Midland Football League
Long Eaton United FC v Tividale FC
Saturday 7th September 2019
Kick off at 3:00pm
Last weeks 3-1 win at Stafford Town came on the back of a solid performance all round. Yes there were times when our hosts had the better of the play and put us under spells of pressure but you are going to get that at any level, especially in cup games when teams have nothing to lose. In the end we take on Droitwich Spa at The Beeches on Saturday 14th September.
This game is only going ahead because unfortunately for Long Easton they lost their Emirates Sponsored FA Cup Preliminary Round replay against South Normanton Athletic 1-0 on Tuesday night. If they had won they would have been at home to Coalville Town in the First Qualifying Round instead.
We last met in the 2016-2017 season in our last and brief stay in the Midland Football League. In the first clash at Grange Park, Tividale started brightly but once Jerome O’Connor had put the home side ahead in the first half Tividale then had no answers and a second half goal from Nialle Rodney wrapped up the points.
The reverse fixture was our final league game of that season and although we had accepted relegation a while back we went down with a smile on our faces. The game and result itself just about summed up our season. We had to make two substitutions due to injuries in the first 20 minutes and with us trying to sort ourselves out Long Eaton’s Andrew Todd opened the scoring. We settled into the game but Danny Brain doubled the visitors lead before half time. Tividale looked out of their depth as Todd plundered his second to make it 3-0 and it looked like a thrashing was on the cards.
Tividale were given a bit of a lifeline when they were awarded what’s known as a “soft penalty” and Chris Bladen pulled one back from the spot. Just as it looked as though there could be a bit of a fight back Blaine Hancock restored the 3 goal lead. Deep in injury time Tividale scored the last goal of their league campaign when Dan Smith made the final score 4-2
THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM
Long Eaton United – W D W L W D
Tividale – W L W W D W
THE SQUAD NEWS
Curtis Cocking will be a long term injury after he damaged his ankle ligaments in the Bank Holiday win against Lye Town. Cameron Milne has stepped up his training after his hamstring injury but this game maybe to early for him. We don’t have any other injury concerns but we do welcome back Jake Webb from his holiday’s
THE SPECTATOR DETAILS
Admission Prices Adults £6,
Match programme £2
We will be running a coach to Long Eaton United.
Leaves Tividale FC at 12:00pm. Cost is £10