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G Smith (68'), C Lait (72'), M Taylor (78')
Sat 29 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central

Alvechurch 0-3 Tamworth


Church fall to defeat

Alvechurch suffered a second consecutive defeat as Tamworth taught them a lesson in finishing at Lye Meadow.

Goals from Gregg Smith, Chris Lait, and Michael Taylor secured the win for the visitors but Alvechurch manager Ian Long will be frustrated with the chances his side missed.

The first of these chances came in the third minute, with Andre Landell's header being tipped over the bar by Jas Singh. Landell then fired wide of the goal ten minutes later, before again being denied by Singh in the Tamworth goal.

Rahis Nabi then fired over from range, before Dave Bellis went inches wide with a superb effort from the edge of the box. Meanwhile, Fortune Maphosa forced Alvechurch debutant Dan Crane into a save as the half ended.

The second half started with more missed chances although this time it was for Tamworth with Lait firing over when through on goal. Aaron Llyod then fired over from a corner and this miss proved crucial as Tamworth took advantage, with Smith heading the ball in. Lee Chilton then hit the post before Tamworth sealed the win. First Lait's free-kick evaded everyone to go in and then Michael Taylor poked home from a corner.

The game also saw a lengthy delay near the end of the match with Singh needing treatment on a gash sustained saving from Tristian Dunkley, before being stretchered off.

The result might have been harsh on Church considering the chances, but they will be hoping to bounce back when they travel to Banbury United on New Years Day.

Key moments

Goal Gregg Smith scores for Tamworth
Goal Chris Lait scores for Tamworth
Goal Michael Taylor scores for Tamworth


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80:00 Sub On
Tristian Dunkley is substituted on for Alvechurch
80:00 Sub Off
Aaron Lloyd is substituted off for Alvechurch
78:00 Goal 0 - 3
Michael Taylor scores for Tamworth
73:00 Sub Off
Dave Bellis is substituted off for Alvechurch
73:00 Sub On
Mitch Botfield is substituted on for Alvechurch
72:00 Goal 0 - 2
Chris Lait scores for Tamworth
71:00 Yellow Card
Thomas Turton is yellow carded for Alvechurch
68:00 Goal 0 - 1
Gregg Smith scores for Tamworth
61:00 Sub On
Thomas Turton is substituted on for Alvechurch
61:00 Sub Off
Rahis Nabi is substituted off for Alvechurch
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Alvechurch
  • Tamworth
  • 0
  • Thomas Turton Sub On 61:00'
  • Rahis Nabi Sub Off 61:00'
  • Gregg Smith Goal 68:00'
  • Thomas Turton Yellow Card 71:00'
  • Chris Lait Goal 72:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub On 73:00'
  • Dave Bellis Sub Off 73:00'
  • Michael Taylor Goal 78:00'
  • Tristian Dunkley Sub On 80:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub Off 80:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Jas Singh
  • 2. Kristian Green
  • 3. Rhys Sharpe
  • 4. Joe Magunda
  • 5. Joll Kettle
  • 6. Jordan Gough
  • 7. Fortune Maphosa
  • 8. Aman Verma
  • 9. Gregg Smith
  • 10. Michael Taylor
  • 11. Chris Lait
  • 12. Charlie Jemson
  • 14. Charlie Shaw
  • 15. Jack Concannon
  • 16. Reon Potts
  • 17. Tyrell Waite

League round up

Other Premier Division Central results

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Hitchin Town
King's Lynn Town
Kettering Town
Royston Town
Rushall Olympic
St Ives Town


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 42 94
2. King's Lynn Town 42 80
3. Stourbridge 42 78
4. Alvechurch 42 73
5. Stratford Town 42 72
6. Coalville Town 42 67
7. Biggleswade Town 42 66

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