Football: Tilbury boss Gary Henty looks forward to cup

Mixed results, but lots of positives for TilburyBy Dominic BrockTILBURY’S epic form continued over the weekend as the comeback kings made another recovery to take home the three points after being behind to Brightlingsea Regent.Talking to manager Gary Henty about the result, he claimed that after a superb start, the team “Took their foot off the pedal which led to squad being behind going into the break.In a previous interview, Gary said that his team were no longer afraid of going behind into half time as the team have been so reliable throughout the season. This was again proven as striker Kurt Smith slotted home a penalty to equalise.With six minutes to go, their second goal of the half came from the winger Dwade James who had only been on five minutes. Dwade has impressed many so far this season after a good run in the Under 21s team which has seen him moved into the first team, where he still continues to make an impact on the game. The good result put the team up to sixth in the league, and with a game in hand over the three teams above them, another win would see Tilbury into the playoffs and cement, what has been so far, a good season.Some good things must come to an end though, and Tilbury’s run in the Alan Turvey trophy was halted by Isthmian Premier side Billericay. The match ended 1-1, a score which manager Gary Henty said he was “Proud of considering Billericay’s good form in the higher division.The team only lost because of penalties, which must have made the pill of defeat, all the more difficult to swallow. 4-2 was the penalty shootout result, but the team are taking the positives away from the match and aim to put it to good use in upcoming the FA Trophy match against Lewes. Since Lewes aren’t a division higher than then, Tilbury will be looking to play to their full potential and bring home a win to make up for their last cup game.

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