Tavistock AFC 3 Sholing FC 2
This great result for the Lambs brought them back into the play off area drawing them level on points with Bashley and it also closed the gap between title contenders AFC Totton and the league leaders writes Eric Pinch.
Adam McPherson returned from injury with the Lambs welcoming new signing Oscar Massey on loan from Swindon Town to both sit on the bench.
The home side got off to a great start when on seven minutes they were gifted a goal by keeper Ryan Gosney. From a Sholing free kick deep in the Lambs half, it was cleared out wide for Ben Cross to send it high and forward, then the keeper was outside his area as he attempted to get control, but his first touch let him down and there was Liam ” The Predator “Prynn to nick the ball to go forward and slot home into an empty net.
The Boatmen got back on level terms on 20 minutes as they won the ball back in midfield to allow Bradley Targett to cut in from the left and shoot low past Josh Oak inside the post.
The visitors were then lucky to retain 11 players after a late challenge on Ed Harrison was just deemed worthy of a caution.
Josh Grant then shot wide before Gosney was again at fault just after the half hour as his poor clearance went straight to Prynn on the edge of the penalty area to give him the simple task of finding the net.
Robert Flooks then headed wide before the Lambs almost got a two goal cushion on the stroke of half time as Prynn’s header came back off the crossbar.
So, it was 2-1 to the Lambs at half time and fully deserved.
The second half was just five minutes gone when the Lambs got their third. Tallan Burns was released down the left to cut in and let fly and Gosney could only parry it into the path of Prynn to head home for his hat trick and put the Lambs into the driving seat. Five minutes later though, the visitors would again reduce the arrears as Luke Wort headed home from a Roundall-Prince cross with the Lambs appealing in vain for offside.
Sholing went looking for the equaliser, with Wort just failing to connect with a Robinson cross. Sean Thomson then came off the bench to replace Joe O’Connor and Grant and Harrison went close for the home side to expand their lead again, before Massey and McPherson replaced Grant and Alex Battle on 75 minutes. Chances went begging as Massey had two, but Gosney redeemed himself with two blocks. Oak kept out a chance for the Boatmen, before McPherson just missed the target close to the end.
A fine all round team performance with each player putting in a shift to get the fully deserved victory.
Sovereign Wines man of the match: Liam Prynn.
Jack Chams Player of the Month for February: Ed Harrison.
Coach to Bashley Saturday March 18th. Roborough Park and Ride 8-45am. Langsford Park 9-15. Names to Eric 07970052668.