West Midland Regional League
Tividale FC v Smethwick FC
Saturday 22nd December
Kick off at 3.00pm
This is Tividale’s last game before Christmas. So we will start by wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas.
This league game is against a club that over the years have changed their name a few times. Some slightly as in Smethwick Rangers and others not so subtle as in Warley Rangers. But they are Smethwick FC now and are also now based at the High Ercal ground of Dudley Sports. They currently lie in 13th place and although there current league form is not great, they did win their last league game against landowners Dudley Sports 1-0 that ended a run of 5 winless matches.
This is the reverse league fixture as the two sides met on the first day of the season and Tividale ran out comfortable 5-0 winners on a day that will be about 30 degrees warmer than the day of this game and a pitch, well let’s just call it challenging. Two goals from Demetri and one each from Brad, Dan Smith and Tyree gave them the win
The results in the 2017-2018 season were just as emphatic. Tividale winning 3-1 at The Beeches in August 2017 with Curtis, Dan Smith and the unfortunate Dan Wells getting the Tividale goals and Colin Smith netted the Smethwick goal. It was a 4-0 win at High Ercal at the end of last season with Demetri, Darragh, Lee Smith and Ben Birch on the score sheet.
THE RECENT LEAGUE FORM
Smethwick – LDLLLW
Tividale – WWWLWL
THE SQUAD NEWS
Ben Birch picked up a knee injury in the midweek Paget Rangers victory. While Tom Hurdman fractured two of his finger’s in the Bewdley defeat last weekend. The long term injured Matt Hunt and Tyree Clarke are still unavailable.
Apart from these Tividale have a full squad to select from.
THE SPECTATOR DETAILS
Admission prices: Adult £5,Concessions £3 (Age 16s-18s, Over 65s, Club Members, Students with NUS card),
Under-16s free with a paying adult
Match programme £1:50p
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