Causeway can't lower Tividale's colours

Causeway (in the blue) clash with league leaders Tividale

Causeway (in the blue) clash with league leaders Tividale

First published in Football

CAUSEWAY United couldn’t become the first side to lower Tividale’s colours this season despite giving it their best shot.

Having fallen a goal down in the first-half, Causeway failed to repair the damage and lost out 1-0 to the league leaders.

Dismayed manager Andy Mole said: “It’s the first time we failed to score this season. “We did well playing into the wind in the first-half and I expected us to go on and do something, but we didn’t.

“Will Tibbetts, Arran Lloyd and Sam Rock all went close, but the fact was, we couldn’t score. A draw would have been a fair result, but take nothing away from Tividale, they’re a good side.”

Causeway fired another blank this week when they crashed out of the Polymac Midland Alliance League Cup with a 2-0 defeat at Westfields.

Mole’s men found themselves 2-0 down in the opening 10 minutes, both goals arriving from the penalty spot.

It could have been worse as Mole feared goalkeeper Tom Turner would be sent off after bringing a player down, but escaped with a yellow card.

Instead, it was Westfields who were reduced to 10 men at the start of second half exchanges.

Mole added: “Try as we might, we just couldn’t break them down”.

Causeway look to get back on track this Saturday when they entertain Coleshill Town at The Grove.

Mole confirmed that his former AFC Telford and Kidderminster Harriers defender Michael Briscoe had been the subject of a seven day approach from Alliance rivals Stourport Swifts.

However, Briscoe damaged his knee ligaments against Tividale and could be sidelined for several weeks.

Mole had made Briscoe his skipper since obtaining his services on loan from Stourbridge.

He said: “We clearly missed him at Westfields and I just hope he decides to stay with us”.

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