Upcoming Fixtures :
Saturday 7th December Haughmond (away) kick off 3.00pm
Saturday 14th December Lye Town (home) kick off 3.00pm
Swifts go sixth
Stourport Swifts 2 Gresley 0 MPL Tues 3rd December Att:49
Stourport Swifts made it three home wins in a row to move up to sixth place in the Midland Premier League table.
A 37th minute goal from Lewis Clarke set Swifts on the way after bottom of the table Gresley had started brightly, forcing Swifts back and the visitors gave Swifts pair Downing and MacPherson up front little room to shine.
Gresley striker Michael Nelson gave the Swifts defence an early scare but his snap shot whistled narrowly wide of Richards’ left hand post, but Clarke put Swifts ahead when Joe Hanson’s shot was saved by keeper Ben Allsop and he followed up to drill low into the net from 12 yards.
Swifts took charge in the second half, with first Aaron Brett testing Allsop, and then Matt Fulloway saw his header from a Slevin corner cleared off the line. Gresley had a narrow escape when defender Jake Sturgess turned a dangerous cross from Downing against his own post. Joe Billingham then increased the Swifts lead when his curling 25 yarder flew past Allsop into the top corner after 62 minutes. Six minutes later manger Quentin Townsend introduced new signing Kartel O’Neill-Martin and within seconds he caused havoc in the Gresley box and was brought down by Mclane Durdey to win the Swifts a penalty, but Jack Downing failed to increase the lead when he blazed his spot kick high over the bar. Lewis Clarke almost bagged his second of the match late on, but Allsop saved well to his left.
SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Fulloway, Timmins, Matt Hanson, Downing, Slevin, Clarke, Billingham, MacPherson, Brett. SUBS USED: O’Neill-Martin, Canavan, Danks.
Fulloway header seals it for Swifts
Stourport Swifts 2 Romulus 1 MPL Sat 30th November Att: 63
Swifts captain Matt Fulloway headed a 65th minute winner to move Stourport Swifts up to 8th place in the Premier League table.
Stourport had battled back from behind when Lewis Archer put Romulus ahead when he rose above the Swifts defence in the 9th minute to power a fierce header past Dom Richards.
Dean Rathbone and Kyle Hayden both went close for the visitors as they took command early on, but the Swifts almost levelled when Nick MacPherson rounded keeper Billy Spink but saw his close range effort cleared of the line by defender Callum Rudd.
Fulloway almost levelled just after the break when he was inches from forcing home a Slevin cross from the left, but six minutes later there was no close shave when Lewis Clarke was first to react when Romulus failed to deal with Jack Downing’s cross and drove home the equaliser from ten yards out.
Archer tested Richards with a 20 yard effort, then Aaron Brett fed a neat through ball for Clarke once again, and his low shot was tipped around the post by Spink. From the resulting corner from Slevin on the right, Clarke managed to rise first at the near post and Fulloway headed home to put Swifts in front for the first time.,
Joe Hanson almost added a third when his mazy run into the box took him past three defenders, but shot just wide at the near post.
SWIFTS; Richards, Joe Hanson, Fulloway, Timmins, Matt Hanson, Downing, Slevin, Clarke, Billingham, MacPherson, Brett. SUBS USED: Canavan, Jim Hanson, Danks.
Swifts back to winning ways
Stourport Swifts 3 Heather St. John’s 2 MPL Tues 26th November Att: 66
After losing their first home game of the season last week, Stourport Swifts bounced back to deny visitors Heather St. John’s the chance to go top of the Premier League table on Tuesday night.
Swifts raced into a two goal lead when Nick MacPherson smartly turned in a Martin Slevin cross after nine minutes, and then Aaron Brett diverted in another Slevin cross in off a defender from ten yards eight minutes later. Swifts held a two goal cushion for just three minutes, as Joe Hanson’s clumsy challenge on James Taylor allowed Heather striker Kieron Clarke to pull one back from the penalty spot. Joe Billingham blazed a clear chance wide from ten yards out and Downing twice went close as Swifts took control, before Downing made no mistake with a far post header from close range to make it 3-1 in the 28th minute.
The visitors’ goal saw an amazing escape on the stroke of half time when MacPherson’s snap shot came back off the base of the post, and Lewis Clarke followed up and drove the rebound against the same post.
Heather produced a much stronger second half, and Dom Richards saved well from Trea Berti and Kieron Clarke before Fraiser Doyle set up a tense final twenty minutes when he chipped in from fully 45 yards after Richards had raced out to clear.
SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Fulloway, Timmins, Matt Hanson, Downing, Slevin, Clarke, Billingham, MacPherson, Brett. SUBS USED: Canavan, Jim Hanson
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, Mark Wenham, Claire Beard, Mark Beard
Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald
Team Manager : Quentin Townsend
Assistant Manager: Mark Danks
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