Uttoxeter Town2


Date Time Competition Season
March 5, 2024 7:45 pm MFL Premier 2023-24


Midland Football League
Premier Division
Tuesday 5th March 2024
Uttoxeter Town 2- 2 Tividale

At last little shoots

For the first time in a while Tividale at least got something they deserved out of a game and on another day could have taken all the three points on offer. But we will take the point and hope to build on it.

With the turnaround of players over the last couple of weeks, manager Stuart How only made the three changes from the side that went down to Hednesford Town in the Walsall senior Cup a week ago. In came Cain Smith, Joe Burroughs and Tarryl Davis replacing Jakob Burroughs, Ryan Snape and Tom Cole.

Neither half was a great watch with the only difference was the second had the goals.

In a pretty uneventful first half. The only real goal threats came from defensive mistakes. A Jack Pearlman header back to keeper Louis Connor did not have the legs and Town’s forward Paul Hughes intercepted it but his shot lacked any power and Connor fielded it comfortably’

Tividale’s Jack Till then tried his luck with a snap shot that went wide and on 21 minutes Ewan Edwards whipped a cross across the Town 6 yard box that was just begging for a touch. Edwards was causing the Town defence all sorts of problems and another one of his crosses was scrambled clear by the Town defence in the 33rd minute.

Half Time:- Uttoxeter Town 0-0 Tividale

Tividale started the second half the best way possible when on their first attack, Edwards was hauled down in the area. Till stepped up and in the 47th minute continued his run of goals by slamming the spot kick into the roof of the net.

6 minutes later and Town were level. A ball into the Tividale area and everyone including Connor seemed to miss it and Tom Thorley had the simple task of turning the ball home. A minute later and a Callum Gillies free kick whistled across the face of the Town goal.

Despite the visitors pressure Town went ahead on the hour. Again Tividale found a way to shoot themselves in the foot. On the hour mark the ball is needlessly given away in the middle of the park. In an attempt to win the ball back the ball breaks to Town’s Haydn Brown and he races away and beats Connor in a one to one situation.

Tividale now threw everything at the home side and in the 67th minute a Gillies corner is scrambled over the line for Tividale’s second, Till’s second and most importantly the equalising goal.

The rest of the game saw Tividale with a lot of possession but unable to break through a resolute Uttoxeter defence and at the other end they looked dangerous when they were allowed to counter. But in the end a share of the points was how it ended.

Full Time:- Uttoxeter Town 2-2 Tividale

Tividale:- 1. Louis Connor, 2. Zac Kourouyianni 3. Callum Gillies (12. Kamol Campbell 77), 4. Cain Smith. 6. Joe Burroughs, 8. Max Morris, 9. Jack Till, 16. Jack Pearlman (14. Tom Cole 60), 17 Ewan Edwards, 18. Tarryl Davis, 19. Lewis Taylor-Boyce (11. Nashawn Blake 76)

Unused Sub:- 15. Jack Perry


1Louis Connor Goalkeeper
2Zacharias Kourouyianni Defender
3Callum Gillies 15 Defender
6Joseph Burroughs Defender
8Max Morris Midfielder
9Jack Till Forward 46', 67'
16Jack Pearlman 14 Defender
17Ewan Edwards Forward
18Taryll Davis Defender
19Lewis Taylor-Boyce 24 Forward
14Tom Cole 16 Defender
15Kamol Campbell 3 Defender
24Nashawn Blake 19 Forward