Competition: Walsall Senior Cup

Tividale vs Walsall

Walsall Senior Cup
Quarter Final
Tuesday 28th February 2023
Tividale 2-1 Walsall

Let us build on this!

Based on our decent form and our previous result. Maybe a night off from league action could give the lad’s something different to concentrate on and make some amends for Saturday.

Tividale beat Lichfield City 3-2, in the previous round way back in November and it was interesting to see that of the squad of 16 that night, Cameron East, Brad Welding, Matt Hunt, Taylor Townsend, Jack Downing, Jamie Hunt, Curtis Cocking, Cody Mullan and Lewis Taylor-Boyce were no longer with us for one reason or another.

Nine out of the then squad had left. But as always Dave King and his staff had put together a squad able to compete. There was a couple of changes from Saturday with Louis Connor, David Solademi and Arman Khoshkhoo coming in for Peter Hawk, Louis Ezewele and Jakob Burroughs respectively.

A bit of good news 24 hours earlier for Tividale was the rescinding of Dan Smith’s red card 

After what seemed like a lifetime waiting for a goal in previous games, Tividale were ahead after just 3 minutes. A Jack Fletcher shot was parried by Walsall keeper George Barrett into the path of Jason Wood who made no mistake from close range. Tividale continued to press and where unlucky not to double their lead on 21 minutes when a Harry Lewis free kick just cleared the cross bar

Tividale were pegged back in Walsall’s first decent chance, when from a Tividale corner Walsall cleared up to Marvellous Onabirekhanlen who when left one on one with Connor he slid the ball past him and into the back of the net.

Tividale were soon back in front though when Khoshkhoo was felled in the box in the 35th minute and Harry Lewis score from the spot.

Half Time:- Tividale 2-1 Walsall

Walsall piled on the pressure at the start of the second half looking to bring them back into the game. but the Tividale defence were holding firm. As the visitors seemed to tire Tividale began to take the upper hand and a great Khoshkhoo run and shot on the hour mark had Barrett scrambling to get the ball away after parrying the initial shot.

In the 65th minute Barrett had to be alert when diving at the feet of Fletcher as he beared down on goal and at the other end a Onabirekhanlen header on 71 minutes was touched over his bar by Connor.

Khoshkhoo was again the Walsall tormentor with 5 minutes to go when again after more great work his cross flashed across the Walsall penalty area but no one could get a touch to it.

And that is how it ended with Tividale now facing Chasetown away in the semi-final on Tuesday 28th March

Full Time:- Tividale 2-1 Walsall

Tividale: – 1. Peter Hawk, 2. Zac Kourouyianni (12. Jakob Burroughs 49), 3. David Solademi, 4. Jason Wood, 5. Joe Burroughs, 6. Joe Hawkins, 7. Jack Fletcher, 8. Malcolm Melvin, 9. Dan Smith (14. Nashawn Blake 51), 10. Arman Khoshkhoo, 11. Harry Lewis, (15. Kamol Campbell 75)

Unused Subs:- 16. Cameron Lee, 17. Ashley Oliver


13Louis Connor Goalkeeper
2Zacharias Kourouyianni 22 Defender
24Private: David Solademi Defender
18Private: Jason Wood Midfielder
14Joseph Burroughs Defender
17Joe Hawkins Defender
16Private: Jack Fletcher Midfielder
21Malcolm Melvin Midfielder
9Private: Daniel Smith 19 Forward
10Arman Khoshkhoo Forward
6Private: Harry Lewis 3 Midfielder
22Jakob Burroughs 2 Midfielder
3Kamol Campbell 6 Defender
19Nashawn Blake 9 Forward
30Private: Callum Lee Defender

Lichfield City vs Tividale

Walsall Senior Cup
Round Two
Wednesday 9th November 2022
Lichfield City 2-3 Tividale
Tividale stunning and determined

This was going to be a severe test of our 10-match unbeaten run against one of the top sides in the division and away at their home ground.

Once again Tividale rung out the changes for this mid-week cup competition. In came Peter Hawk, Brad Welding, Ryan Snape, Jamie Hunt, Malcolm Melvin, Cody Mullan and Lewis Taylor Boyce. There was also a debut for new signing David Solademi registered the day before.

