|October 8, 2022||3:00 pm||MFL Premier||2022-23|
Midland Football League
Saturday 9th October 2022
Tividale 1-1 Uttoxeter Town
All square with Uttoxeter
There wasn’t much to report in the opening stages of the game as both teams were just sussing each other out and it took 15 minutes for the chance to become about and it was a half chance at best, as Uttoxeter crossed the ball into the Tividale box, and a soft header looped towards the goal which was comfortable
for Peter Hawk in between the sticks.
Tividale took the lead on 19 minutes from their first real opportunity of the game with Zac Kourouyianni heading home a Taylor Townsend corner for his second goal of the week. Tividale went close from another corner on 24 minutes this time the header went just wide of the Uttoxeter post. Kourouyianni popped up in the
left-hand side of the Uttoxeter box and lashed a ferocious effort which forced the Uttoxeter keeper into a full stretch save and turn the ball behind for a Tividale corner. On 30 minutes another Townsend free kick whizzed past Uttoxeter keeper Jack Tolley’s post. On 37 minutes the visitors failed to clear their area and lewis Taylor Boyce put his effort wide.
Uttoxeter had their first good chance on 39 minutes with a Joel Dyche effort from the edge of the box which went over the bar. Uttoxeter drew level 2 minutes later making their sustained pressure pay off as Jack Hussell hits a powerful effort into the bottom corner Peter Hawk got his fingertips to it but was unable to keep it out.
Half Time Tividale 1-1 Uttoxeter Town
Tividale had the first effort of the second half on 47 minutes with an effort from 25 yards which was dragged wide of the goal. Tividale almost retook the lead a minute later when Jack Downing played a wonderful ball across the Uttoxeter box to find Townsend his effort back across the keeper which came back off the post
and away. On 52 minutes another Downing cross found Townsend. This time the Uttoxeter had their first effort of the half on 54 minutes with a Dan Harper shot which was well over the bar. Then on the hour Uttoxeter forward Paul Hughes tried a shot from distance that Hawk saved comfortably. Then 6 minutes later he was through again, this time Hawk had to save with his feet. On 74 minutes another Downing cross found Townsend but his shot was blocked.
One miinute later Uttoxeter’s James Curley had a free header and an open goal that he put over the bar. On 78 minutes Tividale played a ball over the top which Jamie Hunt got on the end of and spotted the Uttoxeter keeper off his line he lifted the ball over him, but it landed on the roof of the net. A minute later Uttoxeter went close with an effort which wrong footed Hawk and the ball went just past his left post. Uttoxeter went close again on 81 minutes when the ball was crossed into the Tividale box, and the ball was forced over the Tividale bar from inside the 6-yard box by Uttoxeter sub Harry Baines.
Tividale had the final chance of the game in the 95th minute with a freekick whipped into the box and Curtis Cocking rose highest at the back post, but the slightest of nudges from the defender meant Cocking got
under the ball so was only able to send his header over.
Full Time Tividale 1-1 Uttoxeter Town
Tividale: – 1. Peter Hawk, 2. Zac Kourouyianni, 3. Jack Fletcher (15. Brad Welding 68), 4. Jakob Burroughs, 5. Joe Burroughs, 6. Matt Hunt, 17. Taylor Townsend, 8. Curtis Cocking, 9. Lewis Taylor Boyce, (14. Jamie Hunt 68) 10. Jason Wood (16. Ryan Snape 60), 12. Jack Downing (14. Jack Fletcher 54)
Unused Sub: 13. Louis Connor, 18. Ibrahim Almane