A first half horror show from leaky Tamworth saw no way back at the Lamb. On a very wet Friday afternoon, I made my way to this Alliance Division I clash between mid table Mansfield and one from.bottom Tamworth. On arrival I found just 2 spectators that eventually raised to about 20.
Tamworth have been shipping goals for fun in this league with a minus 41 goal differance before the game. It was their second game in 2 days after losing 4-1 to Solihull on Wednesday, a game I would have attended if the club and the FA could get the advertised kick off times right bug never mind it done me a favour in the end.
My first visit to the Lamb for what will be 4 years next week , when they drew 1 1 with Alfreton Town. Since then they have had a 3g surface put down. Mansfield had the lead after 10 minutes from the penalty spot spurting it in the right corner. Two minutes later it was 2-0 nodding home a cross from the right.
It was 3-0, on 17 minutes Tamworths keeper kicked his goal kick straight to a Mansfield, the same player steadied himself before shooting beyond him. In between Mansfield wasted many chances including hitting the bar but yhen conceded a fourth on 28 minutes with a fine strike from 25 yards into the top corner. It was 5-0, when they cut in from the left, had an effort blocked before the loose ball was fired home. The first half scoring was completed on 40 minutes rounding the keeper to roll on. The referee blew 2 minutes early to Ave Tamworth more pain.
Tamworth. ..0 Mansfield Town. ..6
The second was better for Tamworth, mainly by putting every man behind the ball. Mansfield could still have scored 20 goals but were so wasteful but eventually they scored a seventh, after the ball came back off the post they fired in. Tamworth finally scored with a punt up field , the ball found an unmarked player who squeezed the ball beyond the keeper . The scoring was complete when the number 7, a James Milner lookalike scored from 25 yards.