|September 11, 2021||3:00 pm||FA Vase||2021-22|
Buildbase FA Vase
1st Qualifying Round
Saturday 11th September 2021
Whitchurch Alport 3-0 Tividale
More Vase Misery
Tividale Manager Dave King will be the first person to admit that the FA Vase has not brought back happy memories for him while he has been at Tividale, and this season’s campaign was to be no different. It is something that no one at the club can put their finger. But we just keep on producing some of our worst performances in the Vase and this was another one.
Once again there was a couple of changes to the midweek side that started against Lye Town. Dan Bryson returned in place of Hayden Reeves. Cameron Milne returned for the unavailable Curtis Cocking and Jordan Edwards in for the injured Brad Welding.
Tividale started the game well and had the first decent chance in the 6th minute when an Elliott Hartley corner was headed wide by Darragh Bustin. Then on 8 minutes Alsports first chance an Ivan Urvantev free kick sailed over the Tividale crossbar.
With the game even up to then, the first shot on target brought the first goal in the 17th minute. Alport worked the ball onto the left and an Alex Hughes cross into the box the ball was bundled home by Temi Ajibola.
Three minutes later and Alport doubled their lead. From an Urvantev corner to the back post and Joe Minshall rose for the easiest of headers past Adam Harrison. The game then went into a period where Alport never really had to exert themselves as Tividale failed to put any pressure on them at all.
On the half hour mark, Tividale made an early change with Lewis McPike replacing the struggling Dan Smith and then came a period of silly free kicks conceded outside both boxes by both teams but none of them troubling either keeper and that is how the half ended.
Half Time Whitchurch Alport 2-0 Tividale
Four minutes into the second period and Alport were away again but again they cleared the Tividale bar. Tividale then began to exert some pressure on the home side, but still could not carve out a decent scoring chance and on 53 minutes Alport had a great chance to extend their lead as they cought Tividale on the break but the defence tracked back well and cleared.
On 55 minutes from an Alport freekick that was cleared away initially. It was then recycled back into the box and it took a brilliant challenge from Hartley for Tividale at the back post to clear the danger from Jud Ellis.
With an hour gone Alport keeper Mason Springthorpe had his first piece of work to do when Bustin hit one from the edge of the box and forced a brilliant save from the keeper, turning it around the post and the following corner came to nothing. Tividale again could not get shot off in the 70th minute when after some more pressure they won a corner and despite the ball bouncing around the Alport box no one could add the finishing touch and the defence eventually dealt with it.
As we moved into the last 10 minute more Tividale pressure ended in another corner in which the Alport defence cleared for another but the second one is again comfortably cleared by the defence. On 84 minutes Harrison had to field a comfortable Alport shot and a minute later another Bustin free kick clears the cross bar.
Both sides had chances in the final few minutes but again neither could hit the target and in the 93rd minute Alport sealed the comfortable win when after Tividale gave the ball away in their half, Ellis took advantage of the error and fired the ball home from the edge of the box despite Harrison getting a hand to it.
Full Time Whitchurch Alport 3-0 Tividale
It was a better performance from Tividale in the second half, but in reality Alport had taken their foot off the gas and never really looked in any danger of giving conceding let alone failing to win the game.
Congratulations to Whitchurch Alport who now progress to the Second Qualifying Round of this year’s FA Vase. They have also set the bar for half time entertainment with a fly past from the Red Arrows.
Tividale: – 1. Adam Harrison, 2. Elliot Hartley, 3. Darragh Bustin, 4. Ben Birch, 5. Dan Bryson, 6. Matt Hunt, 7. Brogan Halpin (16. Tyree Clarke 68), 8. Cameron Milne, 9. Dan Smith (15. Lewis McPike 39), 10. Jordan Edwards (14. Corey Howe 58), 11. Luke Carter
Unused Subs: – 12. Hayden Reeves, 17. Tom Hurdman