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Tamworth   2 - 1   Crewe

Dario Gradi
Dario Gradi took Crewe to the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1991

Goals from Alex Rodman and Danny Thomas sent Tamworth through to the second round of the FA Cup at the expense of League Two Crewe Alexandra.

Rodman gave the Blue Square Bet Premier side an early lead, as he fired a shot in off the crossbar from close range.

Thomas then doubled the Lambs' advantage after the break with a superb curling effort from outside the area.

Ashley Westwood bundled home a close-range effort late on for Crewe, but Des Lyttle's side held out for the win.

Despite facing lower league opposition, there was almost an air of inevitability that Dario Gradi's side would concede first, as non-league Tamworth made a blistering start to the match.

Within 15 minutes, the home side had the Lamb rocking as striker Thomas' ball found its way to Rodman, who slammed the ball in off the crossbar and via a deflection to put Tamworth in front.

The Lambs could have doubled the lead a minute later as Michael Wylde's effort was cleared off the line by Matt Tootle, and then Scott Barrow and Aaron Mitchell were denied by frantic Crewe defending.

But Tamworth's backline were also forced into action as Crewe's Joel Grant and Clayton Donaldson forced keeper James Severn into three superb saves before the end of the first half.

Thomas continued to be a lively presence for the home side, and soon after the break he was rewarded when he picked the ball up 25 yards out, and curled a stunning effort into the top left corner.

By this point Crewe had all but accepted another early FA Cup exit, but Donaldson was on hand set up Ashley Westwood to strike from close range and narrow the deficit.

But the Lambs held on for a famous victory, and will hope to better their 2005/6 and 2006/7 campaigns, when on both occasions they made it to the third round.

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Saturday, 6 November 2010

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tamworth 2-1 Crewe FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Rodman 15
  • Thomas 55
  • Westwood 88

Tamworth

  • 01 Severn
  • 02 Tait yellow card
  • 06 Mitchell
  • 10 Rodman (Marshall 90)
  • 17 Bradley
  • 04 Oakes (Wilkinson 83)
  • 05 Wylde yellow card
  • 08 MacKenzie
  • 19 Barrow yellow card
  • 09 Perry (Lake-Gaskin 77)
  • 11 Thomas

Substitutes

  • 21 Connor,
  • 03 Marshall,
  • 15 Lyttle,
  • 12 Lake-Gaskin,
  • 14 Sheridan,
  • 20 Wilkinson,
  • 18 Wallen

Crewe

  • 13 Taylor
  • 02 Tootle
  • 05 Artell
  • 06 Ada
  • 15 Mitchell-King (Blanchett 58)
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Murphy
  • 11 Grant (Leitch-Smith 59)
  • 12 Bell
  • 07 Donaldson yellow card
  • 14 Moore yellow card (Powell 86)

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips,
  • 03 Blanchett,
  • 17 Shelley,
  • 22 Davis,
  • 23 Dugdale,
  • 18 Leitch-Smith,
  • 25 Powell
Ref: ScottAtt: 1,776
TAMWORTH
CREWE

