Canavan sparks Swifts to three points
Dunkirk 0 Stourport Swifts 3 MPL Sat 22nd September Att: 58
Stourport Swifts bounced back from last weeks defeat at Highgate with this comfortable win against newcomers Dunkirk, and moved above them in the table.
After a nervous start Swifts took control, and after shooting narrowly wide in the 24th minute Drew Canavan provided a pin point corner for Matt Fulloway to put the Swifts in front with a neat header.
Ten minutes later Canavan almost increased the Swifts lead when he took Joe Hanson’s cross on his chest and fired narrowly wide from 15 yards, then cleverly flicked on for Jack Downing to just beat Dunkirk skipper Adam Burton to the ball and steer sharply past keeper Alex Smith and make it 2-0.
Just before the break Smith was given a straight red card after appearing to throw a punch at Nick MacPherson following a Swifts corner to reduce the home side to ten men.
Swifts made the game safe one minute into the second half when Downing was first to react when Jim Hanson’s shot from the edge of the box came back off the left hand post and he fired the visitors into a 3-0 lead.
Stourport wasted several clear chances to take real advantage of the extra man but Lewis Platt screwed his shot wide from close range, and MacPherson twice blazed over the bar from good positions.
SWIFTS: Richards, Misambo, Griffiths, Fulloway, Joe Hanson, Canavan, Jim Hanson, Billingham, Platt, MacPherson, Downing. SUBS USED: Priest, Nicol, Matt Hanson
Swifts are at home to Loughborough University next Saturday 29th September, kick off 3.00pm
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
Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald
Team Manager : Quentin Townsend
Assistant Manager: Mark Danks
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