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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:13
Pete and Jill Harmer who flew their Duo Discus glider along the rising air past Bridgwater and back for 118kms at a fast speed of 88kph.

The last week was rather a quiet one at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club with some Trial lessons and evening flying cancelled due to the weather, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:54
Petanque

In a needle three-way petanque match against Kernow and Great Western regions, held at the Isca Pétanque club at Whipton in Exeter, Devon’s players recorded a resounding victory, writes Alasdair Paterson.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:54
Golf generic picture

A former Exeter City striker is looking to hit the back of the net and secure a place in the Lombard Trophy final at Gleneagles.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:41
Harry Tincknell in action at the Red Bull Ring

Harry Tincknell returns to LM P2 sportscar action when the Nissan NISMO “factory” driver races for JOTA Sport in the third round of the European Le Mans Series this coming Sunday (July 12).

Read more
Yesterday, 09:40
Petanque

Honiton Petanque Club, which was only formed earlier this year, has been successful in their application to join the Devon Petanque League in 2016, and they are now looking for potential players.

Read more
Mon, 21:32

Topsham St James IIs won for the first time this season in a tight encounter with local rivals Kenn at Bonfire Field.

Read more
Mon, 16:03
A vocal Exeter Chiefs Head Coach, Rob Baxter during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons at the Sandy Park on December 21, 2013 in Exeter, Devon, England. (Photo by Phil Mingo/Pinnacle) - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - VAT Reg No: 768 6958 48 - 21/12/2013 - SPORT - RUGBY UNION - Aviva Premiership - Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter, Devon, England

Rob Baxter, the head coach at Premiership side Exeter Chiefs, will be the guest of honour at Sidmouth Rugby Club, Heydons Lane on Friday, July 24, for a Question and Answer session in the newly refurbished Blackmore clubhouse.

Read more
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Seaton karting ace Ryan Edgecombe

Round Five of the DKRC 2015 Championship enjoyed glorious sunny weather on the Saturday only to find Race day a slightly damper affair as a downpour made for wet set ups for the first round of heats, writes Jim Bee.

Read more
Sunday, July 5, 2015
World cup rugby comes to Exmouth

The Webb Ellis Cup - rugby’s greatest prize - is coming to Exmouth on Wednesday, July 8, as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy tour.

Read more
Sunday, July 5, 2015

There were matches in both Pools A and B last week in the Honiton Netball League, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder