|Darlaston Town 1874||6|
|October 4, 2023||7:45 pm||MFL Premier||2023-24|
Midland Football League
Wednesday 2nd October 2023
Darlaston Town 6-1 Tividale
A horror show
After the superb performance against Uttoxeter on Saturday. Tividale were looking to follow it up in another tough game away at Darlaston Town. Unfortunately it was not to be.
Darlaston took the lead on 8 minutes. A Josh Jones corner was kept alive by Ben Podmore and Jack Downing both heading into the Tividale penalty area, the ball finding Bishop who swivelled to shoot home from 8 yards, Keeper Louis Connor flat footed as the ball found the bottom left hand corner.
On 21 minutes, Bishop added his second when a Tividale free kick was saved by keeper Jono Brown, Darlaston breaking quickly, Ryan Winwood’s superb defencing splitting pass setting Bishop free. Bishop beat his defender for pace before slotting home from 18 yards.
Bishop’s hat trick came on 35 minutes. Bishop took a Ben Podmore header in his stride , drove into the box and shot beyond keeper O’Connor to double his seasonal goal tally.
Darlaston had pretty much dominated most of the first half, Tividale restricted to long range efforts and free kicks into the penalty area,
Half Time:-Darlaston Town 3-0 Tividale
The home side started the second half, pretty much as they had finished the first half, pushing forward at every opportunity in an effort to add to their goal tally.
Tividale were on the back foot, Lewis Taylor Boyce seeing Red after picking up two yellow cards inside 3 minutes.
A short corner between Jack Downing and Lewis Gill, saw Gill’s cross into the box powerfully headed against the bar by skipper Alex Foreshaw. The rebound falling back to Foreshaw who shot home from 10 yards.
The fifth came on 81 minutes, Darlaston winning the ball in midfield, Winwood’s second defence splitting pass of the night sending Kieron Miller clear, the striker slotting home from 15 yards.
Darlaston added a sixth on two minutes into injury time substitute Jake Pearson breaking clear following Miller’s slide rule pass to score from 15 yards. Within a minute of the restart, following an excellent Tividale move, former Darlaston striker Dom Dell stole in at the back post to net a consolation goa for the visitors.
Full Time:-Darlaston Town 6-1 Tividale
Tividale: – 1. Louis Connor, 2. Zac Kourouyianni, 3. Callum Gillies (5. Kamol Campbell 72), 4. Jakob Burroughs (15. Callum Powell 66), 6. Joe Burroughs (12. Elliot Sumnall 72), 7. Taylor Townsend, 9. Dominic Dell, 10. Ryan Snape (16. Max Morris 66), 14, Cody Mullan, 17. Ewan Edwards (18. Tarryl Davis 46) , 19. Lewis Taylor Boyce
Unused Subs:- None