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Erith Town 2-1 Tunbridge Wells

Dockers Bounce Back Against Tunbridge Wells!

ERITH TOWN 2-1 TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Match report by Michael Avery

Erith Town put their recent last-minute defeat to Faversham Town behind them, as they ran out 2-1 victors against Tunbridge Wells at the Stanmore Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Dockers were straight out of the gates early, dominated the early stages against their Kent based opposition and deservedly found themselves 1-0 up in the 20th minute when George Godwin got on the end of a James Dyer in-swinging corner. Finding space on the edge of the six-yard box, Godwin’s header was well placed and the 138 fans in attendance erupted as it nestled into the back of the visitors’ net.

It took just 11 more minutes for Erith Town to double their lead. A perfectly executed long ball from goalkeeper, Mackenzie Foley was plucked superbly out of the air by James Dyer, who scored yet another contender for Goal-of-the-Season to make it 2-0 to the home side. Timing his run to absolute perfection, Dyer beat the offside trap but still had plenty of work to do, but seeing the Tunbridge Wells number one off of his line, spun and gorgeously lobbed a curled effort over the opposition keeper’s head to successfully finish off a stunning move.

The second half saw the visitors up their tempo, and the game was wide open when Jack Walder halved the deficit in the 67th minute with an unchallenged header after a cross from the left hand side.

The game continued to be a frustrating affair for both sides, The Dockers’ starting to look a little leggy and the visitors’ fitness giving them all the encouragement they needed, and Wells must have thought they had brought the game level when a mistake in the Erith back line resulted in a run and cross followed up with a close range effort, but a heroic double save from Mackenzie Foley kept them at bay, with The Dockers able to see out the rest of the game without further drama.