Nothing Wooden in Tivi display

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Saturday 5th October 2019
Walsall Wood 2-1 Tividale

Nothing Wooden in Tivi display

Tividale left Oak Park with no points but were happy in the fact that they matched last seasons runners up and one of this seasons title favourites for the majority of the game but just came up short..

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Match Preview – Rocester

THE FACTS

Walsall Senior Cup
Round One
Rocester FC v Tividale FC
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Kick off at 7:45pm

With our national cup exploits ending at the second hurdle in both the the FA Cup and FA Vase, this game sees the second of our league, county and charity cups.

At one time we always seemed to do well in the Walsall Senior Cup. In the 4 years from 2001 to 2004 we appeared in all 4 finals, winning one and coming runners up in 3. Our one win was in 2003 against Rocester courtesy of an extra time goal. Since then though we have not got to “Finals Night” the closest being going out to Chasetown 3-0 in the 2014-2015 semi final

Our hosts had an awful start to their season. Getting hammered 5-0 in both their opening games of MFL Division One, and losing their first 4 games. They have since turned that around losing just one of the following 6 including a 4-0 win at Paget Rangers at the weekend that has lifted them to 14th in the table.


THE HISTORY

It was the 2016-2017 season when we last met. The season we last played in the MFL Premier Division. The first game was played at Rocester and despite Tividale taking the lead through Craig Stevens goals from Martin Smythe 2, Oliver Broom and a Matt Hunt own goal gave the home side a 4-1 win.

The reverse fixture at The Beeches again saw Tividale take the lead this time through Nathan Jones, but  Ashleigh Lynch brought Rocester level and Callum Riddell then put the visitors ahead before half time. Tividale salvaged a point in the last few minutes when a Jones shot took a deflection and beat Rocester keeper Richard Froggatt.


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Rocester – D W W L D W 

Tividale –  D W L W D L


THE SQUAD NEWS

Cameron Milne was a unused sub against Selston last week so he will be in the squad again. So apart from Curtis Cocking and Tom Garratt who are still recovering from their long term injuries. It is a full squad


THE SPECTATOR DETAILS

Hillsfield
Mill Street
Rocester
ST14 5JX

Admission Prices
Adults £5,
Concessions £3 (Over 60s, Unemployed, Students, U-18s)
Under16’s Free (with a paying adult)
Match programme FREE

Match Preview – Walsall Wood

THE FACTS

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Walsall Wood FC v Tividale FC
Saturday 5th October 2019
Kick off at 3:00pm

This game will be one of our sternest tests in this campaign, against a side who only failed to win this league last season by goal difference after just failing to overhaul eventual winners Ilkeston Town despite finishing the season with a 12 match unbeaten run.

This season The Wood have started how they left off last season and going into this game they are again only not top due to their inferior goal difference.

We on the other hand will go into this game knowing full well the size of the task but full of confidence due to our last few results and performances which also show’s that we can compete in this league.


THE HISTORY

We have met a number of times over the last few seasons. But possibly our best result was the last time we met. It was an FA Cup Preliminary Round played at Walsall Wood in 2017. A Dan Smith back post volley accompanied with  some tremendous defensive work and quite a few missed Walsall Wood chances all helped us to a brilliant win.

In the 2016-2017 season, one that ended in relegation for both teams, we met three times. It was honours even in the league, with both teams winning their respective away fixtures. It was our first match of the season at a sunny Beeches when we first met and goals from Ashley Jackson (via a massive Tom Hurdman deflection) and Harry Harris gave the visitors a 2-0 win and the points.

The reverse fixture at Oak Park swung Tividale’s way with the help of two completely different goals in 8 first half minutes. The first had Dan Smith bundling the ball over the line from a Lewis McPike cross. The second, Darragh Bustin won a ball he had no right to win in his own half and swept an unbelievable first time 50 yard cross field ball to McPike on the right wing. McPike then hit a superb first time cross that Chris Bladen met with an unstoppable header that hit the back of the net before Wood keeper Lewis Gwilliam had chance to even move. Bladen made it 3-0, thirteen minutes into the second half before a Drew Aiton cross evaded everyone in the Tividale area and nestled in the net.

In between the two league games, we also met at The Beeches in the league cup and we were comprehensively beaten. Romero Hutton gave The Wood a half time lead and then second half goals from Joey Butlin and Leon Taylor gave them a 3-0 win.


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Walsall Wood – L D W W W D

Tividale           – W D W L W D


THE SQUAD NEWS

Cameron Milne was a unused sub against Selston last week so he will be in the squad again. So apart from Curtis Cocking and Tom Garratt who are still recovering from their long term injuries. It is a full squad


THE SPECTATOR DETAILS

Oak Park Football Ground
110, Coppice Road
Walsall
WS9 9BH

Admission Prices
Adults £6,
Concessions £4
Under16’s Free (with a paying adult)
Match programme £1

Stalemate in Selston

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Saturday 28th September 2019
Selston 1-1 Tividale

Tividale made the trip to Nottingham for our first ever game against Selston and while going into the lead with 4 minutes to go and ending up with a point is naturally disappointing. On the balance of play a share of the points was a fair result.

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