Match report away v Brentwood Town via Mr Anthony Mercer.

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Match report away v Brentwood Town via Mr Anthony Mercer.

Post  Dock end John on Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:26 am

rentwood Town 0 Tilbury 3 (Att 98)

Tilbury fired three second half goals, to win at the Brentwood Centre for the second time this season, after a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup earlier in the season.
The game also marked Tilbury's 2,500th goal in the Isthmian league when Lewis Jaggs slotted home early in the second half.
Tilbury made 3 changes to their line up, including a debut for striker Jack Barham who did not disappoint.
Brentwood started brightly and saw Shad Ngandu whistle one across goal inside 3 minutes, before a well directed free kick from Nick Hilder, with Lee Butcher saving well.



Tilbury had a shout for a penalty after a goalmouth scramble, but no penalty was awarded. 
On 28 home striker Ife Ogunbayo rounded Butcher, but his weak effort was blocked on the line and away to safety. 
Tilbury's first real effort came 9 minutes before the break when Reece Hewitt's corner was connected by the head of Neil Richmond that went just wide. 
The sides went in to break level, with the home side the happier in a disappointing half.

Tilbury started the second half strongly and went in front within 4 minutes, when Jack Barham played the ball into the box and with no clearance coming, the ball fell to the feet of Lewis Jaggs to turn the ball home.
On 56 it became 2-0 when Lewis Francis sent a ball into the box and again, the ball was not cleared in the Brentwood defence, leaving Jack Barnham the opportunity to slot home for a debut goal.

Despite an effort from Ogunbayo on 60 that saw Lee Butcher save well, Tilbury regained plenty of possession and were in charge of the game. With 20 minutes to go, Tilbury's domination showed when Jimmy Cook sent a curling ball to the edge of the penalty box, to find Lewis Francis who hit from the edge of the area low into the net, for a fine effort and to seal the points.
Late in the game, Tilbury did have the ball in the net, but was ruled offside and the home side were again denied by another save from Lee Butcher, when Ogunbayo was on goal.
Tilbury moved up 2 places to 6th place in the league, just 5 points behind the leaders. Tilbury travel to Waltham Abbey on Tuesday night, looking to get into the to 5.
After the game Manager Gary Henty commented "It was a pleasing second half performance and our new signing Jack Barham getting a deserved goal on his debut. Delighted to keep our third clean sheet in a row"
Tilbury: Butcher, Norton, Cook, Peddie, Mead, Jaggs, Francis, Carlile, Barham (Martin 73) Richmond (Singh 79) and Hewitt (Aromolaran 76)
Unused subs: Willis
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