Swifts slump to first defeat

Romulus 2  Stourport Swifts 1  MPL  Mon 21st Sept Att:

Stourport Swifts crashed to their first league defeat of the season after taking an early lead at Romulus last night.

Swifts started with some early pressure which saw Joe Phillips test Stuart Parsons in the Romulus goal with a 20 yard effort, then Harrison Yates and Jack Watts combined well on the left, but Watts’ low cross somehow missed all four of the Swifts players in box. Watts saw his snap shot fizz narrowly wide before Bailey Fuller turned smartly in the box to force a fine save from Parson, and Jim Hanson was on hand to drive in the rebound from six yards out off a defender.

Romulus slowly began to build some pressure themselves as they looked to level, with Malachi Farquarson narrowly wide with a spectacular overhead effort, and Richards saved well with his feet from Chad Degville-Cross. After 36 minutes Ryan Wollacott did well to block another Farquarson effort, but from the resulting corner Romulus skipper Cameron Lee powered in a bullet header past Richards to equalise. Jim Hanson fired into the side netting from a narrow angle, and Drew Canavan saw a long range effort dip over the bar as Swifts looked to get back in front.

In the second half Romulus stepped up a gear, and dominated possession for long spells, and while Fuller and Canavan went close following a Phillips free kick, Farquarson should have scored after being picked out by a Johnathan Haynes cross from the left, but headed wide. Swifts best chance in the second half came when Canavan picked out Watts with a pass which split the Romulus defence to send Watts clear, but a last gasp tackle from Lee blocked his shot.

Romulus snatched the winner with just 3 minutes left when Kieron Clarke squeezed in a cross from the left and Degville-Cross was on hand to head in from five yards out.

SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Timmins, Wollacott, Yates, Fuller, Slevin, Jim Hanson, Phillips, Canavan, Watts. SUBS USED: MacPherson, Johnston, Danks.

Swifts are at home on Saturday to AFC Wulfrunians, kick off 3.00pm 

Swifts can’t break through

Stourport Swifts 1 Lye Town 1  MPL  Sat 19 Sept Att: 156

Stourport Swifts could not follow up their midweek performance and stuttered to a point at home against Lye on Saturday.

After mauling Tividale for seven on Tuesday, a bumper crowd was not treated to a repeat this time out. In the early stages Lye were content to sit back and soak up any Swifts pressure, and only Jack Watts threatened going forward, but his shot was blocked by defender Matt martin.

Swifts took the lead in the 26th minute when Lye failed to clear Martin Slevin’s corner, and Tyreace Brown diverted the ball into his own net. Bailey Fuller saw his 20 yard free kick well saved by Ben Newey, 8 minutes before the break.

Lye’s bright start to the second half seemed to catch the Swifts off guard, and they were soon level when Sammy Prince drove a fierce shot past Richards from the edge of the box off the underside of the bar. Substitute Orlando Joao then cut inside and fired narrowly over the bar.

Swifts defender James Timmins saw red when he was dismissed for a second yellow card, but Newey produced another outstanding save from a Watts header as they still pressed for a winner. Aaron Brett was also inches away from a pinpoint cross from Watts, but Swifts had to settle for a point when they finished the game with nine men after Kirk Layton finished the match in the Sin Bin.

SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Timmins, Wollacott, Yates, Danks, Slevin, Layton, Fuller, MacPherson, Watts.

SUBS USED: Brett, Phillips, Jim Hanson

 

 SPECTATORS PLEASE NOTE: The stand is not in use due to Covid 19 restrictions.

 

 Swifts Covid 19 action plan

 These procedures are in line with current government and FA guidelines as they exist and as such are subject to change in response to any amendments to those guidelines by any regulatory body, along with any fine tuning required due to practical usage experience.

 Arrival

There is a fixed sanitiser station at the players and officials’ entrance to the ground.

Visiting teams will be asked to supply a full list of players, management and any other staff directly related to the match prior to arrival. This only needs to be names.

Visiting clubs may bring their 10 representatives, even for friendlies, subject to providing a list in advance as per MPL rules. This also only needs to be names.

Restricted numbers of spectators can be admitted to matches and they will be required to sign a register with both their name and phone number. This is mandatory.

All visitors must use the players gate as the turnstiles will not be available for use.

Changing rooms

All changing rooms and showers will be available for use, these facilities should be used in conjunction with NLS guidelines.

They will not be cleaned during the game.

There will be portable sanitising bottles these areas.

Clubhouse

There will be fixed sanitiser stations at the front and rear entrances.

There will be a one-way system in and out of the clubhouse. The bar will be open, but there will be no hot food or hospitality.

