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Tavistock AFC Firsts


Launceston AFC

SWPL Saturday 12 January @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

The Lambs move within six points of League leaders Plymouth Argyle, with four games in hand after this victory. Managers Stuart Henderson decided to rest some key players for this fixture, to keep them fresh for the busy programme ahead.
The Lambs dominated possession from the start and deservedly opened the scoring in the eighteenth minute, when a corner kick resulted in Matt David heading the ball back across the six yard area for Josh Grant to head home from six yards.
For all their pressure the Lambs applied on the visitors defence they failed to extend their advantage. They were guilty of poor decision making in the attacking third of the pitch. Their passing was played at a slow tempo and the final ball in and around the penalty area was poor, giving the Launceston defence the opportunity to break up numerous attacks and block shots on target.
The visitors were restricted to counter attacks, and the nearest they came to scoring was a effort from Mitchell who fired over the bar from twenty yards.
Manager Henderson must have had some strong words at half time as the second half was a great improvement with an increase in intensity and tempo in their play, but were still finding difficult to break down a resolute Launceston defence.
On the hour the Manager made two substitutions with Jack Crago and Dave Hallett replacing Tyler Elliott and Luke Brown.
A great move minutes later saw Jack Crago play a fine ball to Josh Robins, his squared pass found Josh Grant but his fine effort was brilliantly saved by Colwell in the visitors goal. Liam Prynn then replaced Sam Davey.
The home team deservedly doubled their lead in the 67th minute when a deep corner kick by Dave Hallett saw Warren Daw rise and head the ball back across the box and there was Jack Crago, who riffled the ball home from ten yards.
Two minutes later Dave Hallett played a great ball to McCauley but his fine effort was brilliantly saved by Colwill.
Another fine move opened up the visitors defence and Colwill dragged Josh Grant to the ground. The referee had no hesitation in awarding a penalty. Grant stepped up to blast the spot kick home.
In the dying minute the Lambs added a fourth goal when McCauley played a great pass to Jack Crago who waltzed pass two defenders, before flashing the ball past Colwill at his near post to complete the scoring.
Manager Stuart Henderson said ” We made a number of changes which always going to effect the fluency of how we perform. Despite leading 1-0 at the interval we were disappointed at how we passed the ball and the tempo we played at today. We started the same in the second half but once we went ahead 2-0 the shackles were unleashed and if it were not for the Launceston keeper we could have scored at least another two goals on top of the four we achieved.
Man of the Match Josh Grant for his all round performance.

Tavistock AFC Firsts 4 - 0 Launceston AFC

  • Saturday 12 January 2019 @ 3:00 pm
  • SWPL 
  • Langsford Park

Previous meetings

21 Apr 18 3:00 pm SWPL Launceston AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 3
29 Sep 18 3:00 pm SWPL Launceston AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 0 - 5
20 Oct 18 2:30 pm ECPL Tavistock AFC Reserves v Launceston AFC 5 - 1
12 Jan 19 3:00 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Launceston AFC 4 - 0
30 Apr 19 6:30 pm ECPL Launceston AFC v Tavistock AFC Reserves 0 - 2