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03 Sept 2002 DMP Halesowen Town 0-0 Tamworth PDF Print E-mail

Dr Martens Premier Division – Tuesday, 3rd September, 2002

Halesowen Town 0 Tamworth 0

A game of few chances left Halesowen still without a win but satisfied to remain unbeaten at home and hold on for a point against their much-fancied rivals.

Tamworth striker Mark Sale turned and drove just wide in the 12th minute before Halesowen goalkeeper Tim Clarke came into his own to make a full length diving save from Fraser McHugh’s 18th minute drive from 25 yards. Clarke then pulled out a tremendous double save in the 38th minute when the menacing Tony Hemmings beat two defenders on the left to hit a fierce drive which Clarke beat down with Sale heading the rebound into Clarke’s arms. Two minutes later McHugh put the ball back into the penalty area from a corner to find Sale completely unmarked but he headed straight at Clarke again.

A minute before half-time Halesowen full-back Richard Colwell played a great ball out of defence to Jason Ashby but the striker snatched at his shot in the penalty area.

Tamworth remained on top in the second-half without finding the vital final touch and it was Clarke who went on to beat away McHugh’s 55th minute drive from 20 yards before Hemmings hit the side-netting when unmarked on the left on the hour. Ten minutes from full-time Halesowen substitute Richard Leadbeater cut in from the right but his shot was blocked by Turner with a stalemate result seeming inevitable.

Halesowen Town: Clarke; Colwell, Burnham, Newall, Collins, Holmes, Spencer (Leadbeater 66) Ashby, Quiggin (Jones 80), Taylor, Reece. Unused Subs: Smith, Skidmore, Garvey.

Tamworth: Acton; Warner, Marsh (Follett 71), Turner, Hatton, Norton, McHugh, Hemmings, Sale, Rickards (Hallam 77), McGory. Unused Subs: Colley, Beasley, Bate.

Referee:  L. Hodgson (Nuneaton)

Attendance: 656

Booked: Collins (78)

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