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Tavistock AFC Firsts

3

Shepton Mallett AFC

3
FA Cup Saturday 7 September @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

The Lambs were without regular goal keeper and Captain Josh Oak due to injury so Jack Ord took over the gloves.
Once again the Lambs were slow out of the blocks, and once again conceded and early goal from a corner kick in the fourth minute when White found himself some space to power home a fine header from seven yards.
In the 15th minute following a good move Shepton had a great chance to double their lead, when Fillingham found himself in on goal, he clipped the ball over the advancing Jack Ord only to see his effort go inches over the bar.
Minutes later the Lambs levelled the score when a fine passing move, a great square pass by Jack Crago, found the on rushing Reece Shanley who riffled the ball home from fourteen yards.
The visitors regained the lead in the 23rd minute from another set piece, from the free kick the ball was only partially cleared, the ball fell to Bailey who made no mistake firing the ball low into the corner of the net.
The Lambs responded well, Jack Crago had two fine efforts well saved by Hill in the visitors goal. Dan Evans then saw his fine header go inches over the bar from a corner kick.
Five minutes before the interval the Lambs suffered a real setback, when on a counter attack, the home team were found short at the back, Serviour provided the perfect pass for Morgan to flash home their third goal, giving the visitors a two goal advantage at the interval.
Manager Stuart Henderson must have had a few harsh words to say at the interval as the Lambs really upped the tempo of their play in the second half.
Four minutes into the half a fine move saw the ball find Luke Brown who was fouled, the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot. Jack Crago made no mistake as he fired the ball into the corner of the net.
Three minutes later Manager Henderson made his first substitution, with Cloke replacing Brown, shortly afterwards Burns replaced Cairo. It was now the Lambs that were asking the questions, as they pressed forward for an equaliser.
On the hour a fine move saw the ball find Liam Prynn and his fine pass found Reece Shanley but his fine effort flashed inches wide of the target.
The Lambs were now putting the visitors defence under intense pressure and it came as no surprise when they levelled the score in the 79th minute. A terrific passing move saw the ball find Liam Prynn, who produced a defence splitting pass to Jack Crago who flashed the ball home, giving Hill in the visitors goal no chance of saving.
The Lambs were dominating possession, and looked the more likely to get the winning goal. However the visitors defence stood firm, with goalkeeper Hill producing three terrific saves to deny the home team, and take the tie into a replay.
This was a superb game of football, that was a great spectacle for any football fan, with both teams giving it their all, to get to the next round of the competition.
No doubt the Lambs will be disappointed not to have pinched it with a terrific second half performance. There were a number of good performances but the man of the match was Jack Crago with his two crucial goals

Tavistock AFC Firsts 3 - 3 Shepton Mallett AFC

  • Saturday 7 September 2019 @ 3:00 pm
  • FA Cup First Round Qualifying
  • Langsford Park
4
Played
3
Won
1
Drawn
0
Lost

Previous meetings

10 Sep 16 3:00 pm FA Vase Shepton Mallett AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 6
05 Aug 17 3:00 pm FA Cup Shepton Mallett AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 4
07 Sep 19 3:00 pm FA Cup Tavistock AFC Firsts v Shepton Mallett AFC 3 - 3
10 Sep 19 7:30 pm FA Cup Shepton Mallett AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 2