Match Report: Holyport 0 v 3 Ivybridge
By Richard Tyrell
Vase dreams come to an end...
Holyport welcomed Ivybridge Town to Summerleaze in the Buildbase FA Vase reply and after a 205 mile trip to Summerleaze to it Ivybridge who rightly went through to the next round to face Saltash after a 0-3 victory.
Ivybridge had brought in several young faces who added energy and pace to their side rather than the more physical approach they took on Saturday and this caused trouble for Holyport throughout the evening but Ivybridge still had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping Port from scoring.
Ivybridge took the lead on 14 minutes when a hopefully cross into the box was misjudged by Quelch and he unfortunately miscued his punch clear into his own net, it should be added that after this Quelch put in a fine display pulling off several fine saves. Holyport slowly got into the game in front of a good crowd and it was the Ivybridge keeper who carried on from the first match in saving with his legs when Deverall had found Rapley. Holyport pressed forward again and a cross found Rapley and his diving header which was heading for the top corner was tipped over with a flying save. From the resulting corner A Rapley flick on from Sharp at the back post but he could not react quick enough to put the ball into the unguarded net.
Ivybridge then had a good spell and a clearance of the line, then Quelch saved the follow up with his feet somehow kept the score at 0-1 into the break.
Holyport came out in the second half with more about them but the final ball was lacking after getting into good positions. After the initial push for the equaliser Ivybridge came into the game and started to look dangerous once again. Qulech had to palm away a good effort from 20 yards out. For all Port pressed forward in truth they never looked like scoring. On 78 minutes a good chest and volley on the turn saw Ivybridge extend their lead. Holyport kept going forward and Lowther had a weak volley saved but straight up the other end with minutes to spare Ivybridge made it 0-3 when the number 9 cut in from the left and smashed home into the top corner.