Quorn fixture switched due to FA Vase match
Swifts away match at Quorn on Saturday 13th October has been moved to Wednesday 17th October as Quorn have an FA Vase commitment. Kick off will be 7.45pm
Total Motion Midland League Newsletter
From Gary Hazlehurst 20th September 2018
The draw for the 1st Round of the FA Vase has been made
Shepshed Dynamo vs Bewdley Town
Cadbury Athletic vs Hanley Town
Lye Town vs Chelmsley Town
Romulus vs Wellington
Bustleholme vs NKF Burbage
Coventry United vs Wednesfield
Loughborough University vs Heather St Johns
Belper United vs Quorn
Brocton vs Highgate United
Heanor Town vs Ilkeston Town
Sporting Khalsa vs Winsford United
Hereford Lads Club vs Paget Rangers
Boldmere St Michaels vs Rugby Town
Worcester City vs Long Eaton United
Smethwick vs Walsall Wood
Ties to be played the weekend of October 13th
AFC Wulfrunians were knocked out of the competition, a goal two minutes into stoppage time giving Wellington a 2-1 win at CKW Stadium.
Loughborough University travelled to Arnold Town and made serene progress with a 5-0 win, Matty Crookes scoring twice. Doubles for Chris Cowley and Chris Lloyd saw Heather St Johns through 4-0 at Birstall United Social.
Boldmere St Michaels are through to Round 1 following a 3-0 win at The TBMG over Studley. Brocton beat league rivals Nuneaton Griff 4-0 at Silkmore Lane with Lee Osborne scoring twice. Two goals in the first 17 minutes saw Cadbury Athletic home with a 2-0 win over Wem Town.
Chelmsley Town took on WMRL favourites Tividale at Pack Meadow and had an excellent 3-1 win with Jordan Wade scoring twice. Coventry Copsewood entertained Hereford Lads Club and it was the WMRL side that went home happy with a 2-1 win. Atherstone Town took a 3rd minute lead at Coventry United however 2 goals from Kyle Carey gave the home side victory. Ilkeston Town travelled to in-form Graham Street Prims but goals from Ryan Whitehurst and Elliott Reeves saw them through 2-0.
Dunkirk twice came from behind to equalise at Heanor Town but a penalty three minutes into added time gave the former MFL side victory, 3-2 the final score. Littleton hosted WMRL Smethwick and it was the visitors that made progress with a 51st minute goal. Lye Town were made to fight all the way as they beat Division 2 Bolehall Swifts 2-0 at Stourbridge Road. Zak Goodison scored twice as Long Eaton United needed extra time to beat Ollerton Town 5-1.
Steve Hart scored twice as Quorn beat Skegness Town 4-1 at Farley Way. Heath Hayes had a long trip to Saffron Dynamo, but it wasn’t a happy homecoming as the home side won 4-0. South Normanton Athletic took the lead at home to Selston but goals either side of half-time helped the visitors to a 3-1 win. Sporting Khalsa are into Round 1 after a 7-3 victory at Stone Old Alleynians.
Two goals from Lee Chilton and an eight minute hat-trick from Rico Taylor saw Khalsa take a 7-0 lead and despite three late goals, it was Khalsa that sealed the win. Uttoxeter Town and Walsall Wood couldn’t be separated after 120 minutes with the game ending 2-2. There was a remarkable game at Wellington Amateurs with the home side beating Racing Club Warwick 6-3 despite being reduced to 10 men.
A goal in the second half of extra time from Celson Patricinio ensured Shepshed Dynamo go through with a 3-2 win at Whitchurch Alport. Luke Richards scored the only goal of the game as Romulus beat Wolverhampton Casuals at Brinsford Lane.
NKF Burbage are through to the 1st round for the first time in their history after goals from Jess Adcock and Pele Orton secured a 2-1 win over Cradley Town.
