Midland Football League
Tuesday 12th September 2023
Tividale 1-1 Stourport Swifts
One point more
Tividale followed up their win on Saturday with a battling point against a Stourport side. Once again nothing could separate the two sides here at The Beeches as this was the third successive draw between the two clubs at the home of Tividale.
Manager Stuart How showed the faith in his squad when he made SIX changes to the starting line up from the side that secured our first win of the season 3 days before. Well, there was five changes and one forced on him due to an injury in the warm up. Tarryl Davis broke down in the warm up and Joe Hawkins returned at centre back. The other changes were Zac Kourouyianni, Jake Lloyd, Ryan Snape, Kamol Campbell and Ewan Edwards were all rested, and Callum Gillies, Cody Mullan, Max Morris, Nashawn Blake, and Lewis Taylor-Boyce came in.
In a half devoid of any real goalmouth chances as both defences were well on top, both keepers redundant and both midfields struggled to get a foothold in the game. It was in the 41st minute before the first chance came along when from a Matt Johnson corners Aaron Birch headed home from corner from close range. on the stroke of half time Tividale had their first chance and could have equalised when a James Douglas free kick was wide by Joe Hawkins
Half Time:- Tividale 0-1 Stourport Swifts
After the break Mullen tried his luck from distance and his shot whistled wide. Then Stourport’s Dan Reka headed Daniel Binner’s cross straight at Tividale keeper Louis Connor and then Binner himself shot high and wide on the hour mark. A 66th minute a Lee Chilton cross was met by Binner, but Connor was equal to his effort and beat it away from point blank range.
Two minutes later and Tividale were level. His corner from the left-hand side evaded everyone in the area and found its way into the net at the far post.
Stourport pressed for the winner and the final chance fell to Luke Sidaway whose shot came back off the post from eight yards out.
Full Time:- Tividale 1-1 Stourport Swifts
Tividale: – 1. Louis Connor, 3. Callum Gillies (12. Kamol Campbell 79), 5. Joe Hawkins, 6. Joe Burroughs, 7. Taylor Townsend, 8. Nashawn Blake (17. Ewan Edwards 55), 9. Dominic Dell (15. Marcus Beckford 88) 10. James Douglas, 14, Cody Mullan, 16. Max Morris (11. Ryan Snape 68), 19. Lewis Taylor Boyce (2. Zac Kourouyianni 74)
Unused Subs:- None