Shifnal Town2


Date Time Competition Season
April 13, 2024 3:00 pm MFL Premier 2023-24


Midland Football League
Premier Division
Saturday 13th April 2024
Tividale 0-2 Shifnal Town

The unbeaten run ends.

Tividale were back in action just 48 hours after they kicked off against Stone Old Alleynians in their 0-0 draw and the strain of a long season was now showing as they struggled against a very good Shifnal side.

Once again manager Stuart How rang out the changes bringing into the starting line-up Callum Gillies, Lewis Wright, Joe Burroughs, Craig Gregg, and Callum Powell for Nashawn Blake, Ryan Snape, Kamol Campbell, , Jack Pearlman and Tarryl Davies.

Shifnal had the home side under pressure from the off and keeper Louis Connor had to make a number of saves in a first half assault and he made two great saves after just 4 minutes. A ball into the box is scrambled out to Brandon Tanomjit and his shot is parried away by Connor and half cleared by Kourouyianni but it fell to Shifnal skipper Joe Cuff but his shot was well saved by Connor. A minute later and Connor again was equal to a Tanomjit shot. Then he was out to deny Ash Fallon with his feet in the 6th minute but from the resulting throw in taken by Jamie Melbourne, the ball was nodded down by ex-Tividale striker Dominic Dell to Tanomjit who gave Connor no chance with a crisp shot into the bottom corner.

There looked no way that Tividale could relieve the pressure and it looked as though they were going to get a hammering as  Mikey Nelson shot wide in the 16th minute, But they slowly got a foothold in the middle of the park, and although they did not create much at least stemmed the constant Shifnal attacks and it was not until the 39th minute that Connor was called upon again, this time pushing a Cuff volley around the post for a corner. The resulting corner was met with a thumping header from Keefe Williams, but fortunately for Connor it went straight into his arms.

In the 41st minute and another corner to Shifnal, another unchallenged header and another save from Connor, this time denying Dell. Tividale did have the last attack of the half and it was a very good move, when Wright found Powell who in turn laid the ball off to Gillies but his shot lacked the power to trouble Yankuba Colley in the Shifnal goal.

Half Time:-Tividale 0-1 Shifnal Town

The second period started as the first ended with Tividale creating a decent chance, this time Powell forcing a save from Colley in the 46th minute. But it was normal service soon returned as Shifnal kept the pressure on. A Cuff shot was saved by Connor on 50 minutes and then a Melbourne cross was headed wide by Jordan Jones from the middle of the goal. Dell then did well to work an opening for himself in the 65th minute but put his shot wide.

5 minutes later and Shifnal doubled their lead with a deserved second goal. With the home side pushing forward for an equaliser Colley found Cuff with a long ball and he calmly lobbed the oncoming Connor.

The second goal literally ended the game as a contest as Tividale never posed much of a threat and Shifnal were quite happy to see the game out. They should have added a third at the death when Cuff and Lewis Jameson exchanged a one-two that cut through the home defence, but again Cuff failed to hit the target.

Full Time:-Tividale 0-2 Shifnal Town

Tividale:- 1. Louis Connor, 2. Zac Kourouyianni, 3. Callum Gillies, 4. Jakob Burroughs, 5. Lewis Wright (12. Kamol Campbell72), 6. Joe Burroughs, 7. Craig Gregg, 8. Max Morris (9. Jack Till 56), 11. Callum Powell (10. Nashawn Blake 62) , 14. Tom Cole, 19. Lewis Taylor-Boyce

Unused Sub :- 13. Roman Davies 18. Tarryl Davies


1Louis Connor Goalkeeper
2Zacharias Kourouyianni Defender
3Callum Gillies Defender
4Jakob Burroughs Midfielder
6Joseph Burroughs Defender
7Craig Gregg Midfielder
8Max Morris 9 Midfielder
11Lewis Wright 12 Defender
14Tom Cole Defender
19Lewis Taylor-Boyce Forward
26Callum Powell 24 Midfielder
12Kamol Campbell 11 Defender
9Jack Till 8 Forward
13Roman Davies Goalkeeper
18Taryll Davis Defender
24Nashawn Blake 26 Forward