SWIFTS WIN CUP ON PENALTIES
WORCESTER INFIRMARY CUP FINAL Played at Langland Stadium Malvern Attendance: 160
Stourport Swifts 2 Littleton 2 (Swifts win 7-6 on penalties)
Paul Hurrell stepped up to fire Stourport Swifts to this Cup Final win with the deciding penalty as this thrilling match finished in a 2-2 draw.
Twice Swifts had come from behind as first Matt Fulloway then Dan Sweeney pulled back Littleton's lead.
Littleton took the lead after half and hour when Fulloway brought down Stokes in the box, and Dan Holloway put his side in front from the penalty spot. Jack Pearlman hit the Littleton bar as Swifts pushed to get back on terms, and Joe Phillips saw his goalbound shot blocked. Dan Sweeney hit the bar once again when his clever chip evaded Sam Launay in the Littleton goal.
Callum Grant twice produced outstanding saves for the Swifts from Kyonn Evans and Matt Fusco as chances went begging at both ends, but Dan Stokes failed to convert the best chance of the half just before the break when he eluded Hurrell's challenge but shot wide with the goal at his mercy.
After 66 minutes Joe Phillips hit the bar for the third time for the Swifts from five yards out when it seemed easier to score, but just a minute later Matt Fulloway levelled when he headed home from Beasley's corner on the right.
Littleton looked to have won it when substitute Sean Brain raced through to score with six minutes left, but with the game running into injury time, Sweeney coolly turned inside to fire a low right foot shot past Launay to equalise.
As the game went to a penalty shoot out, Sweeney and Sam Beasley fired calmly home from the spot, before Pearlman saw his effort saved by Launay
After Jack Bailey and Jim Hanson rammed home their spot kicks, Matt Fulloway stepped up to win it for the Swifts after Littleton had seen Grant foil Stokes, but his kick was saved by Launay. The tension grew as Reece Wager scored penalty number six, but after Littleton defender Stuart Marston hit the bar, Hurrell drove home his kick to win the trophy for Stourport for the first time in 19 years.
SWIFTS: Grant,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Hanson,Priest,Perry,Pearlman,Beasley,Phillips,Sweeney. SUBS USED: Wager,Bailey.
Stourport Swifts 2 St. Andrews 2 MPL Saturday 29th April Att:144
Stourport Swifts ended their MPL season with a home draw against St.Andrews and a 13th place finish.
Walsall Wood slipped through the relegation trapdoor on the last day of the season when they lost 4-0 at Westfields. Tividale and Brocton also go down.
Alvechurch finished MPL champions, eventually six points clear of second placed Coleshill Town.
Swifts took the lead in this match after just seven minutes when Jack Pearlman scored his first goal for the club, slotting in from closer range after keeper James Stallen spilled Hanson's cross from the left. Sweeney and Phillips both failed to increase Swifts' lead before the break, and Stallen did well to foil Sweeney and Phillips just after.
St Andrews drew level in the 74th minute when Sam Hollis forced home six yards out after Swifts twice failed to clear, but just two minutes later Swifts were back in front when Dan Sweeney blasted past Stallen from ten yards after Phillips' cross had come back off the bar.
With none minutes left, Mitch Fairhurst evade Beaumont on the left and crossed for Shay Brennan to head home his 42nd goal of the season and give his side a point.
SWIFTS: Richards,Beaumont,Hurrell,Beasley,Hanson,Sweeney,Pearlman,Perry,Colley,Phillips,Lloyd. SUBS USED: Wager,Francis-Mills,Priest.
|SAT 29 APR 2017|
|MFLP||Boldmere St Michaels||4||-||3||Coventry United||Trevor Brown Memorial Ground|
|MFLP||Brocton||1||-||3||Shawbury United||Silkmore Lane Sports Ground|
|MFLP||Coleshill Town||3||-||3||Sporting Khalsa||Pack Meadow|
|MFLP||Heanor Town||1||-||2||AFC Wulfrunians||The Town Ground|
|MFLP||Highgate United||4||-||1||Coventry Sphinx||The Coppice|
|MFLP||Lye Town||1||-||0||Loughborough University||Sports Ground|
|MFLP||Shepshed Dynamo||3||-||3||Quorn||The Dovecote Stadium|
|MFLP||Stourport Swifts||2||-||2||St Andrews||Walshes Meadow|
|MFLP||Tividale||2||-||4||Long Eaton United||The Beeches|
|MFLP||Westfields||4||-||0||Walsall Wood||Allpay Park|
MIDLAND PREMIER DIVISION FINAL TABLE
Coventry Spinx 1 Stourport Swifts 3 MPL Saturday 22nd April Att: 126
Having banished relegation worries last week, Stourport Swifts produced one of their best performances of the season to leave Coventry Spinx stunned, and avenge their injury time defeat at home in November.
Swifts again paid for a slow start to fall behind after just seven minutes when Nathan McGarity fired home unchallenged with the Swifts defence calling for offside.
Paul Hurrell scored just his second goal of the season to put Swifts level after twenty two minutes, when he forced home from close range following a Phillips corner.Five minutes later Swifts hit the woodwork twice in five seconds when first Perry struck the post following up a shot from Sweeney which was saved by Sphinx keeper Scott Dutton, and Alex Smith blasted against the bar from twenty yards after the scramble that followed.
After ten minutes of the second half Swifts went in front when Dan Sweeney drove low past Dutton after more good work from the energetic Alex Perry. Joe Phillips and Aaron Lloyd both missed good chance before Swifts made it a comfortable three points when Jim Hanson finished off a sweeping ten pass move from just outside the box.
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Hurrell,Beasley,Hanson,Sweeney,Priest,Pearlman,Perry,Phillips,Lloyd. SUBS USED: Wager,Colley.
Stourport Swifts 4 Tividale 0 MPL Monday 17th April Att 109
Stourport Swifts made their Premier League status secure with this emphatic win against bottom of the league Tividale.
The Swifts ensured their safety when Jim Hanson crossed from the right for Aaron Lloyd to head home at the far post past Lewis Hanley in the Tividale goal. Dan Sweeney made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time when he crashed a right foot shot into the bottom corner after being put clear by Beasley.
