Historic Night at Langsford Park
Tavistock AFC 6 St Blazey 0
Those supporters who came to the game witnessed the fastest goal ever scored at Langsford Park and joint fastest in SWPL history. Timed at FOUR Seconds, from the kick off Coombes rolled the ball to Glyn Hobbs, he spotted that visitors goalkeeper Paynter well off his line and his powerful shot from the half way line sailed over the retreating keeper, into the top corner of the net.
The home team created two more opportunities in the opening fifteen minutes, Robins combined well with Crago, his cross saw Coombes head inches wide of the target. Minutes later a corner kick taken by Hallett find Fyneboy but his shot was cleared to safety. The Lambs were dominating possession and they almost double their lead when from another corner kick saw Coombes flash a shot just wide of the target.
In the 22nd minute the Lambs got their second goal of the evening when Hallett found Hobbs, his pass found Dan Evans who fired the ball home from ten yards.
Fyneboy and Robins exchanged passes, Robins was dragged to the ground. From the free kick Hallett rolled the ball to Hobbs, his shot was well saved by Paynter.
The visitors were now getting into the game and were awarded a penalty in the 40th minute but Jack Ord in the home goal made a terrific save to deny them from opening their account. Just before the interval the home team made it 3-0 when a long clearance from Ord saw Hobbs out-pace the visitors defence and lob the advancing keeper form sixteen yards.
The Lambs continued to dominate possession in the second half as Coombes and Fyneboy combined well to set up Hallett but his shot flashed over the crossbar. The home team should have made it four in the 55th minute when Hobbs pace saw him get free of the visitors defence, with the goal in his sights he decided to pass to Coombes but his goal bound shot was blocked by a defender.
The home team continued to dominate the game so it came as no surprise when they scored their fourth in the 75th minute, when Hallett’s terrific pass split the defence open for Hobbs too out strip the defence again and fire home from eighteen yards to complete his hat trick. Three minutes later the visitors defence was opened up, there was Hobbs to slot home to score his fourth of the game.
The visitors had an opportunity to reduce the deficit in the 87th minute when they were awarded a penalty. This time O’ Hagan’s spot kick hit the upright and ran out for a goal kick.
The home team completed the scoring in time added on when another fine move saw young Rikki Shepherd ram the ball home from close range following another great passing move.
Really great team performance with everyone playing to their true potential, the target is now is to maintain this level of play for the remainder of the season, if we can there is a distinct possibility the club can finish in the top six.