Just as in the reverse fixture it was Tividale who made all the running but whereas in the Boxing Day encounter we should have done more against a nervy keeper, there was no doubting that Tom Turner in the Causeway goal was the difference between what could have been a pretty convincing defeat and the three points they took home.
The home side were on the front foot from the kick off and had two great chances in the first half. They should have took the lead on 8 minutes Michael Woolman
headed a Kyle Hill
free kick against the bar. Then on 20 minutes some great interplay between Chris Russell
and Lee Chilton
led to the latter’s shot across the face of the goal and again Woolman just failed to convert it with the goal at his mercy.
The second half started as the first ended all Tividale and on 46 minutes Kyle Hill
ran at the heart of the Causeway defence, but his shot was turned around the post by Turner, a minute later Russell was put through, but lacked any power in his shot, then Chilton had his effort scrambled off the line. It was not until the hour mark when the visitors had their first effort on goal, but the lively Aaron Lloyd never troubled Tim Beech
with his effort. After that it was back to normal service, again Turner was equal to a Chilton effort, diving low to his right and parrying the ball away but Andy Parsons could only scoop the rebound over the bar. Then Richard Taylor had an effort charged down that looked like a stone dead penalty but the man in the middle waived play on to the home sides disbelief. Turner then produced the save of the night, when on 83 minutes again a Chilton shot looked to be arrowing for the back of the net, when from nowhere Turner somehow got a fingertip to it and steered it onto the inside of the post and it went across the face of the goal and to safety.
By now it looked as if the stalemate would not be broken and Causeway would hold on for the point. But in the 86th minute Causeway were awarded a throw in. it was launched into the Tividale area. The home defence failed to deal with it and it ran through to Mark Bellingham on the back post to stab the ball home.