West Midland Regional League
Tividale FC v AFC Bridgnorth
Saturday 20th April 2019
Kick off at 3.00pm
Well it is here, Judgement Day. After months of speculation as to who is going to lift the Big Shield at the end of the season. The time has come. No more if’s, but’s or maybe’s. The time has come. No more spreadsheet’s, calculators, or phone app’s. The time has come.
It’s now simple Haughmond have to beat Dudley Town. Any other result for them and they cannot be crowned champions. (Haughmond can draw but then Tividale would have to suffer defeat by a 9 goal margin)
If Tividale and Haughmond win then Tividale are champions. If Tividale draw or lose and Haughmond win then Haughmond are champions.
I hope that clears it all up.
Before we go any further and regardless of where we both end up at about 4:50pm on Saturday. We would like to congratulate Haughmond on a brilliant title race. To get to the last day with it all to play for is a tremendous achievement from them. Especially if you consider that they were up to 15 points behind at times. Yes they had the games in hand but nevertheless it was an awesome effort to just keep winning and cutting down the points deficit.
So if it does not go our way on Saturday and despite our disappointment we will be one of the first to congratulate them.
Back to this game and lets not forget our visitors AFC are a very good side. A side that were unlucky in their 1-0 defeat back in November. As the home side were the better side even before we had Ben Birch dismissed with 13 minutes to go, but they were beaten by a touch of Bustin brilliance.
Last season we completed the double over AFC. Winning the home game 3-1 through goals from Curtis Cocking with his familiar pile driver, Demetri Brown and a Dan Smith scissor kick.
The away fixture ended in a 4-1 Tividale win. Goals from Ben Birch, Curtis Cocking, Chris Bladen and a Joe Lawley penalty, with James Chetter netting for the home side.
THE RECENT LEAGUE FORM
Tividale – WLWDWW
AFC Bridgnorth – LWDWWL
THE SQUAD NEWS
Just the long termers of Rion Francis-Mills, Freddie Watts and Tyree Clarke still unavailable
THE SPECTATOR DETAILS
Admission Prices Adults £5, Members, OAP’s & ALL local Season ticket holders £3, Under 16’s FREE
Match programme £1:50p