New To The Division: Tamworth

We continue our summer study into the new clubs joining us at National League North level for 2023/24 and today’s journey takes us all the way to Staffordshire.

How did they get here?
Tamworth claimed the Southern League Premier Division Central title last season to clinch their place at National League North level for the first time since 2017/18.

It could hardly have been a tighter finish with The Lambs hanging on to top spot on goal difference thanks to a final day 3-0 win over Stourbridge to hold off the challenge of runners-up Coalville Town.

The Staffordshire outfit had targeted a place in the play-offs last term but after an excellent start they topped the table from September through to March before eventually getting the better of Coalville in a tight closing fortnight.

Where do they play?
Tamworth have played their home games at The Lamb Ground since the 1935/36 season, having spent their first year in existence playing just across the river at The Jolly Sailor Ground.

The Lamb Ground has an artificial pitch, and the stadium has undergone steady improvements over the years, currently boasting a capacity of 4,000.

Who is in charge?
Andy Peaks signed a new two-year contract to stay as Manager of Tamworth after guiding The Lambs to promotion to National League North in his first full season at the helm.

Having arrived at The Lamb Ground last February, Peaks saw off the threat of relegation following his appointment before setting about building a squad capable of challenging at the other end of the table.

Peaks enjoyed a long career as a player, starting out at Northampton Town before going on to make over 200 appearances for Rushden Town who became Rushden & Diamonds.

Following retirement from playing he had spells on the staff at Long Bucky and Daventry Town before being appointed as boss of Northampton Spencer and then Assistant Manager at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

When did we last meet?
The two clubs last shared a division in 2017/18 when Tamworth got the better of Moors by taking four points from their two meetings.

Moors suffered defeat at The Lamb Ground in September 2017 and Tamworth took a point in their visit to The Brewery Field the following January despite a goal from Glen Taylor in a 1-1 draw.

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