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WE MEET AGAIN - Stourport Swifts

Postby Alan Beckett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:11 pm

WE MEET AGAIN – Stourport Swifts

There has been a football team in Stourport since 1882, making them even older than Coleshill (by three years) and one of the oldest in the country. The name of 'SWIFTS' was given to it by the promoters, not really sure what this means but that’s the information I have! They played in the Worcestershire Combination, (now the Midland Combination) and the West Midlands League, before promotion to the Midland Alliance in 1998 and after winning the championship in 2001 were promoted once again to the Southern League. They managed to remain there for ten years before being relegated back to the Alliance for the start of the 2012/13 season.

Stourport were in the Worcestershire (later Midland) Combination from 1970 for eight seasons but in the lower leagues and as they progressed up the pyramid they moved to the West Midlands Regional League so they never came across Coleshill who were in the Com from 1967 all the way through to 2008. So the two teams had never met before coming together in the Midland Alliance, as far as I’m aware! If you know different please let me know!

Coleshill’s record against Swifts isn’t the best! After three straight heavy defeats, Town managed to stop the rot last season and a 3-3 draw at Packmeadow was followed by a first ever win! But having already played Stourport this season, just three weeks ago, it’s back to normal with another defeat, although by all accounts Town were very unlucky not to get something from the game!

There is no doubt that it is going to be a tough game but Coleshill need to win these kind of games if they are going to cement their place in the top three or four teams!

PLAYING RECORD

2014/15
Tuesday 14th October 2014
Stourport Swifts 1 v 0 Coleshill Town
Swifts: Ashley Parsons Smith

2013/14
Saturday 29th March 2014
Stourport Swifts 1 v 2 Coleshill Town
Swifts: Lewis Pountney
Town: Chris Lloyd, Matt Brown

Tuesday 1st October 2013
Coleshill Town 3 v 3 Stourport Swifts
Town: Dean Rathbone 2, Declan Kirby.
Swifts: Jamie Lemon, Chris Morrison, Jamie Willets.

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Saturday 17th August 2013
Stourport Swifts 3 v 1 Coleshill Town
Swifts: John Griffin 3.
Town: Danny Tymon.

2012/13
Saturday 9th March 2013
Stourport Swifts 5 v 1 Coleshill Town
Swifts: John Griffin 3, Jordan Jones, Lewis Pountney.
Town: Chris Gumery.

Tuesday 19th February 2013
Coleshill Town 1 v 4 Stourport Swifts
Town: Connor Leek.
Swifts: Dan Polan 3, John Griffin.

LEAGUE RECORD
P5 W1 D1 L3 F7 A14
CUP RECORD
P1 W0 D0 L1 F1 A3
ALL TIME RECORD
P6 W1 D1 L4 F8 A17

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