Ryman Div One North
Tilbury 3 Great Wakering Rovers 1 Att 137
Tilbury dominated proceedings in this Ryman North game from start to finish and could have won by a larger margin, but still keep in touch with the play offs sides. Tilbury gave a league debut to Ben Crooks and also included new signing David Bryan in to the squad. Great Wakering also gave debuts to a couple of players as Dan Trenkel looks to rebuild.
Tilbury had a chance after only two minutes when Gary Henty fired over after good work by Read. Tilbury throughout the half, created chances all over the pitch. Read again played in a good ball to Bradley Barnes, but he chipped over the top.
On 15 Gary Skerritt was the next player to go close from an in swinging Barnes corner. It seeme3d to be a matter of time before Tilbury would take the lead, this timer Alex Read hit wide before a minute later a 30 yard effort was brilliants saved by Goodwin-Green.
On 32 Great Wakering took a surprise lead, a long ball caught Marrable out on the edge of the area, Jacobs crossed, Billy Johnson was denied on the line by Mead only for Dan Williams to follow up in to an empty net. Straight from the restart, Tilbury were back on level terms, an Aiken cross found Tom Webb unmarked to tap home.
On 41 Tilbury took the lead, it was a carbon copy of the first when Aiken again crossed and this time Bradley Barnes headed home from 5 yards into the net. Tilbury came out in the second half and continued where they left off, Aiken volleyed over, before Skerritt’s effort was easily saved.
On 58 Tilbury should have gone further ahead, when again Aiken was clear through, only to unselfishly play the ball to Read, who shot over the top.
On 59 Wakering had a good shout for a penalty, when substitute Julian Okai was sent sprawling in the box, but the referee waved away the appeals. Tilbury confirmed the points in the 74th minute, when Emiel Aiken played in Alex Read who beat the offside trap, rounded the keeper to fire into the net. The effective Gary Henty continued to dominate the midfield with some telling through balls. The visitors only effort of a disappointing second half fell to Tony Jacobs with 12 minutes remaining. Both sides made late changes to there sides and the game petered out. Dan Trenkel went close in the final minute.
The result keeps Tilbury in 6th place and were only one of two sides in the top six to claim maximum points on the day.
MOM (Gary Henty – Tilbury)
After the game a delighted Tilbury manager Paul Vaughan said he was “Very happy with the performance, we created good chances and it was nice to go back to the old ways with the amount of goal scoring chances created. If we carry on like this, our next game against high flying Enfield Town will be competitive and looking forward to it.
Tilbury’s game v Enfield Town on New Years Eve kicks off at 1pm.
Team – Marrable, Mead, Worrell, Crooks, Nightingill, Henty, Aiken (Bansende 80), Skerritt, Read (Matthews 84), Webb, Barnes (Wraight 80)
Subs not used: Bryan and Leatherbarrow)