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Midland Football League
Saturday 17th October 2020
Heather St John 0-2 Tividale
Heather Harried to Defeat
For one of the few times this season Tividale put together excellent back to back performances and got their just rewards.
Following on from the beating they gave Boldmere in the week. They harried and pressed Heather into submission and came away from the picturesque St John’s Ground with 3 valuable points.
The defensive injury curse continued with Tom Hurdman not recovering from the hamstring pull that saw him replaced on Tuesday night. But Jacob Barnes who came off the bench and replaced him was deemed fit enough to start in this one. So that was the only change from the mid-week win.
Both sides started the game very tentatively. With Heather having a lot of the ball but not really causing Tividale any problems and were prone to overplay and lose the ball in dangerous positions but Tividale themselves could not make them pay.
The first shot in anger came in the 18th minute when Cameron Collins tried a shot from well outside the area that Tividale keeper Adam Harrison had no problems with.
In Tividale’s first sortie on 20 minutes Adam Garmson found Dan Smith with a neat pass. He went down under a challenge from Jack Dance on the edge of the box. Smith and a number of the Tividale players appealed for a penalty but referee Benjamin Stott waived play on
Heather’s Edilson Panzo-Antonio then tried his luck from around the same distance as Collins’s effort 4 minutes later with the same result.
in the 26th minute Luke Carter hit the perfect chip over the head of Heather centre back Joe McNulty and into the path of Smith but he tried a first-time volley when he had more time than he realised and Heather keeper James Beeson saved it.
Beeson had to be alert when from a poor clearance on 29 minutes Garmson put the cross in that Dance toe poked for a corner with Smith ready to pounce. But there was no reprieve a minute later on the half hour when Carter found Garmson with a cross field ball out on the left wing and his cross was met by Smith who out jumped Dance and he gave Beeson no chance with a thumping header to put the visitors 1-0 up.
Tividale then allowed Heather right back Chris Hayden way too much room a minute before the break but he also tried a shot from distance but once again Harrison fielded the shot comfortably.
Half Time: Heather St John 0-1 Tividale
Heather had the first chance of the second period on 47 minutes when Jake McLeary failed to get an Antonio cross on target. 5 minutes later and they should have equalised when from a Mitchell Mollison cross Harrison did well to turn away a Daniel Hanson shot but it fell at the feet of Collins but he blasted his shot wide.
Tividale doubled their lead on 67 minutes with a goal that summed up their play all afternoon. it started with a back pass to Besson that Elliott Hartley immediately ran to close down the keeper’s clearance. This forced Beeson to play a ball to his full back Yahiya Todd who himself was under pressure from Garmson. This forced the error with Todd’s attempted pass up field being intercepted by Garmson and the striker blasted the ball past Beeson and into the far bottom corner from 8 yards out.
Eight minutes after the goal, Tividale were down to 10 men when after taking a few petty kicks around his ankles Garmson flicked his leg out at a defender and although he did not connect the referee saw intent and showed the striker a straight red.
Even with the man advantage for the last 15 minutes Heather never really caused the visitors many problems and Tividale closed out the game and earned another clean sheet.
Full Time: Heather St John 0-2 Tividale
Midland Football League
Tuesday 13th October 2020
Tividale 7-1 Boldmere St Michaels
Tivi are Sevsational
These lads have a knack of following a poor performance with a much improved one and so after Saturday’s no show in the FA Vase against Stapenhill. A response was required and expected. And how did they respond
With injuries in defence and midfield Manager Dave King switched Tom Hurdman to a central defender role and brought back Brad Welding into the starting line up at wing back. With Curtis Cocking still out injured Luke Carter and Liam Wilkinson held the midfield holding roles. The inform Lewis McPike dropped into the attacking midfield position with Elliott Hartley rested. New signing Adam Garmson made his first start up front alongside Dan Smith.
Tividale got off to a flyer when after 2 minutes some great work down the Tividale right by Smith and Garmson ended with the latter being brought down in the Boldmere box. We all know this is Tividale and a scored penalty is no gimme. But up stepped Carter and calmly sentkeeper Matthew Coton the wrong way. Tividale were threatening to add to their score and after 12 minutes Garmson and Smith linked up again but Boldmere blocked and cleared.
Boldmere had their first chance on 13 minutes when an Owen Parry header was well saved by Adam Harrison. With Boldmere now causing Tividale problems with a period of pressure, they equalised in the 20th minute. A Stuart Hendrie corner was not cleared by the Tividale defence and Ryan Conlon forced the ball over the line.
Tividale should have been back ahead after 25 minutes when Boldmere keeper Coton thwarted Garmson twice with a double save and 2 minutes later Coton was on hand again to deny Welding. On 32 minutes Tividale took the lead. From a Boldmere corner the ball was cleared to Smith just outside the Tividale area. His first-time pass found Garmson and his ball into the Boldmere box found Smith who had carried on his run who slid the ball home. Boldmere were still in the game at 2-1 down and where unlucky on 38 minutes when a Parry free kick crashed off the cross bar.
