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Salisbury
Larkhall Athletic
Full time
C Simpson (42'), G King (80')
Sat 11 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 685

Larks stun Whites

Victory at the Ray Mac

The Larks travelled to Salisbury more in hope than expectation and defied their league position to come away with all 3 points.

The home side went ahead against the run of play around 20 minutes in when a cross wasn't cleared and Stuart Green beat Shaun Semmens' attempts to save it. Up to that point the Larks had matched their hosts with Cory Simpson, Joe Tumelty, Greg Peel and even centre-half Mike Baker all having chances to score.

Then events took an interesting turn when the Salisbury keeper saw red for taking Cory down as he ran full pelt towards goal. A midfielder went in goal and the Larks scented blood.

It was actually Cory who equalised for the Larks: the Whites' stand-in keeper fumbled a catch and the ball slid past him to make it 1-1 shortly before half-time.

The rest of the game was fairly open with plenty of passing football. Shaun Semmens pulled off a couple of fine saves when required to. Having an extra man finally made a difference when Greg Peel's hard work fed sub George King who fired a great strike into the far corner of the net. Thereafter the Larks, with man of the match Mike Baker at the heart of their defence, held firm to mark up a momentous win against big-spending opposition.

Key moments

42:00
Goal Cory Simpson scores for Larkhall Athletic
80:00
Goal George King scores for Larkhall Athletic

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Mike Baker is awarded player of the match for Larkhall Athletic
84:00 Sub On
Neil Arndale is substituted on for Larkhall Athletic
84:00 Sub Off
Alex Lambert is substituted off for Larkhall Athletic
80:00 Goal 0 - 2
George King scores for Larkhall Athletic
80:00 Assist
Greg Peel makes an assist for Larkhall Athletic
74:00 Sub On
George King is substituted on for Larkhall Athletic
74:00 Sub Off
Jake Slocombe is substituted off for Larkhall Athletic
45:00 Sub Off
Jamie Adams is substituted off for Larkhall Athletic
45:00 Sub On
Jake Slocombe is substituted on for Larkhall Athletic
45:00 Yellow Card
Joe Tumelty is yellow carded for Larkhall Athletic
End of period 1
42:00 Goal 0 - 1
Cory Simpson scores for Larkhall Athletic
36:00 Yellow Card
Jacob Cox is yellow carded for Larkhall Athletic
2:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Adams is yellow carded for Larkhall Athletic
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Salisbury
  • Larkhall Athletic
  • 0
  • Jamie Adams Yellow Card 2:00'
  • Jacob Cox Yellow Card 36:00'
  • Cory Simpson Goal 42:00'
  • Jamie Adams Sub Off 45:00'
  • Jake Slocombe Sub On 45:00'
  • Joe Tumelty Yellow Card 45:00'
  • George King Sub On 74:00'
  • Jake Slocombe Sub Off 74:00'
  • George King Goal 80:00'
  • Greg Peel Assist 80:00'
  • Neil Arndale Sub On 84:00'
  • Alex Lambert Sub Off 84:00'
  • Mike Baker Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Semmens, Shaun Semmens, Shaun
Cox, Jacob Cox, Jacob
Guy, Matt Guy, Matt
Simpson, Cory Simpson, Cory
Baker, Mike Baker, Mike
Restorick, Dan Restorick, Dan
Lambert, Alex Lambert, Alex
Adams, Jamie Adams, Jamie
Tumelty, Joe Tumelty, Joe
Peel, Greg Peel, Greg
Bater, Geraint Bater, Geraint

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Slimbridge 16 19
14. Yate Town 15 18
15. Larkhall Athletic 15 18
16. Cinderford Town 14 16
17. Cirencester Town 15 15
18. Paulton Rovers 13 14
19. Barnstaple Town 15 11

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