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Tavistock AFC

Tavistock AFC


Ivybridge Town AFC

October 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

Once again the Lambs were without several regulars, through injury and suspensions.

The Lambs got off to a pulsating start, opening the scoring in the third minute when Jack Crago made a penetrating run, before curling the perfect shot, from the edge of the penalty area, into the far top corner of the net.
This was followed by another fine move with Liam Prynn and Josh Grant exchanging passes which resulted in Grant’s terrific effort being turned away for a corner kick by the visitors keeper Gregory.
The first real effort on the home goal came in the 14th minute when Cunningham shot over the bar from twenty yards. Four minute later Ivybridge equalised when a fierce shot from former Lambs player Fineboy rebounded back off Josh Oak into the path of Rowe who calmly slotted the ball home from seven yards.
The Lambs pushed forward, another fine passing move saw Josh Grant make a penetrating run into the penalty area where he was fouled by Hazlem. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot. Josh Grant thundered the spot kick home to restore the lead.
The game continued to flow from end to end but the half ended with the Lambs leading by a single goal.

The visitors started the second half at a fast pace and started to play some fine football, showing how much they have improved over the past few weeks, with a fine win in the FA Vase, and a good league win at Helston in mid week. Truelove saw his fine effort from twenty two yards flash inches wide of the hosts goal.
Things got worse for the home team when Liam Prynn limped off following a tackle, Bailey Williams taking his place.
The visitors were now having a very good spell, with home team struggling to find their normal fluent passing game. Lambs keeper Josh Oak made a terrific save to deny Fineboy, and Harry Southcott made a great defensive header turning the ball away for a corner kick when it looked destined for the net.

The Lambs defence held firm to gain the three points, in order to maintain their challenge at the top end of the league table.
This will be a game the team will want to forget, as the performance was well below their normal high standard. The team will need get back to their high standards before they take on Western League leaders Willand Rovers in the F A Vase on Saturday.


Previous meetings

29 Aug 15 3:00 pm Ivybridge Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 0
05 Dec 15 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Ivybridge Town AFC 3 - 1
06 Aug 16 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Ivybridge Town AFC 8 - 0
03 Dec 16 3:00 pm Ivybridge Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 2 - 5
20 Sep 17 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Ivybridge Town AFC 9 - 0
14 Oct 17 2:30 pm WCP League Cup Tavistock AFC v Ivybridge Town AFC 3 - 2
01 May 18 7:30 pm Ivybridge Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 8
27 Oct 18 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Ivybridge Town AFC 2 - 1
19 Jan 19 3:00 pm Ivybridge Town AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 4