|April 8, 2023||3:00 pm||MFL Premier||2022-23|
Midland Football League
Saturday 8th April 2023
Uttoxeter Town 1-3 Tividale
Away Days. Still the Best Days
After taking 7 points from our last 4 league games. Our league place secure and a cup semi-final to look forward to. A coach trip to Uttoxeter Town (one of our favourite away grounds) on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon is simply perfect.
To then come away with a win, beers, and some great initiation songs from a number of our players including two lads from our youth team made it a Carlsberg Day.
Tividale made just the one change from the midweek Romulus win. Harry Lewis in for the unavailable Jason Wood
The first chance of the game came on 3 minutes when Malcolm Melvin tried a long-range daisy cutter, but it was comfortably taken by Uttoxeter keeper Lennon Grimley
Tividale went ahead after just 6 minutes when Harry Lewis took a free kick awarded on the edge of the Uttoxeter penalty area and drove it past the side of the wall and beat Grimley at his near post.
Due to an injury to Zac Kourouyianni the visitors had to make an early change after just 17 minutes, replacing him with Ollie Fluke.
Uttoxeter were level after 35 minutes when a ball crossed into the box after the visitor’s gave away a needless free kick and left back Julius Ndene headed home with a free header.
Just as the home side were getting the upper hand, they were struck a blow when right back Tom Thorley was shown a second yellow card in first half stoppage time.
Half Time:- Uttoxeter Town 1-1 Tividale
For the first 10 minutes of the second half, it looked as though Tividale were playing with a man less as Uttoxeter dominated the possession. But on 55 minutes Tividale counter attacked and doubled their lead. Kamol Campbell’s initial dipping shot came off Grimley’s crossbar, but Dan Smith was Johnny on the Spot and nodded the ball into an unguarded net.
10 minutes later and the game was all over, as Jack Fletcher turned home an Arman Khoshkhoo cross after the young striker had found the bye line with a great run and cross.
That was the end of the reported goal mouth action as the visitors ground out the result with one great free kick in the first half and two well worked goals in the second.
Full Time:- Uttoxeter Town 1-3 Tividale
Tividale: – 1. Louis Connor, 2. Zac Kourouyianni (15. Ollie Fluke 17), 3. Kamol Campbell (14. David Solademi 70), 4. Joe Burroughs (17. Ashley Oliver 83), 5. Louis Ezewele, 6. Joe Hawkins, 7. Malcolm Melvin, 8. Harry Lewis, 9. Dan Smith (12. Reinaldo Forbes 68), 10. Arman Khoshkhoo (16. Callum Powell 78), 11. Jack Fletcher.
Unused Subs:- None