Devon Lions vs Devon & Cornwall Police

March 3, 2017
  • Match Report
  • Lineups - Substitutions
  • Locations


The Lions made the trip to Plymouth for National LGBT History Month to take on D&C Police in support of the Stonewall Charity and the Rainbow Laces campaign.

The Lions had a great turn out for the match with a few subs to spare. It was the first match for us at a new pitch in a long time and unfortunately it did no favours for the Lions. The barely playable pitch meant for an interesting game and with the high winds decisions to keep the ball on the deck or play the long balls proved tricky.

Lions started with a 3-5-2 formation trying to strengthen the midfield and control the game more. It was however bobbys who managed the conditions over their home pitch better by grabbing 2 early goals with the second being more of a cross then a shot but found the back of the net regardless.

The Lions got back into the game with Chris and Jake Wreford linking up, the long through ball from Chris found Jake but still had work to do. Battling off a defender and the goalkeeper approaching it was not easy, with an almost sliding shot he beat the keeper to get the goal making it 2-1 Police.

With 3 at the back the Lions were struggling and the police managed to to take advantage by grabbing another 2 goals before the brake, their number 10 causing us all sorts of trouble at the back. At the brake Lions 1 – Police 4.

Having changed to a 4-4-2 just before the brake the Lions started the second half much more positively after the team talk. Lions started to play as a unit but still struggled to create chances, the Police however had the fitness and attacking options. Jake was able to double his tally for the match as most chances fell to him. Even though the score line was against us the subs for us including the returning Kacie and 2 young lads coming on for the Police the game became more of a fun match with all enjoying the occasion and spirit of the game.

The Police managed to take their tally up to 7 before the end of the match concluding a tricky but good game in the end.
Well done to the team today, great work from Chris and Jack at CB, Chris controlling the back 4 very well. Jake Pepperell put a good shift in CM near the end of the match and Jake Wreford picks up Man Of The Match for his goals and work rate for the match, well done to our stand in Captain for the day.

Next match is a trip to Trowbridge, always a tough match, but let’s go give them a match.

Devon Lions FC Starting Lion Up:


Jack M

Scorers: Jake Wreford (2)

Players Man Of The Match : Jake Wreford




Added time:

Weston Mill Oak Villa

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