5:08pm Thursday 15th August 2013
TOP-of-the-table Tividale made it three wins from three games to underline their Midland Alliance title credentials this term.
After opening the campaign with a 5-3 success over Highgate United, Tivi followed up with a 3-1 win over promoted side Walsall Wood before Kyle Hill’s penalty sealed a 1-0 win over Dunkirk.
The victory over Walsall Wood did not pass without incident as winger Tom Overfield was the victim of a two-footed challenge and was left with a chipped bone in his shin.
Tividale manager Stuart Scriven said: “It was a really bad tackle, but the referee only saw fit to issue a yellow card.
“It’s a real shame for Tom because he spent most of last season injured.
“He has worked really hard to get back and is going to be a really big loss.”
Tividale take on Alvechurch in the FA Cup this Saturday and Scriven is considering recalling Dan Evans and Mike Wardell from their loan spells at Dudley Sports.
n Gornal Athletic were brought back down to earth when walloped 6-1 by Shepshed Dynamo.
The crushing defeat came on the back of their 4-2 win over Continental Star where Ravi Sangha struck twice while Adie Hylton and Josh Parmenter provided further goals.
Peacocks boss Brian Knight said: “Shepshed hardly had a touch of the ball for the first 15 minutes and then they scored. “Our heads dropped and bang — they had three more.
“Whether they took their foot off the gas in the second-half, I don’t know, but we matched them to the point where we heard them getting a rollicking from their manager after the game.
Gornal entertain Ellesmere this Saturday in the FA Cup and Knight hopes to have midfielder Warren Brookes on board after he spent pre-season at Evesham United.
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