Tividale battled to get back on terms, and Richards twice saved well from Jake Brigdale and Dan Smith.
After the interval Tividale saw the game slip away when skipper Karl Gardner was unfortunate to turn Lloyd's cross past his own keeper.
Joe Phillips made it 4-0 and assured Swifts' safety when he turn in Sweeney's low cross from close range.
SWIFTS: Richards,Hanson,Hurrell,Beasley,Wager,Sweeney,Priest,Pearlman,Colley,Phillips,Lloyd.SUBS USED: Smith,Francis-Mills,Bailey
Heanor Town 2 Stourport Swifts 1 MPL Sat 15th April Att: 140
Swifts relegation scrap came off the rails when Heanor striker Joe Naylor scored twice in twelve minutes to wipe out their hard fought lead.
Joe Phillips put Swifts ahead five minutes after half time, and after their first half defensive display they looked set for a win. But Matt Fulloway was forced off with an injury soon afterwards, and Swifts' defensive composure disappeared with him.
Naylor first levelled the score when Dominic Wilkinson crossed from the right and he pounced at the far far post to beat Richards with a sharp finish. Twelve minutes later he was on hand to repeat the performance and put Heanor in the driving seat.
Swifts worked hard to get back on terms, and Jack Pearlman had the best chance of the match from a Phillips corner, but shot over from six yards when it seemed easier to score.
Swifts have a crucial home match against relegated Tividale on Bank Hoilday Monday, kick off 3.oopm.
SWIFTS: Richards,Hanson,Fullloway,Beasley,Wager,Sweeney,Priest,Pearlman,Colley,Phillips,Lloyd.SUBS USED:Smith,Bailey
Stourport Swifts 1 Malvern Town 0 (Agg 3-1) Worcester Infirmary Cup Att 91
Stourport Swifts won the second leg of this Worcester Infirmary Cup semi final to go through to the final 3-1 on aggregate.
Manager Mark Phillips shuffled his pack last night with imprtant league games coming up at the holiday weekend, and they produced a battling performance to edge out West Midland League outfit Malvern.
Alex Perry scored the only goal of the match after 30 minutes when Joe Colley's 40 yard ball picked him out as he raced between two defenders to cooly clip past the advancing Charlie Weaver in the Malvern goal.
Malvern created several chances of their own, but Swifts keeper Callum Grant produced a series of fine saves to deny 38 goal striker Dave Reynolds and also Matt Turner and Lewis Platt.
Weaver also saved well at the feet of Joe Phillips in the second half, and Matt Fulloway blazed over from close range after a Perry corner.
Swifts will meet either Littleton or Studley, both from Midland League Division One in the final.
SWIFTS: Grant,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Sweeney,Priest,Perry,Colley,Francis-Mills,Lloyd. SUBS USED:Hanson,Phillips,Bailey
Boldmere St Michaels 1 Stourport Swifts 2 MPL Saturday 8th Apr Att: 102
Stourport Swifts made it two wins in five days to move up to 15th in the table and ease their relegation worries.
Swifts got off to the worst possible start on Boldmere"s new 4G pitch when Stuart Capaldi chipped in from 40 yards after just EIGHT SECONDS.
Joe Phillips levelled for the Swifts after 24 minutes when he converted at the second attempt after being put through by Beaumont.
Boldmere had a goal disallowed for offside minutes later, and Capaldi was just off target again with a header.
Joe Phillips put Swifts ahead from the spot after Smith handled in the box, and weathered some heavy pressure before Aaron Lloyd made it 3-1 on the stroke of time.
SWIFTS:Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Beaumont,Sweeney,Priest,Hanson,Perry,Lloyd,Phillips. SUBS USED:Francis-Mills
Stourport Swifts 2 Brocton 0 MPL Tuesday 4th April Att: 69
Stourport Swifts edged closer to Premier League safety with this crucial win against Brocton.
Two second half goals from Alex Perry and Matt Fulloway gave them three points and moved them up to 16th in the congested Premier League basement.
The first half was a nervous affair, but Brocton keeper Aidan Stone did well to keep out efforts from Phillips, Perry and Lloyd.
Perry broke the deadlock six minutes after the break when he forced home from close range after Fulloway headed down Jim Hanson's right wing free kick.
Swifts had a lucky escape when Brocton striker Sam Mills broke through but shot over the bar.
Fulloway settled Swifts jangling nerves when he drove smartly past Stone from the edge of the box after a right side corner.
SWIFTS: Richards,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Sweeney,Priest,Pearlman,Perry,Phillips,Lloyd. SUBS USED: Francis-Mills
Quorn 4 Stourport Swifts 3 MPL Saturday 1st April Att: 76
Stourport Swifts had this match all but won as they led 3-2 with five minutes left, but let it all slip to concede two late goals and leave themselves precariously just outside the bottom three.
Swifts fell behind in the 31st minute when top scorer Nathan Dale saw his shot come back off the post, and James Hicks was on hand to sweep home the rebound. Swifts were level ten minutes later when Ben Priest neatly steered his shot inside the post from 15 yards.
After the break Callum Grant saved well from Turner as Quorn pushed forward, and produced another outstanding save to tip Hodge's free kick over the bar.
On 66 minutes Paul Hurrell was judged to have pulled down Nick Goold in the box, and Nathan Dale stepped up to score from the spot.
Quorn midfielder Callum Thompson saw his shot come back off the bar before Joe Phillips levelled for the Swifts when he curled a superb left foot shot into the top corner from the right hand corner of the box. Just three minutes later his goalbound effort was cleared off the line by Quorn defender Jake Dodds, but he was not to be denied, and put Swifts in front with another 20 yard drive into the top corner after 84 minutes.
But with Swifts looking in control, Dale equalised with a header from a left side corner, and in the dying seconds Thompson broke free on the right after a mistake from Perry, and crossed for Hicks to head the winner.
