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Rooks stun the leaders

CAREW upset league leaders Monkton Swifts on Saturday (Mar 30), as they earned a 3-2 win.

Monkton’s lead at the top has now been cut to four points while Carew have moved to within sixteen points of the Swifts with four games in hand.

After an even start to the game it was the Swifts who took the lead when Ben Steele fired in to the bottom corner.

Five minutes before half time the Rooks were level as Alex Bayley smashed the ball into the net.

In the second half it was Carew who took the lead as Sam Christopher scored from close range.

In the aftermath of the goal Steele was booked for his protests but he then very nearly equalised for the visitors.

His cross-come-shot rebounded back off the post into the path of Ryan Griffiths but Tom Davies made an excellent save to keep the Rooks ahead.

Jack Christopher then played a cross into the box but no one could get on the end of it.

Steele then shot wide for the visitors as action switched from end to end.

Sam Christopher was then played in but as he shot Steele got back to make an excellent block to keep his side in the game.

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That looked like it would prove a crucial intervention as the Swifts then won a penalty when James Russell was fouled. He then took the spot kick and scored to level the game at 2-2.

Just as it looked as if the Swifts would escape with a point Jack Christopher poked the ball in to give Carew victory.

It was the Rook’s second victory over the Swifts having already beaten them 4-0 in the first game of the season.

Tonight, Carew travel to Clarbeston Road, while Monkton are next in action on Saturday (Apr 6) as they travel to Hakin.