Stone Old Alleynians3


Date Time Competition Season
November 22, 2022 7:45 pm MFL Premier 2022-23


Midland Football League

Premier Division
Tuesday 22nd November 2022
Tividale 0-3 Stone Old Alleynians

So Very, Very Poor

At any level of football, you will always have bad days, individually, as a team or as a club. But it will be accepted if you try, and it just doesn’t work out.

This was one of those days and though we are sure the lads will feel that they all put a shift in. From the side it just didn’t look like it.

Tividale made two changes from the Shifnal defeat at the weekend. Jack Fletcher and Ryan Snape coming in for Zac Kourouyianni and Cody Mullan respectively.

It all started so well for the home side despite Stone having the early chances. With Jack Tomlinson firing over and then a deflected shot was fielded by Tividale keeper Peter Hawk. Tividale’s first chance saw Dan Smith flashing a header wide and then Jack Downing firing a shot just wide of the post.

On 15 minutes Stone’s Sam Bowater was put through and he chipped Hawk, but the ball went wide of Hawk’s far post. Then on 22 minutes Stone’s defender powered a header back off the crossbar. Joseph Berk was then denied by Hawk after a great run and shot. Downing then had a similar chance for Tividale but he skied his effort.

In the 40th minute Berk’s free kick was well saved by Hawk after it took a deflection. Then a minute later Oliver Davies nearly cashed in on a lucky break of the ball, but his shot hit a Tividale defender and cleared.

As half time loomed Tividale created another great chance. Lovely one touch passing between Malcolm Melvin and Snape ended with the latter firing over. On the stroke of half time a Sam Bowater shot was turned around the post by Hawk.

Half Time: – Tividale 0-0 Stone Old Alleynians 

The second half started badly and went downhill very quickly after that.  Within three minutes after the restart, from a Stone corner, Tividale failed to get the ball clear. After a number of shots were blocked, the ball came out to Jack Tomlinson who made no mistake from 10 yards, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead.

10 minutes later and Tomlinson tried his luck again, but Hawk was equal to it. Townsend had an effort beaten away by Parry in the Stone goal and cleared by a defender on 60 minutes

In the 72nd minute from a Bradbury corner Hawk did well to turn over the bar Bailey’s header. But from the subsequent corner, an unmarked Tomlinson powered home a header that gave Hawk no chance.

Apart from a Welding free kick that was off target, Tividale where now looking like a well beaten side and the visitors were first to every tackle, header, second ball, the lot as Tividale struggled to get hold of the ball or even put two passes together and Stone was now in cruise control and should have extended their lead on 75 minutes when a James Pritchard cross was met by a Tomlinson scissor kick that flashed wide.

Stone skipper Martin Thomas was sent away in the 78th minute but chose to shoot from a tight angle when a pass across the Tividale penalty area to two teammates unmarked looked a much better option. Snape saw his shot clear the bar in a rare Tividale attack. Before a Bradbury free kick was headed home by an unmarked Josh Sedgley to make it 3-0 and put an end to Tividale’s miserable night

Full Time: – Tividale 0-3 Stone Old Alleynians

Tividale: – 1. Peter Hawk, 2. Jack Fletcher (16. Cameron East 80), 3. Brad Welding, 4. Malcolm Melvin (14. Zac Kourouyianni 80) 5. David Solademi, 6. Matt Hunt, 17. Taylor Townsend, 8. Jason Wood, 9. Dan Smith (15. Lewis Taylor-Boyce 65), 10. Ryan Snape 11. Jack Downing (12. Cody Mullan 62)

Unused Sub: 13. Louis Connor





1Private: Peter Hawk Goalkeeper
16Private: Jack Fletcher 12 Midfielder
3Private: Bradley Welding Defender
18Private: Jason Wood Midfielder
33Private: David Solademi Defender
35Private: Matthew Hunt Defender
7Private: Taylor Townsend Midfielder
21Malcolm Melvin 2 Midfielder
9Private: Daniel Smith 20 Forward
17Ryan Snape Forward
23Private: Jack Downing 34 Midfielder
13Louis Connor Goalkeeper
34Private: Cody Mullan 23 Midfielder
12Private: Cameron East 16 Defender
20Lewis Taylor-Boyce 9 Forward
2Zacharias Kourouyianni 21 Defender