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Post  Dock end John on Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:27 pm

Tilbury 1 Heybridge Swifts 1 (Att 82)

Tilbury and Heybridge Swifts had to settle for a point each in a stop start battle at Chadfields. The Swifts started brightly with Ade Yusuff curling an excellent strike against the bar and with the home keeper saving with his feet when put clear on goal. A goalmouth scramble then saw an effort from Adam Bolle from close range deflected over the bar. It seemed only a matter of time before Swifts took the lead but the hosts surprisingly struck first on 15 minutes when Lewis Francis’ cross from the left floated over Danny Sambridge’s head into the far post when he was perhaps unsighted by the low sunshine. Tilbury started to dominate play more as the heavy pitch started to cut up. With both sides not having played for 2 weeks due to the bad weather, understandably the play was a little more sluggish in the second half with Swifts struggling to create any clear cut chances

On the hour Heybridge striker George Cole did see his dangerous free kick tipped over. Heybridge equalised with 19 minutes to go when a corner from George Cole was headed into his own net by Reece Conway. Heybridge were then reduced to 10 men a few minutes later when Guillem Ramon saw red for something said to the assistant referee. 

This made for an uncomfortable last 20 minutes as understandably Tilbury dominated matters with the extra man and Jack Barham just missing a header and crosses being played in and just missed by home strikers. With a last minute volley over the bar from close range from Jack Carlile, the hosts missed an opportunity to win and Swifts were grateful for a point in the end 

The final whistle went and Tilbury slipped a place to 12th in the league, now 5 points outside the play offs. 


The Dockers travel to AFC Hornchurch on Tuesday night for the rearranged league game.   

Tilbury: Butcher, Mead, Conway, D Smith, Nightingill, Singh, (Norton 60), Francis (K Smith 76), Carlile, Barham, Jaggs (Richmond 88) and Hewitt  

Unused subs: Aromolaran and Peddie
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