SWIFTS: Grant,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Hanson,Priest,Perry,Pearlman,Beasley,Sweeney,Phillips. SUBS USED: Lloyd,Colley
Stourport Swifts 3 Lye Town 1 MPL Saturday 25th March Att:96
Stourport Swifts bounced back from two defeats in a week to beat third placed Lye with a much improved display.
A goalless first half was a fiercely contested affair, and referee Liam Theraud did well to keep his cards in his pocket.
Swifts broke the deadlock nine minutes after the break when Matt Fulloway rose at the far post to head home a Sam Beasley free kick from the right. Five minutes later Dan Sweeney raced clear of the Lye defence and kept his cool to round Coleman in the Lye goal and slide home a second Swifts goal.
Bookings followed at regular intervals, and Lye striker Ben Billingham saw red for a second yellow.
Skipper Ben Jevons headed Lye back into contention in the 69th minute to set up a nervous finish for the Swifts, but three minutes later, Beasley made the points safe when he blasted home a short free kick from Perry from 20 yards out.
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Hanson,Priest,Beasley,Pearlman,Perry,Phillips,Sweeney. SUBS USED:Beaumont,Lloyd,Francis-Mills
Sporting Khalsa 5 Stourport Swifts 1 Tuesday 21st March MPL Att: 40
Stourport Swifts went down to their second heavy loss in four days as their relegation threat deepened.
After a promising start in which Rion Francis -Mills squandered a golden chance then hit the crossbar with a looping header, it was Khalsa who took the lead when Michael Perks fired them in front after 14 minutes. Swifts competed well as the heavy rain made it tough going, with Phillips and Sweeney going close as they looked to get back on terms, but five minutes before the break, Luke Shearer bundled home from close range to put Khalsa two up.
Simeon Townsend exposed Swifts defensive shortcomings at set pieces again when he headed home from close range in the 65th minute, and top scorer David Meese added another 8 minutes later, with Shearer makng it 5-1 in injury time.Walsall Wood and Quorn both picked up a win and a draw respectively to make matters worse.
SWIFTS:Richards,Hanson,Hurrell,Beasley,Wager,Sweeney,Pearlman,Priest,Perry,Francis-Mills,Phillips. SUBS USED:Colley,Smith
Stourport Swifts 1 Highgate United 6 MPL Sat 18th March Att:88
Stourport Swifts dropped back into danger with this battering at home to Highgate.
Paul Hurrell dropped a clanger in the first minute to allow Marco Addagio a simple opener, and just before half time things got even worse when keeper Dominic Richards handled outside the box and was sent off.
In the second half it took Adaggio just eight minutes to complete his hat trick and leave the Swifts with a mountain to climb. Callum Grant in the Swifts goal performed heroics as they fought to stem the tide,but Keegan Woolley and Orrin Pendley made it 5-0 before Jim Hanson pulled a consolation goal back for Stourport. Romario Martin made it a 6-1 route in the last minute.
SWIFTS:Richards,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Beaumont,Francis-Mills,Beasley,Perry,Sweeney,Phillips,Lloyd SUBS USED; Grant,Priest,Smith
Stourport Swifts 1 Sporting Khalsa 1 MPL Sat 11th March Att: 76
Swifts battling performance was nearly enough to take a precious three points from high flying Khalsa, but with nine minutes left they conceded a penalty which top scorer David Meese despatched to give his side a point.
In a much improved display, Stourport fought for every ball and had the better of the chances, with Aaron Lloyd seeing his shot cleared of the line, and after Joe Phillips had skinned the Khalsa defence Sam Beasley saw his goalbound shot blocked.
Paul Hurrell and Matt Fulloway were defensive rocks, and it was Fulloway who gave the Swifts a first half lead when he headed home Beasley's right side corner after 26 minutes.
Khalsa saw two efforts disallowed for offside, and piled on some heavy late pressure, but Swifts held on for a vital point.
SWIFTS: Richards, Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Sweeney,Beasley,Priest,Perry,Phillips,Lloyd. Subs used: Cesar,Francis Mills
Coventry United 5 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Tues 7th March Att: 82
Stourport Swifts were brought back to earth with a bang last night as they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season away at Coventry United.
Another poor first half show saw them reeling at 4-0 down by the break and the game lost.Two early goals from Chris Cox put Coventry firmly in the driving seat, and Josh O'Grady and Courtney Cameron made it four after Callum Grant had saved Cox's penalty
Substitute Reece Snape completed the rout after the break.
Shepshed Dynamo 1 Stourport Swifts 2 MPL Sat 4th March Att: 144
Two goals in two second half minutes turned this game around to give Swifts three consecutive league wins for the first time this season and nudge them closer to safety.
A dire first half meant Shepshed could have gone in four goals up but for some poor finishing and two fine saves from Dominic Richards, but they had only a solitary goal from Liam Read to show for their efforts.
Three minutes into the second half Swifts were level when Pearson in the Shepshed goal fumbled Beasley's corner and Alex Perry turned it smartly home. Just one minute later, Jim Hanson crossed low from the right and Dynamo skipper Jake Betts could only divert the ball into his own net.
Swifts were pinned back as Shepshed pushed hard to get back on terms, but held on to take all three points.
SWIFTS:Richards,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Beaumont,Sweeney,Priest,Beasley,Hudson,Perry,Phillips.SUBS USED: Lloyd,Wager,Francis-Mills
Stourport Swifts 3 Rocester 2 MPL Saturday 25th February Att:56
Stourport Swifts made it two wins in five days to lift themselves out of the MPL bottom three.
Andy Hudson fired them ahead after just three minutes of this match, and Joe Phillips made it three goals in two games when he hit Swifts 2-0 in front just twelve minutes later, diverting Dan Sweeney's effort beyond Froggatt's right hand.
Rocester hit back to reduce the deficit when Callum Riddell hit his 14th goal of the season with a cool finish after 24 minutes.
After the interval Phillips, Hudson and Paul Hurrell all failed to convert close range chances. and just after the hour Dan Sweeney stepped up from the penalty spot to try and make the game safe when Fulloway was brought down in the box, but blasted his spot kick against the post.
