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RUFC - Tamworth next up for Millers

Rotherham United travel to Staffordshire on Saturday to take on Conference National side, Tamworth.

Tamworth FC were formed in 1933, to fill a void left by Tamworth Castle FC who folded that year, and moved into The Lamb Ground the following year.

The 1960`s was a good decade for The Lambs who won the West Midlands League in 1963-64 and 1965-66, as well as the West Midlands League Cup, Birmingham Senior Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup.

In 1972 the club were promoted to the Southern League but financial difficulties followed and they returned to the West Midlands League twelve years later. In 1988 Tamworth won the league and were, once again, promoted to the Southern League.

Tamworth were winners of the FA Vase in 1989, won the Southern League in 2001/2 and were promoted to the Conference National in 2002-03.

In 2005/6 the club reached the third round of the FA Cup for the first time ever although they were saved from relegation the same year when Canvey Island resigned. But, there was no such luck the following season when the Lambs were relegated back into the Conference North League, although they were only there one season as they won the League and were back in the Conference National for the 2009/10 season, finishing in sixteenth place last season.

Tamworth were pushed into the limelight in February 2006 when former Arsenal, Aston Villa and England player, Paul Merson signed for the Lambs. The arrangement made was that, until the end of that season, Merson`s wages were to be paid to Walsall, who Merson used to manage. Merson played one game for Tamworth then was dropped to the bench and, less than a month after joining, he announced his retirement from professional football.

Former Nottingham Forest, Leicester and Notts County player, Gary Mills, is Tamworth`s Manager with Darron Gee his assistant.

Last Saturday, Tamworth drew one-all with Aberdeen but lost two-nil to Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

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Date:Thursday July 29 2010

Time: 1:37PM


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