Exmouth Tigers lift Devon FA Disability League Cup

PUBLISHED: 13:26 26 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:25 27 April 2017

Thre Exmouth team that won the Devon FC Disability Counts League Cup ( left to right) Nick Tuckett (Coach), Liam Borrowdale, Tom O’Callaghan, Matt Rackstraw, Tony Hafner, Martin Reed, Bradley Carpenter, Barry Sharman, Paul Baldwin (Coach)

Thre Exmouth team that won the Devon FC Disability Counts League Cup ( left to right) Nick Tuckett (Coach), Liam Borrowdale, Tom O’Callaghan, Matt Rackstraw, Tony Hafner, Martin Reed, Bradley Carpenter, Barry Sharman, Paul Baldwin (Coach)

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Exmouth Tigers lifted the Devon Football Association Disability League Cup after a tense final against Special Olympics Plymouth, winning the match 3-1.

The final, played at the Coach Road, Newton Abbot home of the Devon FA, drew a large crowd and both teams made nervy starts.

Exmouth went ahead in the first half by a well-taken goal from Martin Reed.

Special Olympics Plymouth were not behind for long, but Exmouth continued to apply pressure and, in the closing seconds of the half, Reed struck again to see his side into a 2-1 interval lead.

The second half began with both teams playing a good standard of football and, only the defensive efforts of Tom O’Callaghan and glovesman Tony Hafner, kept Plymouth at bay before a break by Reed saw him complete his hat-trick and seal a 3-1 success for the Tigers.

Exmouth Tigers coach, Paul Baldwin said: “I am so proud of all the team. It was formed just three short years ago and has come on so well.

“We are fortunate to have some great helpers who come to training and are also so grateful to Joe Harman at The Shack Ltd, for his on-going sponsorship support.”£

Exmouth Tigers are always looking for any players over the age of 16 and can be contacted at paul@exmouthgateway.co.uk

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