Tividale are back on the road for the second of their two successive away fixtures. It will be a much happier Tividale camp after their 5-1 win at Dudley Sports last weekend.
This time they come up against Bewdley Town at their Ribbesford Meadows ground on the bank of the River Seven. Ribbesford, Bewdley. Worcestershire. DY12 2TJ . Once again we are expecting no quarter to be given against a Phil Mullen side that will always have the capability to beat any team in this league.
Bewdley are currently lying in 8th place in the league with 32 points but are in a bunch of four teams separated by only 4 points with Wednesfield in 5th with 36 points, although the Riversiders have played more games than those sides around them. Last time out they went down to a hotly disputed last gasp penalty at second placed Black Country Rangers and this was after they had battled back to draw level after being 2-0 down at half time.
Their recent form shows that they have not won in the league since the middle of November when they beat Wem 5-2 and since then apart from the Rangers defeat also lost at Wednesfield but picked up a point at home against AFC Bridgnorth
The sides have met already this season when despite a terrific performance from young Bewdley keeper Joe Sidaway, goals from Curtis Cocking and Demetri Brown secured the points at The Beeches at the beginning of October.
Last season when the teams met a hotly disputed Ben Birch goal was the difference between the side in Bewdley. While the home game was also a close affair with Tividale winning 2-0 with goals from Chris Bladen and a Beckhamesque Harvey Walker strike from a good 35 yards out.
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It was great to see young new signing Alex Cameron come off the bench last week and score on his debut. Dan Smith will serve the second of his three match ban While this will be the final game that Ben Birch has to sit out.
Apart from the long term injured Matt Hunt and Tyree Clarke there are no other injury worries.