Thursday, July 25, 2024

Dockers left cross after defeat at Banbury

Banbury 4 v 0 Tilbury


Tilbury’s pre-season campaign took a dent on a warm sunny afternoon in Oxfordshire. Up against Southern League premier side Banbury and missing some important players, the Dockers conceded two goals in each half. 

Banbury had slightly the better of the opening and got the breakthrough on 27 minutes Adam Confue picked up the ball in the middle of the field and burst through the centre and with just the goalkeeper to beat he did so convincingly from just inside the penalty area.

Seconds later defender Danny Smith had a good run and hit just wide of the post.  
It was 2-0 in the 41st minute when Aaron Woodley caught out the visiting defence with a run through on the right of the field and though he was denied by James Marrable in the Tilbury goal, the loose ball was centred across from the right by Confueto leave Ben Polk with a simple tap in right under the cross bar.At the break Tilbury were forced in to substitutions due to injury’s and remained on the back foot. 
2 minutes into the second half a long ball down the field was pounced on by Aaron Woodley who got in ahead of Sam West and he impressively slotted the ball past Marable to make it 3-0

Banbury were dominant at this point and chances fell to Confue and Ricky Johnson but were not taken.

In the 68th minute Adeyinka Talabi was brought down in the penalty area for a very soft penalty Ricky Johnson converted the spot kick to make it 4-0

On 75 minutes a delightful chip from Ben Polk beat Marrable all ends up but the ball smashed against the bar and away to safety. On 84 Bradley Hooper almost pulled a goal back but was denied by a fine save. 

Three minutes from time a cross from the left by Lorraine saw Josh Blake get on the end of it but his shot came back off woodwork again.After the game Paul Vaughan said that his side were taught a lesson, but gives the coaching staff some things to work on.

Team: James Marrable, Danny Smith, Bradley Barnes, Joe Nightingill, Sam West, Gary Henty (Bradley Hooper 46), James Smith (Aaron Matthews 46), Jack Carlile, Danny Francis, Martin Llewellyn, Tom Wraight. Subs; Dave Ross (Unused)


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