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Tamworth: Club Connections

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 13 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

Ahead of Saturday’s game away at Tamworth we look at the shared history between the Lambs and the Shaymen.

Tamworth played their part in a historical moment for FC Halifax Town as the reformed side played their first game away at Tamworth on the 8th of July, 2008. Tamworth were victorious that day 2-0, let’s hope we don’t get more of the same on Saturday then!

Tamworth also played their part in another piece of Town history when the Shaymen beat Tamworth in the FA Trophy first round on their way to eventual glory in the cup last season as they disposed of Tamworth 5-0.

Richard Peniket has played for both the Shaymen and the Lambs, with Peniket leaving Tamworth to join Halifax after just a season at the Lamb Ground. Peniket scored 7 times in 42 appearances as he became a regular in the then conference side. Peniket scored a double against Tamworth earlier in the season and after netting on Tuesday night, he’ll be looking to continue that goal-scoring prowess with another double on Saturday.

Current Tamworth player, Ross Dyer, may be a familiar face to some as the Tamworth forward made 13 appearances for Halifax in the 2014-15 season. Dyer scored just the once in the blue, in a 1-0 win against Aldershot after coming off the bench.

Jason Blunt is another name who played for both sides, the midfielder (now Leeds U23 manager) played 50 games for Tamworth before leaving to join Town ahead of the 2004-05 season where he would go on to make 25 appearances.

David Cameron (not that one) probably won’t be remembered by many, but he did play for both sides. The striker left Tamworth to go to join the Shaymen in 2003 but only made nine appearances before departing for Droylsden.

Finally, a familiar name to many Halifax fans in Martin Foster. The midfielder made almost 100 appearances for town (97), scoring seven times between 2004 and 2007 before joining Oxford. Things didn’t work out for Foster there however and after a brief spell at Rushden & Diamonds, he found himself at Tamworth where he would go on to make 60 appearances for the Lambs. 



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