Solid performance brings a point home from Lancashire
03 September 2005
Tamworth produced a impressive display against Morecambe to put a quick end to the run of two consecutive defeats.
Bob Taylor took the place of Julian Alsop as the lone striker up front with boss Mark Cooper making a total of five changes from the side which lost to Hereford including a place for himself in the starting eleven for the first time this season.
Chances were few and far between although Simon Hollis did exceptionally well in the first half with a half volley that struck the post from a tight angle.
At the other end Morecambe were constantly being frustrated by Aaron Brown and Matt Redmile where it seemed as though nothing would get past them.
However just before the break Wayne Curtis unleashed an inch perfect through ball to Dave Perkins and his shot struck the base of the far post. The ball came back across the goal and out despite the best efforts of Michael Twiss to put the rebound away the danger was cleared.
Shortly after the break Taylor slammed a right foot drive against the right hand upright from the edge of the area with home ‘keeper Ryan Robinson beaten and admitted after the game that he thinks he is jinxed after having gone for so long without a goal.
Morecambe changed their formation to all out attack during the closing stages of the game and although there were some minor scares, the defensive partnership of Brown and Redmile mopped up virtually everything that came at or threatened to go past them.
“We had a good run out today the lads can be happy with their display. The odds were not in our favour to come here and win, but had it not been for the woodwork we may well have done. It’s unfortunate for Bob Taylor but his goal will come. We played good football, soaked up their pressure and everyone performed. Dave Bampton did a fantastic job in the middle of the park along side Hugh McAuley and me – I told him he would have to be the legs of the midfield before we started and he did the job well. Tris Whitman was also a big threat and I just wish he would perform like that every week. He has shown once again he can do it.”, Cooper said after the final whistle,
Dormand, Bampton, Redmile, Brown, Hollis (Jackson 81), McAuley (Storer 77), Stamps, Cooper, Taylor (Alsop 90), Turner, Whitman
Unused: Douglas, Gayle