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FT: Tamworth 1    3 Coalville Town

01 December 2018

On the back of 4 draws and two wins in the last half dozen league games Dennis Greene’s Lambs welcomed the Ravens of Coalville Town to the CR MOT Centre Community Stadium.
McGlinchey shot low and wide of the left hand upright in the early exchanges and Lilly’s tackle on Mitchell on 10 earned the Lambs number 5 a booking on his home debut.
A cross from the Coalville left on 16 was glanced goalward by Mitchell and Singh was forced to push it way for a corner.
Johnson picked up a booking for a late challenge on Doyle-Charles on 18 which was hotly contested by the home fans in the main stand as contact looked to be minimal at best.
Waite spotted a gap and curled a shot from the right of the box towards the top left corner on 20 but keeper Soloha was able to push it around the woodwork for a corner and keep the game goalless.
Johnson’s ball from the left was nearly met by Lait at the far post on 23 but the flag would have denied any finish had he connected.
Lait then tried to turn provider with a mazy run into the box which culminated in a cross from the left but it was too high and long for any sort of finish.
Johnson had a chance from the left channel on 30 but was unable to get past his marker to get a clean shot away and Soloha was happy to watch it roll past the far post.
McGlinchley gave the visitors the lead on 32 after good work from Perry and Mitchell set him up with sight on goal from 18 yards which he used to fire low past Singh (0-1, 32 mins)
There was a break in play when Singh needed a second opinion from the club doctor on something troubling his fingers.
Verma picked up a booking for clipping McManus on the halfway line and then Freeman went in the book for pulling Johnson back as he turned for goal.
The rehearsed freekick didn’t come off as planned and as the game went into added time Verma and Green picked up bookings for late challenges and Gough escaped becoming the fifth name in the book before the whistle blew.

HT: Tamworth 0    1 Coalville Town

Coalville got the game back underway and David Parkhouse made his debut coming on for Jemson before the restart.
The visitors doubled their lead though when McGlinchley stuck his second of the afternoon on 47 with a curling shot from 18 yards inside the far right post which gave Singh no chance (0-2, 47 mins)
On the hour, Mitchell rattled the left hand post and the bar above with a shot from the right of the are after he battled his way down the wing.
Lilly escaped a second yellow after a tug on a Mitchell’s shirt as he tried to advance over the halfway line on 68 and from the freekick the same player fired a shot goalward but it didn’t trouble Singh.
Smith received the ball in the box on 73 but the covering defender fell on it and the whole ground called for a penalty as it seemed that he had prevented Smith from getting the ball by using with his hands.
In the next move Johnson’s cross from the right was mishandled and it fell for Parkhouse at the back of the box but under pressure from an incoming defender his shot struck the far post and rebounded out before being cleared.
Potts came on for his debut for Johnson on 76 and three minutes later a ball into the box saw Smith and Verma pushed down in a crowd and McGlinchley was booked for his part in the foul before the referee pointed to the penalty spot.
Smith sent the keeper the wrong way and fired the spot kick low to the left to reduce the arrears. (1-2, 79 mins)
In the next passage of play keeper Soloha had to be quick out off his line to protect his goal when Green skipped through looking for the loose ball.
Berridge raced over the halfway line with Maphosa on his back but fired wide of the right hand post on 89.
A ball from Parkhouse was met well by Smith on 90 but Soloha blocked it and with Singh up for the corner Coalville wo a throw in their own half.
The ball found Berridge on the left and he took it down field to roll it home into the empty net (1-3, 90+ mins)

Tamworth Team:

Singh, Green K. Gough, Maphosa, Jemson (Parkhouse HT), Waite, Verma (c.), Smith, Johnson (Potts 76), Lait
Subs: Clement, Evans, Sharpe

YC: Lilly 10, Johnson 18, Verma 44, Green 45

Coalville Town Team:

Soloha, Thomas, McManus, Fenton, Freeman, Towers (c.), Doyle-Charles, Wright, Perry (Creaney 85), Mitchell (Berridge 81), McGlinchey (Burrows 87)
Subs:, Dean, Wildin

YC: Freeman 45

Attendance: 502

Man of the Match: PSO Installations chose Gregg Smith

Referee: Mr. R. Dadley

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