Postponed match re arranged

Swifts postponed home match v. Gresley Rovers has been re arranged for Tuesday 20th October, 7.45 kick off.   

The fixtures with Racing Club Warwick this season have now been reversed, to accomodate the installation of an all weather pitch at Racing Club FC, so Swifts will be at home on Tuesday 13th October, and away on Saturday 20th February.

Midland League Newsletter 24th September 2020

From Gary Hazlehurst

 League News

 The draw has been made for the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Vase.

Ties to be played Saturday 10th October

Chelmsley Town vs Paget Rangers

 Romulus vs Leicester Road

Highgate United vs Racing Club Warwick

Winsford United vs Boldmere St Michaels or Brocton

 Uttoxeter Town vs Stourport Swifts

Rocester vs Bewdley Town

Studley vs Darlaston Town (1974)

 Coventry Sphinx vs Shifnal Town

 GNP Sports vs Gresley Rovers

 Tividale vs Stapenhill

Cadbury Athletic vs Lichfield City

Abbey Hulton United vs Ashby Ivanhoe

Long Eaton United vs Selston

Quorn vs Kirby Muxloe

Review - Buildbase FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying

Rocester got the weekend underway with an excellent 1-0 win over OJM Black Country at the Aspray Arena. Jordan Godfrey scored the only goal of the game in the 2nd minute. Uttoxeter Town upset Premier Division AFC Wulfrunians at the CKW Stadium winning 3-0, all the goals in the last half hour. Callum Woodward equalised for Coventry Sphinx against Worcester Raiders to send the game to penalties. Keeper Tom Cross saved 3 Raiders penalties so Sphinx progressed.

Heather St Johns travelled to West Midlands League Darlaston Town and were beaten 2-0 thanks to two second half goals. Two goals in a minute early in the second half earned Dudley Town a 2-1 win at Heath Hayes. It was a thriller at The Coppice as Highgate United and Wellington drew 3-3. Romario Martin scored twice for the Gate including an 88th minute equaliser. The penalty shoot-out was also dramatic with Highgate eventually winning 8-7. Leicester Road and Haughmond fought out a 0-0 draw with both keepers in excellent form. Leicester Road keeper Will Highland was the star man, saving two Haughmond penalties to see his side through 3-0.

 Nuneaton Griff and Chelmsley Town also went to penalties following a 2-2 draw. It was Chelmsley that won through, 4-1 from the spot. Paget Rangers entertained Wolverhampton Casuals and it was the home side that went through with an excellent 3-1 win. Tom Smith scored twice for Racing Club Warwick as they won 2-1 at Hereford Pegasus. Three first half goals sent Romulus on their way to a 3-1 win over Coventry Copsewood at Castle Vale Stadium. Callum Riddell scored the only goal of the game as Stapenhill won at Sandbach United.

 Selston and Eastwood Community shared 6 goals at Parish Hall with Kenan Layton bagging a stoppage time equaliser from the spot for Selston. The penalties went the way of the home side 4- 3. Lichfield City made comfortable progress with a 4-0 win at Staffordshire neighbours Stafford Town, Kyle Patterson scoring twice. Studley got their season up and running with a fine 2-0 win at Hinckley. Dale Edwards opened the scoring after just four minutes with Mark Magee adding a second 15 minutes later.

Review - The Emirates FA Cup 1 st Qualifying Round

Hats off to Newark who made it through to the 2nd qualifying round with an absolutely stunning 5-0 win at Step 3 AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Ben Hutchinson and Danny Meadows scored twice for The Highwaymen who were 3 goals to the good inside 20 minutes. Long Eaton United were within seconds of a penalty shoot out at Hednesford Town but Danny Glover got his second goal of the night to earn The Pitmen a 3-2 win.

