Competition: FA Cup

Tividale vs Nantwich Town

Emirates FA Cup

1st Qualifying Round
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Tividale 2-4 Nantwich Town

Nantwich end the Tividale run

Tividale entertained level 3 side Nantwich Town and although second best for the majority of the game showed their fighting spirit with 2 late goals.

Manager Dave King went with the same side that did so well in Saturdays defeat at Newark.

Nantwich started well and where 1-0 up inside three minutes. When Callum Saunders was adjudged to have been brought down by Tividale keeper Adam Harrison and were awarded a penalty. It was Saunders who got up to take it himself and fired the spot-kick down the middle.

Harrison then had to make a double save first denying Jamie Lawrie and then Saunders. But could do nothing about Nantwich’s second on 20 minutes. Saunders crossing for Joe Malkin to head in from point blank range.

Saunders will feel that he should have put the visitors 3-0 up when just before the break he found himself through on goal, he rounds Harrison but his shot was cleared off the line.

Tividale had little to show for their first half endeavours and Nantwich keeper Greg Hall was a mere spectator.

Half Time: Tividale 0-2 Nantwich Town

Nantwich again scored an early goal when on 49 minutes a Mike Koral cross was laid back by Saunders for Malkin to get his second and the Dabbers third.

Harrison turned a Malkin shot round the post as he loomed in on his hat trick. But again, he was helpless as The Dabbers got their 4th on 64 minutes when Saunders headed home from a Sean Cooke corner.

Tividale’s first real threat on goal produced a goal when a 67th minute Lewis McPike corner was headed home at the near post by Elliott Hartley.

Then on 80 minutes it was Curtis Cocking who cashed in on another Tividale corner flickingthe ball past Hall, giving the home side a glimpse of an amazing comeback.

With Tividale now pushing men forward Joe Mwasile had a great chance to make it 5 for The Dabbers, when after going through with just Harrison to beat. He blasted over the crossbar.

It could have been even nervier for the visitors if Colum Nugent had put away a great chance in the 89th minute but he failed to hit the target. So in the end, it was Nantwich who go into the next round.

Full Time: Tividale 2-4 Nantwich Town


1Adam Harrison Goalkeeper
2Tom Hurdman Defender
3Bradley Welding Defender
6Matthew Hunt Defender
7Luke Carter 23 Midfielder
8Liam Wilkinson Midfielder
9Daniel Smith 18 Forward
11Curtis Cocking Midfielder
15Elliott Hartley Forward
17Colum Nugent Defender
19Joseph Burroughs 20 Defender
10Ryan Grosvenor Midfielder
12Will Rawlins Defender
13Peter Hawk Goalkeeper
18Private: Jelson Antonio 9 Forward
20Lewis McPike 19 Forward
23Jack Bailey 7 Forward
Sean Rowley Forward

Market Drayton Town vs Tividale

Emirates FA Cup

Preliminary Round
Saturday 9th September 2020
Market Drayton Town 0-1 Tividale

Tividale go to Town

After Wednesday night’s achievement. The lad’s may have been excused if the performance level for this one did not match Wednesday’s.

But once again this squad took it to another level and apart from a few shaky moments in what was a fairly quiet first half. They dominated the second period and the score line could have been more decisive.

The returning Curtis Cocking and Brad Welding came in for the rested Luke Carter and Will Rawlins who were both on the bench, in the only changes to Wednesday’s line up.

Tividale’s first scare was in the 3rd minute and of their own making. Skipper Matt Hunt trying a Virgil Van Dijk clearance but was able to redeem himself and hook clear. From the resulting corner taken by Callum Graybrook, Connor Hughes headed over the Tividale bar.

With both sides cancelling each other out the next goal threat was in the 36th minute when a Graybrook shot was deflected off Brendan Price his own player but the referee awarded a corner to Market Drayton.

Tividale’s first real effort came in the 41st minute. Ryan Grosvenor was brought down on the edge of the box. Welding took the free kick and a deflection off the wall just took the ball the wrong side of the post.  Right on the stroke of half time Jacob Barnes volleyed a corner over the Drayton bar.

Half Time: Market Drayton Town 0-0 Tividale
From the restart Tividale were immediately on the front foot. With a minute gone Dan Smith took the ball down the Tividale right, cut the ball back to Elliott Hartley who saw his shot come back off the upright.

A minute later Carter who had replaced Cocking at half time fired wide, and as the Tividale pressure-built Hartley also shot wide. Then on 64 minutes Grosvenor lifted his shot over the bar.

The breakthrough came in the 73rd minute. Hartley this time going down the right put the ball into the danger area and there was Smith to stab the ball home at the second attempt.

The visitors were in no mood to rest on their laurels and on 80 minutes Carter had a shot deflected for a corner. From the corner Hunt’s header was blocked on the line and cleared.

Drayton had a great chance of sending the tie to penalties with 7 minutes remaining. A great run by Declan Arber into the Tividale box was ended with his shot being parried away by Adam Harrison in the Tividale goal. The ball fell to Price who shot over. On 86 minutes Liam Wilkinson played in Smith and one on one with Drayton keeper Sam Agius but he dragged his shot wide.

With time running out Drayton’s Andre James received the ball in the Tividale area but before he could get his shot off. Hunt timed his tackle to perfection and Barnes completed the clearance.

  Full Time: Market Drayton Town 0-0 Tividale

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1Adam Harrison Goalkeeper
2Tom Hurdman Defender
3Bradley Welding Defender
4Jacob Barnes Defender
5Colum Nugent Defender
6Matthew Hunt Defender
7Elliott Hartley 16 Forward
8Liam Wilkinson Midfielder
9Daniel Smith Forward 74'
10Ryan Grosvenor Midfielder
11Curtis Cocking 12 Midfielder
12Luke Carter 11 Midfielder
13Peter Hawk Goalkeeper
14Joseph Burroughs Defender
15Will Rawlins Defender
16Sean Rowley 7 Forward
17TJ Munthali Defender
18Lewis McPike Forward