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 Richards mistake costs Swifts

Sporting Khalsa 1 Stourport Swifts 0 MPL Tues 29th Sept  Att:

Ten man league leaders Sporting Khalsa had Swifts keeper Dom Richards to thank for the three points which keeps them top of the table.

Khalsa saw striker Josh Mckenzie sent off after 25 minutes for a kick at James Timmins but battled well to snatch a 1-0 win. With six minutes to go, Richards fumbled a tame shot from Khalsa sub James McGrady into his own net.

Swifts started brightly, and after the dismissal looked to have a good opportunity to take points off the leaders, with Drew Canavan squandering their best chance in the 40th minute when he dragged his shot past the post from 8 yards out with just Sam Arnold in the Khalsa goal to beat. A minute later only a last ditch tackle from former Swifts skipper Matt Fulloway prevented Jack Watts from giving Swifts the lead.

In the second half Khalsa made up for the loss of McKenzie with a spirited display, and twice tested Richards when Lewis Worsley saw his shot saved and Lee Chilton’s effort was parried out for Fulloway to blaze wide. Chilton then headed over from close range following a corner, and Adnan Yusuf saw a spectacular overhead effort sail just wide.

In the 74th minute Khalsa rode their luck, when in an amazing scramble, close range efforts from Timmins, Slevin and Fuller and Watts were all blocked or saved by the outstretched Arnold. After Richards’ error Fuller and Watts both had efforts saved by Arnold, but Khalsa hung on for a valuable win.

SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Timmins, Wollacott, Jim Hanson, Hill, Slevin, Layton, Canavan MacPherson, Watts. SUBS USED: Fuller, Danks, Phillips

Swifts are away at Coventry United on Saturday, kick off 3.00pm. PLEASE NOTE due to Covid restrictions this is a BEHIND CLOSED DOORS match, and spectators are not permitted.

Swifts draw a blank

Stourport Swifts 0 AFC Wulfrunians 1  MPL  Sat 26th Sept  Att: 123

Stourport Swifts missed chances cost them dearly as they went down one nil at home on Saturday.

After an early scare when Martin Slevin cleared off the line, Bailey Fuller just failed to connect with a Joe Hanson cross at the far post, and in the 15th minute Nick MacPherson raced clear of the Wulfrunians defence but delayed his shot and allowed Chris Knight to get back and block his eventual effort. Another Joe Hanson cross saw Jack Watts’ goalbound header deflected wide and Harrison Yates’ snap shot was saved by Tom Hayward in the Wulfs goal.

After 31 minutes it was the visitors who took the lead when James Spray turned inside 20 yards out and drove a curling shot past Dom Richards. Watts shot tamely at Hayward from a good position as Swifts responded, but then had a narrow escape when Jack Pearlman thudded a blistering 30 yard effort against Richards’ right hand post. Swifts best chance of the half fell to Kirk Layton, who on the stroke of half time failed to make contact with Fuller’s low cross from the left from three yards out with the goal at his mercy.

Wulfrunians dug in well in the second half, and despite some long spells of pressure from the Swifts, an equaliser did not look likely. Manager Quentin Townsend introduced Joe Phillips and Drew Canavan, and Phillips quickly brought a smart save from Hayward, and Jim Hanson saw his ten yard effort blocked by Wulfs skipper Ben Jevons. Swifts best effort came with five minutes left from a 25 yard Canavan free kick, but his curling shot came back off the crossbar to see Swifts bright start to the season dampened by two defeats in a row.

SWIFTS: Richards, Joe Hanson, Cordell, Wollacott, Yates, Fuller, Slevin, Layton, Jim Hanson, MacPherson, Watts. SUBS USED: Canavan, Phillips, Danks

Swifts have two away games this week, with a visit to league leaders Sporting Khalsa on Tuesday, and Coventry United next Saturday

 

 

 

 SPECTATORS PLEASE NOTE: The stand is not in use due to Covid 19 restrictions.

 

 Swifts Covid 19 action plan

 These procedures are in line with current government and FA guidelines as they exist and as such are subject to change in response to any amendments to those guidelines by any regulatory body, along with any fine tuning required due to practical usage experience.

 Arrival

There is a fixed sanitiser station at the players and officials’ entrance to the ground.

Visiting teams will be asked to supply a full list of players, management and any other staff directly related to the match prior to arrival. This only needs to be names.

Visiting clubs may bring their 10 representatives, even for friendlies, subject to providing a list in advance as per MPL rules. This also only needs to be names.

Restricted numbers of spectators can be admitted to matches and they will be required to sign a register with both their name and phone number. This is mandatory.

