Stourport Swifts Christmas Raffle 2019
Draw held 4th January in the Clubhouse at 6.00pm
Prize winners :    
1 £100 Cash Matt Hanson
2 Glenmorangie Whisky Claire Whitehouse  (JT)
3 Christmas Wine Claire Whitehouse (JT)
4 Hardy's Red wine Janet Lees
5 Merlot Red Martin Cartwright
6 Three Barrels Brandy Kate Kitchen
7 Celebration chocolates Rich Adey
8 Rose wine Keith Roberts
9 Victoria biscuits Judy (Bingo)
10 Teachers Whisky Doreen Wenham
11 Rioja Red wine MJP (Mike Pratt)
12 Cosmetics box Keith Roberts
13 Victoria biscuits Neil Fulloway
14 Lambrini Phil Briggs
15 Absolut Vodka Matty Round
16 Rose wine Sylvia McDonald
17 Rose wine Kate Haighway
18 Red wine  Heidi K.
19 Quality Street chocolates Neil Fulloway
20 Jack Daniels Pip Hanson
21 Gordons Gin Graham Downing
22 Babycham Joe Hanson
23 Air Hockey game Claire Whitehouse
24 White wine G. Sutton
25 Fruit Spirits liquer chocolates Keith Roberts
26 Vintage Port Matt Hanson
27 Lambrini Karen (Jock)
28 Snuggles Blanket Steven Drew
29 Asti Martini Louie
30 Champagne Dave Lees
31 Red wine  Matty Round
32 Victoria biscuits Jock
33 Rose wine Ginge
34 Red wine  Rich Adey
35 Rose wine Joe Billingham
36 Red wine  Jim Hanson
37 Rose wine Jodie Costello
38 Crystal Gin Glasses Meg Gall

Midland Football League Newsletter

From Gary Hazlehurst  16th January

Buildbase FA Vase - 5th Round Draw        
Corinthian vs Sporting Khalsa        
Bradford Town  vs Leighton Town        
Consett AFC vs Deal Town  OR  Binfield    
Plymouth Parkway  vs West Auckland Town        
Longridge Town vs Hebburn Town        
Wroxham vs Stowmarket Town        
Bitton AFC vs Sutton Common Rovers        
Atherstone Town vs Worcester City      


Buildbase FA Vase Round 4 Review

Result of the round belongs to Atherstone Town who travelled to FA Vase favourites Stockton Town and made it through to Round 5 with a 1-0 win. Joe Obi scored the only goal of the game late in the second half to the delight of the Adders supporters.

Sporting Khalsa join them in Round 5 after they beat Kirkley and Pakefield 2-0 after extra time. Sean Williams and Mykel Beckley were on target for Khalsa.

South Normanton Athletic took a 16th minute lead through Richard Hanslow at home to Thurlow Nunn high-flyers Wroxham Town. They held the lead until the 64th minute but goals from Chris Skipper, Grant Holt and Charlie Clarke saw the Yachtsmen through.

A goal just after halftime from Louis Dodds settled the game between West Auckland Town and Walsall Wood in the Northern League sides favour. Premier Division leaders Newark Flowserve travelled to Lancashire to face Longridge Town and their FA Vase run ended with a 5-1 defeat. Tom Ince scored a hat-trick for Longridge while Ben Hutchinson was on target for The Highwaymen.

Worcester City and Coventry United met on Wednesday night after their game on Sunday was washed out. United took an early lead but a double from Marco Adaggio sent City through to the last 16. A tasty trip to Atherstone Town is the reward and it is sure to attract a large crowd.

Premier Division Review

Stourport Swifts moved up to 4th in the table, just one point off the top, as they won 2-1 at Tividale, with goals from Nick MacPherson and Joe Billingham.

 Heather St John’s are up to 5th following a 4-1 win over Long Eaton United, Kieron Clarke scoring twice. Boldmere St Michaels missed the chance of moving to within 6 points as they went down 2-1 at AFC Wulfrunians, Jumaane Meggoe with the winner for Wulfs.

