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Tavistock AFC

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Tavistock AFC

August 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm Burngullow Park

With keeper Josh Oak and defender Josh Robbins attending separate weddings, Lewis Daw, Dave Hallett, Afet Toujani injured and Warren Daw unavailable it was inevitable that there would be many changes to the starting line-up, writes Eric Pinch

Manager Stuart Henderson secured the services of former Plymouth parkway custodian Neil Osborne and full back Calum Hall from Tiverton to come into the starting line up with central defender Dan Evans returning from injury.

Both sides started lively with the visitors soon getting into their passing game.

Early on Kenny went close for the home side before the Lambs opened the scoring on 15 minutes. Glynn Hobbs, Reece Shanley and Luke Brown combined for the latter to get his shot away, former Lambs keeper Jamie Blatchford managed to parry it but Josh Grant got the final touch to stab home from close range.

Jack Crago then saw two headers flash wide from crosses by Mason Hughes before the lambs increased their lead 10 mins prior to the interval.

Grant’s shot was parried by Blatchford but there was Hughes who had come from deep in his own half previous to be on the spot and lash home form an acute angle.

It was almost three on the stroke of half time but Blatchford tipped over Crago’s header after being set up by Hobbs and Hughes.

The second half was just four minutes old when the lambs increased their lead, a defensive mix up allowed Brown to stride forward and slot home.

Moments later Brown had the chance to add to his total but from a Crago cross somehow allowed the ball to run pass him. Shanley then shot wide after a good team move.

The home side offered very little in attack but Roseveor went close with another header.

The Lambs were in total control of this game and with a little more clinical finishing could have built up a big score but they were to just add one more and had to wait until the 83rd minute

A well rehearsed free kick bore fruit, when a couple of touches from Crago, sub Tallon Burns gave Grant the space to fire home to complete the scoring.

4 nil away from home would appear to be a good afternoon’s work but the feeling at the end was it could have and should have been more but no one is really complaining.

A stiffer test awaits the lambs when they face the early pace setters and top of the table St Austell at Langsford Park


Previous meetings

30 Sep 17 3:00 pm Sticker AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 8
18 Apr 18 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Sticker AFC 2 - 1
18 Aug 18 3:00 pm Sticker AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 4
13 Apr 19 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Sticker AFC 4 - 0