The early chances fell to Lichfield and the first of the game fell to Jack Edwards who after being played through by Max Dixon dragged his shot wide. Then from a Luke Childs cross Dixon headed wide.

Tividale’s first chance was after a neat one two with Melvin and Taylor Townsend, ended with Melvin’s shot just going wide.

Lichfield took the lead on 23 minutes. From a Child cross found Jamie Elkes at the back post. His shot took a heavy deflection off Tividale defender Matt Hunt and wrong-footed Hawk in goal, who could only watch the ball trickle past him and into the back of the net.

Tividale’s Jamie Hunt then went close, when from a Townsend corner he tried an overhead kick that just cleared the bar. On 28 minutes Tividale were level. Townsend started a run from the halfway line, beating two Lichfield defenders before lashing home from 20 yards beyond Lichfield’s keeper James Beeson’s despairing dive.

Elkes then headed a Edwards corner wide before a Snape effort just cleared Beeson’s crossbar. On 40 minutes Tividale took the lead. Snape found Townsend and without the winger breaking stride he drove home a worldie with Beeson rooted to his line.5 minutes later and on the stroke of half time Tividale won a corner on the edge of the Lichfield penalty area. Up stepped Welding and not to be out done by Townsends two crackers, scored with his trademark left footed as he bent the ball over the wall and again poor Beeson was again just a spectator as it went past him and into the top corner

Half Time: – Lichfield City 1-3 Tividale

Tividale had a great chance to extend their lead in the 48th minute, when Mullan’s cross just evaded Snape at Lichfield’s back post.

The home side made it 3-2 on 50 minutes when a Child cross was not dealt with and it reached Elkes at the back post who side footed home his and Lichfield’s second.

Tividale went down to 10 men on 52 minutes when Jamie Hunt received his second yellow card of the game. Naturally the man advantage buoyed the home side and a Tom Hurdman cross was met by Cameron Dunn but his header went straight into Hawk’s midriff and Dunn had another chance that he put wide.

Childs then went on an amazing run beating three Tividale players before pulling the ball back to substitute Kyle Patterson but his shot was brilliantly saved by Hawk with his feet. As time ran out fellow substitute Sam Fitzgerald hit a dipping shot that Hawk could only parry away and Jack Downing completed the clearance.
Before the end Tividale’s Jakob Burroughs and Lichfield’s Patterson (the two substitute number 15’s) both received straight red cards for violent conduct after some pushing and shoving near the Lichfield dug out. It looked like handbags but the officials saw different

As the game went into injury time, from a Lichfield corner that even Beeson went up for, Fitzgerald cross was met by Dan Lomas who’s goal bound header was somehow blocked by Matt Hunt and cleared the crossbar

Full Time: – Lichfield City 2-3 Tividale

Tividale: – 1. Peter Hawk, 2. Jack Fletcher (16. Cameron East 61), 3. Brad Welding, 4. Jamie Hunt 5. David Solademi, 6. Matt Hunt, 17. Taylor Townsend (14. Jack Downing 65), 8. Cody Mullan (15. Jakob Burrough 65), 9. Lewis Taylor-Boyce, 10. Malcolm Melvin, 11. Ryan Snape (12. Zac Kourouyianni 77).
Unused Sub: None


1Private: Peter Hawk Goalkeeper
16Private: Jack Fletcher 12 Midfielder
3Private: Bradley Welding Defender
10Private: Jamie Hunt Midfielder
33Private: David Solademi Defender
35Private: Matthew Hunt Defender
7Private: Taylor Townsend 23 Midfielder
34Private: Cody Mullan 26 Midfielder
20Lewis Taylor-Boyce Forward
21Malcolm Melvin Midfielder
17Ryan Snape 2 Forward
2Zacharias Kourouyianni 17 Defender
12Private: Cameron East 16 Defender
23Private: Jack Downing 7 Midfielder
26Jakob Burroughs 34 Midfielder

Tividale vs Rushall Olympic

Walsall Senior Cup

Quarter Final
Tuesday 18th January 2022
Tividale 0-3 Rushall Olympic

After not having a competitive fixture for 22 days Tividale faced possibly one of the best sides that have appeared at The Beeches in the Dave King era. Rushall sit 4th in the Southern League Premier Central with games in hand over many around them. and on what they produced tonight you can expect Liam McDonalds men to be challenging for promotion.

