December 13 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Exmouth Town 0, Budleigh Salterton 2
Town had the sour taste of defeat again last Saturday when they were beaten 2-0 by local rivals Budleigh Salterton in the SWPL Throgmorton Cup, writes John Dibsdall.
Town started brightly and debutant Lewis Coombs saw his header from an Andrew Thomson corner crash against the crossbar with eight minutes gone.
This, in truth, was the closest Town came to scoring and with fifteen minutes on the clock they were a goal down!
A well taken corner by Brett Wright was headed home by Karl Everest with Town’s defence stationary. Worse was to follow on thirty five minutes when a Wright free kick was met again by Everest and as Town’s defenders failed to react the loose ball was forced home by substitute Hugo Demetre. It could have been even worse for Town as Matt Dawson was completely unmarked in the six yard box as the ball was played in to him, but he sliced his effort wide.
Town did raise their game in the second half and dominated possession for long periods. In the opening minute of the half Lloyd Gardner had a shot well saved by Adrian Pullin and, on seventy minutes, Kai Fisher had a close range shot cleared off the line. Ace High placed one effort just wide of the far post, but to their credit ‘The Robins’ were committed and disciplined in defence and deserved their victory that saw them named the Sunday Independent ‘Team of the Day’.
Town are back in SWPL Premier Division action this Saturday when they travel to St. Austell. The Cornish side are sixth in the table just two points behind Town who will be without Lloyd Gardner who will miss the next three games due to holiday.
Town are also home next Tuesday evening (kick off 7.30) when they entertain the Royal Marines. This will be a special occasion when the sides play for a Rose Bowl that has been re-discovered by the Royal Marines and was last played for in the mid 1970s. There will be a nominal £3.00 admission fee that will go to the Royal Marines for a charity of their choosing.