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Tividale boss Dave King on alert after conquering the leaders

By Nick Elwell | Non league | Published:

Boss Dave King insists ‘the hard work starts now’ for Tividale as they aim to build on a huge win in the West Midlands League Premier Division.

Dave King

The Beeches side ended Wolverhampton Sporting’s perfect run last weekend, beating them 3-2 at Pride Park, and are now only five points behind the pacesetters.

Tomorrow they head to bottom-of-the-table Wellington Amateurs, who have just sacked management team Mark and Steve Taylor after failing to win any of their 13 league games this term.

“We have gone from playing top of the table to playing bottom of the table,” said King.

“Last weekend, we proved we are a good team that can beat anyone.

“We have also proved though – and with no disrespect to some other teams – that we are a bit inconsistent and there have been games where we haven’t done well.

“Wellington Amateurs have just sacked their manager and are in a bit of a difficult place but we have to treat the game exactly the same as last weekend’s. In this league, anyone can get points at any time.”

Tividale are aiming to be in the promotion mix after suffering back-to-back relegations.

King added: “There are a lot of games to be played but it is nice to be where we are the moment.

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“We are very pleased but the hard work starts now.”

Sporting bounced back from the defeat to Tivi with a 4-1 victory against Bilston Town in the Staffordshire Senior Cup on Tuesday, and look to return to winning ways in the league as they take on Bilston again.

Wednesfield will hope to make it successive victories in the league as they host Bewdley Town, while Black Country Rangers welcome Wellington to The Grove.

Dudley Sports host AFC Bridgnorth, Dudley Town head to Stone Old Alleynians and Smethwick are at Shifnal Town.

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Meanwhile, in the Midland League Premier, Sporting Khalsa could extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine games.

They beat West Midlands League Division Two outfit Wolverhampton United 6-1 in the JW Hunt Cup on Tuesday night and host Loughborough University.

It is their first home game being played at AFC Wulfrunians’ Castlecroft Stadium while the Aspray Arena undergoes a £1million revamp – converting the pitch from a grass surface to an artificial one. The Wulfs make the trip to Rugby Town, Lye Town go to Quorn and Stourport Swifts are at Coleshill Town.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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