Heybridge Swifts win but Burnham Ramblers and Maldon and Tiptree battle to a derby draw

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Heybridge Swifts win but Burnham Ramblers and Maldon and Tiptree battle to a derby draw Heybridge Swifts win but Burnham Ramblers and Maldon and Tiptree battle to a derby draw

Heybridge Swifts secured a good win against visiting AFC Sudbury.

They secured a 2-0 Ryman One North win at Scraley Road on Tuesday night.

Danny Barber went close for Swifts in the second minute when he hit the post from a free-kick.

Jamie Guy’s effort from the rebound was kept out by the Sudbury defence.

Sudbury then went close with a Ryan Henshaw half-volley on nine minutes.

Dumaka then had a shot blocked for Swifts on 21 minutes.

But Heybridge were then indebted to Barber who got a touch on James Baker’s cross after keeper Ashley Harrison was beaten Reece Harris then won a free-kick for Swifts and a fingertip save from Archer put his effort around the post on 29 minutes.

Harrison was then the called on to make a point-blank save from a Henshaw header.

From the resultant corner, Jack Cawley headed against the bar on 38 minutes.

But it was Swifts that took the lead on 39 minutes when Danny Barber scored direct from a corner.

After the break, James Akintunde put in a low shot but it was easy for Harrison to deal with.

On 59 minutes, Dumaka breezed past three Sudbury defender sbut his powerful shot went inches over.

Sudbury keeper Archer then did well to save with his body from Harris.

Henshaw went close and the crossbar again saved Swifts.

However, on 87 minutes Dumebi Dumaka shoots from the right from 25 yards, the keeper couldn't keep hold on to it and Swifts go 2-0 up to take control of the game.

In the derby between Burnham Ramblers and Maldon and Tiptree the spoils were shared.

Burnham took the early advantage when Billy Hunt fired home after just a minute at Leslie Field.

But the visitors were back on terms on 29 minutes when Ryan Wade grabbed an equaliser.

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