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Sat 30 Mar 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 287

Tilbury Bounce Back to do the Double Over Aveley


Aveley 1 Tilbury 3 (Att 287)

Tilbury returned to winning ways and in the process achieved the double over play off side Aveley on a warm afternoon.

After last week's loss, manager Marc Harrison made 4 changes to his line up, including a debut to midfielder Harry Watkins who was signed on deadline day.

Tilbury started brightly with Lance Akins heading just wide from 10 yards, before Rhys Madden was called upon to save on the line, when it looked like Aveley would open the scoring. Tilbury started playing some good football and took the lead on 28 when a good move on the right saw the ball fall to Oli Spooner who controlled well before shooting past Johnson.
Tilbury made it 2-0 soon after, when the impressive Kris Newby sent a cross field ball to leading scorer Lewis Smith who cut inside and shot in to the corner of the net giving Johnson no chance.

Just before the break Joe Burgess who had just received a yellow card, gave away a needless penalty, which Sam Bantick smashed home.
Aveley came out after the break strongly, with Bantick going close when he sent his punt just wide.

On 72 Tilbury went close to increasing the lead when George Sykes ran through, beat a defender and Johnson made an outstanding save.

Three minutes later, with Lewis Smith receiving some unwanted comments, created the winning goal, when he ran down the line and with some unbelievable skills, took out 2 defenders and sent the ball across to Oli Spooner to hit home, to make it 3-1.
Aveley continued to push forward, seeing Ryan Boswell clearing off the line and Rhys Madden making a great save.
Oli Spooner was close to getting his hat-trick on 84 when Johnson saved well.
In the final few minutes Tilbury looked to increase the lead with Spooner and Sykes linking up well and Sykes effort was cleared off the line and then some good skill from George Sykes seeing his shot bounce off the post and away to safety.
In the 5th minute of added time Madden was again called upon to save well.

After a disappointing March, the result sees Tilbury move up two places to 10th.

Tilbury are back in action next Saturday when the Dockers welcome another play off side Heybridge Swifts. 3.00pm kick off.

Tilbury: Madden, Boswell, Burgess, Newby, Phillips, Akins, Watkins, Ramsey (Ighorae 80), Sykes, Spooner (Bowers 89) and Smith (Cumming 86)

Subs unused Anderson and Salami

Kris Newby

Player of the Match

Kris Newby

Key moments

Goal Oli Spooner scores for Tilbury
Goal Lewis Smith scores for Tilbury
Goal Oli Spooner scores for Tilbury


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90:00 Player of the Match
Kris Newby is awarded player of the match for Tilbury
89:00 Sub On
Marcus Bowers is substituted on for Tilbury
89:00 Sub Off
Oli Spooner is substituted off for Tilbury
86:00 Sub On
Grant Cumming is substituted on for Tilbury
86:00 Sub Off
Lewis Smith is substituted off for Tilbury
80:00 Sub On
Manny Ighorae is substituted on for Tilbury
80:00 Sub Off
Ryan Ramsey is substituted off for Tilbury
77:00 Yellow Card
Lance Akins is yellow carded for Tilbury
75:00 Assist
Lewis Smith makes an assist for Tilbury
75:00 Goal 0 - 3
Oli Spooner scores for Tilbury
63:00 Yellow Card
Darren Phillips is yellow carded for Tilbury
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Joe Burgess is yellow carded for Tilbury
34:00 Goal 0 - 2
Lewis Smith scores for Tilbury
34:00 Assist
Kris Newby makes an assist for Tilbury
28:00 Goal 0 - 1
Oli Spooner scores for Tilbury
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As it happened

  • Aveley
  • Tilbury
  • 0
  • Oli Spooner Goal 28:00'
  • Kris Newby Assist 34:00'
  • Lewis Smith Goal 34:00'
  • Joe Burgess Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Darren Phillips Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Lewis Smith Assist 75:00'
  • Oli Spooner Goal 75:00'
  • Lance Akins Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Manny Ighorae Sub On 80:00'
  • Ryan Ramsey Sub Off 80:00'
  • Grant Cumming Sub On 86:00'
  • Lewis Smith Sub Off 86:00'
  • Marcus Bowers Sub On 89:00'
  • Oli Spooner Sub Off 89:00'

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Team selection

Madden, Rhys Madden, Rhys
Boswell , Ryan Boswell , Ryan
Burgess, Joe Burgess, Joe
Sykes, George Sykes, George
Newby, Kris Newby, Kris
Phillips, Darren Phillips, Darren
Akins, Lance Akins, Lance
Ramsey , Ryan Ramsey , Ryan
Spooner, Oli Spooner, Oli
Smith, Lewis Smith, Lewis
Watkins, Harry Watkins, Harry

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Canvey Island 38 51
10. Felixstowe & Walton United 38 50
11. Tilbury 38 49
12. Barking 38 47
13. Brentwood Town 38 45
14. Dereham Town 38 44
15. Great Wakering Rovers 38 41

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