14th Dec, 2017

Swifts share the points in eight-goal thriller

FOOTBALL: LUTTERWORTH Town were forced to share the points following an eight-goal thriller with Bourne Town.

Bourne started off the better side in the game and endeavoured to break forward and create opportunities.

And it was on 13 mins when a square pass between the back four was intercepted and allowed Bourne’s striker to slot home for an early lead.

Lutterworth rallied and within six minutes the Swifts had levelled.

Slick interplay broke through the Bourne back line allowed Marshal Keenan to find the corner of the net.

Lutterworth then took the lead when Louis Samuels handed Swifts the advantage.

Marshal Keenan then shortlisted himself for goal of the season when hitting a Jordan Small assist into the top corner.

But Swifts’ celebrations were cut short in the second half when a pair of Bourne Town goals on 52 and 58 minutes brought Bourne back level.

Lutterworth then steadied the ship and began to find their feet again after a whirlwind start to the second half.

On 69 minutes, Justin Peace rescued a seemingly overhit cross into the Bourne box and Kade Lewis tapped home for a 4-3 lead.

But with 12 minutes of the game left, a stretched Lutterworth invited Bourne to pursue the equaliser – and they quickly made it 4-4.

Both teams then had decent opportunities to go on and win the game.

But both goalkeepers making tremendous saves to keep their sides in it.

Swifts are next in action on Saturday, October 14, on the road to Olney Town.

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