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Tavistock AFC Firsts

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SWPL Saturday 31 December @ 12:00 pm Poltair Park

St Austell one of this years title contenders, closed the gap to four points of second placed Lambs, after this close encounter.

The Lambs had to make changes to the team that started against Argyle, Owen Jones missed out through injury, Dan Evans took his place in centre defence. Club captain Lewis Daw not totally fit took his place on the bench.

The game got off to a fast start with both teams probing for an opening. The Lambs opened the scoring in the 15th minute when a great pass from Josh Robins found Luke Brown, who laid on the perfect pass to Glynn Hobbs who fired the ball home from eleven yards.

Influential mid fielder Dave Hallet, who was having a fine game, picked up an injury in the25th minute and could take no further part in the game, he was replaced by Steve Rogers.

A minute later the home team were awarded a free kick twenty two yards out, Josh Oak made a great save to deny Watts from levelling the scores. St Austell levelled the score on the half hour when when Chambers headed home at the far post from a corner kick.

The game was now flowing from end to end between two evenly matched teams, Prynn went close for the home team. Glynn Hobbs saw his goal bound shot deflected for a corner kick. Just before the interval Shane Krac made a penetrating run from midfield working his way into the area but his fierce shot deflected off a defender for a corner kick.

The turning point in the game came early in the second half when the Lambs missed two great chance to regain the lead. A great ball from Ben Cross found Shane Krac in space but his shot went inches over the bar. Minutes later another great move saw Glynn Hobbs in on goal but his powerful shot was brilliantly saved by Chapman in the home goal.

The Lambs paid the penalty for these missed opportunities as the home team took the lead on the hour when a good move saw Slateford’s fine pass find Prynn, his powerful shot from just outside the penalty area nestled low in the corner of the net.

Jack Crago then went close, but it was the home team that were now having the greater share of possession, but the Lambs kept pressing to try and find an equaliser. The home team made the game safe in the 82 minute, when the visitors lost possession and Goldsworthy finished off a fine individual move to seal the victory.

This was a disappointing result although there was not lot between the two teams. It is important that the team get back to top form for the next game to get back to winning ways.

St Austell AFC 3 - 1 Tavistock AFC Firsts

  • Saturday 31 December 2016 @ 12:00 pm
  • SWPL 
  • Poltair Park
  • Referee: Christopher Rea
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Won
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Drawn
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Lost

Previous meetings

30 Jul 17 3:00 pm Charity Bowl St Austell AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 6
28 Jan 17 3:00 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v St Austell AFC 2 - 0
28 Jan 17 2:30 pm ECPL St Austell AFC v Tavistock AFC Reserves 3 - 1
31 Dec 16 12:00 pm SWPL St Austell AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 3 - 1
15 Oct 16 2:30 pm ECPL Tavistock AFC Reserves v St Austell AFC 1 - 2
07 May 16 3:00 pm SWPL Tavistock AFC Firsts v St Austell AFC 4 - 0
26 Apr 16 7:30 pm SWPL St Austell AFC v Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 4