Exmouth Town hoping to play for first time in six weeks with visit of Godolphin Atlantic

PUBLISHED: 10:37 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:37 18 January 2018

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Exmouth Town’s worst fears were realised when their game at St Austell last Saturday was postponed due to their opponents’ continued interest in the Cornwall Senior Cup, writes John Dibsdall.

Ironically, the league game would not have been played as the Poltair Park pitch was waterlogged and their cup tie postponed for a third time. Town will now travel to St Austell on Saturday, May 5.

This Saturday (January 20) Town start a sequence of three home games in succession when they welcome Godolphin Atlantic to Southern Road (3pm).

Goals from Sam Cooper and Dean Billingsly gave Town a 2-0 win over the Newquay-based side back in August.

Whilst Town have not played since their 1-1 draw with Callington on December 9, the ‘G Army’ have enjoyed 5-1 and 3-0 victories over Camelford and Newquay respectively in the intervening period, but have also been inactive so far this year.

They have won eight of their 20 games played and are three points behind Town, but with four games in hand.

The Town Reserves did play last Saturday and, in their first game since November 18, they overcame Hatherleigh 3-0.

With several changes to the side that played in their last game, they opened the scoring midway through the first half.

Debutant Reece Jordan raced onto a through ball, held off his marker and coolly placed the ball past the out-rushing goalkeeper.

The lead was doubled when Pete Wright took full advantage of a defensive slip and he was unlucky when he smashed a shot against the crossbar with Jordan hitting the rebound against the bemused ‘keeper.

Whilst the visitors enjoyed greater possession in the second half, they were unable to penetrate a solid backline and Wright made the game safe scoring direct from a free-kick.

There is little doubt that it was a well-deserved victory and next up is a trip to Feniton on Saturday. The kick-off at Acland Park is 2.15pm.


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