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Alvechurch 1sts - Match centre

Tamworth
Alvechurch
K Finn (1')
Full time
K Cook (22')
Tue 14 Aug 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central Attendance 592

Tamworth 1-1 Alvechurch

Alvechurch battle for deserved point

Kieran Cook's goal earnt Alvechurch a fully deserved point, as they drew with Tamworth at the Lamb Ground.

Church came into the game looking to build on Saturday’s draw with Royston Town, but had a nightmare start, with Kyle Finn firing Tamworth ahead after just 30 seconds.

Manager Ian Long opted to put in three teenagers in his starting eleven, and was rewarded for this decision as the lively Cook equalised. The winger latched onto a lose ball and, after shrugging off Tamworth defender Rhys Sharpe, equalised.

In a physical game both sides created plenty of chances, with Danny O’Callaghan firing wide for Alvechurch and Finn nearly curling home a superb second goal, as well as seeing a goal ruled out for offside.

The second half was as lively as the first, with Josh March firing over and wide in quick succession. The home side responded with Kristian King firing over from the edge of the box, before March saw a powerful volley tipped over by Tamworth keeper Jasbir Singh.

Tamworth were then given a golden opportunity to take the lead. A free-kick saw Alvechurch keeper Matt Sargeant into a save, but the re-bound lead to Tyrell Waite being brought down. Despite this Waite saw his penalty tipped onto the post by Sargeant.

As the game was coming to the end, it was Church who nearly got the winner. Good pressing from March and Nathan Waite led to March picking up the ball, and with a free run to goal he was brought down by Green to earn Tamworth a point.


A draw was a fair result in an entertaining game. Alvechurch will be pleased with the start they have made to life at Step 3, matching both their opposition so far; and will be looking to do the same on Saturday when they take on Coalville Town.

Tamworth Match Report HERE

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Key moments

1:00
Goal Kyle Finn scores for Tamworth
22:00
Goal Kieron Cook scores for Alvechurch

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Tamworth 1-1 Alvechurch
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Tamworth 1-1 Alvechurch

Highlights

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90:00 +5:00 Yellow Card
Joel Kettle is yellow carded for Tamworth
89:00 Sub Off
Danny O'Callaghan is substituted off for Alvechurch
89:00 Sub On
Nathaniel Waite is substituted on for Alvechurch
79:00 Sub Off
Owen Wallis is substituted off for Tamworth
79:00 Sub On
Tyrone Ofori is substituted on for Tamworth
79:00 Saved Penalty
Matt Sargeant saves a penalty for Alvechurch
79:00 Missed Penalty
Tyrell Waite misses a penalty for Tamworth
77:00 Yellow Card
Mitch Botfield is yellow carded for Alvechurch
63:00 Sub On
Lewis Wright is substituted on for Tamworth
63:00 Sub Off
James Morris is substituted off for Tamworth
63:00 Sub On
Chris Lait is substituted on for Tamworth
63:00 Sub Off
Charlie Shaw is substituted off for Tamworth
56:00 Sub On
Aaron Birch is substituted on for Alvechurch
56:00 Sub Off
Theo Llewellyn is substituted off for Alvechurch
50:00 Sub On
Mitch Botfield is substituted on for Alvechurch
50:00 Sub Off
Kieron Cook is substituted off for Alvechurch
End of period 1
44:00 Yellow Card
Rhys Sharpe is yellow carded for Tamworth
41:00 Yellow Card
Thomas Turton is yellow carded for Alvechurch
24:00 Yellow Card
Theo Llewellyn is yellow carded for Alvechurch
22:00 Goal 1 - 1
Kieron Cook scores for Alvechurch
1:00 Goal 1 - 0
Kyle Finn scores for Tamworth
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Tamworth
  • Alvechurch
  • 0
  • Kyle Finn Goal 1:00'
  • Kieron Cook Goal 22:00'
  • Theo Llewellyn Yellow Card 24:00'
  • Thomas Turton Yellow Card 41:00'
  • Rhys Sharpe Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub On 50:00'
  • Kieron Cook Sub Off 50:00'
  • Aaron Birch Sub On 56:00'
  • Theo Llewellyn Sub Off 56:00'
  • Lewis Wright Sub On 63:00'
  • Charlie Shaw Sub Off 63:00'
  • Chris Lait Sub On 63:00'
  • James Morris Sub Off 63:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Matt Sargeant Saved Penalty 79:00'
  • Tyrell Waite Missed Penalty 79:00'
  • Tyrone Ofori Sub On 79:00'
  • Owen Wallis Sub Off 79:00'
  • Nathaniel Waite Sub On 89:00'
  • Danny O'Callaghan Sub Off 89:00'
  • Joel Kettle Yellow Card 90:00 +5:00'

Team selection

Tamworth
  • 1. Jas Singh
  • 2. Kristian Green
  • 3. Rhys Sharpe
  • 4. Paul Green
  • 5. Joel Kettle
  • 6. Owen Wallis
  • 7. James Morris
  • 8. Charlie Shaw
  • 9. Tyrell Waite
  • 10. Aman Verma
  • 11. Kyle Finn
  • 12. Jayden Thorne
  • 14. Lewis Wright
  • 15. Chris Lait
  • 16. Junior Mpofu
  • 17. Tyrone Ofori

League round up

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1
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1
0
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2
2
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2
1
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0
1
St Ives Town
8
1
Hitchin Town
Royston Town
2
5
St Neots Town
2
1

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# Team Pl Pts
8. St Ives Town 7 11
9. Stratford Town 8 11
10. Alvechurch 7 10
11. Lowestoft Town 7 10
12. Needham Market 7 9
13. Tamworth 7 9
14. Barwell 7 8

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