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Tenbury United collect West Midlands League point against Riverway
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EXPERIENCED midfielder Ryan Morris hit the target for Tenbury United - and believes there’s much more to come from the Palmer’s Meadow men.
United picked up their first home point of the season against a Riverway side who had their goalkeeper red-carded for retaliation in the dying seconds.
Morris’ first-half strike put United 1-0 ahead in Saturday’s West Midlands League Division Two clash but Riverway fought back to rescue a draw.
Morris said: “It wasn’t too bad a result. It was a tough game and it was a bit disappointing that we didn’t get the win.”
He added: “There was a flashpoint right at the end of the match. George Pearson went in for a loose ball and caught their goalkeeper late.
“But the goalkeeper reacted and seemed to strike George on the side of the head and was sent off.”
Winger Morris ran through to put United in front in the first period after Nicky Stocker seized upon a defensive lapse and then delivered a fine pass.
But Riverway levelled in the second period after United were guilty of their own defensive mix-up.
“Robbie Farrar came in for my brother, Aaron, at left-back and had a very good game,” said Morris.
“Ashley Botwood’s been playing for Tenbury Town and made a return and did well in the midfield.
“Dale Withers had a good game in the middle of the park as well.”
Morris says United have been without some influential players.
“We are still missing a few huge players at the moment.
“Aaron was playing cricket, Lee Millichip was on holiday and Mike Foster was working,”
“It’s nice to finally get our first home point of the season but there should be a lot more to come.”
United are at home again this Saturday, against Wolverhampton Sporting Casuals Reserves in the league.
“I think they finished in the bottom two teams last season,”
“If they’ve got anything like last season’s team then, hopefully, we can get three points.”