Solihull Moors 1 Tamworth 1
A LATE screamer from Jake Sedgemore ensured Moors picked up a share of the spoils in a closely-contested local derby.
Matt Bailey had curled in the opener midway through the first half for the promotion-chasing Lambs but Sedgemore’s 89th minute free-kick levelled the scores.
Damson Park witnessed its highest attendance of the season as Gary Mills’ side were backed by a large following, but it was Moors who started the brighter of the two.
Junior English was unlucky not to break the deadlock in the 12th minute but as time ticked by Tamworth got back into the game.
On 27 minutes the ball broke to Bailey on the edge of the area and he coolly fired past Danny Crane.
Minutes later full-back Sedgemore denied Bailey with a last ditch tackle and Alex Rodman then missed the target with his header from a pin-point Bradley Pritchard cross.
Just before half time Danny Alcock pulled off a wonderful save to deny English from five yards and after the break Simon Travis’ half volley flew inches wide.
At the other end energetic Gareth Sheldon twisted and turned in the box leaving Tom Bonner for dead but Crane tipped the 15-goal hitman’s effort around the post.
Moors pressed for an equaliser but Theo Streete powered a free header over the bar and Jake Edwards screwed his one-on-one effort wide.
Jake Sheriden cleared a Scott Rickards attempt off the line as the ex-Tamworth forward attempted to silence his former fans.
Liam Daly then saw his header fly agonisingly wide and it looked like it was going to be another frustrating afternoon for Bob Faulkner.
But when Bonner was fouled by Sheriden on the edge of the area, up stepped Sedgemore to rattle the ball into the top corner and save a point for the relegation strugglers.