Great start for Swifts

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MANAGER Rod Brown was delighted with Stourport Swifts’ storming start to the Midlands Football League Premier.

The Walshes Meadow outfit have hit the ground running with a 2-0 victory over Dunkirk on Saturday and a 1-0 win over AFC Wulfrunians on Tuesday night.

That means Swifts are third in the table and Brown believes the squad have benefitted from a good pre-season.

He said: “We played some very hard games against the likes of Stourbridge and Kidderminster and although the lads were disappointed with their displays in those matches they were good for us.

“We’ve added some experience but the squad is a lot stronger last season. We’re a good football side but not we’ve got some physicality.

“I thought we played really well against Dunkirk and could have scored more.

“But Dunkirk and Wulfrunians are good sides and we defended very well and the spirit and teamethic are second to none.

“I think there’s an opportunity at this stage of the season to build on our start.”

Goals for Jon Griffin and Kevin Spencer saw off Dunkirk, while Jamie Willetts neaded home the winner against Wulfrunians.

The only setback came against Wulfrunians, when Alex Cowley was sent off to picking up two yellow cards.

Brown is also keen to bolster his forward options and is looking for another striker.

Swifts go to Kirby Muxloe on Saturday (3pm ko) before tackling a Rocester side who lost 9-1 to Boldmere on the opening day of the season.

Midfielder Michael McGrath will not be available for another two weeks because he is on holiday.

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