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Tavistock AFC Firsts

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Bere Alston United

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Friendly Saturday 21 July @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

The Lambs were without Hallett, Daw, Cross all recovering from knocks in the previous friendlies, and Grant Brown and Daw still recovering from long term injuries from last season.

The Lambs were close to taking the lead in the seventh minute when good work by Liam Prynn create a good chance for Jack Crago but his shot was well saved by Moor in the visitors goal. Three minutes later Moor made another save to deny Liam Prynn from scoring following some excellent work by the lively Bailey Williams.

The Lambs took the lead in the 14th minute when Afet Toujani found Bailey Williams with a delightful pass, he played a square pass to Liam Prynn, who riffled the ball home from twenty yards.

The first real attack on the home goal came in the twentieth minute when a fine low cross into the six yard box from Bray was cleared away for a corner kick, which was cleared.

The Lambs continued to dominate the game playing some delightful passing football, which tested a resilient and determined Bere Alston defence.

The Lambs deservedly doubled their lead in the 40th minute when another flowing move, Liam Prynn’s pass to Jack Crago split the visitors defence, Jack Crago played a square pass for young Bailey Williams to slot the ball home seven yards.

Just before the interval Tallin Burns saw his bullet like shot from twenty three yards canon back off a post. This was followed by Moor making another brilliant save to deny Jack Crago, when he got the end of a terrific cross from Tallin Burns, to keep the score at 2-0 at the interval.

To ensure everyone got game time The Lambs made three substitutions at the start of the second period. Glynn Hobbs who has re-joined to the Lambs, replacing Prynn, Lewis Coombes for Williams and Shanley for Elliot.

The game continued in the same vein as the first with the Lambs dominating possession with Afet Toujani, Tallin Burns, and Reece Shanley, controlling the middle of the park. Chances were created by the home team but the Bere Alston defence continued to defend with defiance, blocking and making last ditch clearances. The keeper also making some really good saves to deny the Lambs from increasing their lead. At times the Lambs over played, making one pass to many before shooting, giving the defence chance to block the final shot.

Just before the hour, Lambs substitute keeper Jack Ord made a fine save to deny Moorhead from scoring, tipping his fine effort over the bar.  The Lambs finally got their third goal when a terrific shot from Burns rebounded back off the visitors’ keeper, with Lewis Coombes on hand to slot the ball home.

The Lambs made it 4-0 In the 70th minute when another fine move saw Afet Toujani find Jack Crago with a defence splitting pass, he calmly fired the ball home low into the corner of the net.

Five minutes from time the Lambs completed the scoring when another great move saw Reece Shanley provide a cushioned header to Jack Crago who slotted the ball home from six yards.

This was a fine game of football, and a good work out for both teams, getting match time to build fitness levels for the coming season. There were a number of fine performances, with the younger members of the squad showing they can more than hold their own at this level.

Everyone at Tavistock Football Club wishes Bere Alston every success in their new adventure when they compete in the S. W. Peninsula League West Division.

Tavistock AFC Firsts 5 - 0 Bere Alston United

  • Saturday 21 July 2018 @ 3:00 pm
  • Friendly 
  • Langsford Park
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Previous meetings

21 Jul 18 3:00 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC Firsts v Bere Alston United 5 - 0
17 Mar 18 2:30 pm ECPL Tavistock AFC Reserves v Bere Alston United 0 - 3
18 Nov 17 2:30 pm ECPL Bere Alston United v Tavistock AFC Reserves 2 - 1
22 Jul 17 3:00 pm Friendly Bere Alston United v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 5
31 Dec 16 2:30 pm ECPL Tavistock AFC Reserves v Bere Alston United 3 - 2
05 Nov 16 2:30 pm ECPL Bere Alston United v Tavistock AFC Reserves 8 - 0
30 Jul 16 1:30 pm Friendly Bere Alston United v Tavistock AFC Firsts 0 - 3