Swifts face a hectic two weeks
Stourport Swifts have seen their last four matches postponed and have now been without a match since their home draw with Coleshill Town on 27th February. They now have run of nine matches in the next 27 days, with three away games next week, starting at Coventry Sphinx on Tuesday night. They then face Bromyard Town in the semi final of the Worcestershire Infirmary Cup on Thursday night, before a trip to Westfields next Saturday. Two home games in three days then follow, with bottom club Rocester visiting Walshes Meadow on Tuesday 20th, and the re arranged match at home against Rugby Town on Thursday 22nd. The extended break should see the injured Joel Caines and Dan Sweeney return next week.
Swifts dent Coleshill title hopes
Stourport Swifts 1 Coleshill Town 1 MPL Tuesday 27th February Att:63
Stourport Swifts put another dent in high flying Coleshill Town’s title chances with a well deserved point at Walshes Meadow on Tuesday night.
Stourport got off to a shaky start, and in the space of five minutes early in the first half, Jim Hanson twice cleared off the line from Coleshill’s top scorer Matt Gardner. Swifts hit back, and Myles Newman blazed over from the edge of the box, and Callum Parker’s angled shot was tipped over the bar by Coleshill keeper Paul Hathaway.
Coleshill took the lead in the 32nd minute with a smartly taken goal from top scorer Matt Gardner, but Swifts could easily have been in front at half time as Alex Perry saw his shot well saved by Hathaway and Parker failed to hit the target from close range, Town defender Joe Cole also cleared MacPherson’s goalbound shot off the line .
Swifts were back on terms just two minutes into the second half when Parker evaded two defenders tight on the byline, and crossed for Ben Priest to force in from five yards after a hectic scramble.
Both sides felt a win was on the cards, and after Hathaway saved once again from MacPherson, Swifts hung on grimly in the closing stages, with Reece Leek shooting wide from ten yards out, and Richards twice saving well from Geonagen after a succession of Coleshill corners, before Ryan Edwards spurned the best chance by shooting straight at the Swifts keeper from twelve yard out.
SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Fulloway, Higginson, Jim Hanson, Newman, Priest, Perry, Colley, Parker, MacPherson. SUBS USED: Taylor Randle, Rogers.
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
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 : Mark Phillips
Assistant Manager: John Dowdeswell