Date: Saturday, 7th Novemeber 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 3pm\r\n\r\nLocation: The Lamb Ground, Tamworth\r\n\r\nGloucester City will be looking to make it back to back wins for the first time since the end of August when they travel to Tamworth on Saturday.\r\n\r\nThe last time the Tigers won two games in a row was the Bank Holiday Weekend double header against AFC Telford United and Nuneaton Town, where City claimed narrow 1-0 victories in both fixtures.\r\n\r\nHowever a bit of a red patch followed, with the Tigers failing to pick up three points in the league until last Saturday’s 1-0 home victory over Corby Town, which Tim Harris believed was a good result despite the performances.\r\n\r\nHarris said: “To get the win against teams around us is vital at any stage of the season and we worked hard for it.\r\n\r\n”We were not as fluent as we would’ve liked and we missed a couple of chances so it could’ve been easier but it was an important win.\r\n\r\n”Going to Tamworth is never easy, everybody is aware of that. We are going to have to fight and scrap and hopefully we can build on our win last week and get something out of the game.”\r\n\r\nThe opponents:\r\n\r\nThe club were formed in 1933 after the previous Tamworth club, Tamworth Castle, ceased to exist. They originally played at The Jolly Sailor Ground but after a year moved into The Lamb Ground.\r\n\r\nTamworth began life competing in the Birmingham Combination, before joining the West Midlands League, which was later renamed the Birmingham League, in the 1950s.\r\n\r\nIn the 1960s Tamworth experienced success, winning the league in 1963–64 and 1965–66, as well as lifting the West Midlands League Cup, Birmingham Senior Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup in that decade.\r\n\r\n1972 saw Tamworth promoted to the Southern League, but a period of falling attendances and financial difficulties followed.\r\n\r\nThe club returned to the West Midlands League, and it was taken over by a consortium of local businessmen in 1984. In 1987–88 Tamworth won the League and were promoted back to the Southern League.\r\n\r\nTamworth, managed by Graham Smith, won the FA Vase in 1989, beating Sudbury Town. The final was played at Wembley Stadium, but the game finished 1–1, meaning that the winner would have to be decided by a replay.\r\n\r\nThe replay was played at London Road, the home of Peterborough United, and Tamworth won 3–0 to lift the FA Vase for the first time.\r\n\r\nTamworth won promotion to the Football Conference in 2002–03 after winning the Southern League in 2001–02, only one year after narrowly missing the same promotion.\r\n\r\nThat year, Tamworth earned a 3–3 draw on the final day at Folkestone Invicta while Kettering Town won, passing Tamworth for first place and winning promotion to the Football Conference.\r\n\r\nTamworth also reached the final of the FA Trophy in 2002–03 season where they played Burscough but were denied a double, losing 2–1.\r\n\r\nAlthough the club finished the 2005–06 season in 21st position (the last relegation position), in the Conference National, the club were spared the drop after Canvey Island resigned from the league. The Lambs did, however, reach the 3rd round of the FA Cup for the first time that season.\r\n\r\nThe 2013-14 Football Conference was ultimately one to forget for the Lambs. In a season that included a few highlights such as progress to the 2nd round of the 2013-14 FA Cup, where they were beaten 2–1 at home to Bristol City.\r\n\r\nTamworth couldn’t survive in the league and finished 23rd, dropping down into the Conference North after five seasons in the English fifth tier.\r\n\r\nOn 15 September 2014, with Tamworth in the bottom 3 of the Conference North, Dale Belford left the club by Mutual Consent and was replaced on 23 September by former Wrexham Manager Andy Morrell.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nMike Green (ankle) will not be fit in time to play.\r\n\r\nJasbir Singh is suspended following his red card against Staines Town in the FA Cup.\r\n\r\nWe have signed Tom Hadler on a one month’s loan deal from Gillingham as cover for Singh.\r\n\r\nThe 19-year-old shot stopper is 6ft5in and spent time on loan at Ryman League Premier Division club Tonbridge Angels last season, keeping eight clean sheets in 20 games.\r\n\r\nTim Harris said: “Obviously I know Justin Edinburgh very well from my time at Newport and he’s helped me out so I’d like to thank him and Gillingham, along with Tom.”
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