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Town v Telford

25 August 2012

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Three men were sent off as the Town lost at home to AFC Telford United.

It was a goal three minutes before the break that won it for the visitors when Kieron St Aimie's header's header beat Mark Tyler.

The Hatters pushed for a way back in the game after the break but could not find a way past the Telford defence.

The game turned ugly 11 minutes from the end when Daniel Preston and Ronnie Henry were sent-off for an altercation in the penalty area.

Stuart Fleetwood rattled the bar, Jon Shaw saw an effort hacked off the line before visiting substitute Jake Reid was sent-off for a challenge on Lathaniel Rowe-Turner having only been on the pitch for 69 seconds.

It was 10 versus nine for the final few minutes but after six added minutes the visitors held on.

Full report to follow.


All over here, the Town lose at Kenilworth Road. Report and reaction to follow.

Into the last minute. Six added...

Five left, chances for Gray and Rendell go begging.

Seven left, and Telford are now down to nine men. Telford  sub Jake Reid sent-off for foul on Rowe-Turner.

All happening here. Both sides are down to 10 men following red cards to Ronnie Henry and Daniel Preston. Town have ha chances. Fleetwood hitting the crossbar, Shaw somehow failing to convert after beating goalkeeper. 10 minutes left.

Smidgen over 20 minutes left here. Still the visitors lead. 5,970 inside KR today with 111 from Telford.

Hour gone, Town pushing in search of an equaliser. Visitors keeper not really rested as yet.

55th minute, first Hatters change. Andre Gray on for Watkins.

Big chance for Shaw after a fine move with Fleetwood but the striker's effort is straight at the keeper. 

Off for the second half and there's a change for the Town, Greg Taylor is on for Yaser Kasim.

HALF-TIME Town trail at the break. See you in 15 minutes for the second half.

Almost 1-1, Rendell can't guide home Shaw cross from close range.

GOAL - Telford lead, left-wing free-kick comes across and it's headed home by Kieron St Aimie at the near post. 0-1. The Town go behind again.

Five minutes to the break, still 0-0. Hatters pushing forward still but the visitors have had their chances.

Half-an-hour played, Town pressing but still goalless here.

25 gone, and a great save from Mark Tyler keeps the score at 0-0 as he pulls of a tremendous one-handed save to keep out Nathan Rooney's goal-bound effort.

As the rain pours the Hatters continue to boss this game. Lawless has a shot saved by Young in the Telford goal, before Fleetwood sees his follow-up blocked with the goal gaping.

Town still well on top here, Fleetwood and Howells have efforts charged down following a set-piece before Jon Shaw heads over at the back stick on 12 minutes. Wasn't far over. 0-0 still.

Hatters have started on the front foot, Watkins and O'Donnell half chances but still goalless.

Off and underway here. Town shooting towards the Kenny End in this first half.

Teams are out...

15 minutes to kick-off here...


Town boss Paul Buckle makes two changes to the side that won 2-1 at Hyde. Janos Kovacs is missing through injury whilst Greg Taylor drops to the bench. In come Jake Howells and Adam Watkins.

We're expecting Alex Lawless to move to right-back and Ronnie Henry to move into centre-half.

Town: Tyler, Lawless, Henry, Rowe-Turner, Howells, Kasim, Watkins, O'Donnell, Rendell, Fleetwood, Shaw. Subs: Taylor, Beckwith, Gray, Woolley, Brill.

Telford: Young, Salmon, Valentine, Preston, Rooney, Trainer, Hubbins, St Aimie, Spray, Leslie, Rose. Subs: Jones, Reid, Taylor, Cudworth, Brown.


We'll have today's team news in the next 15-20 minutes so sit tight!


Welcome back once again to as today the Town take on AFC Telford United at Kenilworth Road searching for their first home victory of the season.

Manager Paul Buckle has just completed several circuits of the magnificent-looking Kenilworth Road pitch and has headed off to his office to, no doubt, pick the team.

It's been a mixture of sunshine and showers so far today but, whatever the weather, we'll be covering the Hatters live this afternoon.

Whether it's live commentary on Hatters Player, live updates here or social media messages on Twitter and Facebook we've got it covered.

Post-match we'll have a match report, post-match reaction, photographs, interviews and highlights.

Enjoy the game and enjoy the updates


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