The seniors were expecting a tough game against the current league leaders and started off brightly, forcing a few early corners but only five minutes into the game suffered a set back when midfielder Gary Taggart was carried off with a bad injury. It was Waveney however who opened the scoring when a Carniny attack broke down and the Swifts hit on the break only to see their forward brought down by Shannon in the Carniny goal, resulting in a penalty which they converted on 10 minutes. Five minutes later the visitors equalised when Lloyd White found himself in the right place at the near post from a corner with the ball going in off his face to level the scores. Carniny were becoming frustrated as they struggled to play their normal game, missing some chances, with Benji Agnew hitting the post, but the score stayed level till the break.
The second half was a better effort from the Carniny men with Dunlop hitting the post only two minutes into the half. Spence and McComb were now combining well down the right flank delivering balls into the box but the visitors couldn’t find the back of the net, largely down to the performance of Fulton in the Swift goals, who was in super form denying the Carniny men on several occasions. The deadlock was broken on 65 mins with Carniny breaking out after a Waveney attack, with Agnew finding Bailie Young who saw the keeper outside his box and floated a high lob from 30 yards into the Swifts net. This spurred Carniny on with efforts from Agnew, Dunlop, Simpson, Spence and Costello all going close but it was Danny McComb who got his head on the end of a Simpson cross to score across the keeper to make it 3-1 with ten minutes left. This deflated the Swifts and the visitors ran out 3-1 winners.