August 21, 2018 at 9:51 pm #16380
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Stoke Gabriel 1 Teignmouth 0
The evening at Stoke was ideal for football and both teams fought hard to make the most of it but neither could get a hold on the game in the early stages.
The first near miss came on fifteen minutes when Stoke almost took the lead by way of what would have been a bizarre own goal. The ball whizzed just wide of the post when it could have gone anywhere.
On twenty minutes Stoke broke and Tom Kelly cut inside from the right only to be blatantly brought down on the edge of the box by Scott Baxter, the yellow card swiftly followed.
The visitors proceeded to have a dominant spell with a number of chances largely as a direct result of defensive mistakes. On the half hour mark Dom Aplin missed a clearance leaving Frazer Clark to clear the lines with a last ditch challenge.
With half time approaching and Teignmouth still on top Stoke took the lead very much against the run of play. The ball dropped to Adam Dyson twenty yards out and he hit it on the volley with the outside of his right foot. The Teignmouth keeper, Luke Ashford, had no chance as it flew into the top corner. A goal worthy of winning any game.
Stoke started the second half in a rush looking for a second and Josh Webber in particular was causing all sorts of problems down the left hand side.
A looping cross from Robbie Bowker on the left found Adam Dyson who headed onto the bar when he would probably have hoped to have scored.
Teignmouth came back and proceeded to create a number of chances some of which looked as if it would have been easier to score than miss.
Goalscorer Dyson was replaced by Liam Moseley on the hour and his pace started to cause a few problems for the visitors and he brought a great save from the keeper after a mazey run past three defenders.
Despite all their best efforts the visitors could not find a way past the resolute efforts of the Stoke back line and the referee brought an end to proceedings for a hard fought one nil win for the hosts.
Teignmouth must really be wondering how they managed to not take something from the game and surely they will win games playing less well than tonight.
However, Stoke remain unbeaten with University of Exeter next up at the start of a run of three away games.
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