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Lambs and United draw again

FT: Tamworth 1    1 FC United of Manchester

24 September 2016

Tamworth returned to The Lamb after a couple of torrid away trips to Aggborough to face FC United and Andy Morrell made four changes to the side that ran out against Kidderminster in the FA Cup defeat.
Morley, Briscoe, Davies and new signing Luke Jones came into the squad with Taylor, Breslin, Clarke all taking spots on the bench while Tomassen sat the game out.

FC United got the game underway but The Lambs went on the attack immediately racing to the Meadow Street End Hooper crossed into the box from the right wing on 3 and Dyer headed it away for a corner allowing United to keep up the pressure.
At the other end, Briscoe crossed low from the right into the box in front of the vociferous travelling fans, but it too was cleared away.
A stabbed pass into the box on 10 saw Newton go through but his shot went wide and the referee spotted a pull as well to halt play even if the ball had rolled inside the far post.
A foul on Davies set up Briscoe which eventually set up Lane but his shot rose over the target and when United broke forwards a lofted pass was run onto by Hooper who drew Belshaw to the edge of his area and the keeper denied his header with a reflex left handed save.
A left sided Lambs corner on 15 was headed over the target by Jones and following a clash in his area visiting keeper Musangu needed treatment, forcing a break in play around the 17 minute mark.
Newton forced a left sided corner on 19 but United broke and Belshaw left his area to try and prevent the run of Hooper but the United player got his cross in and Lane headed it over the bar from a yard out of the open goal.
Newton teed himself up on 22 but dragged the shot from the edge of the area wide of the right hand upright. Dyer’s presence caused Musagnu to take a high ball into the box over the line for a right sided flag kick on 24 but Davies kick was cleared away.
Thomson hit a low drive from 18 yards on 26 and Belshaw smothered it with a low stop at his feet to keep the game goalless.
At the other end a nice set of triangles into the United box forced the FC defender to boot the ball of the line and Newton struck left footed from the left of the box after a one-two with Dyer, forcing Musangu to push it round the post.
The corner was headed behind for another on the right and when the ball fell to Briscoe he launched it over the away end.
On 43 Belshaw denied Thomson with a low one handed stop to the ball dead on route to the far left of the goal.
Davies found himself in an acre of space up field in added time but with no openings to exploit but forced a throw in on the right. The long throw was flicked on and Newton got a boot to it past the far post to send in past Musangu and into the net to give The Lambs the halt time lead. (1-0, 45+2)

HT: Tamworth 1    0 FC United of Manchester

The Lambs restarted proceedings and Newton forced a corner on the right after 30 seconds.
Davies sent it into the box and Dyer met it with his boot but put it wide of the near post.
Dyer then nodded the ball through to Newton and the striker tried to lift it into the goal from 25 yards but went wide of the left post.
Musangu was forced to head the ball away from danger on 54 with Davies bearing down on the edge of the box and United broke through Thomson and then Williams who shot on the angle and Belshaw saved strongly with his feet.
Davies tenacity forced a corner on the left on 58 but it came to nothing although Musangu did have to watch the high floated ball well enough to catch it under the bar.
Both sides made a change on 60 and on 67 Newton found the ball at his feet but was unable to dig it out and get a shot away.
Burns had to put the ball behind rather than let United get a shot, and from the resulting corner Ashworth rose and headed it goalward only to see it cleared off the line.
Mills was allowed time and space to strike a rising shot at Musangu on 71 and Clarke replaced Davies.
A freekick for the visitors was headed towards Belshaw but taken by the keeper on 74 and Clarke struck for goal at the other end only to see it blocked.
The equaliser came on 80 when a freekick, conceded by Deeney, was threaded down the right by Thomson to Hopper in a move that was glaringly obvious from the stands and his strike from the right into the inside of the far post sent the travelling faithful into a burst of song (1-1).
On 82 Newton was upended in the left channel and the deadball deflected behind for a corner by the clubhouse and it flew at some speed across the box to the unexpecting and blindsided Green who headed it back into the box rather than at the target.
A deep freekick then fell to Green but his powerful strike was blocked by a United body on the ground and Musangu then pulled off a one handed stop to deny Dyer’s close range strike under pressure.
Williams upended Mills on 89 down the left for the first booking of the game but the freekick was a poor as four minutes added time was shown.
United forced a last minute corner and Newton headed it clear for a throw by the opposite flag in what proved to be the final action of the game.

Tamworth Team:
Belshaw, Burns, Morley (Breslin 81), Deeney, Jones, Lane, Briscoe (Mills 60), Green (c.), Newton, Dyer, Davies (Clarke73)
Subs: Taylor, Ezewele

FC United of Manchester Team:

Musangu, Williams, Chantler, Key, Eckersley, Ashworth, Hooper, Sheridan (Gilchrist 72), Johnson (Greaves 60), Thomson, Winter (Lowe 73)
Subs: Brown, Corbett

YC: Williams 89The Lambs restarted proceedings and Newton forced a corner on the right after 30 seconds. Davies sent it into the box and Dyer met it with his boot but put it wide of the near post. Dyer then nodded the ball through to Newton and the striker tried to lift it into the goal from 25 yards but went wide of the left post. Musangu was forced to head the ball away from danger on 54 with Davies bearing down on the edge of the box and United broke through Thomson and then Williams who shot on the angle and Belshaw saved strongly with his feet. Davies tenacity forced a corner on the left on 58 but it came to nothing although Musangu did have to watch the high floated ball well enough to catch it under the bar. Both sides made a change on 60 and on 67 Newton found the ball at his feet but was unable to dig it out and get a shot away. Burns had to put the ball behind rather than let United get a shot, and from the resulting corner Ashworth rose and headed it goalward only to see it cleared off the line. Mills was allowed time and space to strike a rising shot at Musangu on 71 and Clarke replaced Davies. A freekick for the visitors was headed towards Belshaw but taken by the keeper on 74 and Clarke struck for goal at the other end only to see it blocked. The equaliser came on 80 when a freekick, conceded by Deeney, was threaded down the right by Thomson to Hopper in a move that was glaringly obvious from the stands and his strike from the right into the inside of the far post sent the travelling faithful into a burst of song (1-1) On 82 Newton was upended in the left channel and the deadball deflected behind for a corner by the clubhouse and it flew at some speed across the box to the unexpecting and blindsided Green who headed it back into the box rather than at the target. A deep freekick then fell to Green but his powerful strike was blocked by a United body on the ground and Musangu then pulled off a one handed stop to deny Dyer’s close range strike under pressure. Williams upended Mills on 89 down the left for the first booking of the game but the freekick was a poor as four minutes added time was shown. United forced a last minute corner and Newton headed it clear for a throw by the opposite flag in what proved to be the final action of the game.

Attendance: 1105

Man of the Match: Eurotek System UK chose Dan Newton

Referee: Mr. R. Massey-Ellis

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