Tavistock ladies 4

PMHC ladies 2

TAVISTOCK ladies' first team finished the season on a high by taking all three points against Plymouth Marjons and securing second place in the league behind champions Kingsbridge and Salcombe and ahead of Plymouth University.

In the head to head matches between the top three this season Tavistock finished top, taking 7 points from a possible 12, but unfortunately results against some lower placed teams meant they finished behind Kingsbridge and Salcombe at the end of the season.  

Second place this season, combined with having the best goal difference in the league and a higher points total than when the team came third last season, shows the progress the team is making and the players look forward to the challenge of being in the promotion race again next season.  

The game against Marjons did not go all the way of the home team and it took the visitors going into the lead to spark the home side into life.  The home side lifted their work rate, maintained possession for longer periods of time and started to look more dangerous in attack. Coming from 1-0 down the Reds went into the half time break leading 4-1.  

Captain Laura Armstong scored the first two goals for the home side, the first following a trademark run from Becky Lamb down the right hand side of the pitch.

The third goal was coolly converted by forward Sarah Law who took the ball into the left hand side of the D before sweeping the ball high into the net past the advancing keeper.  Centre back George Patterson capped a run of fine performances with a goal surprisingly from open play. Having taken a quick free hit Patterson found herself unmarked in the D and was picked out by Armstrong who this time was the provider of the final pass leaving Patterson to slap the ball past the Marjons goal keeper.  

The second half proved quite uneventful in comparison with the first half where both sides had looked creative in attack.  With few chances for either team it was the visitors who scored the only goal of the half, with less than five minutes remaining Marjons converted a well worked penalty corner routine.

Player of the match was Laura Armstrong.