Swifts 100 Club Draw -  June Result

1ST - £250 –  Ball no.   58  -  CHRIS DREW

2ND - £150 –  Ball no.   75  -   MATT DAGLISH

 3RD - £50   –  Ball no.   50 -  PAUL REYNOLDS

Swifts announce pre season friendlies 

Sat 6 July Worcester Raiders A
Tues 9 July  Malvern Town A
Sat 13 July STOURBRIDGE H
Tues 16 July  BROMSGROVE SPORTING H
Sat 20 July GORNAL  ATHLETIC H
Sat 27 July DROITWICH SPA H
Tues 30 July REDDITCH UNITED H

 

Swifts Sunday retain Kidderminster Premier League title

 Stourport Swifts retained their Kidderminster Sunday Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Athletic Club Kingswinford thanks to two goals from Matt Hanson.

Jack Bailey finished as the Prem’s leading scorer with 19 goals.

 

Swifts season ends with play off defeat

DarlastonTown 3 Stourport  Swifts 1   Semi final play off  27th April 2024  Att: 351

Stourport Swifts saw their best ever Midland League season end with this play off defeat at in form Darlaston.

Swifts, after losing twice in a week last month to the home side, produced a vastly improved display to push them all the way in this semi final shoot out.

A high pace start saw Swifts go close when Jamie Meddows skipped past two defenders in the box, but his low cross flashed across goal with George Baker and Ethan Tivey a whisker away from finding the vital touch.

Jake Pearson headed over the top from a dangerous corner, then Baker fired a 20 yard effort inches over the top before Darlaston took the lead in the 34th minute with a hotly disputed penalty after Martin Slevin was judged to have brought down Aaron Bishop from behind, and Kieron Cook drove in low past Raajan Gill’s left hand to give his side the lead. The swifts response was immediate, and keeper Tom Allsop was scrambling to palm away a Baker cross onto the post, and five minutes before the break Swifts were level when Baker forced in from close range Joe Hanson’s flick from Martin Slevin’s right wing corner.

Darlaston were back in front ten minutes after half time when skipper Alex Foreshaw was on hand to bundle in from five yards out after Gill had failed to hold Jake Pearson’s free kick, and despite Stourport’s best efforts it was Darlaston who made the breakthrough again in the 78th minute when Foreshaw capitalised once more to make it 3-1 .

Darlaston will meet Lichfield City in the final on Saturday at the Trade Tyre Community Stadium for a place in the Northern Premier League One Midlands.

SWIFTS: Gill, Joe Hanson, Ethan Hanson, Jim Hanson, Birch, Slevin, Canavan, Baker, Meddows, Tivey.   SUBS USED:  Murray, Harland, Eke, Tilbury, Matt Hanson  

Swifts make play offs

 Bewdley Town 0  Stourport Swifts 5    MPL  16th April 2024  Att: 130

Stourport Swifts completed their season with an emphatic win over bottom club Bewdley to take 4th place in the Premier League and secure a play off semi final match against Darlaston Town.

Jamie Meddows notched his first hat trick for the Swifts and opened the scoring after 13 minutes when he drilled in a low cross shot from 15 yards after being played in by Ethan Tivey. Swifts should have increased their lead 8 minutes later when  George Baker was brought down in the box by Josh Hinds, but keeper Kai Lloyd comfortably saved Drew Canavan’s spot kick. R’mar Murray arrived at the far post in the 25th minute to volley home Matt Harland’s deep right wing cross, and Meddows gave his side a 3-0 lead on the stroke of half time with a clinical finish.

George Baker added a quick fire fourth three minutes into the  second half, and the match continued to produce pretty much one way traffic as the Swifts controlled for long periods. Canavan, Tivey and skipper Martin Slevin  all shot wide when well placed before Meddows completed his hat trick with 17 minutes  to go after Tivey crossed low from the byeline to give him a simple finish from ten yards out. 

SWIFTS: Gill, Joe Hanson, Ethan Hanson, Matt Hanson, Murray, Harland, Canavan, Slevin, Baker, Meddows, Tivey. SUBS USED: Jim Hanson, Birch, Tilbury,Jevons

Midland Premier League - Final Table - top six

Highgate United's 12-0 win at Bewdley Town on Thursday night means they take the final playoff spot from Studley on GOALS SCORED

 Last minute Slevin winner keeps Swifts in the hunt

Stone Old Alleynians 3 Stourport Swifts 4    MPL  13th April 2024  Att: 55

Skipper Martin Slevin’s last minute winner direct from a right wing corner put Stourport Swifts within one match of the first ever Midland league play offs.

With Studley going down 2-1 to runners up Lichfield City on the last Saturday of the season, Swifts must win at relegated Bewdley Town on Tuesday night to secure a play off place.

Swifts quick start saw Stone defender Matt Thomas give them an unlikely leg up in their promotion push when he deflected Jamie Meddows' right wing cross into his own net . Swifts could have made it two six minutes later, but Ben Tilbury shot tamely at keeper George Hill. Tilbury then set up Aaron Birch for a close range effort, but Hill was on hand to save. Drew Canavan then rattled the Stone crossbar after being nicely teed up by Birch, then minutes later Birch made no mistake to make it 2-0 when he latched on to Joe Hanson's through ball to cooly slide past Hill.

Three minutes before half time Swifts should have made it three when a neat 1-2 with Canavan left Birch through on goal but Hill blocked well.

The second half turned into a goal fest with Stone pushing hard to get back into the match, and Jack Bowater pounced in the 57th minute to fire in from close range as the Swifts defence dithered. Bowater then forced Swifts keeper Raajan Gill into a fine save with a powerful 20 yarder, but  six minutes later Stone were back on terms when Ollie Turtursson was brought down in the box and Charlie Batho made no mistake from the penalty spot.

In the 75th minute  Swifts were back in front when George Baker played Meddows in behind the Stone defence, who calmly slid home past Hill. The Stourport defence began to look nervously at the clock as Stone continued to press, and with eight minutes to go, as Ethan Hanson and Gill hesitated, Bowater was on hand again to score from close range.

Swifts poured forward in the dying minutes as they desperately looked for a winner, with Canavan, Meddows and Ethan Tivey all going close, and after a spell of constant pressure, Slevin’s right wing corner sailed over a packed six yard box into the top corner to give his side the three points they needed.

 SWIFTS: Gill, Joe Hanson, Jevons, Ethan Hanson, Jim Hanson, Canavan, Slevin, Birch, Meddows, Harland, Tilbury.  SUBS USED: Baker, Matt Hanson, Tivey, Murray

 

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