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3

Camelford AFC

2
FA Vase Wednesday 27 September @ 7:30 pm Langsford Park

The Lambs progress to the next round of the F A Vase, after a closely fought contest against a very industrious, hard working Camelford side. The game was once again played in torrential rain throughout the whole game, however both teams adapted to the condition and played some very good football.
A post denied the Lambs taking the lead in the third minute when following fine work by Josh Grant, saw Luke Brown’s fierce shot hit the upright, and cleared for a corner kick. Two minutes later a good move saw Josh Robins and Jack Crago exchange passes, Robins powerful cross into the six yard box was brilliantly cleared for a corner kick by centre back Hambly, as he beat Josh Grant to the ball.
Having survived these two scares Camelford began to get into the game, in the eighth minute a fine shot from Charlie Hambly was superbly saved by Josh Oak, at full stretch he palmed the ball away for a corner kick. The corner kick saw a goalmouth scramble which was cleared. Josh Oak was called into action again two minutes later to make a fine save from Hopkinson.
This stirred the Lambs into action and a really good move saw Josh Grant’s fine effort well saved by Williams in the visitors goal. The home team took the lead in the 24th minute when from a free kick captain Lewis Daw flashed the ball home from eight yards into the corner of the net.
The Lambs were now in the ascendancy and should have doubled their lead on a couple of occasions, firstly they had the ball in the net but Tegan Rosequest was questionable ruled off side, as he slotted the ball home. Then Williams brought off a great save to deny Jack Crago.
The Lambs got punished for these missed chances, when in the 40th minute Camelford levelled the score. The home team will be disappointed in the manner they conceded this goal, when they failed to clear the first header from a free kick, the ball fell kindly to Cowling who made no mistake from ten yards.
Back came the Lambs, three minutes later they were back in front, when a fine cross from a free kick taken by Jake Miller, saw Dan Evans rise high and power a wonderful thunderbolt header into the top corner of the net.
Camelford were on the front foot at the start of the second half as Hopkinson shot wide from an acute angle. Back came the home team a good move saw a Tegan Rosequest cross find Josh Grant but his header was just to high and flashed over the bar. Lewis Daw then had a header well saved by Williams.
On the hour Manager Henderson made a substitution with Tyler Elliot replacing Luke Brown. Five minutes later slightly against the run of play, the visitors levelled the scores. Once again the Lambs will be disappointed at the way they conceded this goal, when the defence was opened up by a simple pass that allowed Cowling to get his second goal of the evening. Dave Hallett replaced Jake Miller in the 70th minute. Shortly afterwards the visitors missed a great opportunity to take the lead when a poor clearance by the home defence, the ball fell to Cowling but his shot flew over the bar.
In the 80th minute a fine move saw the ball worked into a good area and Tyler Elliot made no mistake by firing the ball home from twelve yards. The Lambs then missed three really good in a matter of minutes with Jack Crago hitting the post from a Tyler Elliot cross, the same player then shot wide of the target when well placed following a fine move by Robins and Grant. Robins then saw his shot saved by Williams before Grant and Crago both had efforts saved by Williams in the visitors goal.The Lambs managed to see the remainder of the game to go into the next round, when they visit Odd Down of the Western Premier League.
The Lambs were far from their best in this fixture, they failed to get their quick tempo passing game into action. Their movement the ball was unusually slow, which resulted in players being caught in possession, or trying to do to much individually.
The players know that this was a poor performance, well below their high standards, but they managed to get the result in the end. They will definitely need to be on top form for the next round when they visit Odd Down.
Man of the match was Dan Evans with his all round performance and his goal which was one of the best headed goals seen at Langsford for along time.

Tavistock AFC Firsts 3 - 2 Camelford AFC

  • Wednesday 27 September 2017 @ 7:30 pm
  • FA Vase 
  • Langsford Park
  • Referee: Carl Peters
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Played
5
Won
1
Drawn
1
Lost

Previous meetings

17 Feb 18 3:00 pm SWPL Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 0 - 2
28 Oct 17 3:00 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Camelford AFC 4 - 2
27 Sep 17 7:30 pm FA Vase Tavistock AFC Firsts v Camelford AFC 3 - 2
17 Dec 16 3:00 pm SWPL Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 0 - 4
20 Aug 16 3:00 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Camelford AFC 4 - 0
12 Sep 15 3:00 pm SWPL Camelford AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 1
22 Aug 15 3:00 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Camelford AFC 1 - 2