Lichfield City2


Date Time Competition Season
December 30, 2023 3:00 pm MFL Premier 2023-24


Midland Football League
Premier Division
Saturday 30th December 2023
Lichfield City 2-0 Tividale

No points to show for a fine effort

Despite a superb effort away at Lichfield City. Tividale still came away with nothing as their shyness in front of goal was clinically exposed by a Lichfield side who took the chances that were offered them.

Tividale made just the two changes from the side that beat Wolverhampton Casuals last time out. In came club captain Zac Kourouyianni and forward jack Till in place of Cameron East and Ewan Edwards.

The home side started much the better and Jack Edwards will be disappointed with his effort when hammering the ball high and wide from a Dan Smith cross after just 2 minutes.

Lichfield keeper James Beeson was forced to produce a massive save after just 10 minutes, when he tipped a powerful strike from Ryan Snape over his own crossbar; and was then called into action again as Cody Mullan struck the ball goal wards from the edge of the box. Beeson collecting the ball at the second attempt.

Till fired wide on 28 minutes and 10 minutes later Edwards was sent through, but Tividale keeper Lewis Connor was quickly off his line to clear the danger. An Edwards free kick a minute later was headed wide of the Tividale goal by Smith.

On the stroke of half time a Dom Lewis header narrowly missed the bottom right-hand corner of Connor’s goal before the referee blew his whistle for half time.

Half Time:- Lichfield City 0-0 Tividale 

City opened the scoring with a goal within a minute of the second period when a Kieran Francis cross found Smith and he diverted the ball past Connor and into the net. Mullan had a great chance to level up the scores on 48 minutes, but he dragged his shot wide.

Edwards was denied a few minutes later, as the visiting defence held firm and blocked his shot in front of goal and then at the other end Lichfield had to defend a number of corners, as Tividale mounted a number of attack’s. Tividale broke down the right through Ewan Edwards in search of a late equaliser and was brought down just outside the box, but Lichfield were able to defend the Taylor Townsend ball into the box yet again.

Lichfield killed off the game in the 88th minute when another Francis cross into the box from the right was laid off by Louis Baker and he set up Jordan Clement, for him to strike home from the edge of the six-yard box.

Full Time:- Lichfield City 2-0 Tividale 

Tividale:- 1. Louis Connor, 2. Zac Kourouyianni, 3.Callum Gillies (19. Lewis Taylor-Boyce 86), 4. Jakob Burroughs, 5. Joe Hawkins (12. Cameron East 80), 6. Joe Burroughs, 7. Taylor Townsend, 8. Jack Till, 11. Lewis Wright (17. Ewan Edwards 68) , 14. Cody Mullan, 11. Ryan Snape (9. Dominic Dell 68),

Unused Subs:- 10. James Douglas