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Tale of two halves sees Lambs extend unbeaten run

FT: Tamworth 2    2 Dagenham & Redbridge

20 August 2005

Adie Smith and Julian Alsop struck in the second half to secure a point against visitors Dagenham and Redbridge

After falling to a 2-0 half time reverse courtesy of strikes by Dagenham's Lee Goodwin on 21 minutes and Chris Moore just before the break, Tamworth ensured that their unbeaten run continues to 14 games ahead of next Saturday's trip to champion wanabees Stevenage Borough.

Bob Taylor, starting his first game since last season, almost scored but was foiled by defender Griffiths who turned the goalbound strike from close range behind for a corner.

Goodwin latched onto a corner to put the visitors ahead from close range and Moore's strike came thanks to a defence-splitting ball from the same player as the first half came to a close.
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Adie Smith unleashed a firebolt four minutes into the second half, turning his marker following a ball through from Aaron Brown, to give the Lambs hope and Alsop made sure of the point with 6 minutes remaining.

Substitute Simon Hollis was the provider with a ball into the box from the right with virtually his first touch and Alsop battled his way to strike his first for the Lambs since rejoining in the summer.

Assistant Manager Richard Dryden said after the game: "We showed great character coming back from 2-0 down and our back four played very well considering the talent of Dagenham - especially Craig Mackail-Smith.
We have conceeded two goals today (to end the 690 minutes of not conceding in Conference football at the Lamb) but the unbeaten run goes onto 14 games which is a major plus point. If the likes of Exeter had such a record it would be big news. Some teams would have cracked at half time but credit to the lads as they showed great spirit to turn it around."

Tamworth
Dormand, Smith, Redmile, Brown, Ward, Alsop, McAuley, Stamps, Taylor, Turner, Whitman (Hollis 84)
Unused: Heggs, Jackson, Douglas, Gayle

Att: 1040

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