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L Smith (27', 79'), T Barton (56', 64')
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Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 101

Tilbury Start the New Year With a Bang

Tilbury 4 Dereham Town 2 (Att 101)

Tilbury started 2019 with their 5th successive home victory over basement side Dereham Town, which cost there manager Neal Simmons his job after the game. On a chilly afternoon, manager Marc Harrison made a single change, with Harry Norman replacing Captain Kris Newby.

Tilbury stared brightly, seeing the impressive Lewis Smith show some good skill and beat a defender and fire at goal. Dereham came into the game and scored a deserved goal on 21 when David Hinton struck low into the net giving Rhys Madden little chance.

Tilbury took 6 minutes to equalise when Mitchell Gilbey crossed from the left, found Lewis Smith at the back of the penalty area, he cut inside and finished into the gap between the keeper and the post. Before the break defender Darren Phillips went close.

After the break Tilbury upped their game and made it 2-1 on 56. A Lewis Smith free-kick found the back post where he found Abdus Salami who kept the ball in a played it back to Tommy Barton who had the simple task of hitting home from 3 yards. Smith was again running the defenders ragged as he beat two defenders before seeing his shot saved. On 64 Tilbury increased the lead further when Joe Burgess sent his corner over and Tommy Barton was the only player to jump and headed his second of the afternoon. Both sides pushed hard for more goals and it was Tilbury who made it 4-1 on 79 when Mitchell Gilbey crossed the ball out to George Sykes and seeing Lewis Smith rushing into the box crossed given Lewis Smith his chance of a second, which he duly obliged. With the result looking comfortable, Tilbury made three substitutions and one of them Joe Paxman saw his back flick well saved by the keeper. Tilbury were forced down to 10 men in the closing stages when George Sykes pulled up. With the very final kick of the game, Joe Gatting rose above all to head home from a corner. The referee then blew his whistle.

The result sees Tilbury move into the top ten for the first time this season and kept up there good recent run. Tilbury are back in action next Saturday, when they make the short trip to Basildon United, 3.00pm kick off.

Tilbury: Madden, Boswell, Burgess, Norman, Phillips (Jaggs 80), Salami, Gilbey (Paxman 82), Barton, Sykes, Spooner (Anderson 85) and Smith

Subs unused Newby and Keith

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Key moments

Goal Lewis Smith scores for Tilbury
Goal Tommy Barton scores for Tilbury
Goal Tommy Barton scores for Tilbury
Goal Lewis Smith scores for Tilbury


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90:00 Player of the Match
Lewis Smith is awarded player of the match for Tilbury
89:00 Yellow Card
Harry Norman is yellow carded for Tilbury
85:00 Sub Off
Oli Spooner is substituted off for Tilbury
85:00 Sub On
Tom Anderson is substituted on for Tilbury
82:00 Sub On
Joe Paxman is substituted on for Tilbury
82:00 Sub Off
Mitchell Gilbey is substituted off for Tilbury
80:00 Sub On
Lewis Jaggs is substituted on for Tilbury
80:00 Sub Off
Darren Phillips is substituted off for Tilbury
79:00 Goal 4 - 0
Lewis Smith scores for Tilbury
79:00 Assist
George Sykes makes an assist for Tilbury
64:00 Goal 3 - 0
Tommy Barton scores for Tilbury
64:00 Assist
Joe Burgess makes an assist for Tilbury
56:00 Goal 2 - 0
Tommy Barton scores for Tilbury
56:00 Assist
Abdus Salami makes an assist for Tilbury
End of period 1
27:00 Assist
Mitchell Gilbey makes an assist for Tilbury
27:00 Goal 1 - 0
Lewis Smith scores for Tilbury
12:00 Yellow Card
Tommy Barton is yellow carded for Tilbury
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tilbury
  • Dereham Town
  • 0
  • Tommy Barton Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Lewis Smith Goal 27:00'
  • Mitchell Gilbey Assist 27:00'
  • Tommy Barton Goal 56:00'
  • Abdus Salami Assist 56:00'
  • Tommy Barton Goal 64:00'
  • Joe Burgess Assist 64:00'
  • Lewis Smith Goal 79:00'
  • George Sykes Assist 79:00'
  • Lewis Jaggs Sub On 80:00'
  • Darren Phillips Sub Off 80:00'
  • Joe Paxman Sub On 82:00'
  • Mitchell Gilbey Sub Off 82:00'
  • Tom Anderson Sub On 85:00'
  • Oli Spooner Sub Off 85:00'
  • Harry Norman Yellow Card 89:00'

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Team selection

Madden, Rhys Madden, Rhys
Boswell , Ryan Boswell , Ryan
Burgess, Joe Burgess, Joe
Sykes, George Sykes, George
Norman, Harry Norman, Harry
Phillips, Darren Phillips, Darren
Salami, Abdus Salami, Abdus
Barton, Tommy Barton, Tommy
Spooner, Oli Spooner, Oli
Smith, Lewis Smith, Lewis
Gilbey, Mitchell Gilbey, Mitchell

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Grays Athletic 20 32
7. AFC Sudbury 21 31
8. Tilbury 22 30
9. Bury Town 22 30
10. Canvey Island 21 29
11. Brentwood Town 21 27
12. Barking 20 26

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