Carlsberg South West Peninsula premier
Ivybridge Town 1
Tavistock AFC 0
THERE were not a lot of chances in the first half, with the majority of the play in the midfield area. Both defences were being well marshalled, so goal scoring opportunities were limited.
Former Tavistock player Sam Chitty headed over the visitors bar. Dan Pethick then had a shot well saved by Dave Painter the Bridges' keeper.
On the half hour Andy Meeds was then called into action to make a fine save from Sam Stevens, before Dave Hallett shot over when well placed. The first half remained goalless.
The Lambs upped the tempo in the second half and really took the attack to the home side, and should have taken the lead when Sam Davey broke clear of the home defence and found himself one on one with the keeper, but was denied as Painter brought off a fine save.
The Lambs dominated periods in the second half, and restricted Ivybridge to counter attacks. Town's Dennis Mason's mazy run was thwarted when he was brought down on the edge of the penalty area, but the free kick was wasted.
The visitors increasingly took more and more control of the game but then failed to convert two great chances to break the deadlock, before they were awarded a penalty when Kojo Ofori was brought down in the area by Wyatt but Chris Head's spot kick hit the post and went wide.
The Lambs completely dominated the rest of the game and failed to convert five glorious chances to score. They were made to pay the ultimate penalty for the lack of fire power when in the 87th minute another ex-Tavistock player, Michael Landricomb flicked on a pass from Justin Crowley, into the path of Joe Truelove who fired home from eight yards.
The visitors had the home goal under siege for the remainder of the game but failed to get that elusive goal, and were left cursing their luck at losing a game that they dominated for long periods.
This is another game that the Lambs should have won convincingly, they played some great football, but the only thing lacking was converting the chances they created.
n On Saturday the Lambs are at home to Chard Town of the Western League in the FA Vase, kick-off 3pm. Tavistock Reserves visit Probus, kick-off 3pm.