SWANAGE Town & Herston racked up three stunning victories last week to keep their treble trophy dream very much alive, writes Gareth Davies.

Tim Brown’s side defeated Parley Sports 3-2 to book a semi-final spot in the Dorset Premier League Cup, while a 5-3 home triumph over Dorchester Sports saw Swans keep pace with league front-runners Holt United and Balti Sports.

Sandwiched between those two wins, Brown’s side caused a huge upset in the Dorset Senior Cup by knocking out Portland United after a pulsating 4-3 victory which left the Swans boss understandably jubilant.

“We knew Portland was going to be a difficult game,” Brown told the Advertiser.

“Coming to a side which plays two divisions higher and to win is amazing and I’m really chuffed for the lads.”

Swans raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Joe Clarke and Graeme Rose before Portland hit back in the second period.

Rose restored Swanage’s advantage, only for Portland to equalise again before 17-year-old striking sensation Cameron Beard scored a sublime volley to send the underdogs through.

“No keeper would have saved Cameron Beard’s winner,” Brown added. “It was that good and it capped a special night for us.

"Hopefully, the win will give the lads a lot of confidence and we can really start to believe we can be successful and kick on further.”