Possession

  • Tamworth 43%
  • Crewe 57%

Attempts on target

  • Tamworth 5
  • Crewe 7

Attempts off target

  • Tamworth 5
  • Crewe 6

Corners

  • Tamworth 7
  • Crewe 3

Fouls

  • Tamworth 8
  • Crewe 11
  • Final Result
  • 95:12 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:35 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+3:41 Attacking throw-in by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe).
  • 90:00+3:01 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 90:00+2:09 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 90:00+0:27 Foul by Richard Tait (Tamworth) on Clayton Donaldson (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Taylor (Crewe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 89:28 Substitution Tamworth substitution: Alex Rodman replaced by Tom Marshall (tactical).
  • 89:14 Booking Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 89:08 Booking Michael Wylde (Tamworth) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:32 Assist (pass) by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) from right side of penalty area.
  • 87:32 GOAL - Ashley WestwoodTamworth 2 - 1 Crewe Goal by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Tamworth 2-1 Crewe.
  • 86:34 Defending throw-in by Scott Barrow (Tamworth).
  • 85:35 Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe) on Richard Tait (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by Richard Tait (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 85:10 Substitution Crewe substitution: Byron Moore replaced by Nick Powell (tactical).
  • 83:42 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Neil MacKenzie (Tamworth) to near post, header by Alex Rodman (Tamworth) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 83:31 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 82:31 Substitution Tamworth substitution: Stefan Oakes replaced by Ben Wilkinson (tactical).
  • 81:38 Cross by Danny Blanchett (Crewe), clearance by Aaron Mitchell (Tamworth).
  • 80:52 Cross by Scott Barrow (Tamworth), resulting in open play.
  • 78:37 Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) on Richard Tait (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by James Severn (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 77:49 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 77:38 Shot by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 77:05 Booking Scott Barrow (Tamworth) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:36 Substitution Tamworth substitution: Kyle Perry replaced by Sebastian Lake-Gaskin (tactical).
  • 76:26 Shot by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 76:02 Shot by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) right-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 75:11 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 73:31 Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe) on Daniel Bradley (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by James Severn (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 71:40 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 70:40 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth). Clearance by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 69:57 Goal kick taken short by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 69:43 Header by Aaron Mitchell (Tamworth) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 69:23 Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe) on Stefan Oakes (Tamworth). Free kick taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 68:25 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 65:40 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 65:24 Shot by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 59:38 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 59:19 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) to far post, clearance by Aaron Mitchell (Tamworth).
  • 58:19 Substitution Crewe substitution: Joel Grant replaced by Ajay Leitch-Smith (tactical).
  • 57:42 Substitution Crewe substitution: Mat Mitchel-King replaced by Danny Blanchett (tactical).
  • 56:50 Foul by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) on Joel Grant (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Joel Grant (Crewe) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 56:02 Attacking throw-in by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe).
  • 54:36 GOAL - Danny ThomasTamworth 2 - 0 Crewe Goal by Danny Thomas (Tamworth) left-footed (top-left of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Tamworth 2-0 Crewe.
  • 53:55 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 53:51 Attacking throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).
  • 53:23 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 52:50 Foul by Lee Bell (Crewe) on Daniel Bradley (Tamworth). Free kick taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:51 Foul by Kyle Perry (Tamworth) on David Artell (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Taylor (Crewe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 50:52 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 49:51 Attacking throw-in by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe).
  • 47:35 Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), resulting in open play.
  • 46:48 Attacking throw-in by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe).
  • 46:03 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 45:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) to far post, clearance by Kyle Perry (Tamworth).
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:58 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:50 Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), clearance by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 45:00+1:21 Handball by Daniel Bradley (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by Patrick Ada (Crewe) from own half, passed.
  • 45:00+0:29 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 45:00+0:09 Shot by Joel Grant (Crewe) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed right.
  • 44:04 Cross by Alex Rodman (Tamworth), resulting in open play.
  • 43:05 Danny Thomas (Tamworth) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Patrick Ada (Crewe) from own half, passed.
  • 42:11 Handball by Patrick Ada (Crewe). Free kick taken left-footed by Neil MacKenzie (Tamworth) from left wing, passed.
  • 41:50 Shot by Joel Grant (Crewe) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), brilliant save (caught) by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 40:48 Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe) on Michael Wylde (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by James Severn (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 39:46 Booking Richard Tait (Tamworth) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 39:15 Shot by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), fantastic save (caught) by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 38:25 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) to far post, clearance by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 36:49 Header by Joel Grant (Crewe) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 36:39 Shot by Joel Grant (Crewe) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 36:04 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 35:57 Shot by Alex Rodman (Tamworth) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 35:22 Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe) on Richard Tait (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by James Severn (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 35:22 Booking Byron Moore (Crewe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:08 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) to centre, shot by Aaron Mitchell (Tamworth) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 33:54 Shot by Alex Rodman (Tamworth) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Lee Bell (Crewe).
  • 33:08 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) to far post, header by Michael Wylde (Tamworth) from left side of penalty area (12 yards),
  • 32:22 Attacking throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).
  • 31:26 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) to far post, header by Michael Wylde (Tamworth) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 30:51 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 30:27 Cross by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe), comfortable save (caught) by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 30:02 Alex Rodman (Tamworth) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Artell (Crewe) from own half, passed.
  • 28:28 Foul by Mat Mitchel-King (Crewe) on Danny Thomas (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by James Severn (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 26:19 Attacking throw-in by Scott Barrow (Tamworth).
  • 24:50 Defending throw-in by Mat Mitchel-King (Crewe).
  • 24:15 Shot by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 23:52 Kyle Perry (Tamworth) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Patrick Ada (Crewe) from own half, passed.
  • 23:14 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 23:08 Cross by Byron Moore (Crewe), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 21:17 Foul by Joel Grant (Crewe) on Richard Tait (Tamworth). Free kick taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) from right wing (18 yards), missed right.
  • 21:06 Attacking throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).
  • 20:34 Foul by Kyle Perry (Tamworth) on Matt Tootle (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Taylor (Crewe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 18:54 Defending throw-in by Mat Mitchel-King (Crewe).
  • 17:40 Goal kick taken short by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 17:31 Shot by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed right.
  • 17:17 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 16:37 Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), clearance by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 15:41 Foul by Neil MacKenzie (Tamworth) on Ashley Westwood (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by David Artell (Crewe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 14:41 Assist (cross) by Danny Thomas (Tamworth) from right wing.
  • 14:41 GOAL - Alex RodmanTamworth 1 - 0 Crewe Goal by Alex Rodman (Tamworth) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (6 yards).Tamworth 1-0 Crewe.
  • 13:38 Foul by Mat Mitchel-King (Crewe) on Kyle Perry (Tamworth). Free kick taken left-footed by Stefan Oakes (Tamworth) from left channel, passed.
  • 12:37 Foul by Michael Wylde (Tamworth) on Clayton Donaldson (Crewe). Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Bell (Crewe) from left channel, clearance by Richard Tait (Tamworth).
  • 10:28 Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe) on Daniel Bradley (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Bradley (Tamworth) from own half, passed.
  • 10:12 Defending throw-in by Mat Mitchel-King (Crewe).
  • 9:33 Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), clearance by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 7:01 Defending throw-in by Mat Mitchel-King (Crewe).
  • 6:26 Foul by Kyle Perry (Tamworth) on Patrick Ada (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Bell (Crewe) from own half, passed.
  • 5:37 Cross by Patrick Ada (Crewe), clearance by Scott Barrow (Tamworth).
  • 5:09 Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), clearance by Ashley Westwood (Crewe).
  • 4:40 Goal kick taken long by James Severn (Tamworth).
  • 4:30 Shot by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 3:40 Attacking throw-in by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe).
  • 2:38 Foul by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) on Luke Murphy (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by David Artell (Crewe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 2:34 Defending throw-in by Scott Barrow (Tamworth).
  • 1:55 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 1:24 Defending throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).
  • 1:09 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 0:14 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 0:08 Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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