Tommy Wright's hat-trick was not enough for Tamworth as they were pegged back three times by a spirited Telford.

Wright converted Lee Hendrie's cross to score his first, only for Ian Craney to level from close range.

The 28-year-old added his second from the edge of the area but Phil Trainer's header made it 2-2 before Wright headed home to complete his treble.

Jake Reid equalised again from close in before Lambs substitute Kyle Perry was sent off for a second booking.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford United manager Mark Cooper told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We scored three goals today and we should be winning the game. Long balls into the box caused us a problem - we couldn't deal with it and you have to score three or four to have any chance.

"Tamworth have some big players up front and we shouldn't be giving their players room in the box because they will score. We are far too easy to score against at the moment.

"The players need to be mentally aware and be strong and confident when marking - it comes down to desire and that's something we will be working on before next week."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (4)

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 03 Valentine
  • 11 Hubbins
  • 21 Watson
  • 22 Rose Booked
  • 04 Craney
  • 08 Trainer
  • 09 Graham (Peniket - 62' )
  • 12 Smith (Rodney - 46' )
  • 23 Henry
  • 15 Reid

Substitutes

  • 02 Salmon
  • 05 Preston
  • 18 Leslie
  • 16 Peniket
  • 24 Rodney

Tamworth

  • 06 Marshall
  • 15 Courtney Booked
  • 17 Gudger Booked
  • 29 Thorpe
  • 30 Oji
  • 03 Kelly Booked
  • 08 Hendrie Booked
  • 13 Breedon
  • 07 Cunnington (Perry - 71' Dismissed after an earlier booking )
  • 09 Wright
  • 10 Byfield Booked (Lloyd - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Wren
  • 02 Tait
  • 04 Wylde
  • 25 Lloyd
  • 33 Perry
Ref: Hopkins
Att: 1,747

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

6 4

Corners

4 3

Fouls

15 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +8:15 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +7:45

Duane Courtney takes a shot.

90:00 +6:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Kelly by Luke Hubbins. Tony Breedon takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +5:10

Ian Craney challenges Marcus Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Hendrie.

90:00 +3:32

Free kick taken by Luke Hubbins.

90:00 +3:32 Dismissal

Dismissal Kyle Perry is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence.

90:00 +1:04

Effort by Ian Craney from a long way out goes over the target.

88:41

Ryan Valentine delivers the ball, Marcus Kelly makes a clearance.

88:16

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Hendrie from the left by-line, Phil Trainer makes a clearance.

87:47

Jordan Rose challenges Kyle Perry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Hendrie takes the free kick.

87:27

Richard Peniket challenges Sam Oji unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Marshall.

86:32 Booking

Booking Booking for Jordan Rose for unsporting behaviour.

85:46

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

84:29

Assist by Richard Peniket.

84:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Reid - AFC Telf'd 3 - 3 Tamworth Jake Reid fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. AFC Telford 3-3 Tamworth.

84:14

Richard Peniket takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

80:45

Foul by Sam Oji on Jake Reid, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Charlie Henry from the free kick, save made by Tony Breedon. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Craney from the right by-line to the near post, Connor Gudger makes a clearance.

80:03

Direct free kick taken by Ian Craney.

80:03 Booking

Booking Marcus Kelly booked for unsporting behaviour.

80:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Kyle Perry.

80:00 Booking

Booking Kyle Perry receives a caution.

79:53

Luke Hubbins fouled by Marcus Kelly, the ref awards a free kick.

76:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Wright - AFC Telf'd 2 - 3 Tamworth Tommy Wright scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. AFC Telford 2-3 Tamworth.

75:48

Tom Marshall takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Hendrie. Blocked by Phil Trainer.

75:14

Lee Hendrie takes a inswinging corner.

72:42

Ian Craney provided the assist for the goal.

72:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Phil Trainer - AFC Telf'd 2 - 2 Tamworth Phil Trainer finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. AFC Telford 2-2 Tamworth.

71:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Craney played to the near post.

69:40

Tom Marshall takes the free kick.

69:40 Substitution

Substitution (Tamworth) makes a substitution, with Kyle Perry coming on for Adam Cunnington.

69:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Valentine on Adam Cunnington.

69:04 Booking

Booking The referee shows Duane Courtney a yellow card.

67:57

Karlton Watson fouled by Tommy Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

67:06

Jake Reid produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

65:13

Tommy Wright fouled by Jordan Rose, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Hendrie restarts play with the free kick.

62:54

Unfair challenge on Tommy Wright by Luke Hubbins results in a free kick. Marcus Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

61:02

Ryan Young takes the free kick.

61:02 Substitution

Substitution Richard Peniket comes on in place of Bagasan Graham.

61:02

Unfair challenge on Nialle Rodney by Lee Hendrie results in a free kick.

60:27

Lee Hendrie has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

58:48

Phil Trainer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Hendrie. Tom Marshall takes the free kick.

55:29 Substitution

Substitution Danny Lloyd is brought on as a substitute for Darren Byfield.

53:35

Ian Craney delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

53:35 Booking

Booking Connor Gudger goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

53:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Connor Gudger.

52:59

Unfair challenge on Jake Reid by Adam Cunnington results in a free kick. Ian Craney takes the free kick.

52:10

Tommy Wright fouled by Karlton Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Hendrie restarts play with the free kick.

49:22

Jordan Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Breedon. Tom Marshall takes the indirect free kick.

48:52

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ian Craney from right channel, Tony Breedon makes a save.

48:52 Booking

Booking Caution for Darren Byfield.

48:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Darren Byfield.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jay Smith goes off and Nialle Rodney comes on.

45:00 +1:54 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

43:07

Jay Smith fouled by Duane Courtney, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

42:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karlton Watson on Tommy Wright. Marcus Kelly crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

41:37

The referee blows for offside. Jordan Rose takes the direct free kick.

40:40

Assist on the goal came from Tom Marshall.

40:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Wright - AFC Telf'd 1 - 2 Tamworth Tommy Wright gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 1-2 Tamworth.

39:36

Charlie Henry challenges Tom Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Marshall takes the direct free kick.

36:57

Jay Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Oji. Tom Marshall takes the direct free kick.

31:15

Foul by Tom Marshall on Jake Reid, free kick awarded. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

29:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Craney - AFC Telf'd 1 - 1 Tamworth Ian Craney finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 1-1 Tamworth.

28:55

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jay Smith.

28:55 Booking

Booking Lee Hendrie receives a caution for dissent.

28:40

Marcus Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Smith.

28:06

Corner taken by Charlie Henry from the left by-line.

26:42

Jay Smith challenges Lee Hendrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Marshall takes the free kick.

23:21

Tommy Wright is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

22:29

Foul by Bagasan Graham on Jonathon Thorpe, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

20:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Darren Byfield. The ball is sent over by Jay Smith, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Phil Trainer misses to the left of the goal.

19:13

Darren Byfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jay Smith from right channel, clearance by Darren Byfield.

17:43

The assist for the goal came from Lee Hendrie.

17:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Wright - AFC Telf'd 0 - 1 Tamworth Tommy Wright scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 0-1 Tamworth.

15:33

Ian Craney is caught offside. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

14:41

The offside flag is raised against Tommy Wright. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

9:01

Tom Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Reid. Luke Hubbins takes the free kick.

8:29

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Lee Hendrie goes wide of the left-hand post.

6:44

Charlie Henry takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Oji.

4:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Smith by Lee Hendrie. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

3:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Charlie Henry from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Cunnington makes a clearance.

0:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Craney by Marcus Kelly. Karlton Watson takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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