Exmouth Town back to top spot thanks to single goal win at St Blazey

22:53 16 April 2014

Action between Exmouth Town reserves and North Tawton at Sounthern Road on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 9335-16-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Action between Exmouth Town reserves and North Tawton at Sounthern Road on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 9335-16-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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St Blazey 0, Exmouth Town 1

Town secured a hard earned victory at St. Blazey last Saturday and travelled back from Cornwall in the knowledge that they were three points clear at the top of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division, writes John Dibsdall.

Town started the game in style and could have been three goals ahead in the opening twenty minutes and this against a side that had beaten title rivals Plymouth Parkway and drawn with Bodmin Town in their two previous home fixtures.

Kevin Hill had a bullet header go narrowly wide on five minutes and James Ansell struck the crossbar with a thunderous shot on thirteen minutes. Town’s best scoring opportunity came on twenty minutes when they were awarded a penalty following a hand ball but Lloyd Gardner saw his effort well saved by the home ‘keeper. In truth it wasn’t one of his best and was indeed his first miss from the spot in senior football!

As the half continued Town were the dominant force but the opening goal wouldn’t materialise. That changed two minutes into the second half. Again Town started brightly and were awarded a free kick on the edge of the area. With Town’s away followers and I suspect the home defence expecting Gardner to blast the free kick up stepped Dan Boere to accurately drill the ball into the bottom corner and give Town the lead their first half performance merited.

As you would expect from a side with a good home record St Blazey raised their game but apart from one angled drive Town’s custodian, Chris Wright, was rarely troubled. James Ansell had a header cleared off the line and a free flowing Town move saw full back Alex Greening link well but his final shot was well blocked by the defender.

Town were in action on Tuesday when Torpoint Athletic were the visitors. They had inflicted on Town their last away defeat back in October and came into the match buoyed by a 2-0 win over Bodmin last Saturday. That result was one of three that went in Town’s favour with Saltash losing at St Austell and Ivybridge surprisingly being beaten 5-0 at home to Witheridge which has put them firmly back in the race for the title.

Tomorrow morning, Good Friday, Town play host to Cullompton Rangers, kick off 11am and then on Wednesday evening travel to Bodmin Town.

Town’s reserves extended their lead at the top of the Fresha Devon and Exeter League Division Four to eight points following a 3-2 success over North Tawton last Saturday. They are next in action on Easter Monday when Bampton are the visitors to Southern Road kick off 3pm.

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