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Tivvy put five past their tenants
11:57am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
TIVIDALE stretched their winning start to nine games with a 5-1 FA Vase success over tenants Black Country Rangers.
Tividale boss Stuart Scriven said: “It wasn’t one of our most polished performances and for the first 20 minutes, Black Country showed us everything they’d got.
“Our goalkeeper Jack Hayfield pulled off some quality saves during this period and kept us in the game!
Brett Clarke converted four of Tivi’s goals at The Beeches, although one looked suspiciously like an own goal off Black Country defender Adam Fincher.
Scriven added: “It was difficult to tell who the ball had struck, but Brett claimed it anyway.”
Jamie Hunt pulled a goal back for Rangers, who are without a game this weekend, when 3-0 down, while the fifth Tividale goal arrived courtesy of a Kyle Hill penalty.
Rangers boss Paul Garner said: “We gave them all five of their goals, they didn’t have to do anything to get them.
“Our full-back Alex Hammond slipped over to let them in for the second and the third came after a defender on the line completely missed the ball when attempting a clearence kick.
“Then we gave away a penalty for good measure. It was just chaos.
“We played well and let in five goals. It was a horrible day!”
Tividale now turn their attentions to the FA Cup and a trip to Coventry Sphinx this Saturday in the first qualifying round.
Scriven added: “We’re taking every competition seriously this season. I’ve got a 26-strong squad at my disposal and I believe in every single one of them. We’ve got scope to challenge on every front.”
The Tividale had Sphinx watched in their 3-3 draw with Gornal. Meanwhile, Tividale striker Matt Jukes requires surgery on his ankle injury.
n Gornal Athletic grabbed a 3-3 draw with Coventry Sphinx last Saturday thanks to goals from Tom Hurdman, Ben Evans and Ravi Sangha.
The Peacocks travel to Quorn on Saturday and then host Highgate United on Tuesday with new signings Anthony Bevas and central defender Chris Hill.
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