Sub Sam Beasley finally opened up some breathing space to make it 3-1 ten minutes later when he fired home at the far post after a great run into the box from Phillips.
Rocester made Swifts sweat for the points when Jim Frost drove in at the far post after left wing corner, bur Swifts held on take the points.
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Colley,Sweeney, Hanson,Priest,Perry,Hudson,Phillips.SUBS USED: Beasley,Lloyd,Gittens.
Stourport Swifts 3 Shepshed Dynamo 0 MPL Tues 21st February Att:77
Joe Phillips returned for his first start in four games to fire a goal in each half to give Swifts three precious points last night.
After a shaky start which could easily have seen them two goals down, Swifts opened the scoring when Jim Hanson saw his shot parried by Pearson in the Shepshed goal, and Phillips blasted home the rebound from a tight angle. Both sides hit the post when first Hanson rattled the upright with a long range drive, and then Jake Betts saw his powerful header come back off the left hand post from a left side corner.
Swifts lost skipper Joe Robinson with a knee injury after 25 minutes to be replaced by Ben Priest, but this didn't prevent them from creating near misses for Hanson and Francis-Mills.
Three minutes after the break Dan Sweeney was floored in the box by full back Liam Hurst, and stepped up to fire the penalty firmly into the top corner past Pearson.
Phillips scored the goal of the night after some good work from Hanson saw him evade Morrell's challenge on the left corner of the box and fire a fierce right foot drive just inside the post.
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Beaumont,Robinson,Perry, Hanson,Francis -Mills,Sweeney,Phillips.SUBS USED:Priest,Lloyd,Hudson
Malvern Town 1 Stourport Swifts 2 Worcester Infirmary Cup Semi Final 1st leg 15th Feb
Matt Fulloway forced home an 85th minute winner to give Stourport Swifts the advantage in this Worcester Infirmary Cup semi final first leg.
Stourport had taken an early lead through Joe Robinson, and dominated the first half of this match, but Malvern produced a much improved second half to force Swifts back and equalised on the hour.
Swifts seemed to be struggling from their exertions from Monday nights match at Coleshill, and struggled to keep possession after the break, but Fulloway was on hand to restore their lead to put them in the driving seat for the second leg. TO BE PLAYED ON TUES 28TH MARCH AT WALSHES MEADOW, KICK OFF 7.45 pm
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Phillips,Priest,Robinson,Perry,Francis-Mills,Sweeney. SUBS USED: Lloyd,Joe Hanson,Jim Hanson
Coleshill Town 4 Stourport Swifts 3 MPL Tues 13th Feb Att : 106
Stourport Swifts gave title chasing Coleshill a real scare last night, but failure to take chances meant they came away empty handed.
Rion Francis- Mills gave them a flying start after only four minutes, chipping neatly over Paul Hathaway in the Coleshhill goal. Reece Leeke levelled on 33 minutes after Beckley crossed from the left, and a nightmare two minutes just before half time saw Coleshill snatch the lead, when first Dean Rathbone headed home unchallenged, and Matt Fulloway then diverted Nadat's low cross into his own net.
Aaron Lloyd and Alex Perry Perry failed to find the net from close range before Jim Hanson saw his far post header cleared off the line onto the bar, and Swifts snatched a lifeline when Sweeney scored from the spot after being brought down by Gonzales in the box.
Substitute Simeon Colbourne looked to have made it safe for Coleshill when Beckley crossed for him to slide past Richards after a lightning break, but Hanson pulled Swifts back again with a crisp right footer into the top corner from the edge of the box with six minutes left.
SWIFTS: Richards,Hurrell,Fulloway,Beasley,Wager,Francis-Mills,Perry,Hanson,Robinson,Sweeney,Lloyd. SUBS USED: Beaumont,Phillips.
Rocester 0 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Saturday 21st January Att: 41
Stourport Swifts failed again to make the most of their chances, and were held to a goaless draw at mid table Rocester.
Rocester keeper Richard Froggatt twice produced outstanding saves in the first half to deny Dan Sweeney, back for his second loan spell from Kidderminster Harriers. Sweeney looked a threat despite playing very little football in the past two months, and just after the break again forced Froggatt into a smart save. Jim Hanson and Aaron Lloyd also failed to take advantage of good opportunities.
Rocester's best chance came in the 64th minute when Tom Brown headed against the bar from a James Frost cross.
A 1-0 win for Boldmere against Walsall Wood means Swifts slip back into the bottom three.
Next up is a crucial home match against bottom of the table Brocton on Saturday who also picked up three points at home to Heanor Town.
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Hurrell,Beasley,Wager,Priest,Robinson,Hanson,Francis-Mills,Lloyd,Sweeney. SUBS USED: Beaumont,Hudson
Stourport Swifts 2 Long Eaton Utd 2 MPL Sat 14 th January Att:: 76
Stourport Swifts let slip a two goal lead to allow Long Eaton back into this match and miss out on the chance to move up the table another place closer to safety.
Aaron Lloyd headed Swifts into the lead after 21 minutes, and they went further ahead when United keeper Chris Dodsley could only parry Rion Francis-Mills' left side corner into his own net.
Swifts looked to be heading for a 2-0 half time lead but Paul Hurrell got caught in possession in his own box and Danny Brain nipped in to slide past Richards and make it 2-1.
Stourport lost Alex Perry at the break due to a foot injury, and also their momentum.Long Eaton were back on terms just eleven minutes into the second half when Romain Graham swept home Andy Todd's cross.
Lloyd, Francis-Mills and Andy Hudson all wasted clear chances to put Swifts back in front, but they had to settle for a point.
SWIFTS: Richards,Hurrell,Fulloway,Beasley,Wager,Francis-Mills,Perry,Hanson,Robinson,Hudson.Subs Used: Priest,
Stourport Swifts 2 Pegasus Juniors 2 (Swifts win 4-3 on pens) Worcester Infirmary Cup Tues 10th Jan Att: 41
Stourport Swifts just squeezed into the semi final of the Worcester Infirmary Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout against West Midlands League Pegasus.
Manager Mark Phillips made several changes to give members of his squad some game time, and it started well when Andy Hudson fired home from close range after 22 minutes.
