Swifts hit six in friendly

Wellington 2 Stourport Swifts 6

Stourport Swifts new look side hit West Midlands League Wellington for six in this comfortable win.

New manager Quentin Townsend had several of his new signings on show, and they linked in well with the retained players from last season.

Swifts new strike force of Andy Nicol and Mark Danks showed promise, while a new look back three of Matt Fulloway, Shaun Griffiths and Rudy Misambo looked unlikely to give much away. In midfield the return of Drew Canavan gave Swifts plenty of quality on the ball, and Malcolm Melvin worked tirelessly throughout.

Swifts went in front when Griffiths headed home from Canavan’s right wing corner after 25 minutes, but were pegged back just 3 minutes later when Wellington striker John Hughes sliced his shot past Richards from 8 yards out. Wellington centre half Ray Lockton put Swifts back in front when he drove his attempted clearance past his own keeper from 12 yards.

In the second half Matt Fulloway played in Danks to make it 3-1, and two minutes later Danks crossed low for Nicol to react first and drive home at the near post. Wellinton pulled one back in the 61st minute when Misambo was judged to have brought down Hughes in the box, and Lee Clark scored from the spot.

Townsend made four changes five minutes later to give the Swifts more energy, and Drew Canavan made it five after good work from Jack Downing, and Joe Billingham made it six with four minutes to go.

SWIFTS: Richards, Misambo, Griffiths, Fulloway, Joe Hanson, Clarke, Canavan, Melvin, Jim Hanson, Nicol, Danks, SUBS USED: Parsons-Smith, Grant, Aldington, Downing, Billingham, Molloy

Swifts announce friendly dates

Saturday 7th July  Kidderminster Harriers Under 23’s  (away)   Kidderminster Harriers Training Ground (Chainwire)  kick off NOW 12 NOON   Lost 3-2                   

Saturday 14th July  Wellington   (away)  3.00pm  Won 6-2

Saturday 21st July  Stourbridge  (home)  3.00pm

Tuesday 24th July Bromyard Town (away) WRI Cup semi final   7.45pm

Thursday 26th July  Droitwich Spa (home)  7.45pm

Saturday 28th July  Tividale  (away)  3.00pm

 Tuesday 31st July  Bewdley Town  (away) Chris Reynolds Cup  7.45pm

Swifts drawn at home in FA Cup

Stourport Swifts have been drawn at home in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup against Shawbury United, who were relegated from the Midland Premier League at the end of last season. The winners will play Sporting Khalsa or Tividale in the next Round at home. 

Swifts enter Under 18 Floodlit League

Swifts Chairman Pip Hanson announced last night that Stourport will next season be entering a team in the Under 18 Midweek Floodlit League. “ This will be the next stage in developing our own talent, and we will be looking for the most promising performers to be pushing for 1st team experience during the season. We will be playing all our games at Walshes Meadow.” said Hanson.

The Swifts will be in the Southern Division, which includes the following teams:

Bishops Cleeve, Bromyard Town, Cheltenham Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Lydney Town, Malvern Town, Pegasus Juniors, Redditch United, Slimbridge, and Tuffley Rovers.

 Any interested players should contact Pip Hanson directly on  07966 644762

FA announce MPL Clubs for next season

Total Motion Midlands Premier League Clubs  -  2018/2019
1 AFC Wulfrunians
2 Boldmere St Michaels
3 Coventry Sphinx
4 Coventry United
5 *Dunkirk   (from EMCP)
6 Highgate United
7 *Ilkeston Town  (from ML 1 )
8 Long Eaton United
9 Loughborough University
10 Lye Town
11 Quorn
12 *Romulus   (from NPLS)
13 Shepshed Dynamo
14 Sporting Khalsa
15 South Normanton Athletic
16 Stourport Swifts
17 *Walsall Wood     (from ML 1)
18 Westfields
19 *Wolverhampton SC (from WMidsPrem)
20 Worcester City
  * NEW teams. Rugby Town and Heanor Town, members last season, have changed Leagues

 Swifts Presentation Awards 2nd June

PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Matt Fulloway

PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Nick MacPherson

CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR - Bob Rickman

 

 Final League Table 2017 - 2018

Total Motion Midland Premier League

POS   P W D L F A GD PTS  
1 Bromsgrove Sporting 42 31 5 6 110 50 60 98  
2 Coleshill Town 42 28 8 6 106 47 59 92  
3 Highgate United 42 28 6 8 92 47 45 90  
4 Worcester City 42 24 11 7 94 41 53 83  
5 Sporting Khalsa 42 20 11 11 83 58 25 71  
6 Rugby Town 42 19 7 16 76 60 16 64  
7 Shepshed Dynamo 42 18 9 15 95 76 19 63  
8 Coventry United 42 18 7 17 80 77 3 61  
9 Long Eaton United 42 18 7 17 65 86 -21 61  
10 Coventry Sphinx 42 16 12 14 73 65 8 60  
11 Quorn 42 18 6 18 77 89 -12 60  
12 Westfields 42 17 8 17 86 83 3 59  
13 Heanor Town 42 17 7 18 67 79 -12 58  
14 Boldmere St Michaels 42 15 8 19 59 75 -16 53  
15 Stourport Swifts 42 13 10 19 65 88 -23 49  
16 Lye Town 42 13 8 21 62 79 -17 47  
17 AFC Wulfrunians 42 14 5 23 52 88 -36 47  
18 Loughborough Uni 42 12 7 23 57 82 -25 43  
19 S. Normanton Ath. 42 12 7 23 59 91 -32 43  
20 Haughmond 42 9 11 22 58 80 -22 38  
21 Shawbury United 42 10 7 25 59 80 -21 37  
22 Rocester 42 5 7 30 65 119 -54 22

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, Laura McDonald, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Stuart Adey, Paul Reynolds, 

Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald

Team Manager : Quentin Townsend

Assistant Manager: Mark Danks

 Official Club Sponsor

 Worcester Caravan Sales

Official Club Partner

 Big Print Shop