Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
PREVIEW TAMWORTH v KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS
by NICK HUDSON
Tuesday, September 17 (7.45pm)
IT may feel like winter outside but Tamworth are
showing that in their footballing hearts it's springtime as the new season
moves on apace.
The Lambs step up for tonight's first home midweek game in five weeks with fire
in their bellies - on the back of a GOALden burst of explosive football.
Tamworth come into their clash buoyed up by having found the net six times in
two outings - literally in a RICH vein of form with a trio of goals from
Richard Peniket and two from Richie Baker.
Ten days ago they demolished Southport 4-1 at The Lamb and deservedly collected
a late point in a pulsating 2-2 draw with Woking
on Friday evening.Now something looks set to give as two in-form sides meet at the Lamb tonight
While Belford's braves aim for maximum points on their own midden,
Kidderminster Harriers - sitting just outside the play-off places - will be
aiming to make it three Skrill Premier wins in a row.
What's encouraging from a Tamworth perspective
is that now the suspended players are available again and with a raft of new
faces scrapping for inclusion - competition for the Lambs starting line-up
couldn't be hotter.
All the worries will surely be on the Harriers' shoulders as former Fulham
striker Peniket, who had a loan spell at Aggborough last season, has shown his
radar for finding the net is on maximum thrust at the moment.
And Tamworth have the added incentive of wanting to erase the
memory of last season's 1-0 reversal - the Carpetmen's solitary victory in 35
seasons at The Lamb.
Harriers chief Steve Burr also pays a compliment
to Lambs boss Dale Belford's summer transfer activity. "Tamworth
have brought some good players in this season making them a hard side to beat,
especially at home," he admitted.
The match action continues through half time as Tamworth FC host another round
of their penalty shoot-out competition - with £1,000 going to the end-of-season
winner in a prize pot of £1,375.
The latest entrants - who'll face a professional goalkeeper between the posts -
have already been lined up for their 8.30pm interval date with destiny.
The rules are simple - score and you'll be entered on the Score Table with the
person hitting the highest number of pens picking up the first prize of £1,000
come next May. Miss the target, or fail to beat the keeper, at the qualifying
stage - and you're out.
There's plenty of opportunity for supporters to join the fun - just register
online at www.tfcpenaltyshootout.co.uk
in order to take part in the contest.
All the ingredients are there for a Lambs high footballing feast. So let's see if we can't top our current crowd
leader of 1,379 against Barnet. Don't forget, the Lambs have another home match in four days time - on Saturday
against Gateshead (kick-off 3pm)