Coming into the second game of the season on the back of a 12-0 victory, B&W 2s were in high spirits as they welcomed Swansea 4s to Fortress Ridings. Dreams of a similar result in this match were short lived as the visitors grabbed the opener after just a few minutes, an early short corner leading to a well-placed drag flick beating RJ and the post-men.
Inspired by Captain Simon Barrett’s pre-match team talk of positivity B&W kept their heads up and rallied back instantly, Josh Tester driving into the D to set up Patch whose strike found the back of the net.
With the scores now level B&W began to pile the pressure on Swansea, who struggled to contain the strength of their attack. The breakthrough came at the hands of Tom Varney, gathering up the rebound of a Dan Lusmore shot and slotting it past the keeper to put B&W into the lead. In-form striker Dan Lusmore went on to find 2 goals of his own to make the score 4-1.
Before the game B&Ws prophetic Captain Barrett had warned the team of a 5 minute spell when they would find themselves on the back foot, and this came at the end of the first half when Swansea began to show they were not yet beaten. Knowing what to do, B&W tightened up and were able to finish out the half without conceding again.
In the second half B&W came out with renewed intensity, Tom Varney finding the net once more and Dan Lusmore adding another to complete his hat trick.
Swansea were able to find another goal, again from a short, this time turned in on the post by what looked suspiciously like Ross Osbourne’s stick, although he still remains adamant that an attacker beat him to it. VAR needed on this one.
Still not satisfied with his hat trick, Dan Lusmore finished off the match with a 4th, making the final score 7-2 and keeping B&W top off the table.
MoM: Josh Tester
DoD: Ross Osbourne
Written by: Rob Hazelwood