It's Worcester away in the League Cup

Swifts have been drawn away to Worcester City in the first round of the re instated MFL League Cup. The match will be played on Tuesday 25th October, kick off 7.45pm

Other selected ties: Atherstone v Chelmsley Town, Coton Green v Romulus, Heath Hayes v Stone Old Alleynians, Highgate United v Lichfield City, Walsall Wood v Dudley Town, AFC Wulfrunians v Bilston Town Community, Ashby Ivanhoe v Uttoxeter Town, Bewdley Town v Droitwich Spa, Racing Club Warwick v Paget Rangers, Shifnal v Lye Town, Wednesfield v Tividale

Stourport Swifts Development went to the top of West Midlands League Division 2 with a 3-1 win at Wombourne All Stars, thanks to goals from Ethan Vine, Joel Hough and Elian Riley.

Goalless Swifts lose first league match

Racing Club Warwick 1 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Sat 13th August  Att: 215

Stourport Swifts were left cursing their missed chances as they went down to a single goal defeat at Warwick.

Swifts twice hit the crossbar as several chances went begging, plus gifting the winning goal to Racing Club three minutes before half time.

Ronan Sheehan failed to make a firm contact on Josh Marsden’s cross and his effort was easily saved with just four minutes on the clock, then Lee Chilton was first to hit the woodwork when his shot came back off the bar on 19 minutes. Chilton was inches away from giving the Swifts the lead when Sheehan’s cross was cleverly chested through by Romario Martin but just too firmly.

Josh Bishop tipped a fierce effort from Racing striker Colin Smith over the bar, and Ben  Kendricks goalbound effort was blocked by Joe Hanson as Warwick threatened to take the lead. The goal came three minutes before the break when keeper Bishop, attempting to play a tight pass out wide to Jackson, gave the ball straight to Desean Martin in the box, who squared coolly for Dylan Parker to tap home from six yards.

Swifts should have levelled immediately after the break when Chilton’s free kick fell perfectly for skipper Martin Slevin at the far post, but his close range header flew narrowly wide. Sheehan blazed an angled drive wide of the far post then Dan Crane in the Warwick goal had to react quickly to deny a low effort from Romario Martin just a minute later. Bishop did well to turn a snapshot from Eli Bako around the post, and produced another smart reaction save from a deflected shot from substitute Connor Mort.

Slevin was out of luck again with six minutes to go when his well placed angled header beat Crane but came back off the crossbar.

SWIFTS: Bishop, Joe Hanson, Jevons, Ethan Hanson, Jackson, Sheehan, Birch, Slevin, Marsden, Martin, Chilton. SUBS USED: Kindred, Harper

 Swifts are at home on Tuesday night to Walsall Wood, kick off 7.45pm, and at home to Racing Club Warwick in the FA Cup on Saturday, kick off 3.00pm

Swifts romp to record FA Cup win

Hereford Pegasus 0 Stourport Swifts 6   Att:73 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round 6th August 

 Stourport Swifts overcame a decidedly shaky opening 45 minutes to blitz Hellenic Premier League side Pegasus and record their biggest ever FA Cup win.

Pegasus pressed hard early on, and Josh Bishop was forced into early action turning away a Cawley Cox shot in the 7th minute, then producing an outstanding save from Sam Pearson nine minutes later.

A short backpass from Ethan Hanson then gave Pearson a clear chance at goal, but his shot slid well wide. Swifts efforts were few and far between, with Drew Canavan firing narrowly over the bar from long range, and Aaron Birch tried to find Martin when better placed for a shot on goal himself.  A Ben Jevons effort almost gave Swifts an unlikely lead, but his header was just over, before Bishop was in action again saving well from Pearson in the 40th minute, and again from Cox a minute before the break.

Ronan Sheehan was introduced at the break for the Swifts with an immediate impact, outpacing a flurry of defenders on the right before providing a pinpoint cross for Lee Chilton to convert from close range at the far post in the 49th minute and give his side the lead. Six minutes later Sheehan made it 2-0 when he cut inside from the  left and drove a 20 yard effort past keeper Matt Gwynne. Chilton then shot wide when well placed as Pegasus struggled to cope with Swifts’ increase in tempo, then Sheehan produced a carbon copy of the first goal on the hour, crossing from the right again after racing past defender Ashley Lear, for Chilton to thump in at the far post.

Mike Burgess hit Bishop’s right hand post in a rare Pegasus attack before Romario Martin got in on the act when he turned smartly in the box to drive in off a defender and make it 4-0 with his first goal for the Swifts in the 70th minute. Martin made it five with his second goal eight minutes later when Chilton crossed from the left and Sheehan pulled back for him to blast home from ten yards.

With seven minutes to go Martin Slevin found Chilton with a raking crossfield pass, and he raced clear to calmly complete a clinical hat trick for a 6-0 record win.

Swifts will face Racing Club Warwick, who beat Bewdley Town 2-1, at home in the next round on Saturday 20th August.

 SWIFTS: Bishop, Binner, Jevons, Ethan Hanson, Jackson, Canavan, Slevin, Gater, Birch, Martin, Chilton.      SUBS USED: Sheehan, Jim Hanson, Sinclair

Swifts Development kicked off their West Midland League Division 2 season with a 1-0 home win over Edgbaston Spartans.  Jack Bailey netted the winner with an injury time penalty.

Swifts 100 Club Draw -  August Result

1ST - £250 –  Ball no.   14  - JOAN NOKES

2ND - £150 –  Ball no.  85 - TERRY SALTERS

 3RD - £50   –  Ball no.  47 - IAN SWORD

 

 FA announce League structure for 2022-2023 season

The Midland Football League Premier Division moves back to its full 20 team complement after Step 5 and 6 re structures were announced last week.

Promoted from Division 1 are Atherstone Town as champions, and Darlaston 1874 after winning their playoff match against Stapenhill, who finished third, 2-1.

Also promoted from Step 6 are Studley, as champions of the Hellenic League Division One, who finished 6 points clear of Worcester Raiders at the top.

Bewdley Town have earned a reprieve after finishing 2nd from bottom of the Premier Division, and will remain in the top flight for next season.

 The other newcomers to the Premier Division are Market Drayton Town, who have been relegated from the Northern Premier League Division One West, finishing bottom with 12 points.

The Midland Football League also announced at the recent League Meeting that after completing a Covid free season, the League Cups would be restored for 2022-2023 season.

 

 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

Accreditation Co ordinator : 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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