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Tavistock AFC

Tavistock AFC


Hallen AFC

FA Vase September 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

With Josh Grant not available Jack Crago lead the Lambs attack with Rickie Shepherd and Tyler Elliot making the starting line up.
Following the heroics of Tuesday evening the Lambs looked a little leggy, and had to be patient to progress to the next round, where they meet Camelford at home.
Hallen set up defensively from the start getting plenty of numbers behind the ball.
The Lambs almost opened the scoring in the fifth minute Dave Hallett found Tyler Elliot his fierce shot was inches off target. Five minutes later Woolley in the visitors goal made a fine save to push Jack Crago’s shot away for a corner kick.
The visitors first attempt on the home goal in the 15th minute saw a Cousins shot easily saved by Josh Oak. A great move by the home side saw a Jack Crago shot parried by. Woolley, Crago was on the rebound like a flash but was adjudged to have fouled the keeper as he challenged for the ball.
On the half hour another flowing move saw Rickie Shepherd find Dan Sullivan but his shot, that looked destined for the goal was deflected away for a corner kick off a defender.
The system set up by Hallen was having the desired effect as the Lambs became more and more frustrated, finding it difficult to unlock their blanket defence.
Woolly then made a tremendous save to deny Jack Crago from breaking the deadlock.
On the break just before the interval, Hallen’s Payne’s fierce shot was pushed away for a corner kick, which was cleared.
The Lambs increased the tempo of their football at the start of the second half. Tyler Elliot fine run and cross saw Jack Crago’s header turned behind for a corner kick by Woolly.  Dan Sullivan had a shot blocked that looked a certain goal deflected off a defender for a corner kick.
On the hour a counter attack by the visitors resulted in Payne clipping the home teams cross bar with a twenty yards bullet.
Manager Henderson then made a change with Teagan Rosenquest replaced Tyler Elliot.
He was soon in the action a supplied a beautiful pass to Jake Miller but his shot was well saved.
The Lambs had a real scare in the 67th minute when a counter attack saw  Davis shot parried by Josh Oak, but Josh Robins was back to cover and cleared the ball off the goal line to safety.. Luke Brown then replaced Rickie Shepherd with fifteen minutes remaining, he almost scored with his first kick when he flashed a shot wide of the target from a cross from Ben Cross. Jake Miller then fired over the bar from twenty yards.
The Lambs continued to press forward but found it very difficult to break down the visitors compact defensive set up. Jack Tribble replaced Dave Hallet in the 80th minute
The break through deservedly came four minutes later when a flowing move saw Jake Miller provide the final pass that saw Jack Tribble slot the ball home.
The home continued to attack and were rewarded in the 88th minute when Jack Crago was floored in the penalty area. Dan Sullivan made no mistake from the spot as he fired the ball low into the corner of the net, to ensure passage into the next round.
The visitors frustrated the Lambs with their tactics, which proved to be very effective, however persistence paid off in the end. Although not at their best the Lambs deservedly won the tie. Tuesday’s F A Cup victory certainly took it’s toll, as the passing lacked the normal crispness. The team controlled the game for long periods but the finishing was not as clinical as normal. Man of the match was Captain Warren Daw who was superb


Previous meetings

09 Sep 17 3:00 pm FA Vase Tavistock AFC v Hallen AFC 2 - 0
31 Aug 19 3:00 pm FA Vase Tavistock AFC v Hallen AFC 4 - 1
08 Oct 19 7:30 pm Toolstation Western League Hallen AFC v Tavistock AFC 1 - 1
26 Sep 20 3:00 pm Toolstation Western League Tavistock AFC v Hallen AFC 5 - 2