 Coventry Sphinx went toe to toe with Ilkeston Town, however two goals in the last ten minutes earned The Robins a 2-0 win. Nantwich Town raced into a 4-0 lead at Tividale, Joe Malkin and Callum Saunders both scoring twice, before Tividale responded with two goals of their own. Worcester City were involved in another epic cup tie at Claines Lane. They took a 17th minute lead at home to Step 3 Stafford Rangers before the Northern Premier League side scored twice in five minutes to lead 2-1 at half-time. Aaron Roberts equalised for City, but Joe Cuff grabbed his second and Rangers third to finish the scoring. One added plus for City was their live stream service which has received plaudits from all who have tuned in. A positive example to other clubs in these pandemic times.

Review - Premier Division

Sporting Khalsa maintained their unbeaten start with a 3-2 win over Worcester City at Noose Lane. Khalsa took a 2-0 lead through a Jake Gosling penalty and Josh McKenzie. City came back to score two in five minutes in the second half, both from Andy Nicol. Gosling earned Khalsa all three points with a second penalty two minutes from time. Newark made it two wins out of two as they beat Tividale 2-0, Craig Westcarr with the opener.

Stourport Swifts dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Lye Town at Walshes Meadow. There was a dramatic finish at Oak Park as Danny Munday scored a stoppage time winner for Gresley Rovers at Walsall Wood, 2-1 the final score. Romulus picked up their first win of the season beating Stourport Swifts 2-1 at Castle Vale. Chad Degville-Cross netted the winner for Roms in the 84th minute.

Sporting Khalsa are six points clear following a 3-2 win over Racing Club Warwick. Josh McKenzie scored twice for Khalsa with Jake Gosling netting the winner late on. AFC Wulfrunians and Lye Town fought out a 1-1 draw at the CKW Stadium. Wulfs were reduced to ten men in the 18th minute and missed a penalty before taking the lead on the hour mark through Aaron Bishop. Former Wulf Jordan Harrison equalised with a free-kick thirteen minutes from time. Two goals in the last five minutes earned Heather St John’s a 2-0 win at Selston.

 Stourport Swifts Sunday

 
Kidderminster Premier League as at 21st September        
    P W D L F A Pts
1 Netherton 3 3 0 0 9 2 9
2 Wombourne Pool Bar 3 2 1 0 7 2 7
3 Pure Sport Foundation 2 1 1 0 7 3 4
4 Sporting Club 2 1 1 0 6 4 4
5 Pockets 2 1 1 0 4 3 4
6 Stourbridge Athletic 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
7 Netherton Colts Seniors 3 1 0 2 9 5 3
8 Stourport Swifts 2 1 0 1 5 5 3
9 Areley Kings 3 1 0 2 6 9 3
10 Namaste Tigers 3 1 1 2 4 7 3
11 Station Inn 3 1 0 2 3 10 3
12 Phoenix 3 0 1 2 4 5 1
13 Windmills End 2 0 0 2 3 9 0

 Stourport Swifts U21’s

 
Midland League Western U21's  as at  21st September      
    P W D L F A Pts
1 Rushall Olympic  3 3 0 0 26 3 9
2 AFC Birmingham Youth Dev. 2 2 0 0 8 1 6
3 Allscott AFC  3 2 0 1 8 5 6
4 Redditch United 3 2 0 1 9 9 6
5 Halesowen Town 3 1 1 1 10 5 4
6 Cheltenham Town  Hereford Dev. 3 1 1 1 8 7 4
7 Stourport Swifts 2 2 0 1 11 6 3
8 Bewdley Town 3 1 0 2 5 23 3
9 Kidderminster Harriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Lane Head 3 0 0 3 3 12 0
11 Gornal Youth  3 0 0 3 0 17 0

 

 Stourport Swifts Under 18’s

Midland Floodlit League-Southern Division as at 16th September
    P W D L F A Pts
1 Cheltenham Town 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
2 Stourbridge AFC 1 1 0 0 8 1 3
3 Malvern Town 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
4 Stourport Swifts 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
5 Pershore Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Redditch United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Stratford Town Juniors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Kidderminster Harriers Juniors 1 0 0 1 1 8 0
9 Shawbury United Juniors 1 0 0 1 0 3 0