Redditch United  v  Tamworth

Sat 28 Aug - 15:00 Southern League Premier Central

Redditch United

Redditch United




Match Report

Tamworth travelled to The Trico Stadium to take on Redditch United on their own 3G playing surface, under the watchful eye of a former boss of both clubs. Paul Hendrie, and nearly 500 fans on a perfect afternoon for football.

The Lambs were without captain Ryan Beswick while Lucas Yeomans made his first appearance after signing a contract for the first team in midweek and Jordan Clement, returning to his previous club for the first time, started the game on the bench.

As the sun shone down on The Valley, United kicked off and Day struck a dipping volley over the bar in the early exchanges.
Sweeney was then tripped and curled his freekick into the arms of Singh on 5 as Redditch settled quickest into the game.
Jemmett-Hutson beat Yeomans and struck for goal forcing Singh to tip the shot over the bar on 10 and this seemed to serve as a wake up call for The Lambs who started to push up field with more purpose and Wilder fed Concannon but his low shot went wide of the near post.
After a break in plan when temporary midfielder Hart picked up a knock in the middle of the park, Tamworth resumed with purpose and on 25 Creaney put Concannon in on the left. His ball was flicked on by Kellerman but Pendley was unable to finish under pressure at the far post.
Five minutes though, Tamworth took the lead when Waite threaded the ball to Concannon and his pass to Wilder on the left of the box was rifled into the box by the left back and it struck the far post and rebounded over the line despite the best efforts of Boucher in the home goal to keep it out. (1-0, 31 mins)
Creaney smashed a shot from the left of the box at the keeper a minute later and Jemmett-Hudson fired a rising effort over the bar from 20 yards on 34, however when Charlton tripped Thomas in the box on 36 Creaney made doubling the Tamworth lead seem like an easy task with a calmly taken spot kick which sent Boucher the wrong way (2-0, 36 mins)
Four minutes later Waite released Yeomans down into the box and he tumbled under pressure but this time there was no penalty awarded.
Redditch made an early change and it was substitute Cox that forced Singh into a smart double save in added time when his shot from close range on the right was parried then smothered by the keeper to preserve the clean sheet at the break.

HT 0-2

United made another change prior to Tamworth kicking off the send half and Thomas, then Kellerman saw attempts on goal cleared by the home defence.
Waite forged a great opportunity for himself on 50 but fired over the target when well placed and on Wollacott was booked for a foul on Kellerman on 53 and his ball from the freekick looked to be heading for Creaney at the far post but was just too long and high for the striker to connect with it.
Combination play between Yeomans, Concannon, Kellerman and Creaney forced a save from Boucher on the hour and a corner as Tamworth continued to search for a third goal.
Both sides made changes and Rankin fired wide of the mark before another stoppage in play when Hart and Rankin clashed heads in the middle of the park.
A Redditch attack was then cleared by Pendley and the next ball back into the box was taken well by Singh.
Thomas pounced on a loose ball on 77 but was upended by substitute Digie and Creaney forced Boucher into a low stop from the resulting freekick which the Tamworth player curled low around the wall.
Wilder picked up a yellow card for a foul on Nassunclo on 80 and The Lambs made one final change with five remaining.
And despite the best efforts of Walters, making mincemeat of the Redditch defence on number of occasions, his shots were blocked or taken by Boucher until the final whistle blew on a well worked three points and clean sheet ahead of the Bank Holiday lunchtime visit of Nuneaton Borough to the Lamb.

Singh, Yeomans, Wilder, Thomas, Brown, Pendley, Concannon (Walters 76), Hart (Forde 84), Creaney, Kellerman (Clement 71), Waite
Subs: Ward, Soleman

YC: Wilder 80

Boucher, Djurovic, Hudson, Day, Charlton (Cox 41), Wollacott, Rankin, Nabi (Digie 46), Sweeney, Tilt (Nassunclo 64), Jemmett-Hudson
Subs: George, Keene

YC: Wollacott 53, Digie 76

Referee: Mr. R. Watson

Attendance: 490

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