Pegasus had other ideas, and raced ahead with two goals from Tom Boyle before half time after two def.ensive blunders gifted him clear chances he finished neatly. After the interval, Swifts bounced straight back with just four minutes gone when Rion Francis-Mills, in his first start for the Swifts, was put clear by Alex Perry and shot cooly past Bryn Watkins in the Pegasus goal.
Perry and Francis-Mills both squandered good chances to win it for Stourport, while Boyle missed his hat trick chance when he shot tamely wide for Pegasus.
The match went to a penalty shootout after 90 minutes deadlock, and Swifts keeper Dominic Richards proved the hero, with two fine saves after Aaron Lloyd blasted the first spot kick over the bar. Joe Robinson,Matt Fulloway and Matt Pinder scored confident kicks before Jim Hanson stepped up and calmly put the Swifts in the semi final with the last penalty.
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Hill,Priest,Hanson,Perry,Hudson,Francis-Mills SUBS USED: Lloyd,Robinson,Pinder
Stourport Swifts 2 Loughborough Uni 1 MPL Sat 7th January Att 84
Stourport Swifts went behind after dominating the first half of this match, but came back to snatch all three points with an Aaron Lloyd penalty with fifteen minutes left.
Joe Phillips, Aaron Lloyd and Alex Perry all missed good first half chances before Loughborough took the lead with an Alex Read goal three minutes before half time.
After the break Swifts again plied on the pressure, and in the 57th minute Joe Phillips evaded the challenge of Boro' full back Ben Last and crossed to the far post, where Jim Hanson's low shot was well saved by keeper James Stallan, but Hanson reacted quickest to head home the rebound and level the scores.
Six minutes later Swifts produced the move of the match when Lloyd flicked on for Alex Perry, whose first time volley was again well saved by Stallan.
Swifts got the goal they worked so hard for when Joe Phillips was brought down in the box and Lloyd stepped up to cooly score from the spot.
SWIFTS: Richards,Hurrell,Fulloway,Beasley,Wager,Bailey,Perry,Hanson,Robinson,Phillips,Lloyd. SUBS USED: Francis-Mills,Priest
Stourport Swifts 1 Walsall Wood 2 MPL Sat 31st December Att:81
Stourport Swifts produced one of their best performances in recent weeks, but could not turn their quality approach play into goals.
They fell behind again against the run of play after ten minutes, when Joey Butlin reacted fastest to turn Drew Aiton's mishit shot past Dominic Richards in the Swifts goal.
Swifts squandered several good chances to go level, with Phillips, Perry, and Jim Hanson all failing to make the most of clear chances.
The game looked over when Wood sub Liam Molesworth raced through to make it 2-0 with six minutes left, but former Swifts keeper Lewis Gwilliams allowed Jim Hanson's long range effort to slip from his grasp to make it 2-1, and with a minute left Matt Pinder looked to have snatched a point for the Swifts, but shot wide from six yards with the goal in front of him.
SWIFTS:Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Bailey,Hanson,Perry,Priest,Phillips,Lloyd SUBS USED: Hudson, PInder
Westfields 3 Stourport Swifts 3 MPL Tues 27th December Att:229
Stourport Swifts twice came from behind to take a battling point away at third placed Westfields.
After another poor start saw them fall behind in 30 seconds when Richard Greaves headed home the first cross of the match, Swifts dug in and came back strongly to equalise on 19 minutes when Joe Phillips pounced on some hesitation from Kieron Blackburn in the Westfields goal to round him and score, then Jack Bailey was on hand to fire home after Blackburn failed to hold Phillips' shot, and give his side a half time lead
Within two minutes of the restart, Phillips was caught in two minds, and turned the ball into his own net from a left wing corner.
After some fierce Westfields pressure, they took the lead again when Craig Jones fired home a 20yard free kick on 67 minutes.
With the match slipping away, Swifts finally found some pressure of their own, and it was no more than they deserved when sub Matt Pinder forced home from close range after a low cross from Matt Fulloway with 2 minute left on the clock to earn a point.
SWIFTS: Richards,Smith,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Bailey,Perry,Hanson,Priest,Phillips,Lloyd. SUBS USED:Pinder
St. Andrews 3 Stourport Swifts 6 MPL Sat 17th Dec Att: 40
Jim Hanson fired a first half twelve minute hat trick to set Swifts up for a vital 3 points against 8th placed St Andrews.
Stourport looked in for a tough afternoon when St Andrews striker Rob Morgan headed against the post in the 13th minute, but minutes later defender Jason Peace was sent off for his second reckless challenge in a row to leave the home side with ten men.
Swifts immediately got their tails up, and took the lead in the 24th minute when Perry Johnson brought down Joe Phillips in the box and Aaron Lloyd put them ahead with a well taken penalty. Hanson was on hand to score his first just 3 minutes later, forcing home from close range after more good work from Phillips down the left.
Shay Brennan pulled one back immediately for St Andrews, but Hanson sent the Swifts in 4-1 at the break with his second goal from close range in the 34th minute,and a thunderous third from 20 yards five minutes later.
St Andrews produced a spirited response in the second half, and goals from Elliot Puttnam and Rob Morgan reduced the arrears to 4-3 with half an hour to go. With a shock looking on the cards, Swifts got back on track as St Andrews ran out of steam when Alex Perry made it 5-3 with a sharp overhead kick on 83 minutes, and Jack Bailey capped a fine display with the sixth goal with five minutes left, cutting in from the left to fire past Butlin in the St Andrews goal.
SWIFTS: Richards,Priest,Hurrell,Fulloway,Wager,Bailey,Perry,Robinson,Hanson,Phillips,Lloyd.Subs Used: Hudson,Smit
Highgate United 3 Stourport Swifts 1 WSU Tuesday 6th Dec Att:40
Swifts crashed out of the Worcestershire Senior Urn at Highgate after Joe Robinson's back pass let in Lei Brown to score and put Highgate.in front.
Robinson had earlier levelled for the Swifts after Josh Hawker had given Highgate the lead, but his 66th minute gift put the home side in control. Marco Adaggio scored a late third as Stourport pushed for an equaliser.
SWIFTS: Richards,Beaumont,Priest,Hurrell,Wager,Perry,Robinson,Beasley,Hudson,Lloyd,Bailey.SUBS USED: Hanson,Phillips
Stourport Swifts 2 AFC Wulfrunians 2 MPL Sat 3rd Dec Att: 161
This match looked all over after thirty six minutes, with Swifts trailing 2-0 and down to ten men. But a spirited second half fightback saw then earn a point.
In front of their biggest crowd of the season, Stourport had a nightmare start, with Demetri Brown putting the visitors in front from eight yards out after six minutes.Twenty minutes later captain Sam Beasley was sent off for a reckless challenge on Wulfs midfielder Joe Colley, and thing got worse when Kyle Brady ran through to score as half time approached and put Wulfrunians firmly in charge.
Swifts began in a determined mood after the break, and were rewarded when Matt Fulloway headed in at the far post in the 56th minute, and both Perry and Phillips went close before the Wulfs defence finally cracked again with four minutes left when Perry headed powerfully home from five yards.
SWIFTS: Richards,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Perry,Beasley,Robinson,Hudson,Lloyd,Phillips.SUBS USED: Bailey
Walsall Wood 1 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Sat 19th Nov Att: 80
Sub striker Drew Aiton's 62nd minute penalty was enough to sink Stourport and extend their winless run to eight league games. The match looked to headed for a goaless stalemate before Matt Fulloway brought down Joey Butlin in the box and Aiton stepped up to snatch the points.
Chances were few and far between, with neither goalkeeper tested until the sending off of Wood striker Joey Butlin sparked the Swifts into life after the penalty.
Jack Bailey, a header from Aaron Lloyd, and a shot from Joe Robinson which shaved the bar were the closest Swifts came to sharing the points
Swifts; Gwilliams,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Perry,Robinson,Beasley,Phillips,Lloyd,Turner.Subs Used: Bailey
Stourport Swifts 1 Heanor Town 1 MPL Tues 15th November Att: 61
A much improved performance from the Swifts put them in the driving seat after 16 minutes when Reece Shilvock notched his ninth goal of the season from the spot.
High flying Heanor responded immediately, and Lewis Gwilliams produced a string of fine saves to deny Cooper, Reeves and top scorer Kieran Debrouwer. Gwilliams had no response however with 3 minutes to go before half time when Chris Smith arrived at the far post to steer a neat volley into the corner.
Heanor full back Gary Conway received a straight red card for a fierce challenge on Aaron Lloyd after 62 minutes, but Swifts could not make the extra man pay as Heanor held out for a point.
Stourport Swifts 2 Coventry Spinx 3 MPL Sat 5th November Att: 94
Stourport battled back with a 90th minute equaliser only to see a point snatched away when Sphinx defender Darren Eggleton forced home the winner in injury time.
Swifts had taken the lead in the 31st minute when Aaron Lloyd followed up to score after his header had come back off the crossbar, but after the break Spinx's two half time substitutes put them in control when first Ryan Harkin then Dominic Alleyne scored in the space of four minutes. Alex Perry saw his header saved by Dutton, then Phillips and Beasley failed to finsh when it looked easier to score.
Shilvock looked to have snatched a point at the death, but Coventry had other ideas and Eggleton pounced to score after Tower's header came back off the bar to leave Swifts without a win in 6 league games.
Swifts: Gwilliams,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Taylor,Perry,Robinson,Beasley,Lloyd,Phillips.Subs Used:Shilvock,Hudson
Stourport Swifts 1 Highgate United 2 Polymac Packaging League Cup Tues 1st Nov Att: 64
A spirited second half fightback was not enough to keep Stourport Swifts in the League Cup last night.Highgate were by far the faster out of the blocks, and raced into a two goal lead after just thirteen minutes through goals from Marco Addagio.
The second half saw Swifts hit back strongly, but could only muster a response from Aaron Lloyd with ten minutes left after some fine work from Jim Hanson.
SWIFTS: GWILLIAMS,BEAUMONT,FULLOWAY,HURRELL,WAGER,HUDSON,BEASLEY,SHILVOCK,HANSON,BAILEY, LLOYD.SUBS USED: CLARKE,PHILLIPS
Loughborough University 1 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Sat 29th October Att: 84
Stourport Swifts drew a blank again at Loughborough despite a quality performance and went down to a bullet header from striker Hafeez Sanusi.
Once again Swifts missed their chances, with Dan Sweeney bringing a fine save from Boro keeper Conor O'Keefe in the first half, and Sam Beasley seeing his shot cleared off the line after rounding the keeper in the second. Joe Phillips came closest for the Swifts when his 25yarder came back off the bar with nine minutes left .
Swifts: Gwilliams,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Robinson,Shilvock,Phillips,Beasley,Sweeney,Lloyd. Subs Used: Hudson,Perry,Beaumont.
Stourport Swifts 1 Alvechurch 1 (5-3 pens)Worcs Senior Urn Tues 25th October Att: 89
Swifts dumped top of the table Alvechurch out of the Senior Urn with a battling display to come from behind and move into the quarter final with a nail biting penalty shoot out.
Reece Shilvock equalised Alvchurch's early opener from Joshua Cooke in the 79th minute, and keeper Lewis Gwilliams was the hero with two crucial penalty saves. Swifts netted all five of their kicks from Dan Sweeney,Shilvock,Matt Fulloway,Joe Robinson and Jim Hanson.
Stourport Swifts 0 Boldmere St. Michaels 0 MPL Sat 15th October Att: 76
Depleted Swifts battled out a dull draw with Boldmere to stay above their opponents in the MPL. Chances were at a premium as both sides struggled to find any rhythm.
Dan Sweeney twice tested Feeney in the Boldmere goal, and Gwilliams twice saved well from Harris and Ayettey.
