Match Centre

Tavistock AFC

Cullompton Rangers


Tavistock AFC

September 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm Speeds Meadow

The Lambs were without Glynn Hobbs through illness, and Lewis Daw still recovering from injury.

The Lambs dominated from the start and almost took the lead in the tenth minute, but Josh Grant dragged his shot wide of the target from eighteen yards. Cullompton keeper Seedhouse-Evans the made three terrific saves, the first from Josh Grant, then Dave Hallett followed by Liam Prynn.

The Lambs opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Dave Hallett provided a great through ball that put Liam Prynn in on goal, the forward rounded the home keeper and slotted the ball home from twelve yards.

The first real scare for the visitors came just a few minutes before the interval, when they lost possession on the halfway line. Rangers Harris spotted Neal Osborn was way off his goal line, his fine effort saw the keeper scrambling to get back, he was relieved to see the ball just go inches over the bar.

The Lambs should have had the game won by the interval, but they missed several chances to score, this along with some resolute defending, and good goalkeeping meant they were held to a single goal.

The second period was a much closer encounter but it was still the Lambs that had the greater share of possession. Josh Grant went close with a fierce shot on the hour. Cullompton came close to levelling the scores in the 65th minute when Bailey’ shot was blocked by Dan Evans.

Minutes later Manager Henderson made two substitutions, Jack Crago replaced Tallan Burns. Crago was soon in the action and his fine header was well saved by the home keeper. Tyler Elliot then replaced Reece Shanley.

The Lambs doubled their lead in the 70th minute when another fine move resulted in the ball finding Dave Hallett, his fierce shot from twenty two yards flashed past the home keeper into the net.

Cullompton never gave up and pushed forward to try and open their account, but the Lambs defence was in fine form, thwarting any danger.

The Visitors were awarded a penalty in the second minute of added time but Bayley Williams spot kick was brilliantly saved by Seedhouse- Evans.

Although not at their best the Lambs recorded another well-earned victory. Once again there were a number of good performances, but the man of the match was Dan Evans who had a superb game.


Previous meetings

08 Sep 18 3:00 pm Cullompton Rangers v Tavistock AFC 0 - 2
25 Sep 18 7:30 pm St Lukes Challenge Cup Cullompton Rangers v Tavistock AFC 4 - 3
29 Dec 18 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Cullompton Rangers 1 - 0
28 Sep 21 7:30 pm St Lukes Challenge Cup Tavistock AFC v Cullompton Rangers H - W