th February
The Swans can have no complaints about the result of this game, although they led Play Off chasing Shortwood for over an hour.
After Paul Fahy’s early penalty had put the home side in front, a costly 15 minute spell in the second half saw the visitors notch three goals, two of them from ex-Swans’ striker Will Morford, to allow Shortwood, who were reduced to ten men before they equalised, to complete the double over their neighbours.
The home side made the perfect start when Paul Fahy was tugged over in the box trying to reach a free kick with just two minutes on the clock, and Fahy picked himself up to convert the penalty.
Despite trailing, Shortwood had the better of the first period, with Nick Peare, Jake Lee and James Singh all having opportunities to level things up, while Slimbridge’s best effort came from Sean Lawson, who shot wide just before the break, to leave the home side ahead at the Half.
Shortwood were reduced to ten men on 53 minutes, when Peare saw straight red for a very late challenge on Sam Turl, but, with Slimbridge failing to retain possession in midfield, the sending off changed the complexion of the game as momentum swung towards the visitors.
Eight minutes later, Liam Meredith was allowed too much space to get a cross over, and James Singh’s header levelled things up, despite the best efforts of George Burton in the Slimbridge goal.
Things went from bad to worse for the Swans five minutes later, when Adam Price hit a free kick which Burton parried, but Morford was quickest to the rebound and converted the follow up.
Ten minutes later, it was game over, as Jake Lee’s strike came back into play off the bar, and again, Morford reacted quickest to be left with an easy tap in to kill the game off.
Team: Burton, Turl, Brown (Mace 73), Hoyle, Greening, Turner, Ry Thwaite, Twyman (Ward 72), Fahy, Lawson, Martin (Orchard 80)
Supporters Man of the Match: Sam Turl
The Swans travel, weather permitting, to Larkhall Athletic on Saturday (3.00pm), before making a trip down the M5 on Tuesday, when they visit Bridgwater Town (7.45pm)
The Swans postponed home game with Winchester City has now been set for Wednesday, 2nd March, 7.45pm. The Away trip, originally scheduled for Saturday 25th March, has been moved to Good Friday, 24th March, with a 3.00pm Kick Off.
Slimbridge v Cinderford Town - OFF
Saturday 30th January
Sadly, as expected, todays game is off due to standing water on the pitch. A new date will be announced in due course.
Saturday Morning Pitch Inspection
Thursday 28th January
There will be a 9am pitch inspection on Saturday morning ahead of our scheduled clash with Cinderford Town. With large amounts of standing water on the pitch already, the game must be in severe doubt at this stage, especially with further rain forecast for Friday. We will post the outcome of the inspection here and on our Twitter feed as soon as we have further news.
New dates for postponed games
Wednesday 27th January
Two new dates have been agreed this evening - Winchester City's visit to Wisloe Road will now take place on Wednesday, 2nd March (7.45pm), while our tonight's postponed trip to Bridgwater Town has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 9th February (7.45pm)
Winchester City game postponed
Tuesday 26th January
Due to our opponents progress in the Red Insure Cup, their visit to Wisloe Road, scheduled for February 17th, has been postponed. A new date will be announced once it has been agreed.
Bridgwater Town v Slimbridge -OFF
Tuesday 26th January
Tonight's game at Bridgwater Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.