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Swans "red" the riot act over disciplinary record
Seven different Swans have received red cards so far this season, which has seen the Stompond Lane team slip down the table after a solid start to their Ryman Division One South campaign.
Baker, assistant at Wingate & Finchley last term, has had stern words with his men in recent weeks and is confident his side can climb the table knowing their darkest days are behind them.
“We had a good start, but the suspensions have really come back to bite us,” he said.
“Coupled with injuries, we have been missing up to 10 first team regulars on occasions and clubs at this level cannot cope with that.
“You can only fine players so much, so I had to tell one or two they would be out of the door if they did what they did again.
“If we get more red cards all of a sudden the FA will be on the club’s back and issuing a fine.
“We haven’t had a red card for two games, so it is small steps. We are getting players back and that will make us stronger.”
Goals from Juan Onieva, Samad Kazi and Ben Hammond produced a comfortable 3-1 win over bottom-club Eastbourne Town on Saturday.
Sixth place in the table was snatched from their grasp on Tuesday night as they were held 2-2 by Three Bridges at Stompond Lane, thanks to an injury time strike from Abu Touray for the visitors.
Julian Owusu and Hammond had given the Swans – now sitting eighth in the league table – a 2-1 lead they held until the 94th minute.
Walton & Hersham travel to Redhill on Saturday.
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