Jeanfield Swifts AFC V Pitfour AFC Match report
By Chris Mathews
Swifts mix it up an get the three point
With 7 games already played in April jeanfield decided to change things up with 5 first team players dropping to the bench.
The game started off slow with Jeanfield not bothering the Pitfour keeper. Pitfour had a three or four good chances to take the lead but just couldn’t beat the Swifts Keeper. Jeanfield on the 30th minute opened the scoring through a well hit penalty. Top Scorer Grieve wasn’t going to miss from 12 yards and smashed it into the bottom left corner GOAL 1–0
9 minutes later Pitfour gave away another penalty. Confident Grieve stepped up and hit an identical penalty into the bottom left corner GOAL 2-0 Jeanfield
Jeanfield couldn’t really get started in the first half until he 40th minute when then football started flowing. Minutes before the whistle Phillips took a quick throw in down the left into Mathieson who drove into the box. He threw a dummy shot which tricked 2 Pitfour defenders and put him at the byline. Mathieson had limited options and everyone thought he was going to play it across the face of goal but the experienced wingback went for goal instead. With odds against him he smashed it passed a helpless keeper GOAL 3-0 Jeanfield
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The Swifts could have easily gone in behind at the half but found themselves 3 nil up. As the second half kicked off Jeanfield dominated. On the 48th minute Grieve took a quick throw in and played a one two with C.Henderson and found himself with a simple finish to beat the keeper and get his hat trick GOAL 4-0 Jeanfield
McCleary who started 2 goals behind Grieve now found himself falling behind and decided to get in on the action. Pele with a good ball floated over the defence on the 50th minute put McCleary through on goal. He rounded the keeper but was sent wide so he had to male a good move to get back towards goal and put it passed the keeper from close range GOAL 5-0 Jeanfield
Pele decided it was time for another assist as he put in an unbelievable cross picking out danger man Booth on the 53rd minute. Booth didn’t have much to do except hit the target which he did GOAL 6-0 Jeanfield
The management team decided it was time to put on the big guns and made all substitutes. From this point Jeanfield dominated the game but couldn’t find another goal
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Man of the Match was youngster M.Henderson who was given an opportunity in this game and was solid throughout
Swifts are now just one win away from promotion and play Bridgeton at the end of May.