Tam­worth play-off bid back on track

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Matt Pant­ner

TAM­WORTH got their play-offs push back on track with vic­tory over Curzon Ash­ton.

The Lambs suf­fered back-to-back de­feats to Nuneaton over the fes­tive pe­riod but firsthalf goals from Greg Mills and Joe Clarke laid the foun­da­tion for this tri­umph.

Ryan Hall pulled a goal back for the Nash af­ter the break but Ross Dyer re­stored the two-goal lead. And al­though Niall Cum­mins set up an edgy fin­ish, the Lambs held on for three points.

The hosts went in front from the penalty spot on 14 min­utes as Mills coolly con­verted af­ter be­ing tripped by James Baillie.

Con­nor Hamp­son struck a fierce drive wide from 18 yards for the vis­i­tors while Cameron Ma­son saved Clarke’s header at the other end.

The Lambs then dou­bled their lead on 43 min­utes as Clarke headed home from a Mills cor­ner.

Curzon en­joyed a good spell of pres­sure af­ter half-time with­out cre­at­ing any open­ings.

They were re­warded on 75 min­utes as Ryan Hall hit a sweet ef­fort past James Belshaw, but Dyer pow­ered in a header shortly af­ter.

Jamie Stott was de­nied by a good save late on be­fore Cum­mins hit a con­so­la­tion. STAR MAN: Louis Briscoe (Tam­worth) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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