May 17, 2017 11:39 AM

Swanwick Hall come from behind to clinch Y8 Football title

In the final of the Amber Valley Y8 Football league Swanwick Hall battled back superbly to take the trophy after a 2-1 against Heanor Gate
Heanor made a fast start in the game, putting pressure on the Swanwick back 4 with their pace on the flanks and neat interplay in midfield 
This fine start was rewarded with a well taken goal midway through the first half after a through ball into the right back channel was coverted across the goalkeeper
This goal seemed to shake Swanwick into life, and they grew in the game and started to create chance of their own, this pressure was rewarded when a few minutes before half time after a neat one two in midfield Swanwick's central midfield player unleashed a stunning left footed strike into the top corner of the Heanor net!
It really was a goal worth the admission fee on its own - if the spectators had been asked to pay that is!
The second half began in very much the same way as the first with Heanor in the ascendancy putting Swanwick on the back foot, however this time the Swanwick defence stood firm, with before centre backs having outstanding games to keep a talented Heanor front 3 at bay.
This fine defending was rewarded midway through the second half - Swanwick brought the ball out of defence and orchestrated a break up the right wing, followed by an excellent cross and a well converted finish to take the lead
Swanwick Hall then managed the game superbly through the remainder of the half and limited Heanor to pot shots while still looking dangerous on the break to take the title in a 2-1 win
Congratulations to both sides on making it through to the final and for putting on such a fantastic showcase

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