Football: Last minute goal pegs back Tilbury

Tilbury FC

Isthmian North

Coggeshall Town 1 v 1 Tilbury

TILBURY earned a credible draw against high flying Coggeshall Town, in a game they were leading for an hour.

On a chilly afternoon, Tilbury’s Ola Ogunwamide saw his effort well saved by Jones inside 4 minutes. Following this, the home side dominated. On 10 Ross Wall went close, before Tilbury keeper Harry Aldridge saved well. After a good spell for Coggeshall, David Knight found himself in space, he threaded the ball to Brian Moses who latched on to beat the advancing Jones and the ball crept over the line. Just before the break Robert Harvey had a chance, but hit just wide.

The second half was a similar affair with the home side pushing hard, but being held by a disciplined Tilbury defence. On 52 Aldridge again made a march saving save before Knight and Moses having half chances.

Coggeshall were reduced to 10 men on 71 when Marc Gorbell was adjudged to be high on Moses and was harshly dismissed. Despite the man advantage it was the home side that looked more likely to score.

Just before the end, there was a delay in play due to a head injury to a Coggeshall player, meaning there would be an additional 9 minutes and in the 7th minute of this, Coggeshall had a corner, that pushed Tilbury back and a ball into the box was headed clear by captain John Easterford, but then crashed off Ryan Mallett and was diverted in to an empty net, for an unfortunate own goal. In the 9th minute of injury time, Tilbury’s Mallett and Worrell could not get enough on the ball to divert past Jones and both sides had to be content with a point each.

The whistle went immediately after to see Tilbury 10th in the league.

Tilbury return to action on Tuesday, when Great Wakering Rovers come to Chadfields in the Velocity Cup.

Team: Aldridge, Boswell, Burgess, Kendall (Carter 59), Easterford, Mallett, Ogunwamide (Worrell 81) Barton, Moses, Spooner, and Knight

Subs: Songolo and Ekpiteta

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