SWIFTS FINISH WITH A DRAW
Stourport Swifts 2 St. Andrews 2 MPL Saturday 29th April Att:144
Stourport Swifts ended their MPL season with a home draw against St.Andrews and a 13th place finish.
Walsall Wood slipped through the relegation trapdoor on the last day of the season when they lost 4-0 at Westfields. Tividale and Brocton also go down.
Alvechurch finished MPL champions, eventually six points clear of second placed Coleshill Town.
Swifts took the lead in this match after just seven minutes when Jack Pearlman scored his first goal for the club, slotting in from closer range after keeper James Stallen spilled Hanson's cross from the left. Sweeney and Phillips both failed to increase Swifts' lead before the break, and Stallen did well to foil Sweeney and Phillips just after.
St Andrews drew level in the 74th minute when Sam Hollis forced home six yards out after Swifts twice failed to clear, but just two minutes later Swifts were back in front when Dan Sweeney blasted past Stallen from ten yards after Phillips' cross had come back off the bar.
With none minutes left, Mitch Fairhurst evade Beaumont on the left and crossed for Shay Brennan to head home his 42nd goal of the season and give his side a point.
SWIFTS: Richards,Beaumont,Hurrell,Beasley,Hanson,Sweeney,Pearlman,Perry,Colley,Phillips,Lloyd. SUBS USED: Wager,Francis-Mills,Priest.
The Worcester Infirmary Cup Final, v. Littleton, will be at Malvern Town's Langland Stadium, on Saturday 6th May, kick off 3.00pm
|SAT 29 APR 2017|
|MFLP||Boldmere St Michaels||4||-||3||Coventry United||Trevor Brown Memorial Ground|
|MFLP||Brocton||1||-||3||Shawbury United||Silkmore Lane Sports Ground|
|MFLP||Coleshill Town||3||-||3||Sporting Khalsa||Pack Meadow|
|MFLP||Heanor Town||1||-||2||AFC Wulfrunians||The Town Ground|
|MFLP||Highgate United||4||-||1||Coventry Sphinx||The Coppice|
|MFLP||Lye Town||1||-||0||Loughborough University||Sports Ground|
|MFLP||Shepshed Dynamo||3||-||3||Quorn||The Dovecote Stadium|
|MFLP||Stourport Swifts||2||-||2||St Andrews||Walshes Meadow|
|MFLP||Tividale||2||-||4||Long Eaton United||The Beeches|
|MFLP||Westfields||4||-||0||Walsall Wood||Allpay Park|
MIDLAND PREMIER DIVISION final table
SWIFTS ANNOUNCE NEW CHAIRMAN
Stourport Swifts elected Pip Hanson as their new Chairman at the Annual General Meeting on Friday 9th September.
Hanson was unanimously voted in on the night to replace Chris Reynolds, who sadly passed away in July. Chris's eldest son Paul, was also voted on to the Committee, along with Stuart Adey.
Hanson, 53, is married with 4 boys, and lives in West Hagley. He is Managing Director of PSI Marketing in Stourbridge.
Pip was one of the four newcomers to the Swifts committee a year ago, and hopes to continue the Club's progress over the next few years. He will continue also in his position as Treasurer.
"We have a young and talented squad, and are looking to improve further on the field, and increase our income off it" said Hanson.
Pip's two eldest sons, Jim and Matt, have both played for the Swifts over the past year, with third eldest Joe, now 18 and looking to stake a claim.
STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials
Chairman: Pip Hanson
Secretary: Graham Haighway
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