STOURPORT Swifts slipped back to 11th spot in the Midland League Premier after losing out 2-0 at title challengers Sporting Khalsa.

Goals either side of half time from Tess Robinson and Marvin Nisbett sealed the points for the Willenhall based side leaving Swifts boss Mark Phillips to claim: "Quality-wise, I thought we were the better side and there was nothing in the game.

"But they were older, more experienced, more direct and the conditions suited that style of play.

"The pitch wasn't good and that played to Sporting Khalsa's advantage as they were physically stronger than us.

"We like the play the ball around and struggle with the physicality a bit - but it's all part of the learning curve.

"I thought we had a certain penalty appeal turned down when it was 0-0. In fact I couldn't believe the ref didn't give it.

"But we didn't play well in the second half and didn't keep the ball as well as we should."

Tuesday League Cup clash at Division One side Cadbury Athletic was called off owing to a waterlogged pitch.

Swifts will be keeping their fingers crossed that Saturday's trip to Long Eaton for a Midland League clash gets the go-ahead but Paul Hurrell remains a major doubt for the match after sustaining a hip injury.