match v AFC Wulfrunians is OFF
Pitch inspection at 10.15am on Saturday ruled the ground unfit. To be re arranged.
Swifts last three matches have all been postponed due to bad weather. Manager Mark Phillips hopes the enforced break will allow time for all his players to recover from their niggles and injuries ready for a hectic spell of important games, with three games over Christmas, followed by the Buildbase FA Vase 4th round match at Desborough, then home games against Bromsgrove and Worcester.
Swifts drawn away in 4th Round of FA Vase
Stourport Swifts have been drawn away to Desborough Town in the 4th Round of the Buildbase FA Vase.
Desborough currently sit in 11th place in the Chromasport United Counties League Premier Division, which is a Step 5 league on the non league pyramid. This is the same league as Holbeach United, who beat Swifts after a replay in the FA Cup 2 years ago.
Desborough won their 3rd Round match on Saturday against Eastwood 4-1 after extra time.
The match will be played on Saturday 6th January kick off 3.00pm.
Swifts ease into semi final
Malvern Town 1 Stourport Swifts 3 Worcs Senior Urn Weds 6th December Att: 44
Stourport Swifts won through to the semi final of the Worcestershire Senior Urn last night beating West Midlands League Malvern Town.
Aaron Lloyd ended his six match goal drought after 15 minutes when he put Swifts in front, cooly turning on the edge of the box to fire low past Charlie Weavon in the Malvern goal.
Swifts produced some flowing football in the first half, and should have increased their lead, but it was Malvern who levelled four minutes before half time when Matt Turner held off the challenge of Caines to fire past Richards.
With 16 minutes to go, Sweeney and Perry opened up the Malvern defence and the ball broke to Ashley Parsons-Smith on the edge of the box and he drilled a low shot past Weavon to put Swifts 2-1 up. Dan Sweeney made it 3-1 with seven minutes to go when he cut inside from the left past two defenders to score with a fierce angled drive.
SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Fulloway, Higginson, Caines, Sweeney, Newman, Priest, Perry, Parsons-Smith, Lloyd. SUBS USED: Smith, Hurrell, Jim Hanson,
Macpherson hat trick fires Swifts through
Stourport Swifts 3 Walsall Wood 1 Buildbase FA Vase 3rd Round Sat 2nd December Att: 141
Nick Macpherson scored a superb hat trick to put Stourport Swifts into the last 32 of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday.
Swifts had gone down 4-0 to Division One pacesetters Walsall Wood in the League Cup just ten days ago, but proved a different proposition this time round.
Defender Matt Fulloway returned for his first game for two months after a back injury, and marshalled the Stourport defence in an outstanding defensive display.
Swifts took an early lead when Macpherson drilled a low shot past Lloyd Ransome in the Wood goal in the third minute after being played in by skipper Alex Perry, and Walsall Wood missed the opportunity to bounce straight back when Peter Till blazed wide after Swifts failed to clear a left wing corner.
Macpherson made it 2-0 after 20 minutes with a neat first touch and shot past Ransome after being picked out by Sweeney, and despite some heavy pressure and long spells of possession, the visitors could not break down a solid Swifts back line, with Paul Hurrell, Joel Caines and Ben Priest outstanding.
After the break Wood could have reduced the deficit early after Caines’ slip let in Tony Clarke, but he fired over the bar with the goal at his mercy. Wood substitute Stan Mugisha shot wide minutes later, before Macpherson produced his best goal of the match when Sweeney and Lloyd combined to give him the space to fire past Ransome again with a sharp turn and shot in off the right hand post from 20 yards.
Richards saved well from Paul Sullivan before Tony Clarke was given too much room on the left and cut inside to fire home a curling 20 yard shot to make it 3-1.
Dan Sweeney almost restored the 3 goal advantage when he skipped past Deakin in the box, but his fierce drive was well parried by Ransome. Sullivan and Fitzpatrick both went close as the match ran into time added on, but they could not break down a solid Swifts back line.
SWIFTS: Richards, Jim Hanson, Hurrell, Fulloway, Priest, Caines, Sweeney, Perry, Parsons-Smith, Lloyd, Macpherson. SUBS USED: Newman, Hudson.
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
Chairman: Pip Hanson
Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager
Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Laura McDonald, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Stuart Adey,Paul Reynolds, Ian Johnson
Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald
1st Team Manager : Mark Phillips
Assistant Manager: John Dowdeswell
Sunday Team Manager: Ian Johnson