A CONTROVERSIAL last-gasp equaliser denied Stanley all three points at the Lamb Ground.
Gary Setchell scored in the 90th minute from the penalty spot after Stanley's Robbie Williams was alleged to have brought down Dave Robinson.
But manager John Coleman was furious: "It was never a penalty, Robbie got the ball. It defies belief."
It was agony for the Reds who thought they had got their first win of the season on their travels.
It was end to end stuff early on before Tamworth captain Mark Cooper rattled the Stanley crossbar. Then came more controversy. Winger Dean Calcutt was booked for dissent on 26 minutes and two minutes later he was shown a second yellow - and a red card - following a Tamworth tackle on Andy Gouck. Calcutt and Coleman were livid with the decision.
Tamworth then pressed - they hit the crossbar again and Peter Cavanagh cleared a shot off the line. But then Cavanagh came up with the goods from a free kick. The Reds captain fired home from 20 yards to give Stanley the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Jon Kennedy pulled off some great saves after the break as Stanley were bombarded. And it seemed like they would hold on until the late spot kick. And there was more controversy as, five minutes into injury time, goal hero Setchell was shown the red card for violent conduct.