Walsall Wood and UttoxeterTown served up a classic in their replay at Oak Park. Uttoxeter raced into a 3-0 with Doug Price scoring twice but back came the Wood to draw level. The visitors took the lead again, but Joey Butlin got his second of the gam to take the gam into extra time. Tony Clarke was the match winner for The Wood scoring the vital 9th goal of the night in the 114th minute.
Premier Division Review
Westfields extended their lead to three points following a 1-1 draw with 4th placed Coventry Sphinx at Allpay Park. Worcester City are up to 3rd as they beat Wolverhampton Sporting Community 3-2 at Pride Park. Highgate United got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Stourport Swifts at The Coppice.
Dunkirk jump 4 places in the league table following a 3-1 win over Boldmere St Michaels.
Quorn took a 2-0 lead at Worcester City and heading into stoppage time that’s hoe it stood. Luke English had other ideas and a double in time added on gained a point for City.
FA Cup Preview
Kidderminster Harriers vs Atherstone Town
The Adders reward for three successive away wins at higher ranked opponents is a trip to Aggborough to face National North Kidderminster. The Harriers lost their unbeaten league record in midweek and sit in 2nd place wile The Adders we’re knocked out of the FA Vas last weekend by Coventry United. The Adders will need all of the vocal encouragement from their travelling supporters if they are to pull off a Huge shock
St. Neots Town vs Romulus
The Roms have been flying in Cup competitions this season but they face their toughest trip yet to Step 3 St Neots Town. The home side haven’t been in great form but a solid away win last Saturday has set this game up. Roms progressed in the Vase last week and will go into the game with confidence. A replay on Monday would be an excellent result
Premier Division Review
Leaders Westfields travel to Loughborough University looking to maintain their lead at the top of the table. The students won 5-0 on the road last week and should prove to be a real challenge. 2nd places Ilkeston Town welcome Boldmere St Michaels to the New Manor Ground. The Robins lost for only the second time this season last time out and this could be another tight affair.
Worcester City have climbed to 3rd following a good run of results and they welcome near neighbours Lye Town to The VictoriA Ground. Coventry United have also moved into contention in the past couple of weeks and they travel to Oak Park to face Walsall Wood. Sporting Khalsa have hit form after a slow start to the season and bottom club South Normanton Athletic are the visitors to the Aspray Arena, with the Shiners still searching for their first point of the season.
Shepshed Dynamo entertain Wolverhampton Sporting Community with both sides at the wrong end of the table. Highgate United bounced back to form last weekend and they travel to Farley Way to face a Quorn side in good goal scoring form. Long Eaton United had an excellent victory in the Vase last weekend and they will be hoping to take that form into the league as they host AFC Wulfrunians at Grange Park. Dunkirk climbed above Stourport Swifts with a win in midweek and with just one pint separating the two sides, this should be an even game.
Swifts enter Under 18 Floodlit League
Swifts Chairman Pip Hanson announced last night that Stourport will next season be entering a team in the Under 18 Midweek Floodlit League. “ This will be the next stage in developing our own talent, and we will be looking for the most promising performers to be pushing for 1st team experience during the season. We will be playing all our games at Walshes Meadow.” said Hanson.
The Swifts will be in the Southern Division, which includes the following teams:
Bishops Cleeve, Bromyard Town, Cheltenham Town, Malvern Town, Pegasus Juniors, Redditch United, Slimbridge, and Tuffley Rovers.
Any interested players should contact Pip Hanson directly on 07966 644762
|Under 18's Midland Floodlit League|
|Southern Division||as at 18th September|
|RESULTS SO FAR:|
|Stourport Swifts||3 3||Cheltenham Town|
|Stourport Swifts||2 1||Bromyard Town|
|Stourport Swifts||0 4||Slimbridge|
|Stourport Swifts||7 2||Pegasus Juniors|
Swifts Junior Programme grows
Stourport Swifts Junior Programme gets underway again 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, 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"