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Tavistock AFC

Tavistock AFC


Camelford AFC

October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

With both Lewis Daw and Dave Hallett unavailable Jake Miller and Teigan Rosenquest returned to the starting line up.
The Lambs almost took the lead in the opening minute when a fine move saw Josh Robins and Josh Grant exchange passes, the later found Jack Crago, his cross into penalty area, resulted in Ben Cross shooting over the bar.
The home team deservedly took the lead in the eighth minute a great cross field ball from Ben Cross found Jack Crago on the left, he cut inside his marker into the penalty area before slotting the ball into the far corner of the net.
The Lambs continued to dominate possession forcing the Camelford defence to concede several corner kicks, the visitors were restricted to the occasional counter attack. The visitors defended these set pieces really well with goal keeper Hurst making a couple of really good saves to deny the home team from increasing their lead.
In the twentieth minute Camelford had a great chance to level the scores when home goalie Josh Oak was harshly adjudged to fouled Penrose in the penalty area as he went down to take the ball off the forwards feet. The referee awarded a penalty kick, but Josh Grant pulled off a magnificent save diving low down to his left, turning the ball that looked destined to find the corner of the net around the post for a corner kick.
This let off stirred the Lambs to up their game,Teigan Rosenquest made a terrific penetrating run brushing aside three defenders but his shot was well save by keeper Hurst.
In the twenty fourth minute the Lambs doubled their lead when from a corner kick Jake Miller’s excellent cross found the far top corner of the net. The Lambs were now in complete control and it came as no surprise when they increased their lead eleven minutes later, when Teigan Rosenquest made another great run his fierce shot was parried by Hurst, but the ball fell to Josh Grant who rammed the ball home from fifteen yards.
In the 36th minute the home team made it four, when a splendid fifty yard cross field
found Crago, who fired a first time cross into the penalty area, Luke Brown flashed the ball home, giving Hurst no chance of saving.
The Lambs continued to dominate the game and though they had chances they failed to add to their goal tally before the interval.
The second half continued with the Lambs dominating proceedings, but thanks to some really good last ditch defending and some excellent goal keeping by Hurst, they frustrated the home team. Josh Grant, Jack Crago and Teigan Rosenquest were all denied by three excellent saves by Hurst.
The home team were now becoming frustrated by not increasing their lead and it began to show in their play, as they pushed more and more people forward they became short of numbers at the back when the counter attacks occurred.
The visitors reduced the arrears in the 72nd minute, when a counter attack saw the home team short at the back, Hambly took full advantage as his shot from eighteen yards, took a slight deflection which took it past Josh Oak into the net.
Camelford scored their second goal when a poor clearance by Josh Oak was picked up thirty yards from goal, a fine pass found Cowling who found the corner of the net from twenty yards.
The Lambs saw the remainder of the game out to record another league victory, keeping them in contention with the top teams.
Although not at their best the Lambs swarmed all over Camelford during this match, and should have won the game by a much bigger margin. They missed numerous chances to score, but were denied by a very good goal keeping performance by Hurst in the Camelford goal and some below par finishing. Their frustration saw them concede two poor goals in the second half, this is something they must not let happen against the top teams, or they will get punished.
Man of the match was Ben Cross who displayed all his skills prompting many of the attacking moves a fine almond wing back performance.


Previous meetings

22 Aug 15 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Camelford AFC 1 - 2
12 Sep 15 3:00 pm Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC 1 - 1
20 Aug 16 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Camelford AFC 4 - 0
17 Dec 16 3:00 pm Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 4
27 Sep 17 7:30 pm FA Vase Tavistock AFC v Camelford AFC 3 - 2
28 Oct 17 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Camelford AFC 4 - 2
17 Feb 18 3:00 pm Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 2
23 Mar 19 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Camelford AFC 3 - 2
06 Apr 19 3:00 pm Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 9
05 Jul 21 7:30 pm Friendly Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC 4 - 2
02 Aug 22 7:30 pm Friendly Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC 1 - 5