|Racing Club Warwick||2|
|March 26, 2022||3:00 pm||MFL Premier||2021-22|
Midland Football League
Saturday 26th March 2022
Tividale 2-2 Racing Club Warwick
Tividale Not At The Races
After last week’s escape with a point. The hope was for better this week. Unfortunately, The Racer’s took no heed of the script and in the end ran out comfortable winners as once again the home side failed to threaten.
Manager Dave King shuffled the pack again. With Dan Bryson running late, Lucas Muckley was moved to centre back. Darragh Bustin dropped in at left back and Jason Wood came into Bustin’s midfield position.
The first chance of the game fell to Warwick after just 2 minutes with the forward finding himself unmarked in the centre of the box, unfortunately the ball was a little bit under his feet, he did manage to dig an effort out, however he was unable to generate any power and it was comfortable for Louis Connor in the Tividale goal. 8 minutes is all it took for the ref to get his cards out in this game with a booking to Warwick after a slightly late challenge in the middle of the park it was one of those where the ball was off the ground and both players were genuinely going for the ball, however the studs of the Warwick defender made contact with the ankle of the Tividale forward. Just 2 minutes later Tividale had their first effort of the game Luke Carter woth an effort from distance which was comfortable for for the Warwick keeper. Warwick managed to split the Tividale defence on 16 minutes when the forward chased down a flick on but the defender managed to recover to muscle the forward out of it and the ball rolled through to Connor. Daragh Bustin lined up a freekick for Tividale just in the edge of the box on 31 minutes, his effort forcing the Warwick keeper into a good save down to his left. Warwick then went straight down the other end and a half volley was sent well over the bar from the corner of the box. In the 34th minute Warwick tried to cath Tividale on the break Tom Hurdman tracks back and manages to get a deflection on the shot which wrong footted Louis Connor in the Tividale goal but fortunately it went behind for a corner to Warwick. 4 minutes later Warwick caught Tividale on the counter again with the forward spinning the defender and bearing down on the Tividale goal he unleashed a powerful effort which is just off target, a few including myself thought it had gone in. Just a minute later Warwick had another chance to take the lead as the ball was crossed into the box the forward managed to get himself free but completely missed the ball for what would have been a certain goal, it went behind for a Tividale goalkick. 31 minutes Tividale with a freekick just inside the Warwick half it’s played deep into the Warwick box and a header is sent well wide of the goal. The deadlock was eventually broken on 39 minutes as Warwick took a long throw unot the Tividale box which was flicked in at the near post, Josh Parsons found himself completely free just outside the 6 yard box and he side footed one past a helpless Louis Connor in the Tividale goal. Warwick came close to extending their lead on 45 minutes as Louis Connor had to keep his eye on a looping header from a Warwick freekick the Tividale stopper did well and collected it underneath his crossbar. Tividale had the final shot of the half, the effort summed up their half as it was way off the mark.
Half Time Tivdale 0-1 Racing Club Warwick
Warwick deservedly led at the break and would have been disappointed not to have had another goal two as they completely dominated the forst 45 minutes. Tividale needed a much improved performance in the second half to get anything from the game.
The first opportunity, which was more of a half chance, of the second of half went to Tividale, on 54 minutes a flick on from a goal kick drew the Warwick centre half out of position the ball came to Elliot Hartley in the box, unfortunately his first touch wasn’t as good as he would have liked, which allows the defence to recover and clear the ball away. In the next attack Daragh bustin works his way down the left and crosses the ball into the box it evades everyone and bounces off the top of the Warwick crossbar. Warwick had their first effort of the second half on 58 minutes with a low shot driven wide of the Tividale goal. On 63 minutes Warwick picked up their second booking of the gane as the defender is judged to have brought down Daragh Bustin on the corner of the box, it looked a little harsh to us as the defender seemed to win the ball cleanly. From the resulting freekick Bustin hit the top of the Warwick crossbar for a second time. Dan Bryson picked up an injury during the freekick as the Warwick keeper seemed to land on his leg whilst diving attempting to get something on Bustin’s effort, Purley accidental and from the reaction of the Warwick keeper you could see he was just trying to keep the ball out of his net. Warwick extended their lead on 70 minutes as their defence picked up the ball on the edge of their own box and played a long ball forward which split the Tividale defence Danny Murphy latched onto the end of the pass and slides the ball past Louis Connor in the Tividale goal. Tividale had a penalty appeal turned down on 74 minutes as there was a coming together in the Warwick box Dan Smith asked the question the ref waved it away, it was difficult to tell of their was anything it, but can’t blame Smith for asking the question. Smith had Tivdale’s best chance of the game on 80 minutes as the ball broke to him in the Warwick box from a long through throw he had his back to goal and it was slightly under him he managed to stab an effort goalwards but it went just wide. Warwick should have extended their lead on 87 minutes as the forward finds himself in acres of space inside the Tividale box but for some reason he decideded to hit the shot early and its a comfortable save for Louis Connor. 90+4 minutes a final.chance for Warwick as an effort on goal is spilled by Louis Connor but he gathers it at the second attempt.
Full Time Tividale 0-2 Racing club Warwick
Warwick were well in control of the game and should really have had more but I’m sure they will be happy with the 3 points and a clean sheet. Tividale were well off the pace.
Tividale: – 1. Louis Connor, 2. Tom Hurdman 3. Darragh Bustin, 4. Luke Carter, 5. Lucas Muckley (15. Dan Bryson 46) (14 Joe Burroughs 63), 6. Matt Hunt, 7. Lewis McPike (12. Ethan Muckley 55) 8. Curtis Cocking, 9. Dan Smith, 10. Jason Wood, 11. Elliott Hartley.
Unused Subs: – 16. Owen Waterford, 17. TJ Munthali