9:49am Wednesday 29th February 2012
Ware 0, Tilbury 2 TILBURY were rewarded for a workman like performance with their first away victory since end of November, writes Anthony Mercer.
Dockers started well on Saturday and Alex Read played in Tom Webb inside the first five minutes but he shot wide.
Ware also had an early chance when Wesley Beckles headed past the post from a free kick.
Tilbury took the a ninth minute lead following a foul on skipper Gary Henty in the box and Read scored from the spot.
And they doubled their lead two minutes later when Read and Webb caused problems and allowed Henty to smash home from inside the box.
Eljay Worrell protected their 2-0 lead with a goal-line clearance, and Ware were unhappy not to get a penalty when Ryan Mattos went down under pressure from Joe Nightingill.
The second half was a quieter affair with Tilbury containing the forward runs from Ware.
But Dockers almost extended their lead when Sam West headed Bradley Barnes cross against the bar.
James Marrable made a fine save to keeper out a header from Ware's Wesley Beckles. Junior Adeoye blazed over the bar from five yards for the hosts at the death. The result saw Tilbury move back in to sixth place and in striking distance of the play-off places.
Tilbury manager Paul Vaughan said: “It was nice to pick up three points away from home and have a clean sheet.
“I was delighted with the performance of the team, particularly the back four."
On Saturday, the Dockers host Redbridge, and Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday.
Tilbury: Marrable, Mead, Worrell, Nightingill, West, Henty, Aiken (Wraight 78), Good, Read (Taylor 84), Webb (King 60), Barnes.
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