At the foot of the table, an 88th minute equaliser from Steve Hole earned Haughmond a 2-2 draw at Selston. 2nd bottom Gresley shared the spoils with Racing Club Warwick at The Moat, 1-1 the final score.  

Lye Town are just three points ahead of Gresley after they were beaten 2-1 at home by Coventry Sphinx. The Flyers took the lead inside the first five minutes but two late goals from Louis Guest and a stoppage time winner from Charlie Faulkner saw the points go back to Coventry.

Premier Division Preview

Leaders Newark Flowserve travel to Boldmere St Michaels eager to bounce back from last weekend’s FA Vase defeat. Flowserve have won their last four league games scoring 15 goals in the process. One point from their last two league games has slowed the Mikes charge up the table.

 2nd placed Sporting Khalsa travel to The Victoria Ground to face mid-table Worcester City. The sides have met twice this season at the Aspray Arena with Khalsa winning comfortably in the league and City progressing in the league cup. 3rd placed Coventry United travel to The Moat Ground to face 2nd bottom Gresley. United have won their last five in the league, all at home, which included a 4-3 win over the Moatmen. Gresley have one win and three draws in their last six games which has lifted them off the foot of the table.

6th meets 4th at Castle Vale with Romulus hosting Stourport Swifts. Swifts are flying at the moment, picking up nineteen points from a possible twenty-one, which included a 2-1 win over today’s hosts. Roms have lost four of their last six yet they are still just four points off top spot.

 Heather St John’s have moved back into contention with three wins in four and they travel to Lees Lane to face South Normanton Athletic. The Shiners excellent run in the FA Vase came to an end last Saturday and they will be keen to climb back up the table. 9th placed Long Eaton United welcome 7th placed Walsall Wood to Grange Park with The Wood having games in hand on all the sides above them. The Wood have lost their last four games in all competitions and need a win to re-ignite their promotion push. Long Eaton are on a poor run which has seen them pick up just four point from their last eight games and slide down the table.

 11th meets 12th at The Coppice with two side putting together decent runs. Highgate United are unbeaten in seven and have been particularly strong at home. AFC Wulfrunians have had one defeat in the last seven and beat Highgate 3-1 earlier in the season at the CKW Stadium.

Selston remain at the foot of the table with games in hand and they welcome 4th place Racing Club Warwick to Parish Hall. Selston drew last time out while The Racers are unbeaten in three which has lifted them away from the foot of the table. 17th meets 16th at Shrewsbury Sports Village with Tividale the visitors to Haughmond. Haughmond drew last time out following a couple of defeats while Tividale have lost three of their last four. It was a 2-2 draw when they met in August and this one is likely to be as close.

Coventry Sphinx in 15th welcome 18th placed Lye Town to the Ryona Engineering Supplies Stadium a week after Sphinx won 2-1 at The Sports Ground. That win for Sphinx halted a run of three straight defeats. The Flyers have lost six of their last seven and they are now just three points off the bottom two.

 Full revised League Cup draw:

Last 16 draw for the Moldwel Products Limited, League Cup Round 3

Bolehall Swifts or Selston vs South Normanton Athletic or Newark Flowserve

Long Eaton United vs Walsall Wood or Uttoxeter Town

Coventry Copsewood vs Kirby Muxloe or Coventry United

Leicester Road vs Nuneaton Griff

Brocton vs Hinckley or Ashby Ivanhoe

Tividale vs Worcester City

Cadbury Athletic or Lye Town vs Romulus

Stourport Swifts vs Racing Club Warwick


 Non League Pyramid sees major re vamp

  There will be significant changes in the non-league structure at the end of the coming season with new leagues at Step 5 and Step 6 reducing to 17 leagues. The Midland Football League submitted a credible application to be allocated an additional Step 5 and Step 6 division. Unfortunately, that application was unsuccessful, and the MFL will continue to run one Step 5 and one Step 6 division next season. Two of the traditional feeder leagues, West Midlands Regional League and East Midlands Counties League have lost their Step 6 status, and this implies that the make-up of the top two MFL divisions next season will be very different. 

