United continued their improved form in this league match against a formidable Bryansburn Rangers who are expected to challenge for honours this year.
For most of the first half the game ebbed and flowed with neither team holding the ascendency and neither goal keeper being threatened.
Continue reading Match Report: BUFC 1 – 2 Bryansburn Rangers
The Swifts continued their improvement in form with a resounding victory over Civil Service at the Millbridge on Saturday. From the kick off the Swifts were quickly on the attack forcing a few corners and generally dominating possession. They took the lead on ten minutes when great work on the left wing by Alan McMullan and Jordan Hayes, who was making his Swifts debut, released Greg Allison and his cross ball was hooked into the net by Aaron McCaffrey.
It was 2-0 five minutes later when the Civil Service goalkeeper needlessly bundled over Jordan Hayes in the penalty area and Darren Fitzsimmons scored from the spot.
Five minutes later Aaron McCaffrey was again on the spot to score following good work in midfield from Stevenson and Gray.
At the start of the second half Civil Service stepped up a gear but this passage of play was short-lived as the Swifts defence of Alan and Craig McMullan, Majury, Dunlop and second half substitute Gary McCracken were in fine form ensuring that veteran goalkeeper Johnny McGreevy had a fairly quiet afternoon and a clean sheet.
Stevenson in midfield was making strong runs through midfield and in the 65th minute he got to the edge of the penalty area where he unleashed a bullet of a shot into the net without the Civil Service keeper moving a muscle to make it 4-0.
In the closing minutes the same player intercepted a poor clearance to skip into the penalty area and chip the ball into the net past the on rushing keeper for his teamâ€™s fifth goal.
This week the Swifts travel to Bryansburn Rangers 2nds.