Exmouth Town bemoan missed chances - again

18:37 30 August 2012

The Exmouth Town team for the new season

The Exmouth Town team for the new season

Archant

Exmouth Town’s players and supporters endured a frustrating Wednesday evening when they were held to a goalless draw by their coastal rivals Sidmouth Town, writes John Dibsdall.

The visitors, having opened their season with three defeats, came with a game plan that saw them playing with a lone striker and defending in depth.

To their credit they were disciplined and committed throughout the ninety minutes but Town were left to rue a number of gilt edge chances that went begging.

As early as the third minute strikers Ace High and Ben Shepard set up a clear scoring opportunity for Dan Boere, but his shot was blazed over the crossbar.

Shephard, clear on goal, was then denied by the keeper who then produced another fine save to deny High as half time approached.

Town’s ‘keeper, Liam Jones, was a virtual spectator, but had to be at his sharpest to turn a close range header over the crossbar.

The second half was one-way traffic as Town laid siege to the visitor’s goal.

There were at least three strong appeals for hand ball in the penalty area, none given, two blinding point blank saves by Sidmouth keeper Robbie Powell, two “goals” disallowed and another effort that came crashing back off the crossbar.

Clearly this will be seen as two points dropped, but could also be the way that a number of sides will play when they come to Southern Road.

Had Town scored from one of their early chances the whole complex of the match would have changed and on another day one or two of at least five crucial decisions may have been given in Town’s favour

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 22:24
Sam Matson at the end of the race

Exmouth sailor Sam Matson finished 13th in the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro which was concluded last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:24

There was just action in Pool B of the Honiton Netball league last week, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:17
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

More than 700 jubilant speedway fans celebrated the Exeter Falcons return to the track at Somerset’s Oak Tree Arena on Friday, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:14
Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell recieves the T20 ARea trophy

Exmouth, for the second successive season, came out of the Exeter and East Devon Servicemaster Devon T20 Area Finals Day as victors after a semi-final demolition of Seaton and a relatively comfortable success over rivals Sidmouth in the final.

Read more
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Yatton Rugby Club will not be drawn on any plans to move.

Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Exmouth on

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
T20 Finals Day at Budleigh Salterton CC poster

Exmouth CC is part of another special day of T20 cricket this Sunday (June 28).

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Showjumping at Bicton Arena

Sam Jennings was the resounding winner of the CIC2* at Nunney International Horse Trials riding Gill Johnson’s ten-year-old Coleplay, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Budleigh Ladies had some good results in the Over-50s Triples League last week.

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Cricket - generic picture

Topsham St James Under-12s continued their excellent season with victory over Countess Wear.

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Exmouth's Ollie Dawe sends a delivery against Plymton at the Maer on Saturday. Ref exsp 9357-24-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth claimed a regulation eight wicket win over Plymouth to maintain their challenge for the Tolchards Devon League Premier title.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°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