Swifts F.C.

SWIFTS BOUNCE BACK WITH CONVINCING WIN

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 CRASH OUT AT FIRST HURDLE

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 with15 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.

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