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Tavistock AFC Firsts

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Plymouth Argyle

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SWPL Tuesday 27 December @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

A crowd of 450 witnessed a really good game, with both teams playing some excellent football. Argyle fielded a very strong team with six seasoned experienced professionals in their starting line up. The Lambs were without the services of centre back Dan Evans.
Argyle started the brighter, as Josh Oak was called upon to make a smart save in the third minute to deny Carver. This was followed minutes later when the visitors were awarded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area but Tanners effort sailed over the bar.
The Lambs then started to get a foot hold in the game, Jack Crago made a fine break down the left, but his cross was collected by Dorel in the visitors goal. The game continued to flow from end to end, with Argyle just edging the greater share of possession. Keeper Josh Oak then made a fine save to deny Rooney from opening the scoring.
The Lambs opened the scoring in the eighteenth minute when a fine move saw Dave Hallett cross into the box cleared but the ball fell to Glynn Hobbs who flashed the ball home from twenty yards. Shortly afterwards a great defence splitting pass by Shane Krac put Jack Crago free on the left, but his bullet like shot was brilliantly saved but Dorel.  A Calver free kick was then punched clear by Oak in the home goal. On the half hour Josh Oak made a terrific save diving low to his left to turn the ball away for a corner kick. A good move saw Glynn Hobbs and Josh Grant combine to find Crago but his powerful shot was just wide of the target. The game continued to flow from end to end and with both defences in fine form the half time whistle came with the Lambs leading by a single goal.
Argyle started the second half at a tremendous pace both Purrington and Tanner going close, before Glynn Hobbs hit the side netting. Lambs keeper Josh Oak then made a great save turning a shot from Lane away for a corner kick. Just before the hour the referee awarded Argyle a dubious penalty kick when Daw and Goodwillie came together inside the penalty area, the forward seemed to go down very easily.  Goodwillie’s spot kick saw Josh Oak make a great save to maintain the home teams lead. Minutes later Oak was quick off his line to collect the ball at the feet of Goodwillie.
Lambs manager Henderson made substitutions to bring on some fresh legs as the home team were now beginning to feel the pace of the game. In the 57th minute Rosenquest replaced Hallett  and ten minutes later Shepherd and Rogers replaced Crago and Brown.
The Lambs were awarded a free kick twenty two yards from goal, Hobbs fierce kick was saved by McCullum low down to his left.
The home team then suffered a severe set back when Owen Jones had to stretchered off in the 80th minute. Having already used their three substitutes the Lambs had to play the remainder of the game with ten men.
Six minutes later the extra man told when  Tanner unleashed an unstoppable shot from twenty yards that nestled in the top corner of the net. It was backs to the wall for the Lambs now, but with some great defending and goalkeeping they deservedly held on for a draw.
This was another terrific performance by the team every player can be really proud of their individual efforts. The defence were outstanding, midfield were competitive and played some great football, and the forwards always looked a threat and really tested the Argyle defence. The man of the match was keeper Josh Oak who pulled off a number of good saves including the penalty save, his handling was superb throughout the game.

Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

  • Tuesday 27 December 2016 @ 3:00 pm
  • SWPL 
  • Langsford Park
  • Attendance: 431
  • Referee: Ryan Hedges
GLS
19 Teigan Rosenquest Luke Brown
14 Rikki Shepherd Jack Crago
Steve Rogers Dave Hallett
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Played
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Won
1
Drawn
1
Lost

Previous meetings

27 Dec 16 3:00 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1
28 Oct 16 7:30 pm SWPL Plymouth Argyle v Tavistock AFC Firsts 0 - 2
12 Jul 16 7:30 pm Friendly Tavistock AFC Firsts v Plymouth Argyle 2 - 7