Rowe & Rowley Goals See United Grab A Draw At Tamworth
By Russ Watkin
Defiant Greenbacks so close to getting another win
United left Tamworth with one-point but over the 90 minutes could of with a better cutting edge gained another away day victory, starting well and pressing The Lambs back they however fell behind after 12 minutes, Beswick played a lovely defence splitting ball to Concannon (on loan from Birmingham) who out paced Whitmore to fire the home side into the lead having finished smartly giving Harrison (GK) no chance.
Tamworth tried to build on their lead but found United stern rivals to break down, in fact the visitors looked threatening on the break with Rowley giving Jemson in the home back-line plenty of problems.
Bedworth's equaliser came from a Rowe free-kick, his effort was perfectly struck from distance into the top corner and wide of a despairing dive from Simpson (GK).
Troke and Gibson also had good moments but could not add a finish to good moves, back came Tamworth with Concannon again creating havoc as he drew a good save from Harrison.
As the half was coming to it's end the home crowd became increasingly frustrated with their team who began to rush their passes and they felt the wrath of very vocal supporters. (HT 1-1)
Magunda was replaced by the home side with Maphosa coming on at the break who within 70 seconds of the restart went behind as on the edge of the box a determined Rowley found limited space to fire in low alongside the left upright. (1-2)
Bedworth now had one of their better spells but just coudn't find a third to get clear of their rivals, plenty of passion and desire from United who pushed hard to take the game away from Tamworth.
On 76 minutes the home side got a bit of luck, a clearance from United was smashed straight back into the box by Maphosa, at full-stretch Clement managed to get something on the ball to divert it home to level the scores. (2-2)
The Greenbacks still went looking for a winner and Troke dived in at full-length to head the ball over with Simpson flat-footed in the home goal, more angry voices from the home crowd could be heard as United kept forcing them into some last-ditch defending.
In the 92nd minute United had a corner, after Hancocks shot was deflected wide, it came to nothing and referee Pratt blew the final whistle with the home fans trudging away discussing just how they had hung on for a draw.