Exmouth Town to watch big game before their big game

PUBLISHED: 15:02 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:02 12 February 2013

Action from Exmouth Town's game with Galmpton at the Southern Road ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7201-07-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Action from Exmouth Town's game with Galmpton at the Southern Road ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7201-07-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Archant

Exmouth Town will prepare for Saturday’s big cup tie with a Wednesday night training session followed by a player’s meal at the Southern Road club and sit together to watch the Real Madrid versus Manchester United Champions League clash.

Town boss Richard Pears said: “The club are being brilliant with us. They put on food after training and we generally all sit together which we will do on Wednesday and take in the Champions League game. It is occasions like this that the bonding is done off the pitch and things like that take you a long way into and through matches on a Saturday afternoon.”

He continued: “We have a cracking squad now with genuine competition for every single starting berth in the team and I would have it no other way. What that means is that when the players train they know they have to put a shift in for we now have a squad in which every one of the players is very capable of starting – things are very healthy at Southern Road right now. Mind you, it’s not a question of magic, it would be a footballing crime if the players were not enjoying what we have right now given the success that we are enjoying. That said we need to be mindful that it could all come crashing down if we were to take our eye off the ball.”

As to Saturday’s game with Exeter Civil Service for a place in the last four of the Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup, Pears says: “I’ll remind the lads of how they delivered against Galmpton and simply ask for more of the same. If I need to throw in a sobering thought then I’ll take them back to how flat we all felt when we lost the FA Vase tie to a Sherborne Town side we most certainly did not deserve to lose to back in the autumn and if we want to avoid that sort of feeling again then getting the job done out way is going to be the key against Exeter Civil Service.”

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

10:40

exsp week 30

Exmouth Under-15s are into the last 32 of the ECB Cup after a terrific win in Cornwall on Sunday.

Read more
08:42

The Southern Road men host Western League Premier Division new boys Wellington in a warm-up game that kicks-off at 7.45pm.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:34

The penultimate Saturday of July – also match 12 and the arrival of the two-thirds mark of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League season, was a washout across the league, with the one exception of table-topping Bovey Tracey.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:14

Budleigh Salterton Football Club girls section handed out the season’s playing awards recently, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Exmouth player Sandy Allen has been appointed as the Devon pathway and coaching manager with a brief to get the best out of the county’s young players, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Friday, July 21, 2017

Exmouth Town’s Friday night pre-season friendly game was called off mid-afternoon owing to the amount of rain that had fallen on the Southern Road pitch.

Read more
Friday, July 21, 2017

The seniors played a four-ball better ball competition at East Devon, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Friday, July 21, 2017

Some 45 members have now played in either one, or both, of the first two session of the Exmouth Bridge Club 2017 Summer Championship, writes Carla Pickering.

Read more
Friday, July 21, 2017

There are just a few days remaining for the Exmouth Town season ticket offer that has already been snapped up a number of supporters.

Read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Harry Tincknell and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished fifth in the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring, Germany.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications