December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A determined, disciplined defensive performance was the key to a splendid Exmouth Town 1-0 victory at Launceston on Tuesday night, writes John Dibsdall.
Without Sam Woodin, Tom Taylor and Adam Fowler from the side who had won so well at Tavistock on the opening day just 72 hours before, Ben Woolley and Wayne Shailer were drafted in and together with Kevin Hill formed a defensive rock in front of ‘keeper Grant Fisher. Launceston were a well organised, committed side and enjoyed the territorial advantage throughout the ninety minutes. Whilst they were dangerous at set pieces they seldom opened Town up in open play and whilst Fisher was by far the busier of the two ‘keepers and handled impeccably he was not called upon to make any outstanding saves.
Goalless at half time Town had been continually frustrated by the opposition’s offside tactics but they made the breakthrough on fifty two minutes. Excellent work from Ace High saw his cross only partially cleared and Jamie Moore took full advantage stroking the ball into the top corner from twenty yards. Whilst they were primarily reliant on breakaways Town did create the clearer goal scoring opportunities. A typical driving run from Karl Rickard saw him cross for Jamie Mudge to test the ‘keeper and Town almost doubled their advantage when High burst through two defenders before placing his shot agonisingly shaving the outside of the post.
The work effort of all the players was to be applauded and ensured that Town have started the season with two wins from their opening fixtures.