Match report

Saltash United 0 - 3 Tiverton Town

   Saturday 03/08/2013   Friendly
Alan Reidy

Saltash hadn’t beaten Tiverton in the past seventeen meetings and they were never expected to bring an end to that record at Kimberley Stadium as the Yellows continued their pre-season schedule with a comfortable 3-0 victory. Matt Wright scored after nine minutes to set Tivvy on their way and Adam Carter bagged a couple in the second half which underlined the difference in standards between the sides.

With that said, Saltash delivered a good performance and looked comfortable in possession in their own half of the pitch, although Tiverton showed little appetite for pressing high up the pitch, so while passing from both sides was crisp the general tempo of the game was relatively low. Wright opened the scoring when he was able to wonder in from the left as Josh Searle combined with Dan Smith, the latter crossing deep and Wright planting a firm header just inside the post.

There were a couple of further chances for Tivvy but shots were well blocked or narrowly off target, so it was down to Carter to make sure of things in the second half. He had already gone close twice before he was able to turn in Josh Concanen’s cross from close range just after the hour mark, and his second was the pick of the afternoon’s goals, a sliding finish to round off a fine counter attack down the left starting with Jonathan Viscosi then taking in Alex Faux and the irrepressible Smith.

Tiverton Town: Paul Hider (Jonathan Viscosi 46), Steve Tully, Stephen Reed (Alex Faux 46), Matt Villis, John Heveran (Josh Concanen 46), Tom Gardner, Marcus Martin, Bertie Cozic, Matt Wright (Adam Carter 46), Dan Smith (Chris Wright 46), Josh Searle (Sam Malsom 46)

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