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PREVIEW: Gloucester City head to Tamworth with “a massive boost” after victory on the weekend

Tuesday night sees top-of-the-table Tamworth welcome a revitalised Gloucester City to The Lamb Ground in the National League North.

Both sides enter this fixture off the back of victories, with the away side picking up their first win under manager Mike Cook’s second spell at the club.

The Tigers breezed past Alfreton 3-0, in a match that included 15 yellow cards and two red cards, with Alfreton left-back Nathan Newall, and manager Billy Heath seeing red.

The hosts Tamworth made the trip up to Blyth, and won 1-0 thanks to a 93rd minute winner from midfielder Jamie Jellis, extending the Lambs’ unbeaten run to eight games.

This is the two sides first meeting since 2017, following Tamworth’s title-winning season in the Southern League Central Division last season. Last time they met, Gloucester City won 2-0, with Ross Finnie and Sam Avery finding the net.

“We will need to start off well” said Brandon Smalley, Gloucester City top goalscorer this season with five goals.

“The boys have been given a massive boost off the back of that result [against Alfreton], so hopefully we can go and get a result and push up the table.”

Gloucester City rose to 21st in the table after their victory, three points from safety, behind Peterborough Sports who are on 14 points.

The fixture will also be in memory of Tamworth legend John Bayliss, described as one of the greats of Tamworth’s history. There will be a minutes applause before kick-off.

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