SWIFTS:Gwilliams,Smith,Beasley,Hurrell,Beaumont,Gittens,Robinson,Shilvock,Bailey,Sweeney,Phillips.Subs used: Hudson
Lye Town 2 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Sat 8th October Att: 131
A Paul Hurrell own goal and a set piece gift saw Stourport slump to another disappointing defeat. Despite being in control for most of the match, Swifts Joe Phillips twice squandered one on one opportunitires with the goalkeeper to see his side once again draw a blank.
Stourport Swifts 0 Coleshill Town 2 MPL Tues 4th October Att:64
Stourport Swifts were well beaten by a powerful Coleshill side on Tuesday night.
Second in the table Town opened strongly, and Josh Quaynor put his side in front after only nine minutes after Beasley brought down Barlone on the edge of the box and he cooly stepped up to stroke in the free kick. Gwilliams produced two fine save to deny Smikle and Sterling as Swifts were fortunate to go in only one down at half time.
Chances that came their way aftert he break were wasted as Sweeney, Shilvock and Hudson all missed the goal with good opportunites.
Coleshill sub Corey Carrithers showed them how its done when he pouncedon a mistake by Fulloway and fire past Gwilliams to make it 2-0
SWIFTS:GWILLIAMS,BEAUMONT,FULLOWAY,BEASLEY,WAGER,HANSON,SHILVOCK,ROBINSON,HUDSON,SWEENEY,PHILLIPS. SUBS USED:BAILEY,BURNS
Tividale 1 Stourport Swifts 5 MPL Sat 1st October Att:58
On loan Kidderminster Harriers striker Dan Sweeney gave Stourport Swifts a much needed cutting edge as they romped to a 5-1 victory at bottom of the table Tividale.
Sweeney took just four minutes to make an impact as he was brought down in the box and Reece Shilvock shot low past keeper Luke Kiskinans to put Swifts in front. Tividale levelled with their first attack just two minutes later when Jamie Hunt forced home from close range after Tom Hurdman crossed from the right.
Joe Phillips let two good chances go before finally getting himself on the scoresheet in the 20th minute, Sweeney crossing from the right and Phillips was on hand to head in at the far post.
Kenton forced Gwilliams in the Swifts goal to a fine save before Joe Phillips crossed from the left for Sweeney to blast in off the post to give his side a 3-1 half time lead.
Tividale had the better of the second half until Sweeney was again brought down in the box, and Shilvock stepped up to score his second goal from the spot after 67 minutes.
Joe Phillips made it 5-1 with a scorching 25yard drive after 71 minutes.
SWIFTS:GWILLIAMS,BEAUMONT,FULLOWAY,HURRELL,WAGER,HANSON,SHILVOCK,ROBINSON,HUDSON,SWEENEY,PHILLIPS. SUBS USED:BURNS,BAILEY,PINDER.
Stourport Swifts 0 Cadbury Athletic 1 FA Vase Sat 24th September Att: 93
Stourport Swifts crashed out of the FA Vase after a hotly disputed goal in the 31st minute.Butcher's shot hit Swifts' defender Paul Hurrell and came back off the post but the linesman ruled the ball had crossed the line.Swifts failed to mount any real pressure despite their possession, and came closest when full back Jim Hanson burst through but saw his 20 yard shot come back off the bar.
SWIFTS: Gwilliams,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Robinson,Shilvock,Beasley,Maund,Phillips,Bailey. SUBS USED: Hudson,Beaumont,Pinder
Stourport Swifts 1 Coventry United 2 MPL Sat 17th September Att: 105
Stourport Swifts got away to the worst possible start when Lewis Gwilliams dropped a simple cross to present Coventry striker Kai Williams with a simple tap in after two minutes, and fourteen minutes later Williams was on hand to make it 2-0 when he slid home Mykel Beckley's cross at the far post.
Swifts worked hard to get back into the match, and earned just reward when Phillips was brought down in the box and Shilvock stepped up to pull a goal back from the spot just before half time. Phillips, Maund and Robinson all went close as Swifts dominated the second half, but failed to find an equaliser.
SWIFTS: Gwilliams,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Hudson,Robinson,Shilvock,Beasley,Pinder,Phillips. SUBS USED: Maund,Bailey
Stourport Swifts 1 Alvechurch 1 MPL Tuesday 13th September Att: 92
Paul Hurrell snatched a last gasp equaliser to snatch a point for the Swifts in injury time. A first half fumble from Lewis Gwilliams in the Swifts goal gave Alvechurch the lead when he allowed a Josh March shot to squirm from his grasp and into the net.
SWIFTS: Gwilliams,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Hudson,Robinson,Shilvock,Beasley,Pinder,Phillips.SUBS USED: Gittens,Bailey
Stourport Swifts 5 Smethwick 1 FA Vase Sat 10th September Att:58
Swifts cruised into the next round of the FA Vase with a comfortable win over West Midland League Smethwick. Joe Phillips put the Swifts in control six minutes in with a close range finish and Matt Pinder scored his first goal for the club fourteen minutes later to make it 2-0.
Colin Smith pulled one back for Smethwick just on half time, but Pinder restored the two goal advantage ten minutes into the second half when he pounced on a poor back pass to round Kevin Amponsah in the Smethwick goal and tap in.
Phillips scored his second with a shot off the post from Beasley's right wing free kick, and made it a memorable hat trick in injury time with the goal of the game from 25 yards.
SWIFTS: Gwilliams,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Hudson,Robinson,Shilvock,Beasley,Pinder,Phillips.SUBS USED:Hill,Adeshina,Bailey
Highgate United 4 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Tues 6th September Att : 88
Swifts went down to four second half goals after failing to take their chances to win this match.Joe Robinson, Joe Phillips and Ben Maund could have made this a very different affair, but failed to take the glut of chances that came their way. After the interval Macauley Manning turned the game Highgate's way with a superb 40 yard chip over Mark Malanaphy, and Mark Adadio made it 2-0 six minutes later. Once again Swifts smart approach play failed to pay off, with Maund, Hanson and Phillips all missing the opportunity to get the Swifts back in the match. Nathan Corry made it 3-0 after 66minutes, and Josh Hawker netted a late penalty after wager brought down Corry in the box. Swifts night of misery was complete when Ben Priest was carried off with an achilles injury.
