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Tavistock AFC

Taunton Town FC


Tavistock AFC

Friendly July 31, 2018 @ 7:45 pm Viridor Stadium

The Lambs continued their stiff program of friendly Fixtures with a visit to Southern League Premier League Taunton Town .
The Lambs started brightly playing some fine pass and move football, matching their opponents in a fast, entertaining match for the spectators.
It was Josh Oak in the visitors goal that was called into action, when he turned away a fine effort from Neal for a corner kick, White headed over the bar from the kick.
In the 19th minute the Lambs put a terrific move together, Tyler Elliot made a penetrating run before providing a fine pass to Glynn Hobbs, his fierce shot was brilliantly saved by Irish in the home goal.
Minutes later only very brave goalkeeping by Irish denied Jack Crago from scoring, the keeper diving at the feet of the on rushing forward . On the half hour Irish was in action again when he made a great save to deny Glynn Hobbs from breaking the deadlock.
Just before the interval another fine move involving Elliot and Hallett saw Josh Grant flash his shot inches wide of the target.
The second half continued with the game flowing from end to end, each side looking for that breakthrough. Taunton forced two corner kicks early in the half, but the visitors defence were in fine form. Ex Lambs player Dan Sullivan then made a terrific break down the left flank, his fine pass found Neal in a good position but his effort was blocked by Dan Evans.
Back came the Lambs, another fine move ended with Glynn Hobbs shot over the bar . The visitors were awarded a free kick twenty yards from the Taunton goal, but Hobbs shot was well saved by the home keeper.
In the 65th minute The Lambs made a substitution with Greening replacing Daw, who was playing his first game follow along term injury. Further changes were made four minutes later, Clifton replaced Hallett and Williams replaced Hobbs.
Taunton finally broke the deadlock in the 75th minute, when Brett threaded an inch perfect pass to put Neal in on goal, he rounded the advancing Josh Oak and slotted the ball home from eight yards.
Two minutes later Taunton doubled their lead when the ball was lost in a vital area, the ball fell to Neal who deftly chipped the ball over Oak into the net.
The third goal was a bizarre affair, a shot was blocked, the ball fell to Josh Robins inside the six yard box, the ball went back to the goalkeeper, the referee immediately awarded a free kick on the six yard line, for a pass back. The resultant free kick was blocked the ball fell to Brett, his thunderous shot was block by a defender, the referee adjudged a hand ball and awarded a penalty. Neal stepped up to fire the ball home to complete his hat trick, and the scoring.
This was a fine performance by the Lambs from which they can take a lot of positives. The team performed admirably, testing their skills against a team three tiers higher in the FA Pyramid. Once again the youngster showed they can more than hold their own at this level. The team in now really taking shape with a number of injured players coming back to fitness and ready for selection. The game proved to be a very good work out for both teams.

Taunton Town FC 3 - 0 Tavistock AFC

  • Tuesday 31 July 2018 @ 7:45 pm
  • Friendly 
  • Viridor Stadium

Previous meetings

02 Sep 17 3:00 pm FA Cup Tavistock AFC v Taunton Town FC 2 - 2
05 Sep 17 7:45 pm FA Cup Taunton Town FC v Tavistock AFC 1 - 2
31 Jul 18 7:45 pm Friendly Taunton Town FC v Tavistock AFC 3 - 0
09 Jul 19 7:45 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC v Taunton Town FC 0 - 5
30 Jul 22 3:00 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC v Taunton Town FC 5 - 2