Haverhill Borough manager delighted with new recruit
Haverhill Borough manager Martin Westcott has praised the impact made by new signing Ryan Swallow.
Swallow joined Borough from neighbours Haverhill Rovers last week, making his league debut in the 3-2 win at AFC Sudbury Reserves before going on to register his first goal for his new side in their 2-0 win at home to Debenham LC on Saturday.
Westcott said: “We knew at some point we were going to lose Ben Bradley, who is going back to university and Aaron (Forshaw) has picked up an injury so he’s come straight in and been brilliant.
“He has obviously benefitted from playing at this level for a few years at Halstead Town.
“He has looked sharp and hopefully he will enjoy his time with us and score a few goals.”
Westcott will no doubt be hoping Borough can come up with the goods in their FA Vase first qualifying round tie at Spartan South Midlands Premier Division Welwyn Garden City on Saturday (3pm).
The two sides met in the FA Cup on August 15, when higher-ranked Welwyn prevailed 3-1 after Borough ‘keeper Graham Smith was sent off for a professional foul with the tie at 1-1.
Westcott said: “We played very well there last time and were hampered by the loss of our goalkeeper after 70 minutes, which did change the game.”
n Haverhill Rovers are in FA Vase action on Saturday at current Thurlow Nunn League First Division leaders Halstead Town (3pm).