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Tavistock AFC

Tiverton Town AFC


Tavistock AFC

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm Ladysmead

The Lambs came away from Tiverton with all three points in a hard fought encounter. Dan Evans was ruled out through injury so Owen – Jones came into the starting line up.

Tiverton made the much brighter start and came close to taking the lead in the 15th minute when a fine cross from Phillips was headed inches over the bar by Davies.

Jack Crago then made a fine run down the left, but he shot wide of the target.

A defensive mix up in the Lambs defence saw the ball fall to Davies on the angle of the penalty area, he calmly picked his spot and curled a perfect shot into the far top corner of the net.

Josh Oak made a fine save to deny Phillips from increasing the home sides lead, in the25th minute. Five minutes before the interval Oak made another great save to turn a fierce shot from Tricker around the post for a corner kick.

The Lambs were not at their best during the first half so Tiverton deserved to lead at the interval.

The second half was a transformation as the Lambs finally began to get the passing game going with good effect.  Wannel in the home goal was immediately called into action making a really good save to deny Shane Krac form levelling the scores.

The home team almost increased their lead when a counter attack saw Josh Oak make a fine save to deny Phillips.

The Lambs were level on the hour when a fine move saw Ben Cross provide the perfect pass to put Glynn Hobbs in on goal, he calmly chipped the ball over the advancing keeper into the net.

The Lambs continued to control the game, but had a scare in the 68th minute when the home made a fine break down the right, but Gironns shot inches wide from twenty yards.

Glynn Hobbs and Luke Brown then combined well, but Brown’s shot was brilliantly saved  by Wannell. Brown again went close with a shot that was inches wide of the target.

A tremendous move saw Josh Robins and Gynn Hobbs split the home defence wide open, but Robins shot was brilliantly turned around the post for a corner kick.

The Lambs got their reward in the 85th minute when another defence splitting move saw Hobbs pulled down in the penalty area, he made no mistake from the spot, as he riffled the ball home to give the Lambs a deserved lead.

In the dying minutes Hobbs played Crago in on goal but he shot over the bar from twelve yards.

After an average performance in the first half, the Lambs increased their tempo in the second period, leading to a fine second half performance with the team playing some very good football, creating several scoring chances. They deserved their victory to keep their push to maintain a top four place in the league.

Tiverton Town AFC 1 - 2 Tavistock AFC

  • Wednesday 19 October 2016 @ 7:30 pm
  • Ladysmead
8 Dave Hallett Tiverton AFC
18 Josh Grant Tiverton AFC

Previous meetings

25 Jul 16 7:30 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC v Tiverton Town AFC 6 - 2
30 Aug 16 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Tiverton Town AFC 6 - 2
13 Sep 16 7:30 pm St Lukes Challenge Cup Tiverton Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 8 - 1
19 Oct 16 7:30 pm Tiverton Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 1 - 2
10 Jul 18 7:30 pm Friendly Tiverton Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 2 - 1
05 Jul 19 7:45 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC v Tiverton Town AFC 3 - 1
21 Mar 23 7:45 pm St Lukes Challenge Cup Tiverton Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 0