Bewdley Town0


Date Time Competition Season
August 30, 2021 3:00 pm MFL Premier 2021-22


Midland Football League

Premier Division
Monday 30th August 2021
Tividale 4-0 Bewdley Town

Tivi Go To Town

In the past Tividale have come up against team’s who have been in a poor run of form and gifted them points and so the visit of so far pointless Bewdley Town must have set off alarm bells for the Boss and his management team, especially as the reports coming in was that although pointless, they were putting in much improved performances.

Once again Dave King had to make a change with Ben Birch absent Hayden Reeves started his first game since coming back from injury and midweek signing young Corey Howe was on the bench.

Tividale were immediately into their stride and dominated for the first 15 minutes, but all they had to show in that time was a Cameron Milne shot that forced an excellent save from Bewdley keeper Joe Sidaway.  After riding out the early storm, the visitors began to get a foothold in the game and on a counterattack, Bewdley’s Callum Allchurch went clean through on 16 minutes, but his shot was blocked by the alert Adam Harrison. 

Nothing much more happened until the 22nd minute when Dan Smith played in Elliott Hartley, and he placed the ball past Sidaway and into the back of the net. Bewdley were nearly immediately on level term 3 minutes later. A complete mix up around the Tividale 6-yard box ended with Reeves playing the ball off Bewdley forward Jordan Graham but it rolled away for a goal kick. Tividale were soon back in the visitor’s penalty area and from a corner, Hunt headed it back into the danger zone. Smith got his boot to it, but it did not cross the line before it was cleared out to Brad Welding, who’s cross was met by Smith but again Bewdley blocked his header and cleared.

Bewdley still posed a threat on the counter and on 29 minutes Zac Kourouyianni tried his luck from distance, but it went wide of Harrison’s post. The visitors were punished 2 minutes later when a Harrison ball found Welding, who beat his man before teeing up Cameron Milne on the edge of the Bewdley box and his pile driver just flew past Sidaway and into the back of the net. Milne tried another long-range effort on 34 minutes, but he could not keep this effort down and it sailed over Sidaway’s bar.

HALF TIME: Tividale 2-0 Bewdley Town

The second half started as the first half ended with Tividale in control. Milne found Smith on 48 minutes, but he shot wide. On 52 minutes a Matt Hunt header was blocked, it came out to Smith, but Sidaway was equal to his shot. A minute later and Hartley found Milne but again Sidaway came to the rescue with a comfortable save.

Bewdley still carried a threat and forward Ben Worthington saw his effort saved by Harrison. Sidaway then pulled off a great double save. First palming away Weldings free kick and then getting down to block Smith’s follow up effort. Curtis Cocking then released Hartley but as he did at Highgate on Saturday, he could not get enough on the attempted chip and Sidaway caught the ball comfortably.
Tividale made it 3-0 on 70 minutes when a cross field ball from Hunt finds Hartley and he cuts inside from the right and fires a shot past the keeper at his near post. Three minutes and it was game over.  A Hartley shot hits a Bewdley defender, loops up in the air and Smith nonchalantly heads the ball over a stranded Sidaway and into the back of the net.  With 15 minutes to go Hartley again tested Sidaway and again he was equal to it.
Tividale brought on young Howe for the last 14 minutes and he could have marked his debut with a goal, but he was unable to get the through ball under complete control and Sidaway blocked his shot Bewdley defender Dan Hardley was able to clear
FULL TIME: Tividale 4-0 Bewdley Town

Tividale: – 1. Adam Harrison, 2. Tom Hurdman, 3. Brad Welding, 4. Hayden Reeves, 5. Dan Bryson, 6. Matt Hunt, 7. Curtis Cocking (Ryan Grosvenor 74), 8. Cameron Milne (15. TJ Munthali 84), 9. Dan Smith (14. Corey Howe 74), 10. Luke Carter, 11. Elliott Hartley.

Unused Subs: – 13. Peter Hawk.