Chromasport United Counties League
Published 7th July 2012
.....season and challenge for the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division title.
The Swans went on a stunning twelve-game unbeaten run – including nine wins – at the end of last season that saw them finish fifth in the table.
That run was made more impressive in light of the team’s mid-season dip in form following their disappointing FA Carlsberg Vase Fourth Round exit to Northern Leaguers Ashington at Willen Road in January.
Lynch’s men made history by reaching the last thirty-two before going down 3-2 at home to their Northumberland opponents, but the Swans’ league form faded after that as they dropped out of contention at the top of the table, and bowed out of the Berks & Bucks Trophy at the quarter final stage.
However, they recovered spectacularly to earn Lynch the manager of the month award for March, and restore their pride towards the end of another good campaign.
And after challenging towards the top of the UCL Premier Division for the last few years, Lynch – set to start his second full season in charge – says it’s about time the men from Willen Road went for the title.
He said: “We feel we’ve got a really good chance this season. We’ve got a good team with all the guys coming back again, plus I have a couple of new players in mind.
“With the likes of St Neots Town and King`s Lynn Town now gone it looks a bit more open at the top. But there’s always one team that has a reputation for spending big and this year it’s Spalding United.
“But we’ll have to wait and see. We were disappointed with the way we went out of the Vase and the lads struggled for a few weeks because we knew we missed a good chance. We should have won that game.
“But we finished really well in the end, and I want us to take that confidence and form into the new season.
“We’re playing a bit more football than maybe we have in recent years. We’re now getting the ball down and playing, and the majority of the team are very good on the ball. But we’ll never lose the fighting spirit we have always had.
“I want to win the league but it won’t be easy. As the most southern team in the division people often forget about us which works in our favour. I just want the rest of the league to know we’re there!”