Tavistock AFC 3 Lymington Town 1
The Lambs got back to winning ways after three consecutive league defeats.
The squad rotational wheel was spun for this game with no fewer than four changes to the starting line up from the previous match
In came Mike Landricombe, Warren Daw, Adam McPherson and Iestyn Harris replacing Ben Cross, Dan Evans, Ben Fowles and Josh Parry.
It was a dramatic start to the game, as within the first minute, Liam Prynn was in on goal to be fouled by Tim Stephenson. A penalty was awarded and as he was deemed to be the last defender Stephenson was given a red card, then up stepped Prynn to send the ball high and wide of the Linnets keeper Amadeusz Skrzyniarz.
The perfect start for the Lambs as they took advantage of the extra man, McPherson saw the keeper tip over his effort and Prynn would go close before the home side doubled their lead on seven minutes. A well worked move across the pitch would see Harris in space on the edge of the penalty area to
shoot low and hard across the keeper for a well taken goal.
One could foresee the Lambs going on to take charge, but chances went begging for Alex Battle, Joe O’Connor and Prynn and despite being a man down, the visitors were always a threat and duly got back into the game on the half hour. Oyebamiji picked the ball up out wide to go past a defender, get himself
into the area and slip the ball under Josh Oak.
The Lambs had had the majority of possession for this first half but would only go in at half time just a goal to the good.
The Lambs created a number of chances throughout the second half, Daw went close, appeals for a penalty for the visitors were waived away, Battle shot wide, Harrison would see an effort deflected for a corner and it would take until the 78th minute before the Lambs gave themselves some breathing space with a two goal cushion. Prynn and McPherson set up a one-two in the area for the latter to slot home.
The Lambs could, and should, have taken better advantage of the extra man but the visitors did well throughout to give the Lambs a game.
At the end it was a welcome victory and another three points and with results in the League going in favour of the Lambs it sees them still in 7th position just outside the play offs.
Sovereign Wines Man of the Match: Iestyn Harris.
Sat Feb 11th Away to Bishops Cleave KO 3pm. Coach Leaving Roborough Park & Ride 8-30am and 9am from Langsford park, names to Eric 07970 052668
Wed Feb 15th Home to Bashley 7-45pm
Match report by Eric Pinch