Swifts announce travel details for FA Vase match
Stourport Swifts will again run a coach for the 5th Round FA Vase tie on 3rd February.
The coach will leave the Swifts at 8.00am for the trip to Stockton, and return at 6.30pm. The estimated arrival time back in Stourport will be 11.00pm.
Supporters wishing to travel should book their seats with Ian Johnson by e mail at ian.johnson56@outlook .com or phone 07970 237758.
There are 42 seats remaining.
The cost will be £20 per person, payable on the outward journey.
Swifts get tough away draw in FA Vase
Stourport Swifts have been drawn away to EBAC Northern League Division One side Stockton Town in the 5th Round of the Buildbase FA Vase. The match will be played on Saturday 3rd February kick off 3.00pm.
Stockton is 206 miles from Stourport!
FULL 5TH ROUND DRAW go to news page
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Swifts go down to new leaders
Stourport Swifts 1 Bromsgrove Sporting 3 MPL Saturday 13th January Att: 431
Stourport Swifts produced a battling performance but went down at home to Bromsgrove who go top of the table after this match.
Bromsgrove opened the brighter of the two sides and took the lead after nine minutes when keeper Reece Francis cleared from a Swifts corner and Jason Cowley outpaced the Swifts back line to chip a superb goal from 35 yard over the advancing Dom Richards.
Fulloway and Lloyd both went close as Swifts fought to get back into the game, but Gregory and Cowley could also have added to the lead at the other end.
Richards saved from Gregory again on 26 minutes, but Swifts best chance came when Aaron Lloyd cleverly set up Joe Hanson on the edge of the box, but his fierce drive was well saved by Francis.
In the second half Drew Canavan tested Richards early on, and Nick MacPherson just failed to connect with Sweeney’s pin point cross from the right.
Swifts were back on terms in the 55th minute when Matt Fulloway was on hand at the far post to force home Parsons- Smith’s right side corner from 3 yards.
The Bromsgrove response was immediate, and just two minutes later they were back in front when Gregory was first to react when a free kick from left was headed back across goal for him to score from close range.
With twelve minutes left, Gregory scored his second to put Bromsgrove 3-1 in front with a fine strike from 15 yards.
Swifts pressed hard to get back into the match, and MacPherson squandered a good chance when he blazed over from the edge of the box after good work by Sweeney, and Myles Newman twice shot narrowly wide in the last few minutes.
SWIFTS: Richards, Caines, Fulloway, Hurrell, Higginson, Sweeney, Priest, Perry, Parsons-Smith, Lloyd, MacPherson. SUBS USED: Joe Hanson, Newman, Bailey
Swifts are away on Saturday to Coventry Sphinx, kick off 3.00pm
Sweeney double puts Swifts in Round 5
Desborough Town 2 Stourport Swifts 4 (AET 90 mins 2-2) FA Vase R4 Att: 290
Two goals from Dan Sweeney gave Stourport Swifts a place in the last 16 of the Buildbase FA Vase.
Sweeney scored to give Stourport the lead after six minutes when Aaron Lloyd flicked on Myles Newman’s pass, and he turned defender Aidan Bradshaw to drive low past keeper Chris Jones from 15 yards.
Desborough quickly responded, and Dom Richards saved well to keep out a low shot from Andrew Hall, but five minutes later could do nothing to prevent skipper Sam Beasley turning a low cross from the right past his own keeper and level the score.
Alex Perry missed the best chance to put Swifts back in front when he blazed wide from 8 yards out after a fine cross from Sweeney picked him out.
In the first attack of the second half Swifts were ahead again when Sweeney broke clear of the Desborough defence on the right and curled a spectacular 25 yarder past Jones from the narrowest of angles. The lead once again only lasted 10 minutes, and Desborough were level when top scorer John Dean was on hand at the far post to fire low past Richards from close range after Swifts failed to clear.
Desborough then produced their best spell of the match to give the Swifts creaking defence some heavy pressure, but Matt Fulloway and Harry Higginson were outstanding, while Richards twice saved well from Dan White and Dean once again.
With five minutes of normal time remaining, Sweeney looked likely to win it, but shot wide from 8 yards out after turning Leo Adam in the box.
Eight minutes into extra time Swifts broke the deadlock when Matt Fulloway was brought down from behind after a free kick from the right, and skipper Beasley blasted his spot kick high past Jones to restore their lead.
As Desborough pushed hard to get back on terms in the second half of extra time, Ashley Parsons-Smith picked out Nick MacPherson on the left, who cooly cut inside two defenders to slot past Jones from 10 yards and give Swifts a place in the last 16.
SWIFTS: Richards, Caines, Fulloway, Higginson, Beasley, Sweeney, Perry, Priest, Newman, Lloyd, MacPherson. SUBS USED: Parsons-Smith, Joe Hanson, Bailey
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