Misambo snapped up by Hednesford

Manager Quentin Townsend suffered a blow to his plans when defender Rudy Misambo,  24, having an outstanding season so far in the Swifts defence, left to join Evo Stik North side Hednesford.

Townsend said “ We are disappointed to lose Rudy, but he is ambitious and we wish him well for the future. He has all the qualities needed in a top class defender”.

Hednesford currently have former Swifts striker Dan Sweeney also on their books, on loan from Solihull Moors. Sweeney has 5 goals in his first 6 games.

Andy Nicol has also moved to Midland League Division Two side Northfield Town.

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

 

 Total Motion Midland League Newsletter

From Gary Hazlehurst  8th November 2018

Buildbase FA Vase Round 3

The draw has been made for the 3rd round of this year’s Buildbase FA Vase with 10 MFL clubs still in the competition

Ilkeston Town vs Eastwood Community

Coventry United vs Hinckley AFC

Cadbury Athletic vs Desborough Town

Westfields vs Leicester Nirvana

Shepshed Dynamo vs NKF Burbage

Lye Town vs Cogenhoe United

Sporting Khalsa vs Walsall Wood

Ties to be played weekend of December 1st

 

Review - Buildbase FA Vase Round 2

Cadbury Athletic raced into a 3-0 lead at home to Heather St Johns but 2 goals from Chris Lloyd gave the Saints hope. The Chocolatemen held on to reach round 3. Three first half goals ensured Coventry United progressed as they beat league rivals Boldmere St Michaels 3-0 at The Butts Park Arena.

 Sam Belcher scored twice as Hinckley AFC made it into the third round with a 3-1 win over WMRL Hereford Lads Club. Two goals in the last ten minutes put the gloss on the scoreline as Lye Town beat Brocton 4-1 at The Sports Ground. Quorn were the only MFL team to lose to a side from another league as they were beaten 2-1 by Eastwood Community at Farley Way despite taking a one goal lead into the break. Shepshed Dynamo took their league form into the Vase to beat Blidworth Welfare 3-0 at The Dovecote.

 Dan Westwood scored a hat-trick to give Sporting Khalsa a 3-0 lead at home to Hucknall Town. Adam Nelson scored twice for Hucknall in the last 10 minutes and they also hit the bar as Khalsa were relived at the final whistle. NKF Burbage caused a shock winning 2-0 at Premier Division Stourport Swifts, Jesse Adcock and Nathan Astill with the goals.

Walsall Wood eased past Dronfield Town, 3-1 the score at Oak Park. Westfields hosted league rivals Romulus and took a 2-0 lead early in the second half. The Roms responded to draw level but Keanu Cooper had the final say for the home side, scoring the winner in the 80th minute.  Premier Division leaders Ilkeston Town took an 8th minute lead at Wolverhampton Sporting Community and they doubled it with 7 minutes remaining to go through to the next round.

Worcester City became the 2nd MFL side to be beaten at home by a team from another league when Desborough Town scored two second half goals to win 2-0 at The Victoria ground. Both teams were reduced to ten men in the second half. 

This leaves 10 teams from the MFL through to the last 64 of the competition.

League Cup

There was a seven goal thriller at Silkmore Lane as Division 1 Brocton beat Premier Division promotion challengers Sporting Khalsa 4-3. The Badgers raced into a 3-0 lead inside the first 28 minutes and though Khalsa closed to within a goal, James McGrady’s second of the game was a clincher.

Worcester City scored 4 goals in the last 20 minutes to turn around a half-time deficit at Highgate United, City winning 4-1.

Other Cups

 Boldmere St Michaels pulled off a giantkilling in the Walsall Senior Cup beating Step 4 Chasetown 2-0 at The TBMG.

Rocester gave Step 3 Stafford Rangers a scare at Marston Road in the Staffs Senior Cup before eventually bowing out 4-2.

In the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup, two goals from Dreniz Bala helped Lye Town to a 3-0 victory over Bewdley Town. Continental Star found the two division difference too much as they were beaten 4-0 at WMRL Pershore Town. Alfie Bloomer scored twice as Fairfield Villa won 4-1 away at Division 1 Littleton. Quorn eased past Northfield Town, Omar Haughton scoring twice in their 5-1 win.

Ilkeston Town conceded 3 goals in the opening 18 minutes at Belper United in the Derbyshire Senior Cup and although Tim Hopkinson pulled a goal back, it was the Step 6 side that went through.

 

Premier Division Preview

League leaders Ilkeston Town welcome 7th placed AFC Wulfrunians to the New Manor Ground with Wulfs unbeaten in their last four league away games. Worcester City will want to bounce back from last week’s disappointing FA Vase defeat when they welcome Loughborough University to The Victoria ground.

2nd placed Westfields face a tricky trip to Lye Town who are in fine form at The Sports Ground. There should be a real humdinger at Butts Park Arena when mid table Coventry United entertain high flying Sporting Khalsa. Walsall Wood have won their last four league games to take 3rd spot in the table and they will be hoping to make it 5 on the spin when bottom club South Normanton Athletic visit Oak Park.

Coventry Sphinx are having another excellent season and they will be looking to maintain their top 6 spot when they travel to Stourport Swifts.

 Shepshed Dynamo are the form team in the Premier Division and they welcome Highgate United to The Dovecote. Long Eaton United climbed out of the relegation zone last weekend and they will want to put some daylight between themselves and the bottom three as they entertain Boldmere St Michaels.

Wolverhampton Sporting Community have been picking up points since their change in management and they travel to The Vale Stadium to face a Romulus side a few places ahead of them. Quorn were surprisingly knocked out of the FA Vase last weekend and they travel to Dunkirk who are in the relegation zone.

 Midweek fixtures:

TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER   

 AFC Wulfrunians  v  Coventry United 

Dunkirk  v  Sporting Khalsa 

Highgate United  v  Ilkeston Town 

Lye Town  v  Long Eaton United 

 Shepshed Dynamo  v  South Normanton Athletic  

 

  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
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

 Southern Division League Table - as at 14th November

    P W D L GD Pts  
1 Slimbridge 8 6 2 0 29 20  
2 Bishops Cleeve 9 6 2 1 9 20  
3 Malvern Town 8 6 0 2 27 18  
4 Stourport Swifts 8 5 2 1 9 17  
5 Cheltenham Town 10 3 2 5 -2 11  
6 Tuffley Rovers 8 3 1 4 -11 10  
7 Pegasus Juniors 8 2 1 5 -12 7  
8 Redditch United 4 0 0 4 -8 0  
9 Bromyard Town 9 0 0 8 -41 0  
                 

   

 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"