League Cup and Plymouth Argyle.
Midweek saw us take on Witheridge in the SWPLeague Cup at Ladysmead. In front of a decent crowd, we controlled the majority of the game, with the visitors rarely troubling Wannell in the home goal. The 1st half saw honours even at 0-0, but we did squander some decent chances to go into the break ahead. The 2nd half continued much as the first half, but dominating the ball and our continued pressure was too much for our visitors, and we continued our recent good run of form scoring 4 goals to book our place in the last 16. Goals from, Phillips, Mortimore, and Davies 2.
Yesterday saw us play top of the league Plymouth Argyle, a game which having played them recently at Coach Road, we knew this would be a tough but hopefully entertaining game. From the start Argyle tried to control possession of the ball, but against a solid unit that left very few gaps to penetrate, our hosts were denied any real chances to get clear shots on target. When we gained possession, we moved the ball well and created some half chances, and came close on a few occasions with Ethan putting just wide. 0-0 at half time, but an entertaining half.
The 2nd half saw Tivvy press higher up the pitch, and once again both teams had good possession, and created many half chances to score early on. Our hosts were denied on a couple of occasions with Wannell making good saves. But the best chances of the game fell to Tivvy, with Kenny Ord powering past the last Argyle defender, but couldn’t quite get a bouncing ball down and volleyed over the bar. Later Jordan Bastin found himself free running into the box as the ball came in, and a waste high volley saw the ball fly over the bar with only a lone keeper to beat. Argyle did put some pressure on in the dying minutes, with some deep crosses, but another solid defensive performance, again saw us repel the visitors to keep a clean sheet. All in all a draw was probably a fair result in an entertaining football match. Maybe with some clinical finishing we could have nicked it, but against a team that has scored all but 50 goals already this season, another pleasing result for the squad as a whole, as we keep building the side and consistency starts to become a regular thing with every game we play.
We now have a weeks break, and return to action with a midweek game against a very strong Tavistock team that has been tipped as league winners, Wednesday 19th at 7.30ko. Should be another cracking game, and another test as to how far we have come as squad… COYY’s.