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Tavistock AFC

Tavistock AFC


Newquay AFC

November 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

The Lambs moved up to second place with this convincing win over bottom club Newquay, boosting their goal difference tally.
Captain Lewis Daw returned to the starting line up, but his brother Warren had not recovered sufficiently from a knock, so he took a place on the bench. Shane Krac was back after suspension, but both Steve Rogers and Tiegan Rosenquest were not available and Josh Robins was serving a one match suspension.
It took the Lambs just five minutes to open the scoring, when a Ricki Shepherd shot was blocked the ball fell to Ben Cross who fired the ball low into the corner of the net from eighteen yards. The Lambs continued to dominate possession and doubled their lead in the 16th minute when Josh Grant scored a terrific goal, following a great move he got the ball in the penalty area, he pivoted an unleashed an unstoppable shot on the turn into the top corner.
The Lambs were awarded a penalty in the 24th minute when a defender handled in the area, Glynn Hobbs saw his ferocious spot kick cannon back off the angle of upright and crossbar and role to safety.
Shane Krac who was controlling the middle of the park played a delightful one two with Glynn Hobbs, to open up the visitors defence and fire home from twelve yards. Both Jack Crago and  Ricki Shepherd went close to increasing the lead before Gynn Hobbs unleashed a twenty five yard thunderbolt to make it four. The Lambs following another terrific passing move had the ball in the net, but Josh Grants great header was ruled out for off side.
The second half was a repeat of the first with the Lambs in complete control and Newquay struggling to keep them at bay. Three minutes into the half,  a good move saw Ricki Shepherd find Josh Grant with a great pass, Grant made no mistake and found the net from fifteen yards. Six minutes later it was six, Jack Crago was the provider for Glynn Hobbs to rifle home.
Newquay continued to try and get on the attack, a Scott shot was easily saved by Josh Oak. He then made saves to deny Old and Scott from reducing the arrears. Shane Krac then got his second of the afternoon when his powerful header from a Dave Hallett corner kick nestled in the net.
In the 74th minute another fine move split the visitors defence wide open and Glynn Hobbs  made no mistake to make it eight to complete his hat trick. Crane in the visitors goal then made a tremendous save, turning the ball away for corner kick to deny Josh Grant from getting his hat trick. From the corner kick the ball was cleared off the goal line by Burt.
The Lambs added two late goals when the visitors defence was tormented by Glynn Hobbs as two fine moves splitting the defence saw him take the ball around the keeper before calmly slotting the ball home, to make his personal tally five for the game.
Credit must be given to this plucky Newquay side who throughout the game tried to play some good football, and not result to tough man tactics.
This was another fine performance by the Lambs with some very good individual performances, but man of the match was Shane Krac who showed his class and completely ran the show in the middle of the park, plus scoring two goals. The Lambs are now second in the league table.


Previous meetings

22 Mar 16 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Newquay AFC 1 - 2
30 Apr 16 3:00 pm Newquay AFC v Tavistock AFC 2 - 6
05 Nov 16 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Newquay AFC 10 - 0
11 Mar 17 3:00 pm Newquay AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 5
24 Feb 18 3:00 pm Newquay AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 2
03 May 18 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Newquay AFC 5 - 2
18 Sep 18 7:30 pm Newquay AFC v Tavistock AFC 1 - 4
30 Mar 19 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Newquay AFC 2 - 0