September 30, 2023

Visitors held to score draw

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Swindon Town were held to a 1-1 draw when they faced a West Bay select team as part of their tour of Cayman.

Local favourite Sebastian Martinez (in red left)  – who has signed an 18-month contract with the English side – came on at half-time for the visitors.

At a packed Ed Bush Field in West Bay on Tuesday night, the crowd was treated to a very clean and even affair throughout with few clear-cut chances but loads of action.

The two opposing goalkeepers dealt well with most of the long-range efforts as the majority of play took place in midfield. With both teams unable to break the deadlock, the first half ended scoreless.

Martinez came on as a second-half substitute and  immediately was in the thick of the action.

As in their first game against Academy SC on Sunday evening, Swindon Town FC took the lead with an opportunistic goal in the 47th minute from their young playmaker Jordan Young who finished off a loose ball following a scramble in the West Bay Select’s six yard box.

Holding on to a slim one goal lead, Swindon Town FC began playing the possession game spreading the ball around the field. Not to be outdone, the boys from West Bay pressed the English lads and in the 69th minute were rewarded for their efforts as Steven Rivers equalised with a well-taken effort much to the delight of the home spectators.

With 11 minutes remaining, both teams went in search of the winner but it was not to be. In the 80th minute, referee Gary Whittaker blew his whistle to end a very entertaining affair.

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