All hard surfaces, including external door handles, will be cleaned before any match, again during the first half and again during the second half and prior to locking up.

All toilet facilities will be cleaned in line with the above timings. All cleaning schedules will be kept for inspection.

Outside

Extra seating will be provided at the dugouts, for substitutes etc, and the area immediately behind these will be cordoned off.

The covered standing area will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The stand will also be closed, however the Club will consider exceptions on an individual basis due to age, health or any other valid reason.

Please be aware that it will not be possible to clean the pitch perimeter railings once the game has started. They will be cleaned before each match

General

All age levels at the club have resumed training, but not at the ground, every session is carried out with strict adherence to the FA guidelines in every aspect.

All balls will be cleaned prior to any match and spare ones will be available should one leave the field of play.

All personal data will be kept for the mandatory 21 days

The club will expect all users of its premises to adhere to the social distancing protocols, of which there will be reminders around the ground and facilities.

Notices encouraging everyone to wash their hands regularly will be on display.

 Stourport Swifts are not responsible for any symptoms that a visitor may get during or after their time with us.

The club reserves the right to both refuse admission and eject from the ground spectators who fail to comply with the government guidelines. 

 

Risk Assessment carried out by Paul Frankling  Covid 19 Officer 02/09/2020                          

 These procedures are in line with current guidelines issued by both the Government and FA as they exist, and as such are subject to change in line with any amendments to these guidelines, along with any fine tuning required due to practical usage experience.

Hazards

Who may be harmed?

Controls required

Further actions required to control the risk

Responsibility

When is the action needed

Complete

Yes / No

Spread of Covid-19

General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Appropriate signage with regard to hand washing, social distancing and hygiene advice and restricted areas.

 

Fixed sanitiser station at the entrance of the ground and the front and rear doors.

 

Portable sanitisers around the clubhouse.

 

Changing rooms and showers will be available. These should be used in conjunction with NLS guidelines.

These facilities will not be cleaned during the match.

 

All visitors are to use the players gate, the turnstiles will not be in operation. All visitors must sign in for track & trace purposes.

 

There will be a one-way system in and out of the clubhouse.

 

All hard surfaces will be cleaned before any match, also during the first half and again during the second half.

 

The stand will be closed, however the Club will consider exceptions on an individual basis due to age, health or any other valid reason.

The covered standing area will be closed for the foreseeable future

 

Please note it will not be possible to clean the pitch perimeter railings during the match.

Some sections may be taped of for social distancing measures.

 

There are notices around the facilities encouraging people to wash their hands regularly and to keep to the required social distancing.

Managers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Committee

 

 

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Committee

19/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

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02/09/20

 

 

 

 

 

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29/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Toilets

 

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Appropriate signage with regard to hand washing, social distancing and hygiene advice.

 

Use of toilet facilities subject to one in and one out.

 

 

Both old and new toilet facilities are to be used.

 

It will not be possible to use either of the toilet facilities without leaving the main clubhouse, thus passing a fixed sanitiser upon re-entry.

 

All toilets will be cleaned before any match, also during the first half and again during the second half.

 

Committee

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Spread of Covid-19

Hospitality

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Pre-match, half-time and after match hospitality to remain closed.

Communication to all concerned on a match to match basis.

Board

02/09/20

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Training

Management, players and club officers.

Compliance with both Government and FA guidelines

 

Training for all age groups and genders take place away from the ground.

 

These sessions have been randomly spot checked unannounced to ensure that all the current rules and guidelines are being followed.

 

Board

 

 

 

Covid Officer

01/08/20

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Matches

Management, players volunteers and match officials

Compliance with both Government and FA guidelines

No pre-match handshakes permitted.

 

All balls will be cleaned prior to any match and spare ones will be available should one leave the field of play.

 

Extra external seating will be provided for each side at the dugouts and for social distancing the spectator areas immediately behind will be cordoned off.

 

Hand gel will be provided in the technical areas including the match officials.

 

Board

 

 

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01/08/20

 

 

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01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

The club reserves the right to both refuse admission and eject people from the ground who fail to comply with the guidelines.

 

 STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials

President : VACANT

Chairman: Pip Hanson 07966 644762

Treasurer: Pip Hanson

Secretary: Graham Haighway  07780 997758 email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager 07912 890997

Press Officer: Ian Johnson 07970 237758  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Stuart Adey, Paul Reynolds, Mark Wenham, Claire Davis, Paul Frankling

Covid 19 Officer: Paul Frankling 07786 380911   email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald

Team Manager : Quentin Townsend

Assistant Manager: Mark Danks

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