Tipton St John dish up an ‘After the Lord Mayor’s show’ performance at home to Bow AAC

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Tipton St John 0, Bow AAC 4 After one of their best performances of the Season on Thursday evening away at Tiverton, Tipton appeared to suffer from the effects of playing again less than 40 hours later with a fairly lethargic performance against title chasing Bow, writes Richard Williams.

Bow started the brighter and went close with a header just over the bar after three minutes.

Bow then took the lead five minutes later when Jack Collins sliced the ball into his own net while trying to clear a goal bound effort.

On 13 minutes Bow were awarded a penalty after Collins had been fouled by a Bow player, who was allowed to continue goalwards before himself being brought down. They quickly added a second to hold a 2-0 advantage.

Tipton then battled well, but it wasn’t until 32 minutes that Neil Gooding hit a shot over the Bow bar.

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Tipton continued to battle at the start of the second half and on 55 minutes Nick Feeney had a 25-yard shot saved.

Six minutes later Neil Gooding hit a free-kick from 25-yards over the bar.

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Three minutes later a bad bounce went under a Tipton defenders foot allowing a Bow player to go past him and make the score 3–0 from close range.

A couple of minutes later Jake Freeman hit a 25-yard free kick just wide.

This was followed shortly after by a 35-yard shot from Jamie Connett which the keeper grabbed just under the bar.

On 79 minutes Bow wrapped up the scoring with a well hit shot from the left of the goal into the far corner to give them a flattering 4–0 victory.

Tipton still didn’t give up and, on 83 minutes put together a fine move on the left with Curt Winchcombe knocking the ball into Jack Collins who split the defence with a fine pass for Feeney to run onto, only to see his shot go just wide.

Late in the game Jamie Connett was sent off for retaliation when he was manhandled by a Bow player who literally ripped his shirt, but who received no punishment for that.

Man of the Match for Tipton on a very difficult day was midfielder Matt Daley, who along with fellow midfielder Phil Paddison worked tirelessly throughout the Match.

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