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'It's really changed their lives'.

m big mngt month, 6,000 Tamworth fans nded upon Goodison Park for ggest game in the club's history. ton kicked off as overwhelming rites to dispatch their non-league sition and scored an early goal in the first five minutes.

ri s mngt r Bernie de Souza recalls: "At half-time, I advised Marcus on what to say to the team. He gave a brilliant talk.

"There were 96 places between the two sides and they were playing before a crowd of nearly 30,000. Yet the belief was so high. Sadly they lost 2-0 after a terrible penalty."

Although they lost, the home fans respected the non-league side's effort and applauded them off the pitch. Everton Manager David Moyes shook hands with every Tamworth player.

He said: "It was a bit of struggle and Tamworth did really well. They were always in with a chance at 1-0 and they kept going."

Bernie said: "I've had phone calls from some of the players 'It's really changed their lives' Since the Everton match, Tamworth FC beat Cambridge 1-0 and had a brilliant 2-2 draw against the league leaders Fleetwood Town - even though they played for 25 minutes with only ten men!

"I've been doing this work voluntarily because I have bought into the guys. They are a great bunch.

"I want to help them get to the Wembley play-offs."


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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 11, 2012
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