Saturday Apr 25, 2009
Nick Wright's 65th minute winner against Hinckley on Tuesday night gave Tamworth the three points they needed to win the league title at home and a party ensued!!!
"We kept believing and have done this the right way," said Lambs boss Gary Mills after the Blue Square North Champions had paraded around The Lamb with the Trophy, "We've done what we set out to do and put a smile back on the club."
"It was a fantastic feeling when Wrighty scored as we had a hard fight against a good Hinckley side tonight, they didn't make it easy for us.
"We had altered the style of play in the second half and opened them up a little bit wider and it paid off.
"We knew last season that the team had performed poorly but I was not going to let people saying that I was not a good manager get to me, or the football club and it showed in recent weeks when we had to make tough decisions with team selection - leaving players out and bringing others in - as we were straight with everyone. We are all in it for the same purpose and it's proved itself.
"(Assistant boss and long term friend of Mills) Darron (Gee) has been there before and we've almost been together from day one helping each other along the way. We work together as a team and if it's about me then it's about him as well, but it's not just about us it about the players and fans as much as everyone else connected with the football club - everyone has done their bit do help us be us successful this season.
"You just have to look at the places were are going to play against, to realise how much this means to everyone at the football club - the likes of Luton, Mansfield and Wrexham to name but three - and we can now start to think about next season."
Tamworth completed their Blue Square North fixtures with a goalless draw away at The New Bucks Head, the home of Telford United with nearly 400 travelling fans helping the side celebrate at the final whistle with the game itself allowing boss Mills a now rare but well deserved playing appearance in the final minutes.
Next on the agenda for TFC is the end of season Dinner Dance, taking place at Drayton Manor on Saturday May 2nd. And it all looks set to be a massive party.