MATCH REPORT: Bristol Manor Farm 1-2 Tavistock

A quick-fire second-half double was enough as Tavistock claim all three points at The BS3 Services Stadium, writes Jack Davies.

Farm were missing prolific goal scorer Owen Howe but with returning striker Ben Bament’s efforts, they had much of the early going. Bament himself dragged the first effort just wide before Nielsen and Gosling forced saves from visiting keeper Josh Oak. Farm keeper Ben John was also busy early as he saved brilliantly after a low Ed Harrison strike. Farm were left wondering how on earth they weren’t ahead on the half hour. An under-hit back pass saw Ponsillo nip in and an almighty scramble saw he, Bament and Evander Grubb have efforts at goal, but a combination of Oak and Dan Evans somehow kept the ball out. Both sides shared a late first-half chance a piece. Jake Gosling’s free-kick was fired just over before Liam Prynn’s low drive was saved by John.

A clinical three minutes in the second half won the game for the visitors as they bagged two in quick succession. A contentious free-kick decision eventually allowed Tallan Burns to drive the visitors in front before Prynn headed in from a pinpoint Harrison delivery. Farm would put the pressure on the Lambs late on and got a goal back with 10 minutes to play. Gosling’s near post corner was deftly flicked home by Bament for a goal on his return. Farm huffed and puffed by found the Tavistock defence in stubborn form as they held on for all three points.

STAR MAN – Jayden Nielsen