Although the break has not been ideal due to 2 postponed games and 2 free weekends. The couple of friendlies we have had gave the long term injured Dan Smith, Hayden Reeves and Cameron Milne some valuable game time.

With Peter Hawk missing the returning Louis Connor was back in goal at The Beeches. The other changes were Reeves in for Brad Welding, Louis McPike replaced Ethan Muckley and James Wood in for the now departed Ethan Greer. The great news was that while Reeves started at left back, Smith and Milne were on the bench.

The game started with Rushall having most of the possession but Tividale kept their discipline while under some immense pressure. The first chance came on 5 minutes when Kory Roberts headed wide a Richard Batchelor corner. Then within the space of two minutes there was chances at both ends. First Tividale’s chance when Dan Bryson also headed wide. Then Rushall’s Alex Moore did the same.

With 16 minutes on the clock Rushall struck. A through ball from Jonathon Letford found ex Tividale striker Demetri Brown on his Rushall debut, who although looked to be offside, there was no doubt about the quality of the finish as he lifted the ball over the on-rushing Connor and into the back of the net. As the visitors pressed Jay Clement had an effort saved by Connor. Then Tom Hurdman put in a great block to again deny Clement. Letford then saw his shot saved by Connor in the 31st minute

Rushall’s second came in the 35th minute and it was just disappointing that it came from Tividale not clearing their lines at a set piece. After a poor clearance, the ball came out to Mitch Clark and his cross was met by Roberts who planted his header past Connor. Clement hit a spectacular volley but just couldn’t keep it down on 38 minutes. Tividale then survived a scare when Jourdain Masidi turned the ball home after 40 minutes, but to ironic cheers from the Tividale fans, the goal was disallowed for offside. With a minute left of the half Clement had another effort that went narrowly wide.

Half Time: Tividale 0-2 Rushall Olympic

Straight from the off, you could see that if Tividale were going to go down, then they were going down with a fight and with no regrets. But it was Masidi with the first chance on 51 minutes, although his shot lacked the power to worry Connor. Brown then threatened after a great run but he fired across the face of the goal. Rushall substitute Lucas Tibbs then tried an audacious effort from about 30 yards out but it went over.

Tividale’s best chance of the game came in the 73rd minute. Tividale sub Ethan Muckley had beaten the Rushall press and found himself one on one with Rushall keeper Thomas Palmer. As Palmer came out to meet him Muckley tried to find fellow sub Dan Smith who would have been looking at an open goal. But in the end a mixture of a under hit pass and awful bounce meant Smith could not get his shot away cleanly and Palmer was able to clear the danger. Four minutes later and Tividale had another good chance. A Hurdman free kick found Matt Hunt at the back post, his header fell to Muckley but he could only stab the ball wide.

Rushall’s Tyler Little then ran onto a great ball from Matt Clarke with 10 minutes to go but he also shot wide. Tividale had another good chance with 6 minutes left when a Darragh Bustin shot was parried by Palmer and the keeper grabbed hold of the rebound. A minute later and Bustin’s through ball was met by Smith, but he shot wide. With Tividale pressing for a goal they were always liable to get hit on the counter and as the game moved into injury time Ben Usher-Shipway found Daniel Glover unmarked in the Tividale area and he coolly slotted the ball past Connor to make it 3-0.

Full Time: Tividale 0- 3 Rushall Olympic

Once again, we left nothing to chance, defended from the front and never gave the visitors any time on the ball. But in the end their quality shone through.

Tividale: – 1. Louis Connor, 2. Tom Hurdman, 3. Hayden Reeves (14. Joseph Burroughs 60), 4. Luke Carter, 5. Dan Bryson 6. Matt Hunt, 7. Lewis McPike (15. Dan Smith 65), 8. Curtis Cocking, 9. Darragh Bustin, 10. James Wood (12. Ethan Muckley 67) 11. Elliott Hartley

Unused Subs: – 16. Cameron Milne, 17. Jake Bram.