Promotion and relegation this season will again be clouded by points per game. Promotion from Step 5 favours Northern clubs with three promoted from each of the Northern league, North East Counties league and North West Counties League. The winners of the MFL Premier Division will be promoted to Step 4. This is where it gets messy. The four best placed runners up from Combined Counties League, Eastern Counties League, Essex Senior League, Hellenic League, Midland league, Southern Counties East, Spartan South Midlands, Southern Combination, United Counties League, Wessex League and Western League, on a points per game basis will be promoted to Step 4. The remaining 7 runners up will play one of the bottom Step 4 sides in a play-off to be hosted by the higher placed side.  

Relegation will also depend on Points Per Game. The Clubs in the bottom place in each of the fourteen divisions at Step 5 at the end of the Regular Season will be ranked on a points per match basis (then goal difference, then goals scored if required) - the twelve lowest will be relegated and placed in the most geographically appropriate division of Step 6. 

Promotion from Step 6 is much simpler. The top four clubs from all Step 6 leagues (apart from the two South West divisions which are promoting two only) will be promoted to Step 5. The bottom two clubs will be relegated to Step 7. All Step 7 Clubs seeking promotion to Step 6 must make an application using the prescribed form direct to The Association, copied to their existing League, by 31st December in the relevant year. In order to be considered for promotion Clubs must finish in 1st position in their Step 7 league. 

If the Club finishing in 1st position does not wish to be promoted or fails to meet the entry criteria, then the club finishing in 2nd position will be eligible for the promotion. If the club in 2nd position does not seek promotion or fails to meet the entry criteria, then clubs down to 5th position may be considered for promotion provided that they meet the appropriate entry criteria. Clubs finishing below 5th position may not be considered for promotion and, for this season only, more than one club may be considered from each League. 


 Stourport Swifts Sunday

Kidderminster Premier League as at 13th January         
    P W D L F A Pts
1 Namaste Tigers 13 9 1 3 33 17 28
2 Green Man Inn 9 9 0 0 31 9 27
3 Stourbridge Athletic 15 8 0 7 40 32 24
4 Areley Kings 16 7 2 7 24 23 23
5 Wombourne Pool Bar 13 6 4 3 34 23 22
6 Pure Sport Foundation 12 5 2 5 30 26 17
7 Stourport Swifts 13 5 1 7 32 33 16
8 Windmills End 12 4 3 5 24 28 15
9 Netherton 8 3 1 4 15 15 10
10 Netherton Colts Seniors 11 1 4 6 21 33 7
11 Club Inter 10 0 0 10 8 53 0

 Stourport Swifts U21’s

Midland League Western U21's  as at  13th January         
    P W D L F A Pts
1 Rushall Olympic  15 10 2 3 48 28 32
2 Halesowen Town 13 10 2 1 40 20 32
3 Kidderminster Harriers 13 10 0 3 53 18 30
4 Droitwich Spa BG 13 7 1 5 32 24 22
5 Stourport Swifts 16 6 2 8 30 35 20
6 Sutton Coldfield Town 13 6 1 6 27 30 19
7 AFC Birmingham Youth Dev. 15 6 0 9 33 49 18
8 Boldmere St Michaels 14 5 0 9 25 32 15
9 Worcester City 15 5 2 8 27 38 14*
10 Chasetown 9 4 0 5 18 16 12
11 Lichfield City 15 3 3 9 25 49 12
12 Brocton 15 3 3 9 18 37 8*
  * 3 points deducted              


 Stourport Swifts Under 18’s

Midland Floodlit League-Southern Division as at 15th January  
    P W D L F A Pts
1 Stratford Town Juniors 12 9 3 0 47 15 30
2 Stourport Swifts 9 7 2 0 50 11 23
3 Lye Town 7 6 0 1 32 11 18
4 Kidderminster Harriers Juniors 8 5 2 1 36 13 17
5 Boldmere St. Michaels 8 5 1 3 43 22 16
6 Malvern Town 11 5 0 6 32 40 15
7 Pershore Town 10 2 2 6 19 22 8
8 Alvechurch Juniors 13 1 3 9 22 54 6
9 Bromyard Town 9 1 1 7 7 34 4
10 Gornal Athletic 10 1 0 9 4 70 3