Swifts hit with bad news on Downing
Stourport Swifts suffered a blow to their plans after hearing that top scorer Jack Downing 18, has been recalled by his parent club AFC Telford United, and his loan will not be renewed. Telford are pushing for promotion from National League North, and currently sit in 4th place in the table.
Manager Quentin Townsend was disappointed to hear the news, and said . “We always knew Jack ‘s loan would be temporary, and he has come on leaps and bounds this season. He is a hot prospect, as his 11 goals in 23 games so far for us shows. He has become a serious threat to defenders, and I am not surprised that Telford have decided not to extend the loan period. We wish him well for the future.” Townsend has turned his attention to seeking out a suitable replacement for the last twelve game of the season.
Total Motion Midland League Newsletter
From Gary Hazlehurst 17th January 2019
League Cup Quarter Final
Ilkeston Town vs Quorn
Shepshed Dynamo or Long Eaton United vs NKF Burbage
Worcester City vs Romulus
Coventry Sphinx vs Chelmsley Town
Premier Division Review
A goal in the 90th minute by new signing Deon Meikle maintained Ilkeston Town’s 7 -point lead as they drew 1-1 at Boldmere St Michaels.
2nd place Walsall Wood took an early lead through Sylvan Ebanks-Blake at Worcester City, but George Forsyth equalised midway through the second half as honours were shared. 3rd placed Westfields went down to a single goal defeat at home to Sporting Khalsa, Sean Williams with the goal in the 28th minute.
5th placed Shepshed Dynamo were held at home to a goalless draw by Coventry United who finished the game with ten men. AFC Wulfrunians slip to 7th following a 1-1 draw at home to South Normanton Athletic. Jack Till scored three times as Lye Town beat basement side Wolverhampton Sporting Community 6-2 at The Sports Ground.
Long Eaton United were reduced to 10 men but came from behind to beat Quorn 3-1 at Grange Park. Romulus lifted themselves four points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at Stourport Swifts. Loughborough University are one place above the drop zone after a 2-0 defeat at Highgate United.
In midweek - Sporting Khalsa are up to 3rd following a 2-0 win over Shepshed Dynamo at the Aspray Arena. At the other end of the table, Dunkirk gave themselves a huge boost in their battle to avoid the drop with a 1-0 win at South Normanton Athletic. Romello Nangle scored the all-important goal three minutes into stoppage time.
Premier Division Preview
With just 6 games scheduled, only two of the promotion contenders are in action. Westfields have only picked up 7 points from their last 6 matches and need to get back to winning ways when they travel to Boldmere St Michaels who won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Allpay Park.
Shepshed Dynamo welcome mid-table Lye Town to The Dovecote and they can solidify a top three place with a victory. Worcester City will still believe that they are themselves in the promotion mix however they have a 17 point gap to close to the top of the table. They welcome in-form South Normanton Athletic to The Victoria Ground with the visitors battling to avoid relegation. Loughborough University had a decent cup win in midweek and they welcome FA Vase heroes Coventry United to Holywell. One defeat in 7 games has lifted Long Eaton United well clear of the relegation zone. They included a win over Stourport Swifts in that run and they meet again at Walshes Meadow. Leading scorer Jack Downing serves the last match of his 3 game suspension for Swifts.
Inconsistent Quorn welcome relegation threatened Dunkirk to Farley Way in a game that promises goals.
Midland Floodlit Youth League – Southern Division
|15-Aug||Bromyard Town||2||5||Tuffley Rovers|
|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|
|29-Aug||Bishop Cleeve||0||5||Malvern Town|
|30-Aug||Pegasus Juniors||4||3||Cheltenham Town|
|Malvern Town||2||1||Redditch United|
|10-Sep||Malvern Town||2||1||Pegasus Juniors|
|Stourport Swifts||2||1||Bromyard Town|
|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|
|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|
|Pegasus Juniors||4||3||Bromyard Town|
|Cheltenham Town||3||1||Redditch United|
|1-Nov||Pegasus Juniors||2||6||Stourport Swifts|
|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|
|26- Nov||Tuffley Rovers||7||2||Stourport Swifts|
|27- Nov||Redditch United||4||6||Slimbridge|
|29-Nov||Malvern Town||2||1||Cheltenham Town|
|6-Dec||Pegasus Juniors||1||5||Malvern Town|
|7-Dec||Redditch United||2||2||Bishops Cleeve|
|13 Dec||Cheltenham Town||2||0||Bromyard Town|
|14 Dec||Redditch United||5||2||Pegasus Juniors|
|Malvern Town||4||0||Bromyard Town|
|10 Jan||Bishops Cleeve||3||1||Tuffley Rovers|
|16 Jan||Bishops Cleeve||0||8||Slimbridge|
Southern Division League Table - as at 17th January
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. 😀
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"