West Midland Regional League
Premier Division Cup 2nd Round
Tividale FC v Dudley Town FC
Wednesday 10th April 2019
Kick off at 7:45pm
So finally the drama has come to a conclusion and the result is a replay of the 2nd round tie first played in November. With this one again being a one off cup tie going to extra time and penalties if necessary.
We can expect this one to be a much tighter affair with Dudley Town now one of the form teams in the league. Our victory on Saturday was another hard fought affair against a Wem Town side that was battling for their lives. It was not pretty but it’s the points that count at this stage of the season.
This will be the 4th time we have met this this season. It’s been twice at The Beeches and the last time at The Asprey Arena. First of all in October we won 3-0 in a league game that Tividale had to work hard for but goals from Demetri Brown, Liam Wilkinson and Dan Smith wrapped up the points. The score line was also the same and just as flattering for the home side when the two sides met in November in the original league cup tie. Again Brown and Smith were on the score sheet and Reece Shilvock added the third.
Then in January the points were shared in a 1-1 draw as Tividale’s poor run on 3g pitches continued. After a goalless first half Demetri Brown levelled for Tividale after Emil Fedotov had scored minute after the break
In the 2017-2018 season the first meeting was a 5-1 win for Tividale at The Beeches when after going behind to a Shawn Devonport penalty Tividale hit back with a Brown hat trick and goals for Darragh Bustin and Nathan Jones. The reverse fixture ended 2-2 and was played on The Dell’s 3G pitch due to the badger invasion on the main pitch. Tividale’s Alex Cameron (we have forgiven him) put Dudley ahead from the penalty spot and Ryan Bridgewater gave them a 2-0 lead despite the dismissal of Nathan Owen. Darragh Bustin halved the deficit before half time and Demetri Brown levelled the scores in the second half.
THE RECENT LEAGUE FORM
Tividale – WWLWDW
Dudley Town – DWLLWW
THE SQUAD NEWS
Dan Smith is suspended for this game. Freddie Watts, Rion Francis-Mills and Tyree Clarke are still long term injured.
THE SPECTATOR DETAILS
Admission prices: Adult £5, Concessions £3
Match programme £1:50