TIVIDALE boss Dave King is fighting his urge to look at the league table after his side got back to winning ways with a come-from-behind victory at Bilston Town.

New signing Lee Smith was put straight into the Tivi line-up following his move from Cradley Town and he must have wondered if the decision was the right one after his new side fell two goals down within the first half an hour.

But it was an eventful 90 minutes as Tividale pulled a goal back just before half time when Joe Lawley put through Demetri Brown and after some hesitation from Bilston keeper Victor Pinheiro, it allowed the Tividale frontman to round him and side foot home.

The goal put some of the confidence back into the visitors who continued to pick up their performance in the second half.

After some good fortune, Tivi were level on 68 minutes. Substitute Dan Smith played in Brown who he hammered the ball past Pinheiro and into the net.

Three minutes later Brown put Tividale ahead to complete his hat trick when he pounced on a mistake in the Bilston back line and he finished with a clinical strike.

The away team sealed the points when Brown was brought down in the box by Pinheiro and Joe Lawley converted the spot kick.

The victory marked Tividale’s first in the West Midlands Premier league since a 2-0 win over Wellington at the beginning of February.

King was pleased with his side’s determination to get past a “tough” Bilston team, who themselves were on a five league game unbeaten run.

He said: “We started very slow and they were quick to punish us. The way they started was a shock to us, but the lads didn’t let their heads drop.

“I don’t think there was a particular reason to the slow start, we just couldn’t find out feet for the first 20 minutes.

“Getting the goal just before half time was a key turning point for us. It gave us a foothold in the game which were able to build on in the second half.

“But it was a very tough game against a decent Bilston team.”

The three points have helped Tividale’s push for promotion with the team now sat in third place, but with every team having played a different amount of games, it’s currently tough to see who the side to beat are.

And King said he’s not focusing on the league table with 11 games still to go.

He added: “The last time I looked at the table we lost, so I’m not planning on looking at it again until the end of the season.

“There’s nothing we can do about the other teams fighting at the top, all we can do is try to win as many games as possible and see where we end up.”

Tividale were due to face off with Midland League side Sporting Khalsa in the Walsall Senior Cup on Tuesday night, before returning to league action with a trip to AFC Bridgnorth on Saturday.