DEMETRI Brown made a goalscoring return as Tividale beat AFC Bridgnorth to make it six wins on the bounce.

Second-placed Tivi kept the heat on leaders Wolverhampton Sporting by putting Bridgnorth 3-1 at the Beeches last Saturday.

Curtis Cocking opened the scoring for Dale after just 13 minutes when firing home from the edge of the box after a corner was only half cleared.

The visitors levelled against the run of play on 24 minutes and the contest was all square at the break.

However, it took Tivi only five minutes after the restart to regain their lead when Brown reacted quickest to net after Dan Smith's initial effort was blocked.

The hosts made the game safe on 78 minutes with a blistering counter attack. Tividale won the ball on the edge of their own box and fed the ball out to Smith. He played in Brown who swept that ball out to the marauding Darragh Bustin who crossed for Smith to acrobatically volley the ball into the back of the net.

Tividale boss Dave King was pleased to pick up another win.

He said: "It was another tough game for us and it does seem that teams are coming to us in good spirits at the moment.

"We weren't at our best but we certainly did enough to get the job done on the day."

On Brown's return to Packwood Road from Coventry Sphinx, King added: "Demetri has conducted himself really well both on and off the field and he was too good a player to turn down once we knew he was available.

"He is still only young and has loads of potential and he just wants to settle down now and enjoy his football again.

"He is our first signing since the season started but he now gives even more competition.

The move for Brown handed King extra forward options with injuries to both Chris Bladen and Tyree Clarke.

Bladen is still a fortnight away but Clarke could return for this Saturday's trip to third-placed Bewdley Town.

"Bewdley is going to be a really tough game for us," said the manager. "We beat them at our place but I thought they were very unlucky on the day.

"They are good at home so we'll have to be at our best. Confidence is high at the moment though and everyone is working really hard."