SWIFTS: Malanaphy,Hanson,Fulloway,Priest,Wager,Hurrell,Shilvock,Beasley,Robinson,Phillips,Maund.SUBS USED:Hudson,Pinder,Hill
Alvechurch 1 Stourport Swifts 1 MPL Sat 3rd September Att: 154
Stourport Swifts fought back against 10 man Alvechurch after falling a goal behind late on to snatch a point.
Alvechurch saw full back Mike Wardle sent off after 34 minutes for his second bookable offence, earlier leaving Joe Robinson in a heap and then taking out Jim Hanson. Alvechurch still saw the most of the chances, with Turton and Nadat both going close early in the second half. Jordan Nadat hit the Swifts crossbar after 53 minutes, but with 16 minutes left it was substitute Luke Paskin who rose above the Swifts defence to head in Pendley's deep free kick from 10 yeards out. The game looked to be over with Swifts lacking attacking ideas despite some neat approach play, until Matt Fulloway was judged to have been pushed in the box by Mark Smith, and late sub Ben Maund stepped up to blast high past Paul Evans in the Alvechurch goal and give his side a point.
SWIFTS: Malanaphy,Hanson,Fulloway,Priest,Wager,Hurrell,Shilvock,Beasley,Robinson,Phillips,Hudson SUBS USED: Maund,Gittens
Stourport Swifts 0 Westfields 5 MPL Mon 29th August Att 95
Swifts came up second best as High flying Westfields continued their scoring spree in this one sided match.
Two goals in a minute six minutes from half time from James Febery and Aidan Thomas put Westfields in the driving seat, and second half strikes from Daniel Pollan, Dylan Bonella and sub Jamie Molyneux pu Swifts firmly in their place.
SWIFTS:Malanaphy,Hanson,Hurrell Fulloway,Hyde,Beasley,Robinson,Shilvock, Maund,Pinder.SUBS USED: Hudson, Phillips
Stourport Swifts 1 Quorn 1 MPL Sat 27th August Att 78
Reece Shilvock gave Swifts a first half lead, but Dominic Brennan levelled for Quorn in the second half.
SWIFTS:Malanaphy,Hanson,Fulloway,Hurrell,Wager,Hill,Robinson,Beasley,Priest,Shilvock,Phillips.SUBS Used: Maund
Stourport Swifts 3 Shawbury United 1 MPL Sat 27th August Att: 87
Stourport Swifts chalked up two wins in a week with another impressive display against newly promoted Shawbury United.After missing several easy opportunities to go in front in the first half, two goals in two minutes from Joe Phillips and Reece Shilvock after the break pu them firmly in the driving seat. James Hill added a third before Shawbury pulled one back with ten minues left.
Swifts:Malanaphy,Hanson,Fulloway,Priest,Wager,Shilvock,Hill,Robinson,Beasley,Hudson,Phillips.SUBS USED: Hurrell,Pinder,Gittens
AFC Wulfrunians 0 Stourport Swifts 3 MPL Tuesday 16th August Att:71
Stourport Swifts responded to their heavy opening day defeat to run out convincing winners against AFC Wulfrunians.
Andy Hudson scored twice to give the Swifts a comfortable cushion, and Reece Shilvock added a third from the penalty spot.
After a shaky opening 5 minutes, Stourport settled to take charge, with Joe Phillips going close and James Hill shooting narrowly over from a free kick. after 37 minutes Hudson latched on to a through ball from Robinson, and turned inside to cooly fire left footed past Moreton in the Wulfs goal.Two minutes after the interval, he repeated the move, turning inside defender Nicky Dodd to shoot low past Moreton's left hand. Swifts looked well in control, and after 82 minutes Joe Phillips was pushed in the box by Joel Canes and Shilvock scored from the spot to give the Swifts their first win of the season.
SWIFTS;Malanaphy,Hanson,Fulloway,Priest,Wager,Robinson,Hill,Shilvock,Beasley,Hudson,Phillips.SUBS USED: Gittens,Bailey,Pinder
Long Eaton 5 Stourport Swifts 1 Sat 13th August MPL Att:88
Swifts suffered a heavy defeat in their first league match of the season.
Dan White and Kevin Hemagou gave a sharp looking Long Eaton a 2-0 half time lead, and despite a spirited fight back in the second half after Shilvock headed Stourport back into the game, Tom Marshall,Paulo Piliero and sub Jerome O'Connor completed a miserable start for the Swifts.
SWIFTS:Malanaphy,Hanson,Fulloway,Priest,Wager,Beasley,Hill,Shilvock,Robinson,Bailey,Pinder.SUBS USED: Hudson,Maund,Phillips.
Stourport Swifts 3 Westfields 4 F A Cup Extra Preliminary Round Attendance 119
Stourport Swifts crashed out of the F A Cup to an injury time penalty from Craig Jones.
Westfields substitute Cirdic Grant turned the match when he entered the fray with 15 minutes to go.
With the score at 2-2, Grant scored one and was brought down by Swifts keeper Mark Malanaphy for the crucial penalty with the game looking set for a replay.
Stourport had taken the lead in the 6th minute when their opening pressure paid off, with Bailey skipping past Sam Plane to pull back for skipper Joe Robinson to slide past Kieron Blackburn in the Westfields goal.
Swifts spurned two more good chances before Westfields hit back with two goals in two minutes on the half hour.
The first came when Swifts defenders stopped as it looked a clear push from Thomas on Beaumont, but no whistle came and Thomas crossed for Jamie Molyneaux to tap home from close range. The second came when Thomas again escaped Beaumont, and squared for former Swifts man James Baldwin to slide in at the far post to score.
After the break both sides missed early chances but Swifts were back on level terms when Robinson dived in bravely to head in off the underside of the bar to make it 2-2. The introduction of Grant swung the match the visitors way and with 5 minutes to go he weaved his way past 3 defenders to slide past Malanaphy.
Matt Fulloway snatched another equaliser for the Swifts with a close range header with a minute left, but in injury time up stepped Jones to score from the spot and put Westfields through.