All visitors must use the players gate as the turnstiles will not be available for use.

Changing rooms

All changing rooms and showers will be available for use, these facilities should be used in conjunction with NLS guidelines.

They will not be cleaned during the game.

There will be portable sanitising bottles in these areas.

Clubhouse

There will be fixed sanitiser stations at the front and rear entrances.

There will be a one-way system in and out of the clubhouse. The bar will be open, but there will be no hot food or hospitality.

All hard surfaces, including external door handles, will be cleaned before any match, again during the first half and again during the second half and prior to locking up.

All toilet facilities will be cleaned in line with the above timings. All cleaning schedules will be kept for inspection.

Outside

Extra seating will be provided at the dugouts, for substitutes etc, and the area immediately behind these will be cordoned off.

The covered standing area will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The stand will also be closed, however the Club will consider exceptions on an individual basis due to age, health or any other valid reason.

Please be aware that it will not be possible to clean the pitch perimeter railings once the game has started. They will be cleaned before each match

General

All age levels at the club have resumed training, but not at the ground, every session is carried out with strict adherence to the FA guidelines in every aspect.

All balls will be cleaned prior to any match and spare ones will be available should one leave the field of play.

All personal data will be kept for the mandatory 21 days

The club will expect all users of its premises to adhere to the social distancing protocols, of which there will be reminders around the ground and facilities.

Notices encouraging everyone to wash their hands regularly will be on display.

 Stourport Swifts are not responsible for any symptoms that a visitor may develop during or after their time with us.

The club reserves the right to both refuse admission and eject from the ground spectators who fail to comply with the government guidelines. 

 

Risk Assessment carried out by Paul Frankling  Covid 19 Officer 02/09/2020                          

 These procedures are in line with current guidelines issued by both the Government and FA as they exist, and as such are subject to change in line with any amendments to these guidelines, along with any fine tuning required due to practical usage experience.

Hazards

Who may be harmed?

Controls required

Further actions required to control the risk

Responsibility

When is the action needed

Complete

Yes / No

Spread of Covid-19

General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Appropriate signage with regard to hand washing, social distancing and hygiene advice and restricted areas.

 

Fixed sanitiser station at the entrance of the ground and the front and rear doors.

 

Portable sanitisers around the clubhouse.

 

Changing rooms and showers will be available. These should be used in conjunction with NLS guidelines.

These facilities will not be cleaned during the match.

 

All visitors are to use the players gate, the turnstiles will not be in operation. All visitors must sign in for track & trace purposes.

 

There will be a one-way system in and out of the clubhouse.

 

All hard surfaces will be cleaned before any match, also during the first half and again during the second half.

 

The stand will be closed, however the Club will consider exceptions on an individual basis due to age, health or any other valid reason.

The covered standing area will be closed for the foreseeable future

 

Please note it will not be possible to clean the pitch perimeter railings during the match.

Some sections may be taped of for social distancing measures.

 

There are notices around the facilities encouraging people to wash their hands regularly and to keep to the required social distancing.

Managers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

19/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

02/09/20

 

 

 

 

 

02/09/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

29/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Toilets

 

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Appropriate signage with regard to hand washing, social distancing and hygiene advice.

 

Use of toilet facilities subject to one in and one out.

 

 

Both old and new toilet facilities are to be used.

 

It will not be possible to use either of the toilet facilities without leaving the main clubhouse, thus passing a fixed sanitiser upon re-entry.

 

All toilets will be cleaned before any match, also during the first half and again during the second half.

 

Committee

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Spread of Covid-19

Hospitality

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Pre-match, half-time and after match hospitality to remain closed.

Communication to all concerned on a match to match basis.

Board

02/09/20

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Training

Management, players and club officers.

Compliance with both Government and FA guidelines

 

Training for all age groups and genders take place away from the ground.

 

These sessions have been randomly spot checked unannounced to ensure that all the current rules and guidelines are being followed.

 

Board

 

 

 

Covid Officer

01/08/20

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Matches

Management, players volunteers and match officials

Compliance with both Government and FA guidelines

No pre-match handshakes permitted.

 

All balls will be cleaned prior to any match and spare ones will be available should one leave the field of play.

 

Extra external seating will be provided for each side at the dugouts and for social distancing the spectator areas immediately behind will be cordoned off.

 

Hand gel will be provided in the technical areas including the match officials.

 

Board

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

The club reserves the right to both refuse admission and eject people from the ground who fail to comply with the guidelines.

 

 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, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Stuart Adey, Paul Reynolds, Mark Wenham, Claire Davis, Paul Frankling

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

 Official Club Sponsor

 Worcester Caravan Sales