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Tavistock AFC Firsts


Exmouth Town AFC

SWPL Wednesday 15 August @ 7:30 pm Langsford Park

The Lambs were without Lewis Daw and Ben Cross through injury and  Dan Evans failed a fitness test just before the game.

The game opened at a frantic pace with both side playing attractive football Exmouth had definitely not come to play defensively, as they attacked with pace and craft.

In the 8th minute the visitors produced a really good move that resulted in Josh Oak having to make a really good save, turning a fierce shot from Cooper for a corner kick. From the kick Durrant headed over the bar when well placed.

Five minutes later good work by Tyler Elliot saw Tallin Burns find Luke Brown but he dragged his shot wide of the target. On the half hour home goalkeeper Josh Oak made a magnificent save to deny Rickard from breaking the deadlock.

The game continued to flow from end to end but it was the visitors that looked the more likely to open the scoring, Lever was denied when his shot following a corner kick came back off the post, was cleared.

Both teams pressed forward but neither team could find the opening goal.

The Lambs were forced to make a change at the interval, Dave Hallett had picked up an injury and was replaced with Atef Toujani.

The home team increased the tempo of their play early in the half, moving the ball much quicker and with more accuracy. Three minutes into the half a shot was blocked the ball fell to Glyn Hobbs his shot was brilliantly turned over the bar by Powell in the visitor’s goal.

On the hour Manager made a substitution with Jack Crago replacing Tallan Burns. Crago made an immediate impact when his fine header was saved by Powell. The Lambs continued to create scoring opportunities but they could not find that elusive goal.

With 15 minutes to go, it looked as is the Lambs were going to pay the penalty for missed chances, when in a counter attack, Exmouth were awarded a penalty for a foul in the area. Josh Oak in the home goal made a terrific save, diving low to his left to turn the spot kick from High away for a corner kick  which was cleared.

Alex Cairo then replaced Luke Brown, minutes later Cairo saw his fine effort tipped over the bar.

Exmouth goalkeeper Powell then made three magnificent saves to deny the Lambs. The first a double save from close range to deny Jack Crago followed by an incredible save to deny Josh Grant. Glynn Hobbs then saw his fine effort turned away for a corner kick.

Just as if it looked like it was going to be one of those games, the Lambs popped up with a deserved winner in time added on. A terrific run by Jack Crago down the left, gliding past a couple of defenders before squaring the perfect pass for Josh Grant to flash the ball home from close range.

This was a hard earned three points against a very good Exmouth Town team. It was definitely a game of two halves with Exmouth shading the first, but the Lambs were the much better side in the second period.

Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 0 Exmouth Town AFC

  • Wednesday 15 August 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  • SWPL 
  • Langsford Park
  • Referee: James Gould
Jack Crago Tallan Burns
Luke Brown
Atef Toujani Dave Hallett
Corey Burns
Reece Shanley

Previous meetings

22 Oct 16 3:00 pm FA Vase Exmouth Town AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 3 - 2
13 Sep 17 7:30 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Exmouth Town AFC 4 - 0
24 Mar 18 3:00 pm SWPL Exmouth Town AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 0 - 5
15 Aug 18 7:30 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Exmouth Town AFC 1 - 0
10 Nov 18 3:00 pm SWPL Exmouth Town AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 0