Total Motion Midland League Newsletter

From Gary Hazlehurst  13th December 2018

Premier Division Review

Leaders Ilkeston Town opened a 7 point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win at 2nd placed Westfields.  None of the other sides in the top 6 managed to win.

 3rd placed Walsall Wood hosted 5th placed Shepshed Dynamo and they served up a classic in awful conditions at Oak Park. Paul Sullivan and Sam Moore traded goals before Javia Roberts for Wood and Matt Melbourne for Shepshed stole the show, each bagging hat-tricks in a 4-4 draw.

Sporting Khalsa and Worcester City drew 2-2 at Aspray Arena, Dan Westwood with the equaliser for the home side 2 minutes from time. Two goals from Jack Till earned Lye Town all 3 points in a 2-0 win at home to Coventry Sphinx who drop to 6th.  Jake Webb scored three in AFC Wulfrunians 4-0 win at Dunkirk, the win moving Wulfs up to 7th.

Highgate United had two players sent off for the second game in succession as they lost 3-0 at home to Long Eaton United, Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scoring twice. Wolverhampton Sporting Community remain in 20th position following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Stourport Swifts at Pride Park. Jack Downing and drew Canavan with goal for the Swifts.

Two stoppage time goals from John King earned South Normanton Athletic a 2-2 draw at Boldmere St Michaels after Rikardo Reid had scored twice for The Mikes. Quorn came from behind to win 3-1 at Romulus, Steven Hart scoring twice. The game between Loughborough University and Coventry United was abandoned in the 49th minute due to a waterlogged pitch.

Lye Town moved into the top half of the table coming from behind to win 2-1 at Coventry United in midweek.

League Cup

Romulus are into Round 4 of the League up following a 3-2 win over Westfields. Mark Magee scored twice for Westfields, but Romulus edged through thanks to a winner from Aaron Lloyd. Chelmsley Town shocked Premier Division Boldmere St Michaels with a 2-1 win at Pack Meadow.

A last-minute goal from Nathan Dale for Quorn sent their 3rd round tie at home to AFC Wulfrunians to penalties after Jake Webb had given Wulfs the lead from the spot. Quorn won the lengthy penalty shoot-out 7-6.

 Worcester City reached the final of the Worcestershire Senior urn with a fine 3-2 win over Bromsgrove Sporting. James Baldwin scored twice as City raced into a 3-0 half-time lead but two goals in the last ten minutes led to a tense finish.

County Cups

Highgate United bowed out of the Birmingham Senior Cup as Dior Angus scored twice for Nuneaton Borough in their 2-0 win.

Shepshed Dynamo and Leicester Road fought out a goalless draw in the Leicestershire Challenge Cup sending the game to penalties. It was the Division 1 side that triumphed winning 4-3.

Three second-half goals earned Sporting Khalsa a 3-0 win at Bilston Town Community in the Walsall Senior Cup.  

Premier Division Preview

Leaders Ilkeston Town face another top 6 side when Coventry Sphinx visit The New Manor Ground. 2nd place Westfields will be hoping to bounce back after last week’s defeat at the hands of the leaders when mid-table Boldmere St Michaels visit Allpay Park.

3rd placed Walsall Wood shared 8 goals last weekend and another goal fest is promised when they travel to Quorn.

Shepshed Dynamo are unbeaten in the league since September and they could climb into the top three with a win at home to Loughborough University. Sporting Khalsa have picked up just two points from their last three league games and they travel to a resurgent Stourport Swifts.T he Swifts knocked Khalsa out of the FA Cup in August, and drew 0-0 in the league game at Alpay Arena.

 AFC Wulfrunians have moved into the promotion shake up with some fine results and they welcome struggling Highgate United to CKW Stadium. Bottom club Wolverhampton Sporting Community have had another change in management with Wayne Spicer taking over last Saturday. They travel to the Victoria Ground to face a Worcester City side needing a victory to keep in contact at the top of the table.

19th meets 18th at Lees Lane and a win for South Normanton Athletic over visitors Dunkirk could see them move out of the bottom three for the first time this season.

