Tividale dump Wulfs out of Cup

MIDLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP FIRST ROUND
TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2019
AFC WULFRUNIANS v TIVIDALE

 

AFC Wulfrunians crashed out of the League Cup at the first hurdle after an entertaining 3-2 defeat against local rivals Tividale at the CKW Stadium.

 

After some early sparring, it was the visitors who went ahead on 17 minutes when Darragh Bustin’s 30 yard free kick took a deflection and ended up in the  bottom corner of AFC keeper Connor Hopkins# bottom corner.

 

AFC had their chances but it was Tividale that shaded the first half and went into the break with the lead.

 

HALF TIME: AFC Wulfruniuns 0 Tividale 1

 

AFC started the better in the second half and the equaliser came in the 53 minute when a through ball from Angelo Franco picked out Jumaane Meggoe who slid it low past the keeper.

 

Tividale were back in front 9 minutes later when Dan Smith was brought down in the penalty area and Luke Carter made no mistake from the spot.

 

With 15 minutes to go Smith gave Tividale a two goal advantage when after some great work from Brad Welding he fired home from the edge of the area.

 

With 8 minutes to go it was 3-2 to the visitors when Ben Jevons met Franco’s corner at the near post and powered his header past Louis Connor in the Tividale goal.

 

The goal resulted in a grandstand finish but AFC could not get the goal that would take it into penalties and it was Tividale who moved into the next round.

 

FINAL SCORE: AFC Wulfrunians 2 Tividale 3