Football: New boss sees Dockers carve out draw

Bostik Div North

Maldon & Tiptree 0 v 0 Tilbury

UNDER new manager Marc Harrison Tilbury earned a well-deserved Bostik North point from a game they dominated from start to finish, but could not find the net.

Tilbury gave debuts to Joe Burgess, Oli Spooner, Darren Phillips and Tommy Barton and all settled in and contributed to a hard-working performance.

Tilbury took the game to high-flying Maldon and Tiptree and inside five minutes saw Mitchell Gilbey fire wide after a good move, before the best chance of the game falling to defender Abdus Salami who somehow tapped over after Philips headed down inside the six yard box.

Tilbury were on the front foot and Gilbey again went close on 24 minutes when he fired at the keeper. On 27 Lewis Smith picked up on a defensive mistake and saw his effort go just over the top.

Early in the second half, Spooner saw his close range effort well saved. Gilbey was in the thick of the action and either side of the hour saw efforts saved by home keeper McNamara. On 70 Kris Newby saw his left foot effort, go wide.

Maldon came into the game late on, without really troubling Rhys Madden.

Tilbury’s first point in six league games, sees them move up one place to 18th. The Dockers are back in action on Tuesday night when they entertain basement side Witham Town.

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