Tilbury 2 Brentwood Town 1
Report by Anthony Mercer
Adam Vyse opened the scoring for the Dockers on Monday
Tilbury returned to winning ways after Saturday’s disappointment with goals in each half of the game to deservedly beat local rivals Brentwood Town. It was a win that pleased Gary Henty. ‘We dominated for long periods and could have put the game out of sight with the chances achieved,’ said the Dockers manager.
On a very hot afternoon, Tilbury made two changes with Kurt Smith and George Pullen returning to the side and it was the Dockers who started well and took the lead on ten minutes. A quick throw found Ryan Melaugh on the left, who played in Adam Vyse to fire home. With Tilbury in the driving seat, Luke Hornsley then fired into the side netting in the 14th minute. Vyse als had a shot on the half hour that was spilt by the Brentwood keeper before being cleared away.
Just before the break Matt Price saw his two efforts blocked by Clarke Bogard and Emiel Aiken.
Price started the second half well and headed just wide as Brentwood got themselves back into the encounter.
Early in the second half saw the introduction of Lewis Jaggs and Toch Singh and it was Jaggs who in the 65th minute had a looping header somehow kept out by Anthony Page, but the ball came down to the feet of Luke Hornsley who slide the ball home to give the Dockers a deserved 2-0 lead.
In the 71st minute Brentwood manged to give themselves a lifeline when the effective Matt Price fired low into the net after some good build up play. With the game going into injury time Brentwood did attack but Tilbury’s defence held out, and the win moves the Dockers up to eleventh.
The Dockers are back in action against Aylesbury United on Saturday in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round.
Tilbury: Clarke Bogard, George Pullen, Abdus Salami, Emiel Aiken (Toch Singh 58′), Joe Turpin, Bryan Kyungu, Ryan Melaugh, Jack Carlile (Lewis Jaggs 56′), Luke Hornsley, Adam Vyse (Michael Salako 82′) , Kurt Smith.
Scorers – Adam Vyse (10′), Luke Hornsley (65′)
Brentwood Town: Anthony Page, Jack Gardner, Luke Foster, Theo Jones, Ryan O’Rawe, Brenden Cavalier, Alfie Hinton, Billy Rees (Kieran English 63′) , Matt Price, Harrison Georgiou, Andrew Freeman.
Scorer – Matt Price (71′)