Match Preview – Wednesfield

THE FACTS

Emirates Sponsored FA Cup
Extra Preliminary Round
Tividale FC v Wednesfield FC
Saturday 10th August 2019
Kick off at 3:00pm

Here we are the start of another FA Cup competition that will more than likely end with two multi million pounds club lining up at Wembley in May for a £1 million pound cheque.

But so what, this is where it starts for the likes of us and Wednesfield. The Extra Preliminary Round. With both teams playing for a winners cheque of £2,250 and a home game against Chasetown.

It was great for us to turn another very good all round performance into points on the board, with our midweek win over AFC Wulfruniuns especially after the opening day defeat in Coventry on Saturday

Wednesfield also come into the game on the back of a opening day win. A result made even more remarkable that for the second year running their management staff had left (and as nearly always happens at this level of football) taking the majority of the players with them. So we have to applaud Moggsy and all at Wednesfield on their perseverance and again recruiting the staff and a squad good enough to challenge for Step 5 promotion.


THE HISTORY

We have met each other many times over the years and Tividale must be a sort of bogey side for our visitors because as we mostly get the upper hand. Going way back to 2009 a Liam Morris hat trick helped us to a 3-2 win after being 2-0 down. Then the following season Brett Clarke came up with the last ditch winner that literally guaranteed us our first ever WMRL Premier title back in 2010.

We then met in the 2014 JW Hunt cup and again we took the spoils winning 3-1 with goals from Mitchell Plows, Sam Williams and a James Lewis own goal. A young Keiron Miller scoring Wednesfield’s consolation goal.

It was not until the 2017-18 season that we met again this time in the league. The first a week before Christmas ended in a 2-2 draw, with both keepers Tividale’s Ryan Cheshire and Wednesfield’s Tom Whitehouse both outstanding. Dan Smith and Elliott Hartley were the Tividale scorers while Scott Powell and that man Kyle Brady were the Wednesfield scorers. The return fixture 2 months later resulted in a well deserved 2-1 win for Wednesfield. Despite Cheshire saving a Josh Jones penalty. Demetri Brown did put Tividale ahead at half time, but second half goals from Scott Sandland and Reece Mason earned Wednesfield the points.

The 2018-19 season produced one of the most freakish results you will ever see and fortunately Tividale was on the right end of it. In October 2018 at Wednesfield the game had all the hallmarks of a classic after the first half, Tividale had a slight 1-0 half time lead courtesy of Ben Birch. What happened in the second half no one could have predicted, while every shot Tividale had went in. Tividale keeper Luke Kriskinans was having a blinder and saved everything Wednesfield threw at him. The final score was an unbelievable 8-0 win to Tividale. The second game was really over at half time with Tividale taking a 3-0 lead and eventually running out 5-0 winners.


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Tividale – DWWWLW

Wednesfield – WWDLWW


THE SQUAD NEWS

Tyree Clarke will be available after a long term injury. Cameron Milne will be out with a re occurring hamstring injury. Louis Connor is still doubtful with a shoulder injury. Curtis Cocking serves the first of his 3 game ban and although Darragh Bustin returns from holiday, he may have to wait for his seasonal debut.


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

 

Match Preview – AFC Wulfruniuns

THE FACTS

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Tividale FC v AFC Wulfruniuns
Wednesday 7th August 2019
Kick off at 7:45pm

Good thing about the start of a new season is that the games are played in some glorious weather and whatever happens in your last game they come thick and fast so as in both our cases we don’t have time to dwell on our opening day defeats.

Saturday’s loss was tough as we played well and feel we did enough to earn something out of the game. But this is a step up in level and when we are presented with chances we have to take them as they will be a lot rarer in this league

AFC have ex Tividale players Chris Sterling, Tom Turner, Charles Wilson and Chris Gregg in their ranks and after finishing 12th last season they will be taking Saturday’s 3-1 defeat against last seasons Division 1 champions Heather St John as just a bad day at the office and will be a stern test for us.


THE HISTORY

The last time we met was in the 2016-17 season when we took 4 points off our visitors with a 3-1 win at The Beeches and a 0-0 draw at the impressive Castlecroft Stadium.

In the home game a Dan Smith brace and a Lewis McPike strike earned us the points with non league journeyman Kyle Brady hitting the AFC consolation. The reverse fixture was a poor game played by two teams in the relegation zone that ended in stalemate. But while the point helped AFC’s campaign to stay up. It was not enough to help save the visitors.


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Tividale – WDWWWL                                                                                                                      AFC Wulfruniuns – LLLWLL


THE SQUAD NEWS

Tividale have Louis Connor doubtful for this game with a shoulder injury. But hope to have Tyree Clarke available after a long term injury


THE SPECTATOR DETAILS

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

JW Hunt Cup – 1st Round Draw

Sporting Khalsa vs Dudley Town

Brocton vs Tividale
Darlaston Town vs Walsall Swifts
Boldmere St Michaels vs Bentley
Atherstone Town vs Willenhall Town
Paget Rangers vs Old Wulfrunians
Wednesfield vs Highgate United
Lane Head vs Warstones Wanderers
Heath Hayes vs Continental Star
F.C. Darlaston vs AFC Wulfrunians
Wolverhampton Sporting Community vs Alvechurch
Sikh Hunters vs Wellington Amateurs
Rushall Olympic U21 vs Hawkins Sports
Wrens Nest vs AFC Bridgnorth
Lichfield City vs Dudley Sports
Bustleholme vs Coleshill Town
Matches to be played by the end of October 2019.