Romulus sit just outside the bottom three and they travel to Grange Park to face Long Eaton United who climbed above them with an excellent away win last weekend. Two sides with FA Vase hopes still alive meet at The Sports Ground with Coventry United the visitors to Lye Town, three days after their first meeting at The Butts Park Arena.




Kidderminster Sunday Premier League

 as at 1st December 2018

    P W D L F A Pts
1 Stourport Swifts 8 5 2 1 24 15 17
2 Wombourne Pool Bar 9 5 1 3 23 21 16
3 Beech Tree Sports 10 5 1 4 16 20 16
4 Harriers Trust 8 4 3 1 26 12 15
5 Stourbridge Athletic 9 4 2 3 37 17 14
6 Namaste Tigers 7 4 2 1 22 9 14
7 Netherton Colts Seniors 7 4 2 1 19 10 14
8 Pure Sport Foundation 7 4 0 3 17 20 12
9 Netherton   9 2 1 6 16 24 7
9 Areley Kings 8 2 0 6 6 31 6
10 Dudley Sports 6 1 0 5 7 20 3
11 Club Inter 7 0 2 5 3 26 2
  Goalscorers: Lea Cups Total        
  Jack Bailey 5 3 8        
  Harry Stanton 3 2 4        
  Jim Hanson 2 2 4        
  Jake Hollylee 2 2 4        
  Matt Hanson 2 0 2        
  Lewis Mitchell 1 1 2        



Midland Floodlit Youth League – Southern Division

Results :

15-Aug Bromyard Town 2 5 Tuffley Rovers
16-Aug Pegasus Juniors 1 2 Slimbridge
20-Aug Stourport Swifts 7 2 Pegasus Juniors
  Lees (5), Espley, Vine     Bufton, Roberts
22-Aug Cheltenham Town 3 5 Bishops Cleeve
  Tuffley Rovers 4 3 Redditch United
23-Aug Slimbridge 9 0 Bromyard Town
29-Aug Bishop Cleeve 0 5 Malvern Town
30-Aug Pegasus Juniors 4 3 Cheltenham Town
  Slimbridge 7 3 Redditch United
  Stourport Swifts 0 4 Slimbridge
        Buckland(2) Ahmed(2)
  Malvern Town  2 1 Redditch United
10-Sep Malvern Town  2 1 Pegasus Juniors
  Stourport Swifts 2 1 Bromyard Town
  Lees, Lovett     Adey
13-Sep Cheltenham Town 1 9 Slimbridge
  Tuffley Rovers 0 2 Bishops Cleeve
17-Sep Stourport Swifts 3 3 Cheltenham Town
  Patrick, Howard, Lees     Gyasi, Idowy, Romais
18-Sep Bishop Cleeve 4 1 Bromyard Town
27-Sep Slimbridge 3 0 Malvern Town
    4- Oct  Bromyard Town  1  7  Cheltenham Town
   Tuffley Rovers  1  1  Pegasus Juniors
   Bishops Cleeve   2  2  Stourport Swifts
    8- Oct  Bromyard Town  0  5  Bishops Cleeve
   Stourport Swifts  4  2  Tuffley Rovers
 11- Oct  Cheltenham Town  2  5  Malvern Town
 17-Oct  Bishops Cleeve  1  0  Pegasus Juniors
 18-Oct  Tuffley Rovers  1  6  Cheltenham Town
   Bromyard Town  0  12  Malvern Town
 22-Oct  Malvern Town  7  0  Tuffley Rovers
 25-Oct  Slimbridge   2  2  Bishops Cleeve
   Pegasus Juniors  4  3  Bromyard Town
   Cheltenham Town  3  1  Redditch United
 1-Nov  Pegasus Juniors   2  6  Stourport Swifts
   Slimbridge   3  3  Cheltenham Town
   Tuffley Rovers   3  2  Bromyard Town
 13-Nov  Bishops Cleeve  1  0  Cheltenham Town
   Malvern Town  2  3  Stourport Swifts
 19-Nov  Malvern Town  3  0  Bishops Cleeve
   Redditch United   3  2  Tuffley Rovers
   Slimbridge   5  0  Pegasus Juniors
23-Nov  Redditch United  6  1 Bromyard 
26- Nov  Tuffley Rovers   7  2 Stourport Swifts
27- Nov  Redditch United    4   6 Slimbridge 
29-Nov  Malvern Town   2 Cheltenham Town 
 6-Dec Pegasus Juniors   1 5 Malvern Town 
7-Dec  Redditch United    2  2 Bishops Cleeve 


