Swifts F.C.

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


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.


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

 Stourport Swifts 1 Quorn 1        MPL   Sat 27th August  Att 78

 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

 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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