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Tavistock AFC

Plymouth Argyle


Tavistock AFC

February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm Coach Road

The Lambs had to make changes to their normal starting line out, with both Dave Hallett
And Tegan Rosenquest unavailable, along with Luke Brown suspended. Tallan Burns, Tyler Elliot and Shanley taking their places
The Lambs got off to the perfect start scoring with their first attack in the opening minute. A fine move saw them open up the Argyle defence and Tallan Burns was on hand and flashed the ball home from fifteen yards.
Within a minute Argyle equalised when they were awarded what looked like a dubious penalty when Warren Daw slipped in the difficult conditions which resulted in him falling into Alex Battle bringing him down. Battle made no mistake from the spot kick.
Five minutes later Argyle took the lead when the impressive Battle latched on to a good pass on the edge of the penalty area and fired home an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net.
This set back fired the Lambs into action as they began get control of the game. In the 20th minute Argyle keeper Cooper made a magnificent save as he turned away a terrific shot fro Taylor Elliot for a corner kick.
On the half hour Cooper made another tremendous save, diving full length to turn Stanley’s fine effort away for a corner kick.
Seven minutes later saw Josh Grant, who was struggling,  not fully recovered from his injury, replaced by Jack Crago.
Crago was soon in the action and levelled the scores in the38th minute as he was first to react when a corner kick was not cleared, to slotted the ball home from six yards.
Four minutes later the Lambs took a deserved lead, when a fine ball from Josh Robins saw Crago beat his marker and flash the ball pass the advancing Cooper in the Argyle goal.  Cooper then made a really fine save to deny Stanley from increasing the Lambs lead, just before the interval.
The second half saw Argyle having plenty of possession but the visitors defence were in no mood to concede their lead. When called upon Sam Borthwick was in fine form, making some smart saves to deny Goulty, and Jephcott from levelling the scores. In the 75th minute the Lambs missed a great chance to extend their lead when a shot which was on target was deflected away for a corner kick. Warren Daw headed the corner kick inches over the bar.
Thee minutes later the Lambs extended their lead when another fine move saw when Josh Robins provided the perfect cross for substitute Cairo to sweep the ballhome to seal a deserved victory.
A fine team performance by the Lambs after a long lay off through cancellation of matches due to the weather. Both teams should be congratulated on providing a really good game of high quality football in very difficult conditions. The whole team can be pleased with their individual performances to ensure a good victory.


Previous meetings

28 Oct 16 7:30 pm Plymouth Argyle v Tavistock AFC 0 - 2
27 Dec 16 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1
17 Nov 17 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Plymouth Argyle 1 - 0
10 Feb 18 1:00 pm Plymouth Argyle v Tavistock AFC 2 - 4
05 Sep 18 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Plymouth Argyle 2 - 1
19 Oct 18 7:30 pm WCP League Cup Tavistock AFC v Plymouth Argyle 1 - 3
27 Apr 19 3:00 pm Plymouth Argyle v Tavistock AFC 1 - 4
24 Jul 21 3:00 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC v Plymouth Argyle 0 - 0
17 Jul 22 3:00 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC v Plymouth Argyle 0 - 0