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Tavistock AFC

Bitton AFC


Tavistock AFC

FA Cup August 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm WDS Associates Stadium

The Lambs crashed out of the F. A. Cup as they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of a good Bitton team.

The trip up to Gloucester was a nightmare, having left in plenty of time, there was traffic congestion on the motorway which resulted in the team not arriving at the ground until only thirty minutes before kick off.

The team were without Dave Hallett not available and Lewis Daw thigh injury.

The game started at a fast pace with both teams playing some fine football, with game flowing from end to end. Josh Grant had an effort that flashed inches wide of the target.

Josh Oak was then called upon to tip a fine effort from Mateus over the bar.

Play remained even but it was Bitton who broke the deadlock on the half hour when Mateus followed after a ball hit the post to slot the ball home.

Just as the Lambs were getting back into the game they suffered a major setback when Josh Oak came out to make clearance and lost his footing on the wet surface, this allowed Harris to take that ball past him and roll the ball into an empty net.

Back came the Lambs Josh Grant went close with a fine glancing header which flashed inches wide.

This got worse for the Lambs shortly after the interval when Egan fired home from a fine pass by Harris. The Lambs were now forced to push more men forward to try and reduce the arrears. This left them open to counter attacks by the home team.

It was a counter attack that saw the Lambs defence short at the back, a beautiful pass split open the visitors defence and Egan found himself in on goal, he rounded the advancing Josh Oak before passing to Bament to finish.

Another swift counter attack minutes later opened up the Lambs defence and Bament was on the score sheet again when he riffled home from eighteen yards.

Things got even worse for the visitors when Best produced a beautiful cross for Osman to head home the sixth, Bament then completed his hat trick to complete a miserable afternoon for the Lambs.

This was a very disappointing performance from the Lambs, it was a game that they need to forget, it was one of those days when nothing went right from the outset.

There was nothing to choose between the two teams for the opening half hour, but once the home team opened the scoring. The third goal just after the interval was the killer blow, after this the Lambs seemed to lose their discipline and shape, and got punished for any error by some clinical finishing by the home tea.

The Manager will need lift the team and get the back in the right frame of mind before the next fixture


Previous meetings

11 Aug 18 3:00 pm FA Cup Bitton AFC v Tavistock AFC 7 - 0
04 Dec 21 3:00 pm Toolstation Western League Tavistock AFC v Bitton AFC 1 - 0
09 Apr 22 3:00 pm Toolstation Western League Bitton AFC v Tavistock AFC 0 - 4