Stourport Swifts 5 Paget Rangers 1 FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round Sat 23rd September Att:79
Stourport Swifts cruised into the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase with this comfortable home win against Division One Paget Rangers.
In a bright start in which Sweeney and Perry both went close, Swifts had a scare when Paget’s Keegan Wooley broke through and with keeper Dom Richards in no man’s land, lifted his shot wide. But on 21 minutes, Sweeney crossed from the right and Alex Perry blasted Stourport into the lead with a fierce volley from ten yards out that Paget keeper Josh Benton could only help into the net.
Drew Canavan made it 2-0 fourteen minutes later firing home from the spot after Sweeney was brought down in the box by Luke Bradley. With Swifts in control, they threw Paget a lifeline when Richards failed to connect with his punch a Bradley corner, and Dean Morris pounced at the far post to score and make it 2-1 at the break.
Swifts hit top gear in the second half, and Aaron Lloyd headed home from a pin point Canavan free kick on 59 minutes, and Paul Hurrell repeated the routine just six minutes later with a bullet header from Canavan’s corner and make it 4-1. Sweeney failed to find the target when he dallied too long after being put through by Lloyd, before Nick Macpherson scored from the spot with four minutes remaining after being brought down by Benton.
SWIFTS: Richards, Caines, Fulloway, Hurrell, Wager, Hudson, Perry, Jim Hanson, Canavan, Sweeney, MacPherson. SUBS USED: Lloyd, Priest, Bailey.
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
Swifts are away to Quorn on Saturday 30th September 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
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