Wolverhampton Casuals0


Date Time Competition Season
December 26, 2023 3:00 pm MFL Premier 2023-24


Midland Football League
Premier Division
Tuesday 26th December 2023
Tividale 1-0 Wolverhampton Casuals

A better showing

A showing of hard work and pure effort was required in this fixture because a repeat of the display that was served up three days ago against Atherstone Town was going to end with the same result. This on paper was going to be a game of attrition and is what it was as both sides battled their way through the 90 plus minutes.

After Saturday’s game Stuart made another 4 changes to his Boxing Day line up. This time resting Zac Kourouyianni, Jack Till, Dominic Dell, and Max Morris and in came the returning duo of Jakob Burroughs from a three game ban, Cody Mullan, Ewan Evans, and Cameron East.

Casuals had the first effort on goal after 4 minutes when a Dalintin Ticha effort went wide of Louis Connor’s post. In the 9th minute Jakob Burroughs found Ewan Edwards but his shot was well saved by Casuals keeper Stan Amos.

With 21 minutes on the clock Casuals were awarded a very soft free kick. Casuals defender Joe Clarke headed it into the 6 yard box and after a goal mouth scramble Connor got hold of the ball. Ryan Snape then went close with a Tividale free kick on 38 minutes that went just wide of Amos’s upright. 

As Tividale upped the pressure at the close of the first half, an Edwards shot was well held by Amos.

Half Time:-Tividale 0-0 Wolverhampton Casuals

With chances hard to come by Casuals had a great chance to equalise in the 56th minute when a corner started another goalmouth scramble but again the home side survived and cleared the danger.

In the 79th minute came the goal, and it came via the penalty spot. Casuals Reece Taylor was adjudged to have brought down Snape in the area and the winger got up and duly despatched the spot kick.

The rest of the half went the way that the game had panned out with no real chances until the 90th minute when the ball broke kindly for substitute Till but with just Amos to beat, he fired straight into the keepers arms.

Full Time:-Tividale 1-0 Wolverhampton Casuals

Tividale:- 1. Louis Connor, 3. Callum Gillies, 4. Jakob Burroughs, 5. Joe Hawkins, 6. Joe Burroughs, 7. Taylor Townsend, 10. Lewis Wright (15, Cain Smith 77)11. Ryan Snape (19. Lewis Taylor-Boyce 84), 12. Cameron East (2. Zac Kourouyianni 88) , 14. Cody Mullan, 17. Ewan Edwards (8. Jack Till 60),

Unused Subs:- 9. Dominic Dell


1Louis Connor Goalkeeper
3Callum Gillies Defender
4Jakob Burroughs Midfielder
5Joe Hawkins Defender
6Joseph Burroughs Defender
7Private: Taylor Townsend Midfielder
11Lewis Wright 8 Defender
12Private: Cameron East 2 Defender
14Private: Cody Mullan Midfielder
17Ewan Edwards 27 Forward
20Ryan Snape 19 Midfielder 79'
2Zacharias Kourouyianni 12 Defender
8Private: Cain Smith 11 Midfielder
9Private: Dominic Dell Forward
19Lewis Taylor-Boyce 20 Forward
27Jack Till 17 Forward