In the second of our series looking at how our young players performed on loan last aseason, today Dave Clayton, the Matchday press officer for Tamworth FC, reports on Alex Cisak’s spell with their club, when a former LCFC player now managing Tamworth, needed a keeper.
“Alex joined Tamworth in January 2008 after a goalkeeping crisis hit Lambs boss Gary Mills and he came with apparent high regard from Leicester City so good things were expected of him.
His first game was the furthest from Tamworth he could possibly go – a trip to Northumbria to face Blyth Spartans in a cup match and he came away with a clean sheet in a hard fought 1-0 win which saw him pick up MOM in the ‘Non League’ and local newspapers.
In fact he went on to get MOM twice more during his 20 appearances which included six clean sheets, conceding 25 goals – not bad when you consider the side stuttered most of the season and finished 15th in the league…..
This does include the 5 goals conceded in a 25 minute collapse during a mad game at Workington a month after his arrival – but none of the Lambs players turned up so the blame is shared equally amongst them all!
As far as goal keeping prowess is concerned Alex impressed a lot of people with his shot stopping and general command of his area, but let himself down a number of times by ‘losing’ the ball in mid-flight as it came into his area and he found himself being forced to punch it anywhere in a bid to clear it when a catch or header from a defender may have been a better option.
But he will no doubt be remembered by the Tamworth fans for diving full stretch to deny the old enemy Nuneaton Borough from the penalty spot on the final day of the season and was a credit to himself while he was part of the club.”
‘Picture courtesy of Raymonds/lcfc.com’
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