Tamworth Need Games Says Smith As Halesowen Friendly Falls

(Credit: Kieran Riley)

Tamworth’s friendly with Halesowen Town has been cancelled due to the current uncertainty around the return of football.

The Yeltz were due for a visit to the Lamb on Saturday as a warm-up test ahead of Tamworth’s FA Trophy tie with Royston Town three days later.

Clubs are currently waiting for an outcome to Tuesday night’s voting on restarting the season, with a verdict expected today (Thursday).

The Lambs’ Trophy tie is set to still go ahead, but jumping straight back into competitive football without training or match practice won’t serve anyone well, says Gary Smith.

“We thought initially we would be coming out of any sort of lockdown, so we organised a game,” he said.

“We haven’t played but we really need to. We need it to keep ticking over because we’ve got an important FA Trophy game that we are hoping to play a few days later.

“The lads have looked after themselves and done bits with themselves, but you need games. We’re not getting games at the moment and that’s a shame.

“As a management team we’re all still in conversation about everything. We’re keeping the players working towards getting back and we can only commend them for that.

“We still want to get together as a group, we want to train together, we want to play together. But we can’t do anything.

“It’s a horrible situation to be in, I’m not sure the government have thought it through 100%.”

“Sport brings people together. The festive period is no better time for families to get together and go and watch football up and down the country.

“Clubs bank on the revenue fans bring to keep going, but we’re not being given that opportunity. Grassroots football has been hit hard.”

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