No rust in Swans’ wings as they return to action with victory over Eastbourne Utd

An enforced three-week break didn’t seem to affect Storrington as they delivered a highly impressive 3-1 win over Eastbourne Utd AFC.

In an even opening John Rhodie saw a shot cum cross hit the bar before Swans took the lead when Joe Warner beat a defender and squared for Liam Humphreys to score.

With Chriss Watton and Will Conway pulling the strings in midfield Swans had a measure of control, and Warner and Humphreys both had chances before Conway curled in a free kick for 2-0 after more good work from Warner.

Humphreys then struck the post before Eastbourne enjoyed a good end to the first half and James Davis made a great block to keep out a certain goal.

New signing Jason Downer looked comfortable in goal, while outfield for the first time Matt Chester impressed in defence. Warner continued to impress, and when he won a penalty he picked himself up to score a deserved goal from the spot.

The Swans carved out further chances, though the only remaining goal fell to Eastbourne as Shaun Lee scored too late to spark a comeback.

Swans boss Nigel Dyer said: “Overall a good professional performance. We defended really well against a normally prolific front line...the only negative is we must convert more of the chances we’re creating.”

Swans: Downer, Davis, Setchell, Chester, Pickford, Watton, Conway (Jearum), Jarvie, Humphreys, Warner (Robertshaw), Rhodie (Church).