Match Centre


Tavistock AFC Firsts


Plymouth Parkway

SWPL Tuesday 16 August @ 7:30 pm Langsford Park

With both teams undefeated and taking maximum points from the games played this season, this was always going to be a close contest. It produced a terrific game of football for the large crowd during the mid-week fixture. Both teams played an attacking formation, making the football really exciting as the game flowed from end to end.

Parkway started well playing some good possession football, but it was the Lambs who had the first scoring opportunity when Ben Cross produced a perfect pass but Glyn Hobbs was denied by Dean Smith. Minutes later Parkway won a corner kick and goalmouth scramble followed  but Josh Robins was on hand to make a goal line clearance. Minutes later from a Lambs corner kick Lewis Daw’s header flashed inches over the bar.

Josh Oak then made a great save to deny Thompson from opening the scoring for the visitors.

In the 30th minute the Lambs though they had got the breakthrough when following a free kick a cross from Shane Krac was forced home by Warren Daw, but it was dubiously over ruled for off side.

Parkway continued to press forward a created some good openings but Josh Oak in the home goal was in superb form making good saves from Davey and Colwell. His counterpart was in equally inspiring form making saves from Glyn Hobbs, Ricki Shepherd, Luke Brown and Shane Krac.

Just before the interval Parkway’s Elliot dragged his shot wide from eighteen yards.

Parkway started brightly in the opening ten minutes of second period great pass by Elliot saw Davey shoot wide from eighteen yards. Lambs Manager Stewart Henderson made changes in the 55th minute, with Jason Vincent and Steve Rogers replacing Shepherd and Hallett. This had an immediate effect with the Lambs going on the front foot. A fine pass from Hobbs put Vincent in on goal but once again Smith made a terrific save. Shortly afterwards a penetrating run by Krac put Hobbs in, but again he was denied by the magnificent Smith.

Parkway best chance came in the 67th minute when following a real fine move saw Grant blast the ball over the bar from six yards. Then Oak made a great save to deny Elliot.

In the 75th minute Hobbs put Vincent in on goal but Smith who was quick of his line forced Vincent to drag his shot wide of the target. Another fine move by the home team saw Vincent in on goal but he blasted the ball over the bar from ten yards.

Both teams continued to attack looking for that all important goal, but as hard as they tried the game ended in a goal less draw.

This was a tremendous game of football provided by two top quality sides, with both goal keepers in top form, both of whom were their team’s men of the match. It was a good team performance by the Lambs and they thoroughly deserved a share of the points.  The team remain undefeated and if they maintain this level of performance it will be a good season.

Tavistock AFC Firsts 0 - 0 Plymouth Parkway

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016 @ 7:30 pm
  • SWPL 
  • Langsford Park
  • Attendance: 350
  • Referee: Oliver Green

Previous meetings

07 Mar 18 7:30 pm WCP League Cup Tavistock AFC Firsts v Plymouth Parkway 3 - 2
30 Mar 18 11:00 am SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Plymouth Parkway 2 - 2
12 Apr 18 7:30 pm ECPL Tavistock AFC Reserves v Plymouth Parkway 1 - 1
30 Apr 18 7:30 pm ECPL Plymouth Parkway v Tavistock AFC Reserves 1 - 1
18 Jul 18 7:30 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC Firsts v Plymouth Parkway 2 - 3