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, 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.

Prize money for the winners of the 4th Round goes to £1,875. This is the last 32 of the national competition which started with 440 teams on 3rd September.

Buildbase FA Vase 4th Round

 

The draw for the last 32 of the Buildbase FA Vase was held at Wembley on Monday 4th December and sees favourites West Auckland Town facing a relatively short trip to play Ebac Northern League First Division rivals Stockton Town.

Minnows Norwich CBS from the Step 6 Thurlow Nunn League First Division, must travel to Spartan South Midlands Leaguers Leighton Town, whilst the two other Step 6 outfits, West Midlands (Regional) League side Wolverhampton Sporting Community and Midland League Division One Hinckley AFC have also been drawn away at ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division side Cogenhoe United and Northern League Marske United respectively.

The Total Motion Midland Football League boasts FIVE teams in the last 16.

Ties to be played on Saturday January 6th 2018.

Full 4th Round Draw:

1 Newcastle Benfield VS Coleshill Town
2 Wisbech Town VS Bromsgrove Sporting 
3
Cogenhoe United VS Wolverhampton Sporting Community
4
Marske United VS Hinckley AFC
5 1874 Northwich VS Pontefract Collieries
6 Stockton Town VS West Auckland Town
7 Desborough Town VS Stourport Swifts
8 Melksham Town VS Crowborough Athletic
9 Westfields VS Hamble Club
10 Blackfield & Langley VS Bracknell Town
11 Leighton Town VS Norwich CBS
12 Newport (IoW) VS Bradford Town
13 Eastbourne Town VS Windsor FC
14 Horley Town VS Chichester City
15 Tring Athletic VS Hullbridge Sports
16 Thatcham Town VS Biggleswade

 

 

 Total Motion Midland League Newsletter

from Gary Hazlehurst - 6th December

 Premier Division Review

Sporting Khalsa returned to the top of the table following a hard-earned 1-1 draw at Heanor Town. The Lions took the lead on the hour mark through Sam Vickers, but Liam Holt equalised from the spot to share the spoils. Loughborough University let a 2-goal lead slip at home to Haughmond before James Daly stepped up in stoppage time to seal the victory for The Scholars. A solitary goal from Romaine Graham earned Long Eaton United all 3 points at Lye Town. Two goals in the first 17 minutes sent AFC Wulfrunians on their way to a 2-1 victory at South Normanton Athletic.

Cups

Following the abandonment of the Polymac Packaging League Cup Round 2 tie between Rugby Town and Coventry Copsewood on 24th October 2017, and the conclusion of the subsequent investigation into the events surrounding the abandonment, the Discipline Committee’s decision was that both Clubs were found guilty and that they are both removed from this season’s competition.

South Normanton Athletic will receive a bye in Round 3.

 Shawbury United were knocked out of the TJ Vickers Shropshire Challenge cup, going down 3-1 at Whitchurch Alport. 

Rugby Town took the lead against Walsall in the Birmingham Senior Cup but were eventually beaten 3-1.

Lye Town knocked Alvechurch out of the Worcestershire Senior Urn, winning a penalty shoot-out 3-2 after the tie ended goalless. Stourport Swifts eased through to the semi final beating Malvern Town 3-1. Littleton kept up their good performances in cup competitions with a 2-1 win over Bewdley Town.

A Chris Cowley goal saw Studley through in the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup against Alvechurch Reserves. Josh Blake scored a hat-trick and Luke Cole twice as Racing Club Warwick beat Black Country Rangers 6-2. Chelmsley Town were beaten 2-1 at Tividale. Coventry Copsewood went goal crazy at Coventry Alvis, 8-0 the final score with Andre Yerou bagging a hat-trick. Paget Rangers progressed with a 4-0 win at Wednesfield, Yasin Al-Massry scoring twice.  Bolehall Swifts took an early lead at Smethwick but eventually lost 3-1. Nuneaton Griff lost a 2-goal lead at Dudley Town to be knocked out on penalties. 

Stafford Town pulled off a giant killing beating Port Vale on penalties in the Staffordshire Senior Cup. Jordan Dodd scored twice as the sides drew 3-3 after 90 minutes with the Reds winning 4-3 from the spot. Sporting Khalsa bowed out of the competition, going down 3-1 at Newcastle Town. Walsall Wood were beaten 1-0 at home by Wolverhampton Sporting Community

In the Derbyshire Senior Cup, Belper Town knocked out Long Eaton United on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Ilkeston Town made progress also on penalties after drawing 1-1 at Glossop North End. South Normanton Athletic took the lead at Mickleover Sports but the home side came back to win 3-1. 

In the Walsall Senior Cup, Stafford Rangers beat Boldmere St Michaels 3-1 at Marston Road. Sutton Coldfield Town eased past Heath Hayes, 4-0 the final score. 

 Premier Division Preview

Game of the day in the Premier Division is at The Victoria Ground where in-form Coventry Sphinx visit Bromsgrove Sporting. Sphinx have won every game since their last visit to The Victoria Ground in October when they were beaten by Worcester City. Leaders Sporting Khalsa travel to Hillsfield to face Rocester struggling at the wrong end of the table. Coleshill Town, in 2nd, welcome Long Eaton United to Pack Meadow with the visitors on a run of three wins from their last four league games. 4th placed Worcester City have games in hand on the teams above them and will want to stay in contention when they travel to the CKW Stadium to face AFC Wulfrunians. There is a good game in prospect at The Coppice as Highgate United welcome Westfields, fresh from their superb FA Vase win in Plymouth.  Bottom side Shawbury United are 5 points adrift of safety but have played less games than the sides around them. They welcome Coventry United to Ludlow Stadium, a game which impacts the top of the table too. Shepshed Dynamo will be looking to bounce back from last weeks heavy FA Vase defeat when they host struggling Lye Town. A big game at the foot of the table sees Quorn welcome Haughmond to Farley Way with both sides needing points. 20th meets 19th at The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground with Boldmere St Michaels hosting South Normanton Athletic. Two sides in decent form meet at Holywell with Loughborough University entertaining Stourport Swifts. At Butlin Road, Rugby Town welcome Heanor Town and it is a surprise that both sides are firmly in mid-table.

 

  

 Swifts Announce Junior Programme

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

Headed up by qualified FA Coach Steve Shepherd and playing most of their games at Stourport High School, the teams are already attracting a host of local talent.

There will be a team of ‘Mini Swifts’ for 7-9 year olds, plus Under 11’s, Under 12’s, two Under 13 teams, and an Under 15 side.

Chairman Pip Hanson said ‘’We have been looking to get this under way for some time. Steve is a very experienced coach and his knowledge and enthusiasm will help us establish a pipeline of young players coming through in all age groups, and raise our profile throughout the area.’’