Blow for Swifts as Lloyd signs for Alvechurch
Stourport Swifts suffered another blow when leading scorer Aaron Lloyd signed for Evo-Stik South side Alvechurch yesterday. Alvechurch won the Midland Premier league last season, and are currently 5th in the Evo-Stik South, which is step 4 on the non League pyramid.
Lloyd, 25, is currently Swifts top scorer with 18 goals in 28 starts, and has been with the Swifts for two years.
Buildbase FA Vase 5th Round Draw
Stourport Swifts have been drawn away to Stockton Town of the EBAC Northern League Division One, while Bromsgrove Sporting have been drawn away to Thatcham Town, and Coleshill Town meet Bracknell Town
Wolverhampton Sporting Community v Leighton Town
Thatcham Town v Bromsgrove Sporting
Marske United v Bradford Town
Coleshill Town v Bracknell Town
1874 Northwich v Chichester City
Stockton Town v Stourport Swifts
Windsor v Hamble Club
Melksham Town v Tring Athletic
Matches to be played Saturday 3rd February
|Stourport Swifts Christmas Raffle Draw 6th January 10.30 am|
|1||£100 Cash in crispy tenners||Mark Wenham|
|2||£25 Marks + Spencers Voucher||Lyn Underhill|
|3||Bottle of Glen Moray Whisky||Matt Hanson|
|4||Bottle of white wine||Pete c/o Paul Reynolds|
|5||Bottle of Coburn's Port||Greg Lavery|
|6||Bottle of Smirnoff Vodka||Joe Hanson|
|7||Bottle of Rose wine||Dionne Wager|
|8||Bottle of Prosecco||Karen Hanson|
|9||Bottle of Gordons Gin||Steve Fisher|
|10||Bottle of white wine||Ed Spencer|
|11||Bottle of Red wine||John Winterburn|
|12||Bottle of Courvoisier Brandy||Darren Griffiths|
|13||Bottle of Red wine||Kate Haighway|
|14||Bottle of Rose wine||Pete Mitchell|
|15||Bottle of Red wine||Simon Wright|
|16||Giant Box of Biscuits||Jackie Adey|
|18||Storage Jar Set||Paul Reynolds|
|18||Corkscrew Set||Matt Harris|
|19||Bottle of Gin||Steve Gregson|
|20||Bottle of Whisky||Reuben c/o Paul Reynolds|
PREMIER DIVISION as at
Total Motion Midland League Newsletter
from Gary Hazlehurst - 17th January 2018
FA Vase Round 4
Coleshill Town are through to Round 5 for the second season running after a hard-fought replay with Newcastle Benfield. It looked as though Newcastle would go through when they took the lead in the second minute of stoppage time but an equaliser from Luke Edwards sent the game into extra-time. The scores remained tied at 1-1 resulting in a penalty shoot-out. The Colemen prevailed winning 4-2 to set-up a home tie with Bracknell Town. Hinckley AFC travelled to the North East to face Vase favourites Marske United, the game played at Billingham Town. Marske took the lead inside 2 minutes and a red card for Richard Munday gave Hinckley too big a mountain to climb and Marske finished as 5-0 victors.
Premier Division review
Bromsgrove Sporting are new leaders of the Premier Division following a 3-1 win at local rivals Stourport Swifts in front of a healthy 431. Two goals from Richard Gregory settled the game in the Rouslers favour after Matt Fulloway had equalised an earlier Jason Cowley effort.
Sporting Khalsa climb to second following a hard-fought 2-1 win at Coventry United, Craig Bannister with the winner. There was a remarkable game at The Dovecote as Shepshed Dynamo and AFC Wulfrunians drew 5-5. Shepshed were 4-1 and 5-4 in front but Wulfs equalised late on through Jaumaane Meggoe to earn a point. Shay Brennan scored twice for Dynamo with Nick Turton getting a hat-trick for the visitors.
Coventry Sphinx maintained their promotion push with a 2-1 win at Sphinx Drive against Loughborough University. A Lee Hughes goal on the half hour mark earned Worcester City all three points at home to Lye Town. Aaron Brown scored the only goal of the game at The Coppice as Highgate United beat Quorn to stay in 6th spot.
Rugby Town were the highest scorers on the day, beating South Normanton Athletic 6-1. David Kolodynski scored twice for Rugby while substitute Sam Lockley scored a second half hat-trick. Jamie Sleigh scored the only goal of the game in Heanor Town’s win at bottom club Shawbury United.
Haughmond moved out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Rocester at The Village, Steve Hole scoring both goals. Boldmere St Michaels moved further away from the drop zone with a single goal win at Long Eaton United, Ryan Nesbitt with the goal in the 28th minute. Both sides finished with 9 men after 4 red cards in the last 10 minutes and 13 minutes of stoppage time.
Coleshill Town returned to the top of the division with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Westfields at Pack Meadow. The visitors took the lead through Aiden Thomas but goals from Danny Tymon and Reece Leek earned the Colemen all 3 points.
Haughmond made it back to back wins, coming from behind to beat Boldmere St Michaels 2-1 at The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground.
In the Birmingham Senior Cup, Nuneaton Town defeated Bromsgrove Sporting on penalties after it had finished 1-1.
FC Stratford were knocked out of the Birmingham Vase by Bustleholme, the West Midlands League side winning 2-0
Premier Division Preview
League leaders Coleshill Town travel to South Normanton Athletic, who find themselves four points adrift of safety following recent results. Coleshill won the reverse fixture 2-0 earlier in the season and another victory would maintain their lead.
2nd placed Bromsgrove Sporting travel to Haughmond who, after two successive victories, have lifted themselves clear of the drop zone. Sporting Khalsa travel to Butlin Road to face Rugby Town in a repeat of the opening game of the season where Rugby emerged victorious. 4th placed Coventry Sphinx welcome Stourport Swifts to Sphinx Drive and a win for the home side could see them in the top three. Swifts have plenty of games in hand but are too near the foot of the table for their liking.
In another game between the top and the bottom, Worcester City welcome Rocester to The Victoria Ground with both teams needing a victory for contrasting reasons. Bottom side Shawbury United have closed the gap on the rest and they travel to the CKW Stadium to face mid-table AFC Wulfrunians fresh from last week’s 5-5 draw at Shepshed Dynamo.
Highgate United are in a strong position in 6th and they travel to Stourbridge Road to face 15th placed Lye Town. There should be goals at Farley Way when in-form Quorn entertain Shepshed Dynamo, with both sides capable of finding the net on a frequent basis. Long Eaton United have been on an excellent run of late which was arrested with defeat last week at the hands of Boldmere St Michaels. They travel to Loughborough University who have lost their last 6. Westfields and Heanor Town will both be slightly disappointed at their respective league positions of 10th and 8th. They meet at Allpay Park and a win for either will strengthen a top 10 position.
Swifts Announce Junior Programme
Stourport Swifts Junior Programme gets under way this season with the introduction of FIVE levels of Junior teams in action.
Headed up by qualified FA Coach Steve Shepherd and playing most of their games at Stourport High School, the teams are already attracting a host of local talent.
There will be a team of ‘Mini Swifts’ for 7-9 year olds, plus Under 11’s, Under 12’s, two Under 13 teams, and an Under 15 side.
Chairman Pip Hanson said ‘’We have been looking to get this under way for some time. Steve is a very experienced coach and his knowledge and enthusiasm will help us establish a pipeline of young players coming through in all age groups, and raise our profile throughout the area.’’