Thursday, September 29, 2022

Dockers dig deep for key away win

Ryman Div One North

Ware 0 v 2 Tilbury

TILBURY were rewarded with a workman like performance to see them achieve their first away victory since end of November with two early goals.

On a pleasantly warm February afternoon, Tilbury started well and Alex Read played in Tom Webb inside the first 5 minutes which went just wide. Ware also had an early chance when Wesley Beckles headed just wide from a free kick.

The home side had justification to be unhappy with the decision on 9 minutes when Gary Henty was adjudged to have been tripped in the box, despite the Dockers captain not going to floor and the referee surprisingly pointed to the spot. Alex Read shot to the keepers right. The referee again blew and asked for a retake due to encroachment. The retake went the same way sending Madden the wrong way and giving Read his 3rd of the season against Ware.

Within two minutes Tilbury were further in front, this time some good play down the left from Read, cut inside to Webb who shot before the ball fell to Henty who smashed home from inside the box.

On 33 Ware, who started to come back in to the game went close only to be denied by a goal line save from the excellent Eljay Worrell who headed off the line direct from a corner.

A few minutes later, the Ware crowd were again disappointed not to see the home side awarded a penalty, when Ryan Mattos was bundled to the floor under pressure from Joe Nightingill and no penalty was awarded. On 44 Murat Karagul who is on loan from Wingate & Finchley fired low at Tilbury keeper James Marrable, with the ball coming off the keeper’s face and away to safety.

The second half was a quieter affair with Tilbury containing the forward runs from Ware. On a rare break, Bradley Barnes crossed for Sam West on 65 who’s bullet header struck the bar, but as he followed up, he was flagged offside. On 67 minutes, Vince Rispoli’s free kick came off a visiting defender before finding Wesley Beckles, whose downward header forced a brilliant stop from Marrable.

With the visitors in the ascendancy, Tilbury were able to use all there substitutions with King, Taylor and Wraight replacing Aiken, Read and Webb. With the announcement of one additional minute, Ware had a chance in the 5th minute of added time when Junior Adeoye blazed over the bar from 5 yards.

The result saw Tilbury move back in to 6th place and back in the pack of play off rivals. Next Saturday Tilbury welcome one of the sides hot on the heels Redbridge, before playing home to Soham Town Rangers on the 6th March.

After the game, Tilbury manager Paul Vaughan commented “A good workman like performance. It was nice to pick up 3 points away from home and having a clean sheet. Delighted with the performance of the team, particularly the back four”

Team – Marrable, Mead, Worrell, Nightingill, West, Henty, Aiken (Wraight 78), Good, Read (Taylor 84), Webb (King 60), Barnes

Subs not used: Collins and Edwards

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