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Date Time Competition Season
April 11, 2024 7:45 pm MFL Premier 2023-24


Midland Football League
Premier Division
Thursday 11th April 2024
Tividale 0-0 Stone Old Alleynians

Stone Stalemate

Tividale were back at The Beeches for this game and despite a state of panic due to our game against Congleton Town being postponed on Tuesday 9th April.

While Congleton only had a chance of winning the league, all their games had to be played by Saturday 13th April. That meant we would have had to play them today. But Lichfield’s defeat on Tuesday night meant Congleton were crowned champions and their game against them was now a dead rubber and could now be played in a weeks time.

I hope you were able to follow all that.

Anyway onto the game. With a number of players returning from injury and suspension, manager Stuart How made a total of seven changes from the team that started against Highgate United including the three youth team players who had played so well when called upon.

In came goalkeeper Louis Connor for Roman Davies. Jakob Burroughs for Joel Harrison and Lewis Taylor-Boyce for Callum Powell. And the other changes were Callum Gillies, Lewis Wright, Craig Gregg and Joe Burroughs rested for Kamol Campbell, Jack Pearlman, Max Morris and Nashawn Blake

After a cagey start on 7 minutes Jakob Burroughs tried an insane effort from the centre spot that beat Stone keeper George Hill but the ball crashed off the crossbar and to safety. Stone’s first chance came in the 11th minute when Sam Bowater cut in from the left and shot wide.

The game never really sparked into life and the next chance fell to Stone’s Sam Wilson who headed an Ethan Newton Taylor cross into the arms of Connor. A long ball on the half hour saw Jack Bowater outpace the Tividale defence but he smashed the ball wide. Ryan Snape had Tividale’s next chance when his shot was deflected wide in the 35th minute.

On 36 minutes Tividale could have no complaints when Tarryl Davis brought down Wilson in the penalty area and referee Mr Lindsay pointed straight to the spot. Matt Thomas stepped up to take the spot kick and chose power, but Connor pulled off a fine block and the Tividale defence completed the clearance. Jack Bowater again did well up front on his own working himself into a shooting position but the shot lacked power and Connor saved comfortably.

Deep into first half injury time and Stone were nearly handed the lead. From a Tividale attack that broke down, Stone won the ball through Wilson and his pass set Jack Bowater free but again the striker failed to find the target.

Half Time:-Tividale 0-0 Stone Old Alleynians

The second half was an even cagier affair as both sides struggled to make clear cut chances and it was not until the 53rd minute when we had a string of chances, the first came when Stone’s Charlie Batho shot wide. A minute later it was Tividale’s turn from a Harrison free kick but Tom Cole also put his header wide. Then immediately after a Stone free kick forced another brilliant save from Connor turning the ball around the post for a corner.

Stone came even closer still on 74 minutes when after Davis was adjudged to have fouled Jack Bowater the resulting Thomas free kick struck the base of the Tividale post. With 5 minutes to go Wilson flashed a cross into the Tividale area but no Stone attacker could get a touch on it and in the end Tividale cleared it for a corner.

Full Time:-Tividale 0-0 Stone Old Alleynians

Tividale:- 1. Louis Connor (13. Roman Davies 80), 2. Zac Kourouyianni, 4. Jakob Burroughs, 8. Max Morris (5. Lewis Wright 70), 9. Nashawn Blake (11. Callum Powell 70), 10. Ryan Snape, 12. Kamol Campbell, 14. Tom Cole, 16. Jack Pearlman (15. Joel Harrison 40), 18. Tarryl Davies 19. Lewis Taylor-Boyce (16. Jack Bate 70)

Unused Sub :- None


1Louis Connor 13 Goalkeeper
2Zacharias Kourouyianni Defender
4Jakob Burroughs Midfielder
8Max Morris 11 Midfielder
10Ryan Snape Midfielder
12Kamol Campbell Defender
14Tom Cole Defender
16Jack Pearlman 30 Defender
18Taryll Davis Defender
19Lewis Taylor-Boyce 32 Forward
24Nashawn Blake 26 Forward
11Lewis Wright 8 Defender
13Roman Davies 1 Goalkeeper
26Callum Powell 24 Midfielder
30Joel Harrison 16 Defender
32Jack Bates 19 Midfielder