Revival ends with big defeat

Ryan Ramsey

Tilbury 1, Coggeshall Town 5

TILBURY’s recent revival, which has seen them win against against Bostik North play-off bound sides, ended with a crushing home defeat at the hands of Coggeshall Town.

Manager Marc Harrison made a single change with Ryan Ramsey replacing suspended Lewis Smith.

It was the visitors who started best and it took just seven minutes for them to go in front, when a corner from the left landed on the head of the unmarked George Allen who scored.

With Coggeshall dominating, it came as no surprise they increased the lead on 21 minutes when a good cross field ball found Michael Gyasi who ran through unmarked to fire home.

It did not take Tilbury long to get themselves back in the game as within two minutes George Sykes flicked on to Ramsey who fired home.

Tilbury had a good period of play with Ramsey firing over and Harry Watkins hitting wide when he should have scored. Before the break the dangerous Nwachuku saw his header well tipped over by Rhys Madden.

Coggeshall took the game away from Tilbury early in the second half when a good through ball found Ross Wall who latched on to score.

Five minutes later Nnamdi Nwachuku found the net to make it 4-1. Nwachuku saw his effort well saved again by Madden, before finding the net for the second time, when Gyasi was brought down in the box by Joe Burgess and scored from the spot.

Nwachuku saw two further efforts saved by Madden, before Tilbury finished the last few minutes with chances for Darren Phillips and Sykes.