Prior double defeats Blandford

Swans defeated Blandford United 3-1 at Day’s Park in The Jewson Dorset Premier League.

Swans produced a flying start and took the lead after 9 minutes when Will Prior chased a long ball and beat the keeper to calmly slide home. Prior, who was a constant thorn in the Royals defence produced a good ball but Moore hit the post with keeper Ford beaten.

Swans were playing some of their best football of the season with Streams and Moore linking up well down the left wing, Steele played a delightful ball for Moore who was just off target. Swans had a great chance to double their lead but Royals keeper Ford touched Charlie Dyke’s penalty on to the post to safety. A minute before the interval Will Prior doubled his sides lead and completed his brace with a sublime shot from the angle of the penalty box which flew in the top corner with the Royals keeper Ford rooted to the spot. H.T. 2-0.

Swans keeper Hibbs saved his side straight from the restart of the second half, then Prior was denied his hat-trick when Ford saved. Blandford were now applying the pressure, however the resolute Swans defence held firm and again Hibbs made a superb save. The visitors reduced the deficit with 5 minutes remaining when Joe Freak fired home. The Royals were pressing for the equaliser and keeper Ford was stranded up field following a corner which the Swans took full advantage of when Prior and Moore linked up to allow Jack Hughes to slot home into an empty goal to secure the 3 points and an impressive win.

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