Falmouth Town v Tavistock AFC
A Successful Bank Holiday
Falmouth Town 1 Tavistock AFC 3
The Lambs closed the gap to one point in the chase with Plymouth Parkway for third place, with another fine performance at Bickland Park on a fine bank holiday Monday.
Falmouth got off to a calamitous start when in the visitors first attack in the second minute resulted in Jack Crago being pulled to the ground as he was in on goal. The referee had no hesitation in awarding a penalty kick. Glynn Hobbs made no mistake from twelve yards. Hobbs then saw an audacious effort from 35yards clip the top of the bar.
The Lambs doubled their lead in the 20th minute when Jack Crago became provider with a defence splitting pass ball to release Hobbs who calmly lobbed the advancing keeper. Both Coombes and Crago missed opportunities to increase the lead, and paid the penalty when from a rare raid into the Lambs penalty area, the home team won a corner kick. Slack marking by the visitors defence, saw Westgarth reduce the deficit.
Just before the interval a Hallett corner kick was headed Inches wide of the target by Lewis Daw. Lewis Coombes played a fine pass through to Hobbs who netted from close range, but his effort was ruled out for offside.
Within two minutes of the restart the Lambs restored a two goal lead, when Josh Robins made a fine run down the left, his cross found Kelvin Fyneboy and his deft touch saw Coombes head the ball home from six yards.
The visitors continued to dominate the game with Falmouth restricted to the odd counter attack. Their best effort came from a free kick twenty five yards from goal as Timmons fierce shot whistled over the bar.
There was no doubt about the stronger team and but for a fine goalkeeping display by Ryan Barbnes in the home goal, who made fine saves to deny Robins, Crago, and Coombes, before substitute Bailey Mabin saw his shot thunder back off the cross bar to safety.
This was another fine display by the team, before their trip to Elburton.