Swifts 100 Club Draw -  May Result

1ST - £250 –  Ball no.   63   - MARK WENHAM

2ND - £150 –  Ball no.  100 -  GRAHAM GLENISTER

3RD - £50   –  Ball no.   30  - CLAIRE DAVIS

Boldmere win play off final for promotion

Congratulations to Boldmere St Michaels, who won their play off match with Chalfont St. Peters 4-0 on Saturday, thanks to first half goals from Joe Daly and Kyle Byrne, and two from leading scorer Alex McSkeane in the second half.

Chalfont St. Peters finished second from bottom of Step 4 Isthmian League South Central, so are now relegated to Step 5.

Darlaston Town won the Division One play off final 2-1 against Stapenhill,  and will join champions Atherstone Town in the Premier Division next season.

Swifts win Sunday Premier County Cup

 Perrywood 3 Stourport Swifts 4  Sun 1st May  Att: 103    played at Worcester City

Stourport Swifts came out on top in a seven goal final last night to take the WFA Sunday Premier Cup against Worcester League leaders Perrywood.

The Swifts stunned Perrywood with  three first half goals from Joe Hanson, Jim Hanson and Will Tibbetts, but Perrywood hit back in the second half with two quick fire goals to get back in the match.

 Swifts eased the pressure when Jack Bailey danced past two defenders on the byline before squeezing in a low shot from a narrow angle, and ten minutes later missed a golden opportunity to restore the three goal lead when his spot kick was saved after Will Tibbetts had been brought down in the box. Perrywood hit back again with a 25yard free kick to make it 4-3, but Swifts held on to take home their first County Cup.

SWIFTS: Grant, Mitchell, Matt Hanson, Bissell, Broadfield, Joe Hanson, Jim Hanson, Smith, Glenister, Tibbetts, Bailey.

 Swifts suffer heavy defeat in last match

Wolverhampton Casuals 5  Stourport Swifts 1  Sat 23rd April  Att: 75

Stourport Swifts suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as rampant Wolverhampton secured their Premier league status with this 5-1 win.

Swifts never got out of the blocks as Casuals raced into a two goal lead in the first eight minutes. After a 4th minute corner Kane Auld turned sharply to fire past Richards as the Swifts defence failed to react, and four minutes later Josh Hesson made it 2-0 after Swifts failed to clear from Ronan Sheehan’s free kick. Swift could have reduced the arrears in a rare attack, when Jim Hanson crossed but Lee Chilton’s close range volley came back off the bar. Taylor Townsend saw his shot deflected wide, and Casuals Joe Clarke did well to clear following Chilton’s dangerous cross from the left.

Casuals struck another quick fire double in the 27th and 33rd minute to put the game beyond a sluggish looking Stourport side, when Sheehan added a third after Richards hesitated, and then set up Jordan Wilson to make it 4-0.

Swifts started much brighter in the second half but the home side could hardly believe their luck when Hesson made it 5-0 in their first attack of the half after being set up by Wilson’s far post header. Swifts had a lucky escape when Jordan Spragg’s header came back off the post, and Swifts finally got on the scoresheet after 62 minutes when Townsend was brought down in the box and fired the resulting penalty low past Jake Daniel in the Casuals goal.

In a late rally Swifts almost scored twice, when Chilton’s header was well saved, and Daniel again did well to save Jevons’ low shot from Jim Hanson’s corner.

SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Jevons, Ethan Hanson, Matt Hanson, Townsend, Clarke, Slevin, Jim Hanson, Chilton, Marsden. SUBS USED: Sinclair, Binner, Price,

 Swifts in end of season stalemate

Stourport Swifts 0 Racing Club Warwick 0   Mon 18th April  Att: 132

Stourport Swifts played out a dull affair in their last home game of the season at Walshes Meadow on Bank Holiday Monday, as neither side managed to break the deadlock in a 0-0 draw.

Racing Club looked the more likely to open their account in the early stages, with Ethan Hanson’s well timed tackle denying Warwick striker Dylan Parker a strike on goal, and Swifts keeper Josh Bishop saving bravely at the feet of 16 goal top scorer Romario Martin. Danny Murphy then headed over the top from a left side corner, and Dan Kavanagh’s 25 yard free kick was well saved by Bishop. Swifts best chance of the first half fell to Nathan Binner in the 35th minute, when Chilton delivered an inch perfect cross into the six yard box, but Binner miscued his shot and scuffed wide.

Both sides continued the goal shy afternoon in the second half, with Lewis Clarke and substitute Mark Danks both failing to test Warwick keeper Dan Crane from good positions, and Martin twice saw his efforts deflected wide as the Swifts defence held firm.

Swifts travel to Wolverhampton Casuals for the last match of the season on Saturday, with Casuals needing a point to preserve their Premier Division status and send Bewdley Town down.

SWIFTS: Bishop, Joe Hanson, Sinclair, Ethan Hanson, Jackson, Jim Hanson, Clarke, Slevin, Binner, Chilton, Marsden. SUBS USED: Matt Hanson, Price, Danks

 Chilton treble sinks Haughmond

 Stourport Swifts 4   Haughmond 1  Sat 16th April  Att: 110

 Lee Chilton netted a twelve minute second half hat trick to leave next to bottom Haughmond in grave danger of losing their Premier Division status.

The visitors could consider themselves unfortunate not to be in front at half time, when in the 12th minuteHarvey Lewis hit the post only to see his shot rebound and hit Richards and hit the post again before finishing in the grateful keepers’ arms. On the half hour Josh Thomas won the race to the ball as Richards advanced too slowly, but his shot struck the same post and was cleared.

Lee Hughes, playing his final competitive match at the age of 45, just failed to connect with Townsend’s cross as Swifts replied, and minutes later Drew Canavan’s low shot was blocked by Joseph Yeboah after another Townsend cross. Hughes and Chilton both saw their efforts cut out as the Swifts applied some pressure late on, but the half remained goaless.

The fireworks began two minutes after the interval when Josh Marsden broke free on the left and crossed low for Hughes to turn in from six yards, and within a minute Swifts were two up after keeper Sam Jones misjudged the bounce on a long clearance for Chilton to roll in unchallenged from ten yards. Four minutes later the Haughmond resistance was broken again when Chilton pounced for his second, and on the hour Marsden was again the provider for Chilton to complete a quick fire hat trick at the far post.

Chilton almost added a fifth with ten minutes left but was denied by a last ditch tackle by Tom Hughes, but then Haughmond pulled one back when substitute Matt Fletcher did well to squeeze in a low cross from the right, and Lewis arrived at the far post to tap in.

SWIFTS: Richards, Jim Hanson, Matt Hanson, Ethan Hanson, Jackson, Townsend, Slevin, Clarke, Canavan, Hughes, Chilton. SUBS USED: Marsden Sinclair, Binner

  

 STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials

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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, Tony Lavery, Paul Reynolds, Claire Davis, Paul Frankling, Mark Wenham, Stuart Adey

Accreditation Co ordinator : 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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