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Tavistock A F C. 3 Godolphin Atlantic 0.
The Lambs closed the gap on third placed Godolphin to four points with this dominant performance. Thanks to the hard work of the groundsmen, the pitch at Langsford Park was in good condition but the playing surface did cut up during the game.
The home team got off to a fast start and created a number of scoring chances in the opening thirty minutes. In the 5th minute Kelvin Fyneboy and Jack Crago combined well with the later dragging his shot inches wide of the target from fifteen yards. Three minutes later saw Lewis Coombes find Crago, his defence splitting pass found Fyneboy, who’s shot deflected to Shepherd but his shot was blocked by a defender and went out for a corner kick.
Minutes later another great passing move saw Coombes and Fyneboy exchange passes, to open up the visitors defence, the ball found Crago, his shot hit the cross bar and deflected to safety.
The visitors had their first scoring chance two minutes later when Mitchell shot over the bar from fifteen yards. Crago then had a shot saved by Semmens in the visitor’s goal.
Godolphin were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area but Lowry’s shot well wide of the target.
The Lambs although dominating the game could still not find that cutting edge in front of goal. A free kick from Dave Hallett saw Lewis Daw’s header flash just over the crossbar.
As the interval approached the visitors then started to get a foot hold in the game but the home defence were in fine form which resulted in a goalless first half.
Manager Stewart Henderson made a change at half time bringing on Glynn Hobbs for Ricki Shepherd. Hobbs had an immediate impact as he combined with Fyneboy to open up the visitors defence but Fyneboy’s shot flashed inches wide of the target. Hobbs then hit a thunderous shot from 25 yards which skimmed the top of the crossbar.
The Lambs broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when after a fine move down the left flank with Fyneboy finding Josh Robins, his shot was deflected for a corner kick. Dave Hallett’s kick found Warren Daw who placed his header into the top corner of the net.
Things got worse for the visitors in the 65th minute when they reduced to ten men when Lowry was shown a strait red card for a bad challenge.
The visitors gave it a right good go in the last quarter of the game, although they never really gave the home team many concerns. The nearest they came to scoring was an effort from 25yards that clipped the top of the Lambs crossbar.
The victory was sealed with another fine performance from Lewis Daw finding the perfect pass that saw Hobbs outpace the visitors defence round the keeper and walk the ball into the net. The home team increased their advantage when Lewis Coombes was brought down in the penalty area. Glyn Hobbs smashed the ball home from the spot kick.
This was another good team performance with everyone playing their part to get the well-deserved victory, keeping the team in line for a top four finish. The Lambs will need to be just as sharp this Saturday when Falmouth Town who are currently on a good run of form visit Langsford Park.