An early goal from Lloyd Kerry earned Tamworth a slender 1-0 win against Lincoln City this afternoon as both sides had their captain sent-off in a chaotic game at the Lamb.
Kerry struck after just 43 seconds when he latched onto a smart pass from Shaun Jefferies to prod the ball beyond Paul Farman.
Lincoln recovered well from that early setback with Peter Bore, Vadaine Oliver and David Morgan going within inches of grabbing an equaliser.
The game then took an angry turn midway through the half when Gary Mills and Richard Tait became involved in an off-the-ball tussle.
Substitutes from both benches then raced towards the dressing rooms as the fracas threatened to continue.
The referee held the game up until everybody had returned as the rest of the half passed without incident.
After the restart, Lincoln started reasonably well and dominated possession for large spells, but despite plenty of huffing and puffing, could not find an equaliser.
Lincoln: Farman, Gray, Boyce, Hutchison, Nutter, Sheridan, Mills, Fofana, Morgan, Bore, Oliver