Swifts on a goal run

Stourport Swifts 4  Gresley Rovers 1  MPL  Tues 20th Oct   Att: 81

Stourport Swifts racked up their 11th goal in their last three home games as they dismantled Gresley Rovers to go third in the MPL.

Joe Phillips continued his run of form with two first half goals, James Timmins scored his first of the season, and Bailey Fuller put the icing on the cake with a sublime lob in the second half.

Matters did not start well for the Swifts, and after Phillips shot over the top early on and Jack Watts fired into the side netting, Rovers took the lead in the 24th minute when skipper Paul Sullivan turned sharply in the box to drive a low shot past Richards from ten yards.

Phillips was first to react five minutes later when he smartly turned in Fuller’s low cross from the right to level. Just two minutes later it was Drew Canavan ‘s cross from the right which gave Timmins the chance to power in a close range header, before Phillips was on hand again to force in Slevin’s free kick from the left from six yards.

Six minutes into the second half Canavan picked out Watts whose flick on was met by Fuller who then produced a perfect lob over Joe Fryatt in the Gresley goal to put Swifts firmly in command.

Swifts produced some of their best football of the season, with Watts and Canavan combining well  to set up Fuller who shot inches wide from a narrow angle, and Joe Phillips came close to his hat trick but shot narrowly wide. Gresley were not without chances of their own, and Dom Richards was twice called into action with fine saves from Sullivan and Danny Holmes from long range efforts, before James Hill tested Fryatt with a long range drive of his own.

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

Watts at the double again

 Stourport Swifts 4 Walsall Wood 2 MPL  Sat 17th Oct   Att: 131

Stourport Swifts survived another comeback scare when they were pegged back from a comfortable 3-0 lead to a nerve jangling 3-2 before Drew Canavan calmed the proceedings with a superb 20 yard free kick to give his side some breathing space.

Skipper Ryan Wollacott was on hand in the 8th minute to put the Swifts in front, heading in Bradley Fuller’s right side corner, then Wood’s defender Phil Mckerdy produced a last gasp tackle to deny Jack Watts as he burst through on goal. The visitors threatened themselves twice in the space of few minutes when Richards saved well from a Mckerdy header, then James Timmins was at full stretch to prevent Romario Martin levelling the scores. Joe Phillips then blazed over the top from 25 yards before Swifts produced the move of the match when Bailey Fuller raced clear on the right and his driven cross was smartly turned in by Watts to make it 2-0 at the break.

A goal avalanche came early in the second half, when first Watts picked himself up off the deck to fire in a penalty after being brought down by Fitzpatrick, but the Wood hit back with two in nine minutes when Martin skipped past three defenders in the box to fire past Richards, then Mckerdy was on hand to scoop in after Swifts failed to clear Lewis Hayden’s cross from the right. Joe Phillips then passed up the chance to calm an increasingly edgy Swifts, when he put Watts low cross from the left wide from  2 yards out, but Canavan stepped up with another free kick special in the 71st minute to make the points safe for the Swifts.

SWIFTS: Richards, Yates, Timmins, Wollacott, Jim Hanson, Fuller, Slevin, Hill, Cabavan, Watts, Phillips. SUBS USED: None

 

 

 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 in 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 develop 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

19/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

02/09/20

 

 

 

 

 

02/09/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

29/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

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

 Official Club Sponsor

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