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Tavistock AFC

Tavistock AFC


Godolphin Atlantic AFC

November 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

With the ever growing injury list, Manager Henderson once again had to make changes and new signing Matt David came into the centre of defence.
The Lambs got off to really good start opening the scoring in the third minute. A fine move resulted in Tyler Elliot finishing with aplomb from eight yards.
The Lambs then paid the penalty for not dealing with two set piece kicks. The first came in the 15th minute when from a free kick the ball was only partially cleared, a scramble took place and Roberts was on hand to take advantage a fire the ball home from ten yards. The second came in the 25th minute another defensive error resulted in Shepherd taking advantage to slot the ball home from close range to give Godolphin the lead.
Then on the half hour the Lambs then suffered another injury problems when Hughes turned an ankle and could take no further part, he was replaced by McAulley.
This setback, upset the Lambs play, as they tried to push for an equaliser. They struggled to find their normal fluent passing game, giving the ball away in the final third of the pitch, so the interval came with Godolphin leading 2-1.
The Lambs increased the tempo of their game in the second half. Fearn in the visitor’s goal pushed a fierce shot from Josh Grant over the bar. From the corner kick Bailey Williams saw his header go inches wide of the target. The Lambs were really applying a lot of pressure on the Godolphin defence. Both Josh Grant and Matt David saw efforts go wide of the target, before a Tallan Burns shot was brilliantly saved by Fearn.
On the hour Manager Stuart Henderson made two substitutions with Liam Prynn replacing Williams, and Jack Crago replacing Burns.
Minutes later the Lambs deservedly equalised when Dave Hallet provided the perfect cross for Jack Crago to plant a fine header into the far top corner of the net.
Minutes later the same player dragged his shot inches wide of the target following good work by Grant and Elliot.
The Lambs were now dominating the game with the visitors restricted to an isolated counter attack. In one such attack Tippett forced a good save out of Josh Oak in the home goal.
The Lambs created chance after chance but Fearn in the visitor’s goal was in fine form making several really good saves. However the Lambs constant attack on the Godolphin defence finally paid off in the 88th minute when from a free kick taken by Dave Hallett resulted in Captain Warren Daw providing the finishing touch to take a hard earned but well deserved lead.
The Lambs were disappointing in the first half but the intensity of their play in the second saw them return to their high standards and they deservedly got a very important victory.
The man of the match was Captain Warren Daw with another top quality performance.
Manager Henderson said “Confidence is a massive factor in football and sometimes things conspire against you. Two errors in the first half got punished, despite starting the game well. A few things were sorted out at half time, and we were camped in their half for the majority of the second. The lads kept going and got their rewards with a late finish from Captain Warren Daw to record a deserved victory”.

Tavistock AFC 3 - 2 Godolphin Atlantic AFC

  • Saturday 24 November 2018 @ 3:00 pm
  • Langsford Park

Previous meetings

05 Mar 16 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Godolphin Atlantic AFC 3 - 0
20 Apr 16 7:30 pm Godolphin Atlantic AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 3
07 Jan 17 3:00 pm Godolphin Atlantic AFC v Tavistock AFC 2 - 4
22 Apr 17 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Godolphin Atlantic AFC 4 - 0
25 Apr 18 7:30 pm Tavistock AFC v Godolphin Atlantic AFC 6 - 1
28 Apr 18 3:00 pm Godolphin Atlantic AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 6
07 Aug 18 7:30 pm Godolphin Atlantic AFC v Tavistock AFC 2 - 2
24 Nov 18 3:00 pm Tavistock AFC v Godolphin Atlantic AFC 3 - 2