Dan Creaney on Tamworth’s FA Cup tie, his partnership with Mikey Taylor and THAT overhead kick

Dan Creaney (Credit: Luke Davies/Lambs Media)

Dan Creaney is loving life at Tamworth this season and reckons they might just have enough to upset the odds and dump Notts County out of the FA Cup this weekend.

The National League side head to the Lamb this Saturday but face a tough test from Tamworth who have won nine of their last ten games.

For Creaney personally, he’s had the Midas touch up to yet – his goal against Stourbridge on Tuesday night taking him to 12 in 11 games.

And while the bookies might not be giving them a chance, Creaney believes Tamworth have already shown they have what it takes to cause an upset.

Dan Creaney hits an overhead kick against Rushall Olympic (Credit: Lambs Media)

“We deserved to lose against Rushall which makes it all the more incredible when you win,” he said.

“You’ve always got to believe in these games that you can get something. When the balls going into the box it can go either way. 

“Fortunately for us the Rushall game happened for us and thank god we got the three points and pushed ourselves up the league a bit.

“We need to go into the game with wins under our belt. It gives you the belief you need. We fully believe we can turn Notts County over. 


“Alright, the bookies might not have us down as favourites, but we’ll give them a good go and if we go a goal or two behind, we know we’ve got it in us to turn it around – we’ve shown that at Rushall. 

“You’ve got to back yourself to nick a goal no matter who you’re playing against.”

After scoring an overhead kick in the win over Rushall on Saturday, Creaney’s celebration was somewhat subdued in the midst of pandemonium on the terraces.

The frontman explains it was only some quick thinking that stopped him getting carried away with the travelling fans.

“I’ve had 39 attempts at that overhead kick and scored one,” Creaney said.

“I wanted to jump in with the fans because it was a big goal, and they were going mad.

“But I was on a yellow card. I had to make sure I stopped them from pushing me into the crowd so I ran off. 

“With the big games coming up, I can’t afford to be out of action.”

The arrival of another prolific striker, Mikey Taylor, in the summer has provided stiff competition for Creaney this season.

So is there any tension between the pair about who starts? Quite the opposite.

Mikey Taylor (Credit: Lambs Media)

“Mikey is someone who helps me a lot. I’ve played with him for a while now because we were at Stratford together. 

“We work well together. What I’m excited about is the option of playing in a two with him because he’s similar to me in how he plays. 

“Before the game he’s helping me out giving me tips and tricks and then at half time he’s in there encouraging me. 

“When he came on at Leiston I set him up for a goal and that partnership looks like it’s going to be one to look forward to.”

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