Swifts are away to Lichfield City on Saturday 22nd January. Kick off 3.00pm
Swifts drop points in late drama
Stourport Swifts 1 Stone Old Alleynians 1 MPL Sat 15th January Att:121
This damp squib of a match looked to be heading for a dull bore draw as the two teams cancelled each other out on Saturday.
But the game burst into life in injury time as Swifts skipper Martin Slevin bundled in a Lee Chilton corner after Stone keeper Adam Alcock fumbled, to score what looked certain to be the winner, but battling Stone pulled it back right on the final whistle when Jack Tomlinson forced in from close range.
The first half saw little in the way of highlights, with Lee Chilton blazing over the top for Swifts from 20 yards, and Ben Jevons heading home a Canavan free kick but was judged offside.
Dom Richards had little to warm his fingers either, and was called upon just once when he saved well at the feet of Sam Bowater.
Bowater was sent off with 15 minutes to go after a tackle on Slevin, and the introduction of Callum Allchurch for the Swifts saw the only concerted pressure of the half, three times exposing the Stone defence on the right to create chances for Chilton and Taylor Townsend, before forcing the corner which Slevin converted in the 4th minute of injury time, but the Swifts could not hold out for the final minute.
SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Jevons, Slevin, Jim Hanson, Birch, Gater, Canavan, Townsend, Hughes, Chilton. SUBS USED: Antonio, Allchurch, Jackson
Bewdley hit for six
Bewdley Town 0 Stourport Swifts 6 MPL Mon 27th January Att: 311
Stourport Swifts recorded their biggest win of the season with a Boxing Day six goal romp at bottom of the table Bewdley Town.
After Edilson Antonio and Mason Birch both shot wide and Taylor Townsend shot tamely at Bewdley keeper Joe Sidaway, Swifts finally broke the deadlock on 28 minutes when Jim Hanson curled a 20 yard effort just inside the post, and just 3 minutes later Connor Gater rose at the far post to plant a firm header in the bottom corner after a pin point free kick from skipper Martin Slevin.
Bewdley’s Luke Sidaway blazed over from a good position, and Josh Carpenter shot wide, but on the stroke of half time Antonio broke clear to fire low past Sidaway to put the visitors three ahead.
Ten minutes into the second half Birch crossed from the right and Lee Hughes escaped his marker to home from eight yards out. Hughes should have added his second just five minutes later when he was given a free run at goal but fired over the top from 12 yards. Townsend was next up to waste a good opportunity as Swifts took control, shooting wide when well placed, but made no mistake in the 68th minute when he raced clear to cooly slot past the advancing Sidaway.
Bewdley spurned the opportunity to pull one back after Ben Tilbury brought down Jordan Graham, but Mike Bridges’ tame spot kick was easily saved by Richards to his right. Bewdley enjoyed their best spell of the game as Swifts sat back, and Richards saved well from sub Connor Jones. In the closing stages Townsend was denied a second goal when brought down by Laurie Morris, who picked up a booking for his trouble, but Townsend was on hand with five minutes left to drive in a low cross for Mark Danks to score from close range.
SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Slevin, Tilbury, Jim Hanson, Townsend, Birch, Gator, Clarke, Hughes, Antonio. SUBS USED: Gardner, Danks, Espley
Swifts bow out of County Cup
Redditch United 3 Stourport Swifts 2 WFA Senior Cup Thurs 23rd December Att: 525
Two goals in two minutes either side of half time put Redditch in the driving seat in this WFA Cup semi final
Swifts had taken the lead after 33 minutes with a fine shot on the turn just inside the post from Lee Hughes following a Canavan corner, but Redditch levelled with a well worked goal from Tiago Nasuncolo in injury time at the end of the first half following good work from Tali Jallow on the right.
Worse was to come for the Swifts when almost from the kick off at the start of the second half Redditch were in front when Romario Martin drove an unstoppable right foot drive past Dom Richards from 20 yards. Eight minutes later Nasuncolo produced another moment of magic with an angled blockbuster into the bottom corner to give Swifts some work to do.
Richards saved well from Jallow before Ben Tilbury cleverly played in Connor Gater to score his first goal for the Swifts to give them a lifeline with 15 minutes to go.
In the space of five minutes Swifts wasted three chances to get back on terms when Jevons headed narrowly over from a corner, Gater chipped over Redditch keeper Kieran Boucher but also just over the bar, and Mark Danks blazed a good effort wide, but Redditch held on to march into the semi final.
SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Jevons, Tilbury, Phillips, Townsend, Birch, Gater, Canavan, Hughes, Antonio. SUBS USED: Danks, Slevin, Whetton
Midland Premier League takes on a new look
The Football Association have announced the re organised Steps 4, 5 and 6 League structure for next season.
The Midland Premier League will see no fewer than NINE new teams next season. Former MPL members Long Eaton United, Newark, Gresley Rovers, Heather St Johns and Selston will move into the United Counties Premier League North (still step 5), while the two Coventry sides, United and Sphinx, will transfer to the United Counties Premier League South (still Step 5). Sporting Khalsa are promoted to the newly formed Northern Premier League Division One North ( Step 4)
The Midland Premier League will look like this for next season:
|MIDLAND PREMIER LEAGUE 2021 -2022 SEASON|
|2||Bewdley Town||NEW from WMRL|
|3||Boldmere St Michaels|
|4||Hanley Town||NEW from NWCP|
|7||Lichfield City||NEW from ML1|
|9||Racing Club Warwick|
|11||Shifnal Town||NEW from WMRL|
|12||Stone Old Alleynians||NEW from NWCS|
|15||Uttoxeter Town||NEW from ML1|
|17||Whitchurch Alport||NEW from NWCP|
|18||Wolverhampton Casuals||NEW from WMRL|
STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials
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Chairman: Pip Hanson 07966 644762
Treasurer: Pip Hanson
Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager 07912 890997
Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Tony Lavery, Paul Reynolds, Claire Davis, Paul Frankling, Mark Wenham, Stuart Adey
Life Members: Ian Sword, Sylvia McDonald
Team Manager : Quentin Townsend
Assistant Manager: Mark Danks
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