Tividale extended their lead on 43 minutes to 3-1 when a McPike free kick was headed home by Joe Hawkins.
As the game went into first half injury time Boldmere full back Jermaine Johnson was yellow carded when he dwelt on the ball on the edge of his box, Smith won the ball off him but Johnson brought him down trying to win the ball back. From the resulting free kick Coton denied McPike with another brilliant save turning the ball out for a corner.
Unfortunately for the visitors the Welding corner in the 47th minute was headed into his own net by Boldmere defender Stephen Palmer to make it 4-1
Half Time: Tividale 4-1 Boldmere St Michaels
Tividale’s Hawkins nearly cancelled out his first half goal when he deflected a shot towards his own net in the 51st minute but Harrison got done to turn the ball away. On 55 minutes any chance that Boldmere had of getting back into the game went when Johnson received his second yellow card for a very poor tackle.
Tividale went 5-1 up in the 65th minute when Smith rolled the ball into McPike and he stroked the ball past Coton. On 67 minutes Boldmere substitute Harry Harris had a chance from 6 yards out but put the ball over the Tividale bar.
Garmson and Smith linked up again on 68 minutes but Smith’s header from Garmson’s cross was comfortably held by Coton.
Tividale won their second penalty of the game on 73 minutes when from a corner Matt Hunt got a nudge in the back and the referee pointed to the spot. Again, Carter stepped up and though Coton guessed the right way the spot kick was into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance 6-1.
In the 83rd minute McPike was put through by a Hartley pass but Coton parried his shot and the ball was cleared. Seconds later Hartley found Welding and his neat lay off into McPike just had too much on it and he could only hit the side netting.
With the Boldmere defence now tiring and Tividale rampant, Smith’s dart into the visiting penalty area on 88 minutes was ended with a poor tackle that was not in the same post code as the ball and gave the referee the easiest decision of the night. With Carter having been substituted, McPike was on spot kick duty and he made it 7-1 as he sent Coton the wrong way.
FullTime: Tividale 7-1 Boldmere St Michaels
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Midland Football League
Tuesday 6th October 2020
Racing Club Warwick 1-1 Tividale
Racers dead heat
Tividale travelled to Racing Club Warwick for the first time in recent history and played their part in an entertaining game against a very good home side.
Dave King made just the one change from Saturdays defeat, swapping Elliott Hartley for Ryan Grosvenor and once again Tividale got off to a flyer.
In just the 3rd minute a Matt Hunt clearance caused the Racer’s defence all sort of problems and Dan Smith latched onto the ball and forced a fine save from Racer’s keeper Brandon Ganley.
In the 5th minute again the Racer’s failed to deal with a ball into the box. The ball found its way too Will Rawlins but he failed to find the target with his shot.
Rawlins turned provider in the 7th minute when his ball into the inside left area again caused hesitancy in the Racers defence. This time Elliott Hartley cashed in and this time he made the home side pay. taking the ball wide of Ganley before slotting it home.
The racers had their first effort in the 9th minute but Tory Herbert shot over the bar.
After looking like they were going to be overrun in the first 15 minutes the home side were now getting into the game and on 18 minutes a Reece Ford cross was headed wide by Nick Seabourne. Then Dean Purvin tried one from distance that Adam Harrison collected at the second attempt.
Tividale had to make a change in the 27th minute when Curtis Cocking had to be replaced by Ryan Grosvenor. Curtis had received a knock earlier and “could not run it off”, 6 minutes later and the Racers were level. Liam Wilkinson conceded a free kick some 25 yards out from his goal line and Seabourne stepped up and despite Harrison getting a hand to it could not keep out the free kick.
The home side had a great chance to take the lead on 39 minutes as Tividale started to defend a lot deeper when Seabourne failed to get a Purvin cross on target screwing the chance wide. Then on 40 minutes Tividale almost took the lead in bizarre fashion. A Hartley cross was headed against his own post by a Racer’s defender
Half Time: Racing Club Warwick 1-1 Tividale
Both sides had cancelled each other out at the start of the second half before Dan Smith was played through by Hartley and Purvin brought him down in the Racer’s area. With no one racing for the ball. Up stepped keeper Harrison but his spot kick was saved by Ganley.
Racer’s Samuel Jackson then had two efforts in as many minutes. First on 65 minutes he hit the base of the post with a shot. Then his second effort just cleared the crossbar.
After that, chances were at a minimum and it was in the 82nd minute before the next one. Lewis McPike finding substitute Jelson Antonio in the area. But his shot was deflected wide.
The home sides captain Mason Rowley had two good chances to grab the winner but both his headers in the last 5 minutes the first from a Riley Kearsey free kick and the second a Jackson corner could not find the target.
Full Time: Racing Club Warwick 1-1 Tividale