Swifts are away to Lichfield City on Saturday 22nd January. Kick off 3.00pm

Swifts drop points in late drama

Stourport Swifts 1 Stone Old Alleynians 1 MPL Sat 15th January  Att:121

This damp squib of a match looked to be heading for a dull bore draw as the two teams cancelled each other out on Saturday.

But the game burst into life in injury time as Swifts skipper Martin Slevin bundled in a Lee Chilton corner after Stone keeper Adam Alcock fumbled, to score what looked certain to be the winner, but battling Stone pulled it back right on the final whistle when Jack Tomlinson forced in from close range.

The first half saw little in the way of highlights, with Lee Chilton blazing over the top for Swifts from 20 yards, and Ben Jevons heading home a Canavan free kick but was judged offside.

Dom Richards had little to warm his fingers either, and was called upon just once when he saved well at the feet of Sam Bowater.

Bowater was sent off with 15 minutes to go after a tackle on Slevin, and the introduction of Callum Allchurch for the Swifts saw the only concerted pressure of the half, three times exposing the Stone defence on the right to create chances for Chilton and Taylor Townsend, before forcing the corner which Slevin converted in the 4th minute of injury time, but the Swifts could not hold out for the final minute.

SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Jevons, Slevin, Jim Hanson, Birch, Gater, Canavan, Townsend, Hughes, Chilton. SUBS USED: Antonio, Allchurch, Jackson

 Bewdley hit for six

Bewdley Town 0 Stourport Swifts 6  MPL Mon 27th January  Att: 311

Stourport Swifts recorded their biggest win of the season with a Boxing Day six goal romp at bottom of the table Bewdley Town.

After Edilson Antonio and Mason Birch both shot wide and Taylor Townsend shot tamely at Bewdley keeper Joe Sidaway,  Swifts finally broke the deadlock on 28 minutes when Jim Hanson curled a 20 yard effort just inside the post, and just 3 minutes later Connor Gater rose at the far post to plant a firm header in the bottom corner after a pin point free kick from skipper Martin Slevin.

Bewdley’s Luke Sidaway blazed over from a good position, and Josh Carpenter shot wide, but on the stroke of half time Antonio broke clear to fire low past Sidaway to put the visitors three ahead.

Ten minutes into  the second half Birch crossed from the right and Lee Hughes escaped his marker to home from eight yards out. Hughes should have added his second just five minutes later when he was given a free run at goal but fired over the top from 12 yards. Townsend was next up to waste a good opportunity as Swifts took control, shooting wide when well placed, but made no mistake in the 68th minute when he raced clear to cooly slot past the advancing Sidaway.

Bewdley spurned the opportunity to pull one back after Ben Tilbury brought down Jordan Graham, but Mike Bridges’ tame spot kick was easily saved by Richards to his right. Bewdley enjoyed their best spell of the game as Swifts sat back, and Richards saved well from sub Connor Jones. In the closing stages Townsend was denied a second goal when brought down by Laurie Morris, who picked up a booking for his trouble, but Townsend was on hand with five minutes left to drive in a low cross for Mark Danks to score from close range.

 SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Slevin, Tilbury, Jim Hanson, Townsend, Birch, Gator, Clarke, Hughes, Antonio. SUBS USED: Gardner, Danks, Espley

 

 Midland Premier League takes on a new look

The Football Association have announced the re organised Steps 4, 5 and 6 League structure for next season.

The Midland Premier League will see no fewer than NINE new teams next season.  Former MPL members Long Eaton United, Newark, Gresley Rovers, Heather St Johns and Selston will move into the United Counties Premier League North (still step 5), while the two Coventry sides, United and Sphinx, will transfer to the United Counties Premier League South (still Step 5). Sporting Khalsa are promoted to the newly formed Northern Premier League Division One North ( Step 4)

 The Midland Premier League will look like this for next season:

MIDLAND PREMIER LEAGUE 2021 -2022 SEASON
     
1 AFC Wulfrunians  
2 Bewdley Town NEW from WMRL
3 Boldmere St Michaels  
4 Hanley Town NEW from NWCP
5 Highgate United  
6 Haughmond  
7 Lichfield City NEW from ML1
8 Lye Town  
9 Racing Club Warwick  
10 Romulus  
11 Shifnal Town NEW from WMRL
12 Stone Old Alleynians NEW from NWCS
13 Stourport Swifts  
14 Tividale  
15 Uttoxeter Town NEW from ML1
16 Walsall Wood  
17 Whitchurch Alport NEW from NWCP
18 Wolverhampton Casuals NEW from WMRL
19 Worcester City  

 

 

 STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials

President : VACANT

Chairman: Pip Hanson 07966 644762

Treasurer: Pip Hanson

Secretary: Graham Haighway  07780 997758 email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager 07912 890997

Press Officer: Ian Johnson 07970 237758  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Tony Lavery, Paul Reynolds, Claire Davis, Paul Frankling, Mark Wenham, Stuart Adey

Covid 19 Officer: Paul Frankling 07786 380911   email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Life Members: Ian Sword, Sylvia McDonald

Team Manager : Quentin Townsend

Assistant Manager: Mark Danks

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