Match Preview – Coventry United

THE FACTS

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Tividale FC v Coventry United FC
Saturday 19th October 2019
Kick off at 3:00pm

All we can say is that it is great to be back home. Since records began we can not find a run of away matches like the one that we have just gone on. Our last home game was the 3-1 league win against Highgate on Saturday 21st September a run of 3 league and 2 cup games. It has been a mixed bag of results, 2 very close cup wins at AFC Wulfruniuns and Rocester. A draw at Selston, a narrow defeat at Walsall Wood and finally last weeks no show at Romulus. Still it was nice to go and visit old friends and new ones.

As we are now into the two games a week part of the season the suspensions and injuries are also beginning to kick in (more in squad news). So this game will be another test of our squad. Since winning the first division in the 2015-2016 season. United could be classed as a top 8 Premier side In 16-17 they finished 7th. The 2 season’s since then they have finished 8th and yes you guessed it they are 8th at the moment. They come into this game with a symmetrical last 6 games won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2.


THE HISTORY

Their first season in the Premier coincided with our last and they did a comfortable double over us. Banging us 5-1 at their former home at Sphinx Drive. Robert Prinzel’s penalty gave United a half time lead. Craig Steven’s 30 yard effort drew Tividale level at the start of the 2nd period but another penalty this time from Chris Cox put the home side back in front. Further goals from Pierre Moudime, Simeon Townsend and Josh O’Grady rounded off the scoring.

The reverse fixture at The Beeches saw Muziwandile Nduna and aTommy Glasscoe penalty seal the points for United

 


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Tividale – D W L W D L

Coventry United – L L W D D W


THE SQUAD NEWS

we hope to have Matt Hunt, Jacob Barnes and Tyree Clarke available for selection this week. Tom Hurdman was replaced last week with a strain, but hopefully should be ok for this game as we go into it with both Luke Carter and Dan Smith missing through suspension. Both Curtis Cocking and Tom Garratt are still recovering from their long term injuries.


THE SPECTATOR DETAILS

Tividale FC
THE BEECHES
Packwood Road,
Tividale,
B69 1UL.

Admission Prices Adults £5,
Concessions £3 (Over 65’s, Members, Students
and ALL local Season ticket holders)
Under 12’s Free (with a paying Adult)
Match programme £1:50

Tivi beaten by the Romulus Romans

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Saturday 11th October 2019
Romulus 3-0 Tividale

This being the third tough game in a week was always going to be a stern test for Dave King’s squad. However there was no excuse for the performance and manner of this defeat. Too many of the squad had a bad day and the team as a whole just could not get going.
Click HERE for full report

Tividale edge past the Rocester Romans

Walsall Senior Cup
Round One
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Rocester 0-1 Tividale

This game could have been over in the first 15 minutes as Tividale led after 2 and then missed 3 great chances to go 4-0 up. Instead Rocester were allowed to grow into the game and in the end wiil feel they deserved at least penalties.
Click HERE for full report

Match Preview – Romulus

THE FACTS

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Romulus FC v Tividale FC
Saturday 12th October 2019
Kick off at 3:00pm

The games are now coming thick and fast. It seems a month ago since the loss at Walsall Wood. A defeat that although disappointing we cannot praise the lad’s enough for their effort.

The togetherness of the squad was tested even more the following Tuesday night (8th October). when we travelled over to Rocester in the Walsall Senior Cup. At 7pm due to work and traffic we had 6 players in the dressing room but credit to the lads those who could make it they made the most of the warm up and the game kicked off on time and although maybe the game should have been over at half time. Rocester made the most of their reprieve and will feel unfortunate they did not at least get it to penalties.

Hopefully our preparation’s will be a lot better for this game as we face another of the fancied sides for this season’s championship. At present they sit a couple of places and one point behind us in the table having played a game less. They also meet us on the back of an impressive 3-2 away win at Sporting Khalsa last weekend. So another tough afternoon is in store for us.


THE HISTORY

There have been quite a few league and cup games between the two sides in recent years going back to our Northern Premier League days. Back in the 2014-2015 season our first in the NPL,  Romulus beat us 2-1 at their then home of Sutton Coldfield Town. With the game looking to be heading for a 0-0 draw James Reid put the home side ahead in the 81st minute. Rikardo Reid made it 2-0 with 5 minutes to go before Jazz Luckie got our consolation goal. Later in the season we met in the quarter final of the Walsall Senior Cup again at Coles Lane and after a fairly eventless 0-0 draw after 120 minutes, it went to penalties. At least there was a little excitement here as both teams missed one of the initial 5 pens. But in sudden death Ashley Jackson blazed over for the home side and Nigel Penney put Tividale through.

The reverse league fixture was played a week later at The Beeches on a heavy pitch in the middle of February and the conditions definitely suited the home side as they ran out 4-1 winners. Jordan Archer put Tividale ahead, before Luke Keen levelled the scores at half time. Second half goals from Archer again, Karl Edwards and Nigel Penney wrapped up the points.

The following season The Rom’s won both league games 2-0. A Joel Grandison goal and a Jason Chilton own goal assured them of the points at Coles Lane. While at The Beeches ex Tividale man Malachi Farquharson and a Luke Keen penalty saw them come away with the points.


THE LAST 6 GAMES LEAGUE FORM

Romulus – L W D W L 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

Romulus FC
Castle Vale Stadium
Farnborough Road
Birmingham
West Midlands B35 7LQ

Admission Prices
Adults £6,
Concessions £3
Under18’s £1
Match programme £?