Kidderminster Harriers U23’s 1 Stourport Swifts 6 Sat 13th July Pre season friendly
Swifts continued their pre season goal fest with a second 6-1 win in a week against Harriers’Under 23’s.
After falling behind to a goal in the 3rd minute, Swifts took control to rack up a 5-1 half time lead with goals from Chris Conway, Yi Crowe (2) , Matt Fulloway and Jim Hanson.
Despite making 4 changes at the break, Swifts continued to dominate, but the Harriers goal led a charmed life as Macpherson twice hit the woodwork, and Crowe somehow miscued from 2 yards out.
Drew Canavan drilled home a 56th minute penalty after being brought down in the box for the only goal of the second half.
Pershore Town 1 Stourport Swifts 6 Sat 6th July Pre season friendly
Stourport Swifts began their pre season matches with a convincing win over West Midlands League Pershore Town.
Manager Quentin Townsend introduced several new players as Swifts look to improve on last season, but after a scrappy start in which both teams struggled to settle, it was Swifts goal threat which caught the eye.
Nick MacPherson opened the scoring with a neat finish from ten yards out, but a sloppy tackle from Matt Hanson gifted Pershore an equaliser from the spot ten minutes later. R’mar Murray put Swifts back in front with a low drive from a narrow angle, and Chris Conway, looking sharp after his long spell of inactivity last season, made it three with a neat turn and finish.
In the second half MacPherson added his second, then Murray produced the goal of the match when he skipped past three players in a mazy run and fired a fierce drive high into the top corner, and Jim Hanson rounded off an impressive display with a left foot screamer with five minutes to go.
Swifts pre season friendlies :
|SAT 6 JULY||PERSHORE||AWAY||3.00 pm||W 6-1|
|SAT 13 JULY||KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS U 23's||AWAY||1.00 pm||W 6-1|
|TUES 16 JULY||KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS||HOME||7.45 pm|
|TUES 23 JULY||DROITWICH||HOME||7.45 pm|
|SAT 27 JULY||STOURBRIDGE||HOME||3.00 pm|
|TUES 30 JULY||BEWDLEY TOWN||AWAY||7.45 pm|
*PLEASE NOTE: Entrance prices for tomorrow's Kidderminster Harriers match will be as normal, £7 and £4
Midland Premier League gets new look for next season
Promotion and relegation will give a new look to the Midland Premier League for 2019-2020.
Walsall Wood, despite finishing second to Ilkeston only on goal difference, will stay in the MPL.
Gresley are relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League East, and there are SIX promoted clubs, Tividale and Haughmond from the West Midlands League, Heather St Johns and Racing Club Warwick from the Midland League Division One, along with two teams from the East Midlands Counties League, Newark Flowserve and Selston.
The MPL says goodbye to Westfields, who have been accepted into the Hellenic League, which is also step 5. Quorn and Shepshed Dynamo have also moved sideways to the United Counties League.
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, Laura McDonald, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Stuart Adey, Paul Reynolds, Mark Wenham, Claire Beard, Mark Beard
Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald
Team Manager : Quentin Townsend
Assistant Manager: Mark Danks
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