Phil Trainer's second-half goal secured AFC Telford United's place in the Blue Square Bet Premier for next season.

Trainer scored what proved to be the Bucks' winner, drilling in Chris Sharp's cross from close range.

Ryan Brooke went close for the hosts with a long-range strike while Liam McDonald and Iyeseden Christie both had efforts saved by Telford's Ryan Young.

The result means only Hayes and Yeading or Newport, who drew with Darlington, can mathematically go down.

However, Newport have all but secured a place in non-league's top tier next season as they hold a plus-22 goal difference and a game in hand over relegation rivals Hayes.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's been a hard ten months but we've got over the line.

"It was never in any doubt for me (but) I'm sure there were a few people around who thought we'd slip through the trap-door.

"I've got my faith in the players and I've got my faith in the people at the club, I'm delighted for everyone.

"I'll enjoy tonight, I'll reflect on the season but I'm exhausted to be honest."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 16 Preston Booked
  • 18 Blackburn
  • 23 Valentine
  • 08 Trainer
  • 27 Smith (Jones - 68' )
  • 21 Brooke
  • 22 Brown
  • 25 Sharp
  • 31 Proudlock Booked (Perry - 72' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 06 Killock
  • 28 Cain
  • 09 Perry
  • 29 Jones

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 03 Habergham
  • 04 Courtney
  • 06 Oji
  • 16 Green
  • 17 Gudger Booked (Thomas - 63' )
  • 12 McDonald
  • 14 Patterson (Barrow - 76' )
  • 15 Nix
  • 26 Grayson (Taylor - 54' )
  • 23 Christie

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 31 Healy
  • 11 Thomas
  • 19 Barrow
  • 09 Taylor
Ref: Johnson
Att: 3,477

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

6 5

Corners

8 4

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

87:38

Corner taken by Liam McDonald from the right by-line to the near post, Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Ryan Valentine gets a block in.

87:10

Foul by Chris Blackburn on Connor Taylor, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

86:20

Foul by Iyseden Christie on Phil Trainer, free kick awarded. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

83:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Duane Courtney on Will Salmon. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

81:57

Direct free kick taken by Scott Barrow.

81:57 Booking

Booking Kyle Perry is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

81:47

Kyle Perry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam McDonald.

79:50

Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Chris Blackburn gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Scott Barrow from the left by-line, Duane Courtney takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

78:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kyle Perry. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

76:54

The ball is sent over by Chris Sharp,

76:21

Chris Sharp provided the assist for the goal.

76:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Phil Trainer - AFC Telf'd 1 - 0 Tamworth Phil Trainer scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Telford 1-0 Tamworth.

75:27 Substitution

Substitution Scott Barrow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyle Patterson.

73:27

Kyle Perry takes a shot. Paul Green gets a block in. Jonathan Brown takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Kyle Patterson manages to make a clearance.

70:33 Substitution

Substitution Adam Proudlock goes off and Kyle Perry comes on.

70:33

Connor Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Valentine. Jonathan Brown restarts play with the free kick.

69:51

Kyle Patterson takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

67:47 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with Steve Jones coming on for Jay Smith.

67:47

Phil Trainer produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66:38

Corner taken by Jay Smith from the right by-line, clearance made by Sam Oji.

65:41

Liam McDonald takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young. Header by Iyseden Christie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

64:58

Daniel Preston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Taylor. Samuel Habergham restarts play with the free kick.

63:54

Unfair challenge on Connor Taylor by Jay Smith results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

62:56

Duane Courtney challenges Ryan Brooke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.

62:03 Substitution

Substitution Danny Thomas is brought on as a substitute for Connor Gudger.

61:04

Unfair challenge on Adam Proudlock by Paul Green results in a free kick. Jonathan Brown produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

58:27

Foul by Kyle Nix on Jay Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Will Salmon. Corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith, Samuel Habergham makes a clearance.

55:45 Booking

Booking Caution for Daniel Preston.

55:21

Unfair challenge on Connor Taylor by Daniel Preston results in a free kick. Samuel Habergham restarts play with the free kick.

53:16 Substitution

Substitution Connor Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Grayson.

52:55

Effort from deep inside the area by Ryan Brooke clears the bar.

49:59

Iyseden Christie fouled by Daniel Preston, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam McDonald.

48:58

Ryan Brooke takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Hedge.

45:20

Jonathan Brown takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a save. Corner taken by Jay Smith from the right by-line, Paul Green makes a clearance.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:24

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jay Smith, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

45:00 +0:28

Phil Trainer concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Grayson. Free kick taken by Samuel Habergham.

40:55

Unfair challenge on Kyle Nix by Phil Trainer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam McDonald.

40:55 Booking

Booking Adam Proudlock is booked.

38:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Smith by Connor Gudger. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

37:26

Jay Smith takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Blackburn misses to the right of the goal.

35:54

Iyseden Christie has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

33:54

Phil Trainer takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

30:59

Chris Blackburn concedes a free kick for a foul on Iyseden Christie. Liam McDonald takes the direct free kick.

30:04

Adam Proudlock takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Green.

28:34

Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

26:20

Unfair challenge on Connor Gudger by Chris Blackburn results in a free kick. Liam McDonald takes the free kick.

24:53

Corner taken by Jay Smith from the right by-line, clearance made by Iyseden Christie.

24:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Phil Trainer. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

21:55

Ashley Grayson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Salmon. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

21:11

Iyseden Christie has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

20:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald played to the near post, clearance by Chris Blackburn.

19:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Proudlock. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

17:17

Chris Sharp takes a shot. Clearance made by Paul Green. Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Brown from the left by-line, Sam Oji manages to make a clearance.

16:13

Phil Trainer concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Gudger. Paul Green takes the direct free kick.

10:01

Adam Proudlock is ruled offside. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

5:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Proudlock by Sam Oji. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

3:58 Booking

Booking Connor Gudger shown a yellow card.

3:49

Connor Gudger concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Salmon. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

1:16

Outswinging corner taken by Liam McDonald from the left by-line. The offside flag is raised against Kyle Patterson. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

0:34

Jay Smith challenges Kyle Nix unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam McDonald.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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