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Tavistock AFC Firsts

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Frome Town FC

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FA Cup Saturday 16 September @ 3:00 pm Langsford Park

The Lambs almost got off to the perfect start when in the second minute a good move resulted in a good cross into the penalty area but Jack Crago’s fine effort came back off the upright and scrambled away by the visitors defence for a corner kick.

Frome then settled down and showed their ability to play some really attractive football. A good move by the visitors resulted in George Miller shooting over the bar. The game was flowing from end to end with little to choose between the two sides. Then the first decisive moment in came in the came in the twentieth minute, when a long ball saw Lewis Daw and Page in a chase for the ball, it clearly looked like Page deliberated push Lewis Daw in the back leaving him on the ground, creating the room for Jackson to take the ball into the penalty area and fire the ball home from fifteen yards. All the home supporters could not believe how the referee could let the goal stand.

Back came the Lambs as Luke Brown found Jack Crago but his fine effort was just wide of the target. Frome continued to have the better of the exchanges in the first half, Josh Oak making a fine save to deny Davies increasing their lead. Three minutes before the interval,the visitors doubled their lead when a fine move down the left flank saw Jefferies cut into the penalty area and fire home, beating Josh Oak at his near post from eight yards, to give the visitors a two goal lead at half time.

During the interval the heavens opened and the second half started in torrential rain it was the Lambs that came out with all guns blazing, they forced a corner kick early on but Dave Hallett’s kick saw Lewis Daws powerful header go inches wide of the target.

In the 55th minute the Lambs missed a golden opportunity to reduce the deficit when a great move saw Jack Crago  break down the left,  his perfect powerful cross flash across the six yard box but Luke Brown slid in only to see his shot go wide of the target from four yards.

On the hour Phillip in the visitors goal made a really good save to deny Dan Sullivan. Manager then made a change with Jake Miller replacing the influential Dave Hallett.

He was immediately involved in the action providing some fine touches in the middle of the park.

The visitors were now restricted to counter attacks as they tried to kill the game off and defend their two goal lead.

The Lambs continued to press forward and deservedly reduced the arrears in the 74th minute when Luke Brown was brought down in the penalty area. Josh Grant made no mistake from the spot as he riffled the ball home.

The Lambs continued to dominate the later stages of the game. A really bad foul on Josh Robins by Chris Miller, only resulted in him receiving a yellow card. Tyler Elliot replaced the Injured Josh Robins. Ben Cross then made a penetrating run down the right his cross was deflected away for a corner kick. The visitors were now under severe pressure and were taking every opportunity to waste valuable seconds taking a long time to take throw ins, goal kicks etc. Just before the end another corner kick saw Lewis Daw’s bullet like header flash past the post.

Frome saw the game out with some really resolute defending to deny the Lambs a replay which their performance at least deserved.

This years F A Cup dream has come to an end, but every single person involved can be very proud, they have put the club and the Town on the football map.

It is important that the team get over their disappointment and concentrate on bouncing back to get good league performances and really good run in the FA Vase Competition.

The club would also like to thank all the supporters that have turned out in their numbers during this fantastic campaign and the team for their terrific performances.

The man of the match. The Whole Team.

Tavistock AFC Firsts 1 - 2 Frome Town FC

  • Saturday 16 September 2017 @ 3:00 pm
  • FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
  • Langsford Park
  • Attendance: 410
  • Referee: Simon Wales
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Previous meetings

16 Sep 17 3:00 pm FA Cup Tavistock AFC Firsts v Frome Town FC 1 - 2