 Southern Division League Table - as at 7th December

    P W D L GD Pts  
1 Malvern Town 11 9 0 2 35 27  
2 Slimbridge 10 8 2 0 36 26  
3 Bishops Cleeve 11 6 3 2 6 21  
4 Stourport Swifts 9 5 2 2 4 17  
5 Tuffley Rovers 10 4 1 5 -7 13  
6 Cheltenham Town 12 3 2 7 -4 11  
7 Pegasus Juniors 11 3 1 7 -20 10  
8 Redditch United 8 2 1 5 -4 7  
9 Bromyard Town 10 0 0 10 -46 0  

  Swifts Juniors win County FA Fair Play Award

We are proud to announce that Stourport Swifts Juniors FC (SSJFC) have won the WFA Youth Fair Play Award, season 2017/18.

This is especially  poignant as it was our very first  season

When we established SSJFC in 2017 we started with five teams; U11s, U12s, U14s Jaguars, U14s Pumas and U15s

The FA's Respect programme launched in 2008 aims to unite the game and helps ensure football is enjoyed in a safe, inclusive and enjoyable environment, both on and off the pitch. The Worcestershire County FA then look at discipline points and any issues that have arisen and how they’ve been dealt with, and then sent to a safeguarding/discipline panel to narrow down potential winners.

Our Head of Youth Development Steve Shepheard and our Club Welfare Officer  Karen Shepheard will attend an awards ceremony at Worcester Cricket Club on 9th November to accept the award on behalf of the club.

As a club we have gone from strength to strength. We now have 13 teams for our 2018/19 season, U7s, U8s, U9s, U9s Wildcats, U11s Wildcats U12s, U13s, U14s Jaguars, U14s Pumas, U14s Lions, U15s, U16s, U16s Panthers.

As a committee we are extremely proud of our players and coaches for all their hard work, dedication and commitment to the club.

We’ve had a lot of support from others also and would like to thank our parents for volunteering and helping out and we’d also like to thank the committee of Stourport Swifts FC for their continued help and support and hope to continue our successful links between the Juniors and Seniors in the future.

How the club has developed and expanded over the last year has far exceeded our expectations, We have a strong committee, fantastic coaches and a great bunch of kids.

Our philosophy as a club is summed up in the FA Fair Play quote, in that we want our kids to “enjoy football, feel safe and have a good time.”

Long may it continue. 😀

Claire Beard 

 Swifts Junior Programme grows

Stourport Swifts Junior Programme gets underway again this season with the introduction of FIVE levels of Junior teams in action.

Led by Head of Youth Development and qualified FA Coach Steve Shepheard, and playing most of their games at Stourport High School, Swifts will now field a total of FIFTEEN separate Junior sides.

 ‘Mini Swifts’ have increased to Under 5's, Under 6's, under 7's and Under 9's plus the existing Under 11’s, Under 12’s, two Under 13 teams, and an Under 15 side.

Two new teams will play on Sundays, Under 14's and Under 16's plus another Under 16 team, joining the existing teams.

Also there will be two new girls teams at Under 9 and Under 11 level.

Chairman Pip Hanson said "It's fantastic to see the Junior Section growing so fast after just one season.

We will also have a new Under 18 team in the Southern Division of the Midland Floodlit League, providing a pathway for the two Under 16 teams to Senior level.

With new manager Quentin Townsend forging a strong link with Worcester University, we are geared to provide a great opportunity for local young players all the way to the Midland Premier League"