Birmingham Senior Cup
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Tividale 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6
Tividale get mauled by Wolves
In our last few games in the Birmingham Senior Cup against League or Premier League opposition we have come up against predominately youth team players, with older lads mixed in. So although natural and technical wise they are that much better, you are able to even it out with our physical strength.
Not with this squad of opposition players. Wolves came with their Under23’s making our squad as young if not younger than theirs. So they were just as physical as us added to this was the fact that we were playing the game on Sporting Khalsa’s 3G Aspray Arena (as it had been postponed twice before) it had all the making’s of a very difficult evening.
In the end Wolves progressed with a Boubacar Hanne hat-trick as Wolves dominated. With the score at 4-0 at half time we feared the worse especially after three screamers, two from
Hanne, the other from regular first team squad member Dion Sanderson. The fourth was scored by Renat Dadashov which was his first goal in gold and black following his summer transfer from Estoril just before the half-time whistle was blown.
Half Time:- Tividale 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4
Wolves came out with the same intensity in the second-half and added two more goals, with Dadashov doubling his tally ten minutes into the second period, before Hanne added his third to confirm his hat-trick with 15 minutes of the game remaining. But take nothing away from Tividale they battled away in a much improved second half and although they were never going to get anything from the game they ensure the score line did not get too embarrassing considering the opposition.
With the six goals under their belt, Wolves earned their place in the quarter-finals, and another away tie, as they head to National League North outfit Leamington FC in the next round.
Full Time:- Tividale 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6
Birmingham Senior Cup
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Sutton Coldfield Town 0-1 Tividale
Tividale make the 2nd Round at last
For the first time in our recent history we actually won a Birmingham Senior Cup tie. Admittedly we have lost to West Brom a couple of times amongst those defeats but a win is nice.
It may have been asking a lot to expect the lads to produce the effort and quality that they did on Saturday in the 1-1 draw with Coventry United but they in fact raised the bar another level against a side at a division above us and we for once never looked out of place on their 3G pitch.
Tividale was able to welcome back Darragh Bustin, Lewis Probert and Dan Smith to the side that did so well on Saturday and also gave a debut to new signing Joe Burroughs. In a game of very few chances they had to be at it from the off. They could have actually gone behind after just 4 minutes when a brilliant run down the right flank by Vinnie Dwyer ended with a cross that Sutton forward Reece Gibson met with an acrobatic volley, only to see it graze the outside of the post. Tividale were ahead three minutes later when a Bustin ball into the box looked to have been flicked on by Probert but Tyree Clarke may have had the last touch, diverting it past Sutton keeper James Harrison.
The rest of the half was completely devoid of chances with neither keeper really worked. The best coming from Suttons Edwin Ahenkorah but Tividale keeper Lewis Connor saved comfortably.
Half Time: Sutton Coldfield Town 0-1 Tividale
The second period was just as tight as the first and it wasn’t until the 70th minute that Sutton had the first real chance. From a Tividale corner Sutton broke through Romario Rose but with just Connor to beat he got it all wrong and lifted his shot over the bar. A couple of minutes later and Sutton substitute Charlie Stanton saw his shot turned away by Connor as they tried to exert pressure on the well organised Tividale defence.
In the end Tividale saw the game out and with the 1-0 win moved into the 2nd Round.
Full Time: Sutton Coldfield Town 0-1 Tividale
Tividale:- 1. Louis Connor, 2. Joe Burroughs , 3. Lewis Probert, 4. Darragh Bustin (14. Kyle Bramley 85), 5. Jacob Barnes, 6. Matt Hunt, 7. Jake Webb, 8. Liam Wilkinson, 9. Dan Smith, 10. Tyree Clarke, 11. Brad Welding
Unused Subs:- 12. Dan Bryson, 15. Cameron Milne 17. Luke Brookes