DEFENDER Andrew Parsons is hoping that Tividale can progress in the Walsall Senior Cup when they entertain Sutton Coldfield Town at The Beeches tomorrow night (KO 19:45).
Parsons, part of the Tividale furniture since the summer of 2009, was a member of the 2010-2011 double winning squad, as well as last season’s memorable campaign where The Yellows won both the Midland Football Alliance and JW Hunt Cup respectively.
And the 26 year old believes a good cup run can compliment the domestic league form.
He said “I’ve been part of successful teams here at Tividale, both league and cup over the years.
“We had a great run in the Walsall Senior Cup last year but circumstances out of our hands dictated we couldn’t carry on to try and win it.
“Then, of course, we had the JW Hunt Cup final win at Molineux against Sporting Khalsa that put the icing on the cake for the whole season.
“Good results in the cup games can have a positive impact on your league form, too.”
Parsons, who was missing for Ian Long’s side for the best part of two months with illness earlier this season is looking forward to getting more game time under his belt.
“My season has been stop-start at best so far.
“It was good to start the game on Saturday at Market Drayton and if we’d have shown a little more composure, we would have won the game.
“When you are two goals ahead, you need to win the game regardless of whether you’re playing at home or away.”
And the defender is expecting a tough test from Sutton Coldfield tomorrow evening.
He added “Sutton are a very talented side, that’s why they’re top of the league at the moment.
“However, this is a cup competition and the dynamic is very different on the night.
“We’ve a good draw at Romulus to look forward to in the next round if we manage to win the game.”