Exmouth Town in midweek home action against unbeaten Saltash United

PUBLISHED: 14:03 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:03 11 September 2018

Exmouth Town at home to Newquay. Ref exsp 37 18TI 0867. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth Town at home to Newquay. Ref exsp 37 18TI 0867. Picture: Terry Ife

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Exmouth Town, who are at home on Wednesday night (September 12) when they entertain unbeaten Saltash United (7.30pm), are looking forward to what should be the biggest Southern Road crowd of the season on Saturday when they entertain Western League Premier Division leaders Bridgwater Town for an FA Vase tie (3pm).

Town, will, on Saturday, be playing for a place in the 1st Round proper of the competition, as well as a cheque for £725 – the reward for all 2nd qualifying round winners.

Town chairman Stuart Shaw says: “It’s exciting for the Town to be welcoming a club of the size of Bridgwater Town on Saturday. They are bringing a coach of supporters and I don’t doubt there will be others making their way down to us and it should all make for a great atmosphere.”

He continued: “So far this season our support has been growing game on game and I have been so energised by the number of folk now coming along to watch us – home and away. The support does make a big difference, but it is no more than Kevin [Town boss Kevin Hill] and the players deserve for they are currently paying some excellent football.”

The Town chairman says the ‘buzz’ in and around the club is helping the ‘feel good factor’ at Southern Road. He says: “There’s so much goodwill for the club and, if we can bring some more local business on board in many of the various scheme we are now running, then I am sure we will only continue to promote both the cub and the town. I have said it before, and will beat this particular drum as often as I can, but we see ourselves very much as a community club and we want Exmouth folk, and the wider community to feel part of what we are trying to do – on and off the pitch.”

Something very high on the chairman’s ‘wish list’ is the creation of the new training area at Southern Road.

He says: “I am very keen to see that come to fruition. The hold-up, if that is the right description at this stage, is simply that we have not yet been able to find a sponsor to help us get the job done. I do see the training area as becoming a big asset to the local community. When completed, the project will see us have an artificial training area that will be so suitable for any number of uses by local teams and groups.”

If anyone is in a position to help Town with this particular project then the club would be delighted to talk! Admission to the FA Vase tie is £5 for adults and £4 for concessions (O65 and U18). There’s a charge of £3 for Under-16s (as this is a national competition, Town cannot run their regular ‘free for U16’ offer. The gates, bar and refreshment hut will be open from 1pm.

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