Tavistock Men A v Bodmin A

Posted by Jo Gaspar on 18 October 2019


Having started the season with two heavy defeats Tavistock A needed a positive start to this match. Unfortunately fortune favoured the visitors and Tavistock found themselves going into half-time looking the stronger side — but 3-0 down.

They came out hard and within a minute of the whistle had the ball in the Bodmin D. A clearance bobbled up and Luke Maxa stepped in with what any cricketer would have admired as a quality cover-drive, hitting the backboard with a resounding smack.

Nine minutes later Maxa received a cross and swept it past the keeper for Tavistock’s second. The pressure was on Bodmin now and a penalty corner in the 55th minute gave Tavistock a chance to equalise. The push-out was controlled, one-two’d to Maxa and celebrations followed as he slotted his hat-trick to equalise! Tavistock A suffered from not concentrating immediately after scoring last season and it seems the lesson has not been learned. Celebrations were muted when Bodmin took the ball from the whistle straight into Tavistock’s D and scored within 45-seconds.

The remaining seven minutes saw frantic, end-to-end stuff. Tavistock, with nothing to lose, pushed up and came close. In the end Bodmin seized their moment with under two minutes remaining had nipped behind the depleted defence to clinch a final goal and a 5-3 win. Tavistock A will take heart from how they lifted their performance and really began to look like a team. Man of the match went to Luke Maxa.

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