|August 30, 2021||3:00 pm||MFL Premier||2021-22|
Midland Football League
Monday 30th August 2021
Tividale 4-0 Bewdley Town
Tivi Go To Town
In the past Tividale have come up against team’s who have been in a poor run of form and gifted them points and so the visit of so far pointless Bewdley Town must have set off alarm bells for the Boss and his management team, especially as the reports coming in was that although pointless, they were putting in much improved performances.
Once again Dave King had to make a change with Ben Birch absent Hayden Reeves started his first game since coming back from injury and midweek signing young Corey Howe was on the bench.
Tividale were immediately into their stride and dominated for the first 15 minutes, but all they had to show in that time was a Cameron Milne shot that forced an excellent save from Bewdley keeper Joe Sidaway. After riding out the early storm, the visitors began to get a foothold in the game and on a counterattack, Bewdley’s Callum Allchurch went clean through on 16 minutes, but his shot was blocked by the alert Adam Harrison.
Nothing much more happened until the 22nd minute when Dan Smith played in Elliott Hartley, and he placed the ball past Sidaway and into the back of the net. Bewdley were nearly immediately on level term 3 minutes later. A complete mix up around the Tividale 6-yard box ended with Reeves playing the ball off Bewdley forward Jordan Graham but it rolled away for a goal kick. Tividale were soon back in the visitor’s penalty area and from a corner, Hunt headed it back into the danger zone. Smith got his boot to it, but it did not cross the line before it was cleared out to Brad Welding, who’s cross was met by Smith but again Bewdley blocked his header and cleared.
Bewdley still posed a threat on the counter and on 29 minutes Zac Kourouyianni tried his luck from distance, but it went wide of Harrison’s post. The visitors were punished 2 minutes later when a Harrison ball found Welding, who beat his man before teeing up Cameron Milne on the edge of the Bewdley box and his pile driver just flew past Sidaway and into the back of the net. Milne tried another long-range effort on 34 minutes, but he could not keep this effort down and it sailed over Sidaway’s bar.
HALF TIME: Tividale 2-0 Bewdley Town
The second half started as the first half ended with Tividale in control. Milne found Smith on 48 minutes, but he shot wide. On 52 minutes a Matt Hunt header was blocked, it came out to Smith, but Sidaway was equal to his shot. A minute later and Hartley found Milne but again Sidaway came to the rescue with a comfortable save.
Tividale: – 1. Adam Harrison, 2. Tom Hurdman, 3. Brad Welding, 4. Hayden Reeves, 5. Dan Bryson, 6. Matt Hunt, 7. Curtis Cocking (Ryan Grosvenor 74), 8. Cameron Milne (15. TJ Munthali 84), 9. Dan Smith (14. Corey Howe 74), 10. Luke Carter, 11. Elliott Hartley.
Unused Subs: – 13. Peter Hawk.