TIVIDALE boss Dave King is determined to have a run in the FA Vase this season after falling at the first hurdle last year.

After a good start to the season which has seen Tivi win all but one of their opening six league matches, King is hoping his side can replicate their league form in the cup.

But it will be difficult second round qualifying tie for Tividale who face a trip to Midland League side Chelmsley Town this Saturday.

He said: “I would love a run in the vase this season. Last season we had a good run in the FA Cup but went out in the first round of the vase.

“This season we’re already out of the FA Cup, so if we can switch it round and go far in the vase I think that would be great for this club. I’m very determined to have a cup run this season.”

However, King will be without four of the players who helped the side to a 3-1 West Midlands Premier League victory over Hereford Lads Club on Saturday due to holidays.

A Lee Smith strike, coupled with an own goal and Tom Hurdman’s first goal for Tividale since coming to the club three years ago were enough to seal all three points.

King said: “I was very pleased with the performance, against a very physical team who can also play football. The lads did everything I asked of them.

“We played some really good football in the first half and were deservedly in front. The last 20 minutes we had to hold on as they put the pressure on us, but scoring the third goal was a big help.

“I was really pleased with how they showed their skill and ability, especially in the second half.”

Following Saturday’s FA Vase tie, Tividale will be back in league action on Tuesday night with a trip to Haughmond which King is hopeful of having three of his missing players back for, as well as Elliott Harltey, who is on his way back from injury.