Swifts draw a blank
Stourport Swifts 0 Walsall Wood 0 MPL Saturday 25th September Att:93
Stourport Swifts made it nine games without a win after failing to break down a stubborn Walsall Wood defence on Saturday.
Building on last week’s improved performance at Wulfrunians, Swifts had the lion’s share of possession in the first half, but had little to show for it, but almost took the lead in the 29th minute when Wood keeper Lloyd Ransome fumbled Matt Gardner’s downward header and Phil Mckerdy scrambled clear. Ransome was grateful five minutes later when Gardner’s fierce 20 yard effort flashed narrowly wide after a short free kick gave him a shooting chance.
Wood’s Jai Verma was keeping the Swifts defence on it’s toes with some trickery down the right side, but Tilbury and Higginson in particular were giving their side a re assuring look. Verma twice tested Bishop early in the second half, and one mazy run past three defenders left him clear, but his tame shot was comfortably dealt with.
Ransome at the other end held on to Nathan Binner’s header after a Slevin cross from the right picked him out, and a 25 yard free kick from Slevin caused some anxiety before Tolley cleared the danger. Ethan Moran shot narrowly wide as Swifts threatened to break the stalemate, and Tommy Smith was in the nick of time to prevent Jim Hanson pulling the trigger. Swifts came away with some consolation after securing their first clean sheet of the season.
SWIFTS: Bishop, Joe Hanson, Higginson, Tilbury, Yates, Moran, Slevin, Binner, Cox, Gardner, Antonio. SUBS USED: Whetton, Jones, Jim Hanson
With scheduled opponent Hanley Town in FA Cup action, Swifts have a blank Saturday next week. Next match will be at bottom of the table Haughmond on Saturday 9th October, and the next home game will be against Uttoxter Town on Saturday 16th October.
Swifts 100 Club Draw - September Result
1ST - £250 – Ball no. 32 Ian Johnson
2ND - £150 – Ball no. 37 Sandra Johnson
3RD - £50 – Ball no. 50 Paul Reynolds
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|
|2||Bewdley Town||NEW from WMRL|
|3||Boldmere St Michaels|
|4||Hanley Town||NEW from NWCP|
|7||Lichfield City||NEW from ML1|
|9||Racing Club Warwick|
|11||Shifnal Town||NEW from WMRL|
|12||Stone Old Alleynians||NEW from NWCS|
|15||Uttoxeter Town||NEW from ML1|
|17||Whitchurch Alport||NEW from NWCP|
|18||Wolverhampton Casuals||NEW from WMRL|
STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials
President : VACANT
Chairman: Pip Hanson 07966 644762
Treasurer: Pip Hanson
Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager 07912 890997
Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Tony Lavery, Paul Reynolds, Claire Davis, Paul Frankling, Mark Wenham, Stuart Adey
Life Members: Ian Sword, Sylvia McDonald
Team Manager : Quentin Townsend
Assistant Manager: Mark Danks
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