Match Preview – Highgate United

THE FACTS

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Tividale FC v Highgate United
Saturday 21st September 2019

We come into this game on the back of two defeats. First Long Eaton and it was as tough as we expected but we did not help ourselves. On the other hand Droitwich was possibly our worse performance since Dave King took over the reigns at Tividale over 3 years ago.

So a visit by Highgate United may not be the ideal scenario for our next game but we have to get these defeats out of our system and facing opposition of this quality is maybe just what we need.

It has been a mixed start for Highgate. Like us they are now out of both the FA Cup and Vase. But they started their league campaign with two very good wins beating Romulus and Selston. They have since then had 4 narrow league defeats and had 3 of their 6 league points deducted for playing an illegible player in one of their two wins. So now they are currently in the bottom three. But we all know that they will not be there for long


THE HISTORY

We have had some great games against Highgate. Who can forget Karl Edwards last minute headed winner in our MFL championship winning season. Or Harvey Walkers brilliant winning goal deep into injury time to complete a 3-2 FA Cup win after going 2-0 down after just 10 minutes.

All our games in recent years have been close affairs games with the prolific Lei Brown hitting the winner at Tythe Barn Lane in the 2016-2017 league campaign after Nathan Jones had cancelled out McCauley Manning’s opener.

While the game at The Beeches ended all square. First Orrin Pendley was first to react and turned the ball home when when a Marco Adaggio shot came back off the cross bar. But Dan Smith equalised just before half time. That man Manning then put Highgate back in front but Elliott Hartley levelled again and earned Tividale a share of the points.


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Tividale – LWWDWL

Highgate United – WWLLLL


THE SQUAD NEWS

If he makes an appearance this will be Darragh Bustin’s 150th Tividale appearance.

Louis Connor and Freddie Watts hopefully will have recovered from their knocks. Cameron Milne is nearing a return to the squad. Great news is that Curtis Cocking is recovering from his tendon and ligament injury but is still at least 6 weeks away


THE SPECTATOR DETAILS

Tividale FC
THE BEECHES
Packwood Road,
Tividale,
B69 1UL.
Admission Prices Adults £5,
Concessions £3 (Over 65’s, Members, Students
and ALL local Season ticket holders)
Under 12’s Free (with a paying Adult)
Match programme £1:50

Match Report – Tividale v Droitwich Spa

Buildbase FA Vase
Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 14th September 2019
Tividale 1-2 Droitwich Spa

Sorry Tividale not Spa-red by Droitwich

At all level’s of football you will get so called giant killings but at this level it is more a case of teams comfortably competing with sides level’s above them. This was one of those games, that unless you knew before hand you would assume that Droitwich would be the higher ranked side. In the end Droitwich were up for it from the off and Tividale were just awful.

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Match Report – Tividale v Long Eaton United

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Saturday 7th September 2019
Long Eaton United 3-0 Tividale

Long journey home after this defeat

I think this defeat was the one that stated that the honeymoon period in the MFL is now over and we will have to go to places like Long Eaton and match them all over the park or there will be more afternoon’s like this one.

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Match Preview – Droitwich Spa

THE FACTS

Buildbase Sponsored FA Vase
2nd Qualifying Round
Tividale FC v Droitwich Spa FC
Saturday 14th September 2019
Kick off at 3:00pm

It’s back to national cup action for us after last Saturday’s defeat at Long Eaton United. With the visit of Droitwich Spa FC in the Buildbase sponsored FA Vase.

Although they are currently playing two levels below us. As always they would receive our full respect and they will not be taken lightly. Even more so after they beat Wednesfield in the previous round, the same Wednesfield team that we beat 2-1 in a very close FA Cup tie at The Beeches last month.

Apart from that impressive result they have started their league campaign very well. Totalling 6 points out of the three games they have played and scoring 12 goals. So there is no doubting the quality of this side

 


THE HISTORY

The two sides have never before. But Droitwich have made steady progress through first the Midland Football League and now the West Midland Regional League

 


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Tividale – WDLWWL

Droitwich Spa – WWLWWW


THE SQUAD NEWS

Cameron Milne is still struggling with his hamstring injury.  Curtis Cocking will be out for at least a couple of months with ligament and tendons damage to his ankle. We all wish him well and we will try and keep you updated on his long journey back to full fitness


THE SPECTATOR DETAILS

Tividale FC
THE BEECHES
Packwood Road,
Tividale,
B69 1UL.
Admission Prices Adults £5,
Concessions £3 (Over 65’s,)
Under 12’s Free (with a paying Adult)

Unfortunately Membership or Student Cards are not valid for FA Cup Competitions
Match programme £1:50