Tavistock vs Taunton Town
Date: August 18, 2020
Competition: Pre-Season Friendly
Venue: Langsford Park
Kick Off: 7.30pm
Behind Closed Doors
Despite the absence of several players the Peacocks maintained their unbeaten record in pre season friendlies.
The home side had the first real chance after three minutes but Alex Cairo’s shot went wide. Taunton had a chance of their own after nine minutes when a Nick Grimes header was well saved by long serving home keeper Josh Oak.
The visitors took the lead after 31 minutes when a through ball by skipper Dan Sullivan, playing against his old side, was tucked away by Luke Spokes.
Tavistock equalized four minutes into the second half when Jack Crago converted a penalty having been brought down by Taunton keeper Lloyd Irish.
Five minutes later Jake Mawford came on as a substitute and he wasted little time in making an impression, setting up Spokes for a cross which was headed in by Owen Howe, who also netted twice at Bitton last Friday. Howe had put a shot wide just a minute earlier.
The game was secured five minutes from time when Dan Sullivan latched on to a Spokes pass and found the net.
Taunton: Lloyd Irish, Jamie Short (Jake Mawford 54), Jordan Copp, Ben Adelsbury, Nick Grimes, Joe Guest, Ollie Chamberlain (Mason Raymond 62), Ross Staley (Aaron Ward-Baptiste 50) (Luke Spokes 75), Owen Howe, Dan Sullivan (captain), Luke Spokes (Callum Watts 72). Unused sub: Aaron Bentley
Tavistock: Josh Oak (Tom Watson 45), Ben Cross (captain), Josh Robins, Rhys Shanley (Callum Burns 59) (Rhys Shanley 84), Warren Daw, Tyler Elliott, Alex Cairo (Charlie Miller 59), Liam Prynn, Luke Brown (Manny Skeet 45), Josh Grant, Jack Crago (Alex Cairo 86)
Referee: James Gould (Plymouth)
Referee’s Assistant 1: Mark Senior (Plymouth)
Referee’s Assistant 2: Sean Rothwell (Plymouth)