Walsall Senior Cup
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.
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
Concessions £3 (Over 60s, Unemployed, Students, U-18s)
Under16’s Free (with a paying adult)
Match programme FREE