Andy White header seals point for Swanwick PR at Linby

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On a blisteringly hot autumn afternoon Swanwick made the short journey to Linby ready to improve on last week’s performance and came away with a 1-1 draw.

Swanwick played up the slope in the first half and started strongly with Ash Buxton and Richard Jeffery, although short of service, causing trouble with well organised movement and vigour.

Linby soon became more of a threat with both teams threatening from set pieces, Jamie Slater delivering with high quality throughout the game.

Both teams worked hard and although few clear cut chances were produced, Swans manager, Kev Grundy was happy with the first half display.

The second half saw no reduction in the effort from both teams with defences largely on top.

Linby began to look dangerous on the break and they took the lead on the hour mark with their winger beating full back, Adam Gross, and firing smartly past Jablonski to make it 1-0.

This set back inspired Swans to play with more drive and as a result they began to show more threat.

Andy White replaced Jeffery after 65 minutes which gave Swanwick the opportunity to get the ball forward quicker, a tactic which Linby struggled to stop.

After around 75 minutes a throw from Jamie Slater found White on the corner of the Linby box and the referee blew for a foul due to the Linby defender trying to take the shirt from the striker’s back before time.

Slater, again, delivered with quality and White appeared unmarked to head past the Linby keeper from six yards to make the score level.

Swanwick naturally pushed for a winner from here and with both Buxton and the hard working Lewis Mason both going close with volleys, there looked only one winner.

As both time and energy levels continued to fall, the game became more open but neither team managed to beat the defences and both teams appeared happy with the point earned.