Tamworth  v  Coalville Town

Tue 17 Aug - 19:45 Southern League Premier Central

Tamworth

Tamworth

1-1

Coalville Town

Coalville Town

Match Report

The Lambs first home game of the 2021-22 season saw The Ravens visit the CR MOT Centre Community Stadium with Tamworth looking to bounce back following the opening day defeat away at Royston, while the visitors had started their campaign with a 3-1 home win over Stratford Town.

Aaron Forde returned to the starting eleven following injury, along with striker Tyrell Waite and new signing from Chesterfield James Kellerman in midfield.

Coalville kicked off the first competitive game under the new floodlights with Tamworth attacking the Meadow Street End in the first half and Tamworth went on the attack with Forde looking for an early run by Waite.
At the other end Berridge made his way down the left on 4, through the Lambs right and into the box but his low cross was cut out by a combination of the Lambs back two.
Yeomans nipped the ball off the feet of Shaw on 7 as he ran onto a through ball from Doyle-Charles and from the left sided flagkick Creaney and Forder booted the danger away over the half way line.
ON 8, McGlinchey fed Berridge down the right and the latter fired a low shot which Singh parried behind for a right sided corner which Singh punched away but it was picked up by McGlinchey and he fired low for Singh to drop and smother.
McGlinchey struck another low shot from 20 yards on 12 which was easy for Singh to gather and the keeper was called into action again when Berridge and McGlinchey combined for the latter to shoot at the near post and from the corner Doyle-Charles headed off target.
Pendley was adjudged to have brought down Berridge on the right on 18 and Taylor placed the deadball into the box, but Kellerman was adjudged to gave tripped Eggleton as he went for the ball so a penalty was awarded to Coalville. Kee stepped up to take the spot kick, sent it straight down the middle and gave the Ravens the lead (0-1, 19 mins)
From the restart Creaney switched play with Waite on 21 and his cross was met by Concannon but it was too much for him to direct on target and his airbourne strike went high over the bar.
As the fine drizzly rain continued to fall Tamworth turned the screw to get back into the game and When Concannon received the ball 25 yards out on 25, he struck it sweetly into the top left corner from distance to lift the roof on The Lamb (1-1, 25 mins)
A far post header by Berridge a right sided Coalville corner on 28 whistled over the corner of bar and post and then at the other end good interplay ended with a Waite cross-come-shot which curled out past the far post.
Tamworth kept the ball more than the visitors for the ensuing minutes without really threatening Deeney’s goal until the 40th minute when Kellerman fed Connannon cross the ball for Creaney in the centre and his shot took a deflection to keep it away from the far post.
Some very cheeky but neat play involving Forde and Concannon set up Kellerman with his back to goal on 41 and he tried to back flick it in and it nearly came off but being a couple of feet the wrong wide of the far post.
Yeomans was on hand to deny a Coalville attack on 43 after a clearance from Pendley fell to Berridge and play switched quickly to the other end with Kellerman’s right footed shot striking the bar from distance in the next wave of attack from The Lambs and the first half ended al square.

HT 1-1

The Lambs restarted proceedings and pushed forwards from the whistle.
Beswick was pulled back after Concannon fed him the ball on the right and Kee escaped a booking while Beswick lined up the freekick which went over the crowded box and out for a goalkick past the far post.
When Creaney was brought down on the corner of the box on 51 it gave Beswick another deadball and Deeney stretched high to take it at the far post.
There were a few scratched heads when a what seemed to be a foul on Coalville’s Eggleton resulted in a drop ball in The Lambs favour and cross from Wilder on the left on 55 but it came to nothing despite the best of intentions.
Concannon demonstrated his skills with a good link up with Kellerman in the next move and The Lambs stayed on top as Forde crossed into the box on 57 but it was too high for any of his teammates.
Singh, who had not had much to do during the first part of the second half, was called upon on 62 to smother a low shot from Doyle-Charles, which he did without much trouble.
Concannon received the ball in the box on 64 and went down under a challenge but there was no penalty, and then as Coaville attacked the ball appeared to come off a Lambs defender but the offside flag was raised as Berridge tried to make the most of the chance.
McGlinchey fired a low ball into the box from the right on 66 which Berridge connected with and again Singh was equal to the strike to keep the game level as Coalville regained a little of the game.
Creaney closed Deeney down and nearly connected with his clearance on 68 but the keeper was just quick enough and then he connected a header with a deep cross from Wilder forcing Deeney into a low stop to his right.
Shaw forced Singh into a parry from a snap shot on 71 after the visitors attacked. When Tamworth countered Yeomans sprinted onto the loose ball and it took a foul by Doyle-Charles to stop his run, earning himself a booking in the process. Beswick lined up the freekick from 30 yards, firing just wide of the right hand post into the Castle End hoardings.
Walters replaced Waite on 74 in a straightish swap on the left of the park and he picked up the ball from a Creaney pass but his cross was a bit too long.
The Lambs continued to press when possible with a flowing move on 78 ending with a Yeomans ball into the box which Concannon nodded behind.
Robertson was sent from the field of play for swinging a hand out at Creaney as the ball went by the half way line on 81 and both sides took the opportunity to make a change as he made his way, under protest, from the pitch with Clement replacing Waite for Tamworth.
Tamworth forced a corner on 84 but a foul halted play and both Pendley and Kee were booked.
Yeomans ball into Concannon saw the player strike for goal but it was blocked and the corner punched away by Deeney.
Five minutes added time were shown as Coalville put everyone behind the ball although Creaney was able to get his head onto a cross and strike the dropping ball but it went wide on 92.
A late corner for The Lambs was blocked by the visitors defence and Concannon whipped the ball into the box from the right with seconds remaining but there was no late winner and match finished all square and a point apiece.

Singh, Yeomans, Wilder, Beswick, Pendley, Brown, Concannon, Forde (Clement 82), Creaney, Kellerman (Ward 93), Waite (Walters 74)
Subs: Thomas, Parker

YC: Pendley 84

Deeney, Tomlin, Taylor, Eggleton, Robertson, Towers, Shaw (Dean 87), Doyle-Charles, Berridge (Pierpoint 83), Kee McGinchley
Subs: Jardine, Smith, Pepe-Ngoma

YC: Doyle-Charles 71, Kee 85
​RC: Robertson 81

Referee: Mr. L. Corbett

Attendance: 602

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