Swifts stun leaders to win 9 goal thriller
Coleshill Town 4 Stourport Swifts 5 MPL Sat 14th October Att: 116
Stourport Swifts twice came back from two goals behind and snatched a late winner to leave league leaders Coleshill in shock.
Coleshill had won every home game so far this season and Swifts found themselves two behind at the break after Jordan Nadat first fired in from close range after Dean Rathbone’s header came back off the bar, and then blasted an unstoppable shot past Richards for his second.
Stourport hit back after the break when Paul Hurrell twice was on hand to score from close range after corners from Ashley Parsons-Smith.
With the game level after an hour and both teams going close again, Coleshill forged ahead again when first leading scorer Matt Gardner headed home after Richards misjudged a free kick from the left, and then sub Liam Molesworth cut inside to fire a curling shot into the top corner.
Dan Sweeney stepped up to make an impact after 78 minutes when his surging run into the box saw him brought down by Joe Cole and Aaron Lloyd coolly rammed home the spot kick to pull a goal back. Three minutes later Sweeney did it again, when his run allowed Nick MacPherson to drive low past Hathaway in the Coleshill goal and level for the Swifts for the second time.
With 4 minutes left, Aaron Lloyd took a ball on his chest 25 yards out and fired a screamer volley past Hathaway to put his side in front for the first time in the match. In the closing minutes Coleshill almost snatched an equaliser, but Nadat’s fierce drive came back off the post.
SWIFTS: Richards, Caines, Priest, Hurrell, Beasley, Sweeney, Newman, Perry, Parsons-Smith, MacPherson, Lloyd. SUBS USED: Higginson
Swifts are at home on Tuesday night against Westfields in the Polymac Packaging League Cup kick off 7.45pm, and at home on Saturday 21st October to Shirebrook Town in the First Round Proper of the Buildbase FA Vase, kick off 3.00 pm
Swifts drawn at home in FA Vase
Swifts have been drawn at home to Shirebrook Town in the First Round Proper of the FA Vase. Shirebrook play in the Northern Counties East League Division 1, which is step 6 of the non league pyramid, and put out MPL Long Eaton United in the 2nd qualifying round. The match will be played on Saturday 21st October, kick off 3.00pm
Stourport Swifts lift Worcester Infirmary Cup after penalties win
BACK ROW (left to right) Jack Pearlman,Jack Bailey,Joe Phillips,Matt Fulloway,Rion Francis-Mills,Joe Colley,Jim Hanson,Callum Grant,Paul Hurrell,Ben Priest,Dan Sweeney,
FRONT ROW (left to right) Alex Perry,Sam Beasley,Reece Wager,Alex Smith,Harry Beaumont
Swifts fans Martin Shannon and Keith Roberts with the Worcester Infirmary Cup. The Cup is the one on the right!
STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials
Chairman: Pip Hanson
Secretary: Graham Haighway 07780 997758
Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager
Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Laura McDonald, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Stuart Adey,Paul Reynolds, Ian Johnson
Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald
1st Team Manager : Mark Phillips
Assistant Manager: John Dowdeswell
Sunday Team Manager: Ian Johnson