The games are coming thick and fast for Tamworth at the minute and tonight is another huge top-of-the-table clash against promotion rivals Royston Town.
Tamworth come into the game looking to end a spell of three straight defeats after Saturday’s loss to Peterborough Sports.
The visitors pitch up at the Lamb with much more to shout about – losing just once in all competitions since late October.
21.40 | that’s it! tamworth win 2-0!
A much improved performance from the Lambs with goals coming either side of the break from Dan Creaney and Ryan Beswick. Tamworth back up to second!
21.40 | substitute for tamworth
Bilal Yafai goes off to a deserved rapturous reception and is replace by Cameron Howkins.
21.39 | hearn nearly!
Substitute Liam Hearn almost curls one beyond the keeper but it flies narrowly wide.
21.36 | results elsewhere…
Not many games elsewhere tonight and as things stand, Tamworth will be second in the Southern League Premier Central Division tonight. Fellow promotion rivals AFC Rushden & Diamonds are losing which is good for the Lambs.
21.33 | change number two for tamworth
Liam Hearn comes off the bench for Tamworth to replace Tyrell Waite.
21.29 | attendance: 424
Another decent turnout for a cold Tuesday night at the Lamb.
21.28 | substitution for tamworth
Ahmed Obeng did return to the field of play after receiving treatment but he’s not back for long – going off to be replaced by Rhys Hoenes who returns after an injury layoff. Standing ovation for Obeng!
21.25 | shocker!
An awful challenge comes in on Ahmed Obeng from Royston Town’s Ed Asafu-Adjaye but after some pushing and shoving around the referee, he gets only a yellow out – much to the dismay of the home fans.
21.18 | royston bite back…
…But it doesn’t trouble Jasbir Singh. Ed Asafu-Adjaye hits one from 30-yards or so but Singh does well to tip it behind for a corner – that corner comes to nothing.
21.15 | cross-singh everything!
Worrying scenes for Tamworth as goalkeeper Jasbir Singh goes down and requires treatment. The Lambs haven’t named a substitute stopper this evening so Gary Smith and Andrew Danylyszyn will be hoping it’s good news from the physio.
21.04 | gooaaallll! tamworth 2-0 royston town
Tamworth skipper Ryan Beswick converts from the spot and the Lambs double their lead!
21.03 | penalty tamworth!
Ahmed Obeng fouled by the keeper and Ryan Beswick has a chance to make it 2-0!
21.02 | “get your cards out, ref!”
That is what Tamworth fans think should happen after Brandon Adams makes a cynical foul on Tamworth’s Ahmed Obeng as he races down the wing. He’s then substituted.
20.55 | royston look to take it to tamworth
Tamworth coming under a bit of pressure in the early stages of this half. Visitors Royston Town force a free-kick 25-yards from goal but it’s powered wide by Scott Bridges.
20.50 | second half underway
Tamworth’s Bilal Yafai gets us back underway at the Lamb. No changes at the break.
20.34 | half-time | tamworth 1-0 royston town
20.27 | it’s all gone quiet
What was a free-flowing, captivating game has turned a little scrappy with a lot of fouls. Neither side on top at the minute as we edge towards the break. Tamworth still lead 1-0 through Dan Creaney’s header, though.
20.12 | royston shot!
It’s a rare shot at Jasbir Singh’s goal for the visitors. Claudio Ofosu is in space on the edge of the box but his left-foot hit trickles wide of the mark.
20.08 | creaney?!
Tamworth in again! Ahmed Obeng sends one out to the left for Bilal Yafai who stabs a ball into the box first time and it’s whisker away from the boot of Creaney.
20.05 | tamworth in again!
Bilal Yafai slips a ball in behind for Tyrell Waite to race on to the end of. He gets there and drills a low cross into the six-yard area where Ahmed Obeng is waiting but keeper Harry Smart is out quickly to smother it.
19.58 | goaaalll! tamworth lead!
It’s Dan Creaney! Bilal Yafai loses possession but immediately wins it back. He lays it off for Tyrell Waite who whips a fine cross in onto the head of Creaney and the Lambs lead with 12 minutes on the clock!
19.55 | handball! no!
Referee Ryan Williams waves away protests from the Lambs for a handball in the area and instead it’s a corner to be swung in by Ryan Beswick. Corner comes to nothing.
19.53 | trading blows!
Both sides having a go here. End-to-end stuff in the early moments. Dan Creaney nods on to Ahmed Obeng on the right for the Lambs but his cross evades everyone in the box and goes out for a throw in to the visitors.
19.50 | CHance!
It’s Royston Town who go close first! A free-kick is swung deep to the back post and nodded down for Josh Castiglione whose tame effort is easily held by Jasbir Singh down low to his right.
19.45 | And we’re off!
It’s the visitors Royston Town – in all white this evening – who get us underway at the Lamb.
19.30 | TEAM NEWS
Tamworth make three changes for this one – Henri Wilder, Jordan Clement and Cameron Howkins all miss out with Tyrell Waite, Bilal Yafai and James Fry coming in.
19.14 | Arrived at the lamb for tonight’s game!