Tilbury held by struggling Ware

Thurrock Gazette: Dockers boss Paul Vaughan Dockers boss Paul Vaughan

RYMAN ONE NORTH: TILBURY were held by struggling Ware in a game that failed to spark into life until it all ended in farce.

Two late red cards were shown to Tilbury’s Joe Christou and Ware striker Deniz Mehmet for what seems to be a case of mistaken identity.

The incident appeared to see Ware’s Murat Karagul lean into Jake Pooley with his head.

But – as players stepped in to break up the melee – the referee flashed the red card at Christou and Mehmet.

To add to the calamity, Mehmet had already been substituted in the 76th minute and had only returned to the pitch for the fracas.

Tilbury have since confirmed they will appeal against Christou’s red card with the FA.

It was a game which had started with Mehmet sending a looping shot just wide before Ware’s Jamie Smith blazed over from a glorious opportunity.

Francis Babalola poked a shot at goal and then had another great chance before the break when his low shot well saved by home keeper Rhys Madden.

Tilbury had their best chance after the break when Sam West got free but saw his low shot hit the post.

Then Ware hit the upright with 10 minutes to go when Marrable pushed Kerem Bashkal onto the woodwork.

Tilbury boss Paul Vaughan said: “It was a disappointing way to finish the game, but I’m pleased with a clean sheet.”

Tilbury: Marrable, Blackman, Waters (Owen), Pooley, S West, Christou, Babalola (Aldwinckle), J West, Wixon, Cutler (Johnson), Obersteller.

l Tilbury came into the weekend’s action on the back of a 2-0 win over mid-table Redbridge on Thursday.

And there were a few familiar faces on show as only one of the Motormen’s starting XI had not played for the Dcokers before.

A brace from Jack West, left, either side of half-time settled the match and moved Tilbury up three places to 14th.

Tilbury: Marrable, Blackman, Waters, Pooley, S West, Christou, Babalola (Owen 90), J West, Wixon (Johnson 86), Cutler, Obersteller (Aldwinckle 83).

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