12:05pm Thursday 18th April 2013
Waltham Abbey 2
NON LEAGUE FOOTBALL: A TIRED looking Tilbury lost out to 17th place Waltham Abbey in an uninspiring game.
The injury-racked Dockers fielded four of their regular reserve players. The home side started strongly, with Joe Nightingill going close when he had his header cleared off the line with just two minutes on the clock.
Soon after Matthews headed over from a Bradley Webb cross. But Tilbury were undone by a James Peagram strike in the 11th minute. The visitors impressive striker latched on to a through ball to hit past Marrable. But despite this, Tilbury continued to dominate.
And a Tom Wraight shot from a Waters cross scudded just over. Ryan Blackman also had a good chance before the break. Tilbury found themselves on the back foot just before half time when Coley – who had caused Paul Vaughan’s men problems all afternoon – came close .
But his good effort was denied by a great Marrable save. With driving rain and a heavy pitch, the sides lacked quality in the second half. Marrable was again in the action twice just after the hour, thwarting both Ogunkoya and Peagram. At the other end, Tilbury did have a good chance in the 70th minute when substitute Emiel Aiken tapped just wide. And from the resulting corner Joe Christou headed over the top. But with 11 minutes remaining the visitors secured the points when Coley headed home unmarked at the far post. Tilbury looked a weary side at the final whistle and now look to hold on to eighth place.
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