STOURPORT Swifts hit Bardon Hill for four as they maintained their recent good form in the Midlands Premier.

A brace for on-loan Stourbridge midfielder Drew Canavan and strikes by Joe Robinson and Jack Bailey saw the Walshes Meadow outfit.

Swifts even missed a penalty as relegation-battling Bardon had a player sent off with the scores 2-1.

The win saw them bounce back from last week's 1-0 loss to Coventry Sphinx.

But Stourport have been on of the league's most consistent performers since Christmas with just two defeats in 12 matches.

Manager Mark Phillips said: "We didn't play as well as we can do but we've struggled against the sides at the bottom so it was pleasing to win."

Swifts face a hectic period in the league with five games in ten matches.

They entertain Highgate United at home tonight (Thursday, 7.45pm ko) and then welcome Dunkirk on Saturday (3pm ko).

Lye Town come to Wyre Forest next Tuesday (7.45pm ko), before Swifts go to Highgate on Thursday, April 14 (7.45pm ko) and then take on AFC Wulfrunians two days later (3pm ko).

The fixture backlog is a result of many game been called off during a rain hit season and the league not been extended beyond the April 30 end date.

Phillips said: "We've got so many games because the FA won't allow the league to extend the season by a week or two.

"It's stupid, because now we're playing a game every two days and that's a big strain on players who are juggling commitments.

"It's important to allow players to develop and to do that they need time on the pitch but also working in training with coaches."

Meanwhile, Canavan is set to be recalled by the Glassboys but will be able to play for both clubs.