Exmouth Town boss looking ahead to big midweek cup tie at Southern Road

13:58 26 February 2013

Devon cup action between Exmouth Town and Exeter CS at Southern Road on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8022-08-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Devon cup action between Exmouth Town and Exeter CS at Southern Road on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8022-08-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Exmouth Town boss Richard Pears is looking forward to seeing his side once again lock horns with Stoke Gabriel.

The pair meet on Wednesday night at Southern Road in the semi-final of the Throgmorton Cup with the winners also picking up the £300 bounty on offer to the Eastern Division side who goes furthest in what is the South West Peninsula League Cup.

Town and Stoke Gabriel have also been drawn to face each other late next month in the semi-final of the Graddon Vending Devon Premier Club and they face another league game between now and the season end!

Pears says: “The fact that we still have three to play and it’s very likely that they (Stoke Gabriel) are going to be the main challenge to our title bid counts for nothing in terms of this weeks encounter. When we played them before we edged victory, but had to be at our best to see them off. They are a very good side, make no mistake about it and I shall be urging the lads to ensure that each one of them is on top of their game. It’s a massive game. Not least because there is £600 at stake (£300 for the Eastern Division side going furthest and the beaten semi-finalists are also awarded £300), but again I shall not be mentioning that in our pre-match talk because, for me, this is a football match between two well-matched teams and I am confident that, as long as we go out and do what we are best at, then we will get the right sort of results. From my point of view, of far greater relevance in terms of getting this particular football match won is that the winners are into the semi-final and with that the possibility of drawing one of the big guns for from the Premier Division in the last four. I would love to lock horns with Bodmin for example. They have that wonderful servant to football Kevin Miller in goal and I was an apprentice at St James Park when Mills (Miller) was such an integral part of that particular Exeter City team. To lead my team out against a side featuring him would be something very special.”

Pears has three key word she will be reminding his players about pre-match. He explained saying: “For me it’s all about Trust, motivation and confidence. I am sure that if the players adhere to those three words then we will be all right. They each have a job to do within our game plan, they know that, and they are also street wise enough to understand that the only way we can keep getting such positive results is by sticking together and doing the things we are best at all times. Not trying to change things, not trying to get too clever. Just making sure that we do it right.”

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