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|
|2||Boldmere St Michaels|
|5||*Dunkirk (from EMCP)|
|7||*Ilkeston Town (from ML 1 )|
|8||Long Eaton United|
|12||*Romulus (from NPLS)|
|15||South Normanton Athletic|
|17||*Walsall Wood (from ML 1)|
|19||*Wolverhampton SC (from WMidsPrem)|
|* 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
|9||Long Eaton United||42||18||7||17||65||86||-21||61|
|14||Boldmere St Michaels||42||15||8||19||59||75||-16||53|
|19||S. Normanton Ath.||42||12||7||23||59||91||-32||43|
STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials
President : VACANT
Chairman: Pip Hanson 07966 644762
Treasurer: Pip Hanson
Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager 07912 890997
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