It’s been described as the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Slimbridge defied the odds on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Salisbury at the Thornhill Park. Goals from Jack Twyman and Lee Smith secured the win over Steve Claridge’s side as they secured just their third win of the season, the other two coming over Winchester City and Yate Town.
“No disrespect to Salisbury, they’re a good side but it’s our job to compete with them. All we need to do is go about how we normally approach a game and treat it in the same way.” manager Leon Sterling said.
In front of a larger-than-average crowd of 178, three goals in five second half minutes brought the game to life and Sterling’s side managed to hold on, which sees them rise to 12th in the table.
He said: “There’s no drama in terms of our expectations, compared to Salisbury who will be looking to get promoted, we’re looking to stay in the division.”
In a competition that includes the likes of Hereford, Sterling and his side will be hoping they can start to find their feet and challenge for the play-offs.
Despite his well known opposite number, Sterling treated Claridge with the same respect as any other boss in the division, acknowledging him, then returning his focus to the match.
“He’s the manager in the opposite dugout, he just shook my hand before the game and then we just both got on with the task.”
Despite being their first victory this month, The Swans will be hoping that this win will kick start their season, starting next weekend away at AFC Totton.