Atherstone Town3


Date Time Competition Season
December 23, 2023 3:00 pm MFL Premier 2023-24


Midland Football League
Premier Division
Saturday 23rd December 2022
Atherstone Town 3-1 Tividale

A Poor Show

This game was done and dusted in the first 45 minutes as Tividale produced their worst  performance since the defeat at Highgate United back in October.

With the busy Christmas period coming up and two games in 3 days, Stuart again rang out the changes, in came Dominic Dell, Max Morris, new signing Jack Till and the returning Ryan Snape, in place of Cain Smith, Ewan Edwards, Lewis Taylor-Boyce and the absent Cody Mullan

Tividale made the worst possible start, when in the 2nd minute from Atherstone’s first corner of the game some shocking defending allowed Jake Brown first to a loose ball and he forced the ball home.

Tividale then had a three penalty appeals turned down in the space of 5 minutes, two against Taylor Townsend and one against Jack Till as they all went down under challenges and for his troubles Till got booked for diving.

Atherstone’s Ryan Quinn then dragged a shot wide after 15 minutes. Then on 25 minutes they doubled their lead. when Jake Brown beat the Tividale high line and he pulled the ball back  to the edge of the area, again Tividale had chances to clear their lines but failed to and Gabe Webster fired past Louis Connor in goal.

Tividale’s first shot of the game came a couple of minutes later when Dell did well in holding the ball up for Townsend, but his shot was deflected wide by a defender and from the resulting corner Joe Hawkins headed over.

On 30 minutes Tividale brought it back to 2-1. When Townsend was brought down just outside the area and Snape’s free kick was spilled by Atherstone keeper Finn Osborn and Tividale skipper Zak Kourouyianni smashed the loose ball into the roof of the net. 

As the game moved into stoppage time Atherstone regained their two goal advantage when a mishit Ryan Quinn cross evaded Connor in the Tividale goal and nestled in the back of the net.

Deep into first half injury time and Atherstone nearly let Tividale back in when a defensive header back to the Osborn, looped over him but fortunately for the keeper it landed wide of the post.

Half Time:- Atherstone Town 3-1 Tividale

On 54 minutes it was Atherstone’s turn to have a penalty shout as they were adamant that there was a Tividale handball in the area but again the man in the middle waived away the appeals. Atherstone’s Lewis Collins then had a dipping effort that Connor watched all the way and hung on to.

On 80 minutes the home side missed the chance of the game when substitute Harry Jackson was through one on one with Connor, but he dragged his effort wide.

So, in the end there was no addition to the first half score and Tividale will be disappointed with their afternoons work.

Full Time:- Atherstone Town 3-1 Tividale

Tividale:- 1. Louis Connor, 2. Zac Kourouyianni (12. Cameron East 86), 3. Callum Gillies (15. Kamol Campbell 73), 4. Lewis Wright, 5. Joe Hawkins, 6. Joe Burroughs, 7. Taylor Townsend, 8. Jack Till (19. Lewis Taylor-Boyce 68), 9. Dominic Dell (17. Ewan Edwards 60), 11. Ryan Snape, 16. Max Morris (15, Cain Smith 68),

Unused Subs:- None


1Louis Connor Goalkeeper
2Zacharias Kourouyianni 12 Defender 30'
5Joe Hawkins Defender
6Joseph Burroughs Defender
7Private: Taylor Townsend Midfielder
9Private: Dominic Dell 17 Forward
11Lewis Wright Defender
16Max Morris 8 Midfielder
15Kamol Campbell 3 Defender
20Ryan Snape Midfielder
27Jack Till 19 Forward
3Callum Gillies 15 Defender
8Private: Cain Smith 16 Midfielder
12Private: Cameron East 2 Defender
17Ewan Edwards 9 Forward
19Lewis Taylor-Boyce 27 Forward