Photo gallery: Lowestoft Town unable to recover from conceding after 23 seconds at Tamworth
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Lowestoft failed to do the double over Tamworth despite a battling performance as they were undone by goals at the start and end of the game.
A goal after just 23 seconds proved their undoing and although they fought back they just couldn't force an equaliser and Tamworth took advantage in the final minute.
Victory would have seen Lowestoft go above the home side in the lower reaches of the Conference North but defeat leaves them with just one win in five games with a tough game at Solihull Moors to come on Saturday.
The game started in explosive fashion when Kayden Jackson turned the visiting defence, took the ball on and squared it for player-manager Andy Morrell to turn it in. Morrell was starting his first game since joining Tamworth and looked a class above most of the players even at 39.
Despite the early shock, the Trawlerboys came back at Tamworth, with Jake Reed looking particularly dangerous.
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Their best chance of the first half came when Jacek Zeclonka ran at the defence and curled a shot just wide of the post.
Tamworth should have made it 2-0 on 35 minutes when a pinpoint through ball by Paul Green found Brendan Daniels who had time and space to place his shot but it went just wide.
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Early in the second half a great strike by Reed was well saved by Tamworth keeper James Belshaw and Zeclonka followed up, only to see his shot blocked. Ashlee Jones then produced a great save for Lowestoft but in the final minute Jackson crossed low from the right for substitute Phil Trainer to turn it in for a final score of 2-0.
Lowestoft: Jones; Ainsley; Smith (Davis 86); Okay; Hayles; Gaughran; Zeclonka (Marsden 57); Jarvis; Reid; Bammant; Gleeson.
Substitute not used: Radomski;