Wed 19 Jan 2022 - 8:33PM
Tamworth took to the field at higher league opposition Leamington on Tuesday evening and produced an encouraging performance that didn’t deserve the 3 - 1 scoreline. The team played some good football and were in the game until a dubious penalty was awarded in the 90th minute. There were debuts for Ahmed Obeng (second time round!), James Hurst, Nicholas Kinina and Taylor Morrison, who was playing against his brother Kyle - the captain of Leamington! Dan Bradley was unable to play due to being cup tied, having played for Nuneaton Borough in the competition. However, Dan will be available for the game on Saturday. The Management team are working hard to bring in key signings that will take the club forward and we are hoping to announce at least one new player on Friday.
On Saturday Tamworth are back in Southern League Premier Central action at Stratford Town and after the improved performance against Lemington will be looking to get an important win under their belts. Stratford are based at The Arden Garages Stadium, Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford upon Avon. CV37 7BZ .Tickets for the game are available on the gate on the day.
You may have spotted some new faces on the bench in recent games. We would like to introduce Scott Machin who has joined the management team to assist Gary Smith. Scott has a great pedigree in football where his playing career spanned Notts County, FC Liege, Burton Albion, Hinckley United, Rugby and Stratford Town. Scott was sent off once in his career ….. for a tackle on Gary Smith when Hinckley were playing against Tamworth!! Scott moved into coaching and management which has seen him work at Hinckley United (Coach), Notts County (Academy Coach), Leicester City (Academy Coach), Loughborough Dynamo (Manager and led them to their highest league finish and win the County cup), Kettering Town (Coach & Manager - won the league with Tom Baillie) and Stratford Town (Coach). Scott is a UEFA B qualified coach. We extend a very warm welcome to Scott.
Another new face on the bench sitting next to Manzu is Harry Pitt, who is gaining some work experience with the Lambs. Harry recently qualified with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Therapy at Coventry University. We hope Harry enjoys his time with us and we are certain he will learn a lot from Manzu.