Tivi eager to tame Wolves
It’s a case of third time lucky for Tividale tonight as they finally square up to Wolves.
The Midland League Premier Division outfit tackle the Molineux men in the Birmingham Senior Cup.
And a change of venue should see the clash finally take place following two postponements, with the game taking place on the 4G surface at Sporting Khalsa’s Aspray Arena.
“We had a look at our pitch after Saturday’s game and with more rain over the last couple of days and more forecast for today, we wouldn’t have got the game on,” said Tivi boss Dave King.
“Sporting Khalsa have kindly agreed to let us use their pitch and now everyone is just looking forward to the game.
“It’s a great occasion for the club and great for the players. It’s not very often, as a non-league player, you can say ‘we are playing the Wolves’.
“And regardless of what team they put out, we are still playing a professional club and there will be some talented players out there.”
Tividale are forced into a change between the posts tonight with keeper Ryan Cheshire returning to action.
He will replace Lewis Connor, the son of Terry Connor who was Mick McCarthy’s long-time number two at Wolves and who also had a brief spell in the hot-seat.
“Lewis has landed a job in America and jetted out yesterday,” added King. “His last game was Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Stourport.
“Ryan played for us last season and at the start of this season and will step in tonight.”
Elsewhere in the Midland Premier, AFC Wulfrunians beat Boldmere 2-1 thanks to goals from Aaron Bishop and Jumaane Meggoe.
Lye went down 2-1 at home to Coventry Sphinx.