We mean business, says Jones

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Swinton Athletic Reserves boss Ryan Jones believes his side have sent out a message to the rest of the Doncaster Senior League, after a 4-2 win over Division One leaders FC Central last weekend.

Swinton bounced back from going 2-1 down to Central, who beat Athletic 5-3 on the season’s opening day.

“I was so proud of the lads, especially after going behind,” Jones said.

“The character of the lads, and in particular my captain and man of the match Ricky Parker, was fantastic.

“To get this win against the league leaders will boost morale, and send out the message that we mean business.

“Hopefully now, we can push on and get up that table.”

The win moved Athletic, who face Scawthorpe Scorpions at home on Saturday, fifth in the Division One table.

Parker was the hero against Central, with two goals. Mark Clare and Rory Rollett also got on the scoresheet.

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