Peterborough Sports  v  Tamworth

Tue 14 Sep - 19:45 Southern League Premier Central

Peterborough Sports

Peterborough Sports

2-0

Tamworth

Tamworth

Match Report

The Lambs made a midweek trip to another ground, like the home of St Ives Town, where they had never won in two previous attempts and expectations were high amongst both sides of the small crowd as the 1st placed home side took on the second placed Lambs with top spot a certainty for an outright winner.

The Lambs were without Ryan Beswick, Aaron Forde and Lucas Yeomans, so Chris Cox made his second appearance of the season and new signing Daniel Olusemo took a place on the bench.

A days worth of rain had fallen on the grass of the Lincoln Road pitch but stopped an hour or two before kick off and it didn’t take long for the home side to try their luck, with Jarvis firing over the target in the first few minutes and on 8 Gash fed Sembie-Ferris who forced Singh to parry his effort for a corner on the right which came to nothing.
Then on 11, Peterborough took the lead. A corner on the left fell to Gash who had a low shot and another corner resulted which allowed Fryatt to head home powerfully into the back of the net from a few yards out at the back of the six yard box. (0-1, 11 mins)
Gash continued to be a menace crossing for McCammon and Sembie-Ferris before forcing a corner on the left which he himself headed at Singh.
Concannon went down in the 20th minute and it looked like there would be an early change for Tamworth but after some treatment and stretches he was able to continue.
Kellermann and Waite combined shortly after but Gash was working hard and blocked the half chance being created.
At the other end Gash went down in the area but there was no penalty given, and Lambs captain Ward cleared away from the same player on 28 and from the corner Singh took the ball at height under pressure from home captain Jones.
Tamworth were finding it hard to get shots on target and in the next two moves Waite shot from the left deflected out for a corner and he flicked the flagkick on which Kellermann struck from 25 yards but it was high and wide of the mark.
Waite made some headway on the left wing five minutes before the break and his shot was again deflected wide of the far post.
Cox combined with Creaney shortly before the break but the latter’s shot was straight at Moat in the home goal and Sports took the lead into the dressing room at half time.

HT 1-0

The second half restarted and after eight minutes Tamworth were left with a difficult task when a ball from the left was headed home at the far post by Sembie-Ferris to double the advantage (0-2, 53 mins)
Tamworth responded by bringing Taylor on for Thomas but it was Concannon and Creaney who were combining and a chipped cross from the latter dropped agonisingly over the bar on 62.
A long ball looking for Creaney looked to have set him one on one, but it skipped off the wet surface and Moat cleared.
Waite forced a corner on the right on 67 and Cox headed over and at the other end Cox fouled Nicholson and from the freekick a corner resulted, which was headed wide of the mark on 72 .
Another searching ball for Waite presented a chance for Tamworth on 74 but Waite screwed his shot off target and a minute later when Waite was fouled, Kellermann’s deadball beat the wall but didn’t trouble Moat at all as he watched it go high over the bar.
With ten to play Creaney’s ball into the box brought shouts of handball against the covering defender, mainly from the travelling faithful, and as the minutes ticked down he glanced a cross from the right out past the far post.
Five minutes added time were shown and Moat’s goal remained untroubled as Waite got his head to a left sided corner from substitute Walters, but the ball went across the box and out past the far post before the final whistle blew.
 

Singh, Cox, Wilder, Thomas (Taylor 60), Ward (c.), Pendley, Concannon (Walters 74), Malandjo-Kondjo (Clement 88), Creaney, Kellermann, Waite
Subs: Olusemo, Howkins

Moat, Miles, Warner-Eley, Fryatt Lawlor, Sembie-Ferris, McCammon, Gash, Jarvis (Stevenson 88 > McGowan 90+) Nicholson (Jones 90)
Subs: Griffiths, Elsom

Referee: Mr. Luke Scott

Attendance: 230

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