Trialists and youth fall at Royals
08 August 2006
Lambs boss Mark Cooper rested virtually his enitre first team squad at Coles Lane on Tuesday night running the rule over a number of youth and trialists.
Along side Cooper and Richard Dryden only squad members Alan Neilson and James Dormand played the full 90 minutes while Matt Williams made a welcome return in the first half.
Tamworth took the lead on 24 through Matt Brown but succumbed to poor defending to allow Lucan Spittle the equaliser 2 minutes later.
After half time the game was nothing much to write home about with both sides struggling to create although Chris Evans went close early on.
In the final 5 minutes Liam Hebbered and a Chris Hughes brace gave the Dr Martens side the pre-season victory with well taken strikes, albeit against a lacking Lambs defence.
Dormand, Williams (Chris Evans HT), Neilson, Cooper, Ridgway, Douglas, Dryden, Shaun Booth, Dan Milo (Joe Cook 73), Brown, Tom Bellingham (Luke Keen 53)
Tony Breedon, Heath, Stewart, Paul Hatton, Harris, Doherty, Dodd, Spittle, Hebberd, Markman, Sam Wilson
Subs: Dale Belford, Wolsey, Hughes, Mahony, Peters, Clarke
Att: approx 200
There was no programme issued for this fixture