Exmouth Town boss Pears gets his man

13:11 27 September 2012

football picture generic

football picture generic

Archant

Exmouth Town manager Richard Pears has swooped into the market to sign a long-term target.

The Southern Road boss has been chasing Andrew Thompson for some time and finally secured his signature this week to add even greater depth and quality to his exciting squad.

Pears says: “He (Thompson) is a player I have long held in high regard. He can play in a number of positions, but for me he is best in the ‘hole’ behind the striker or strikers. He will certainly provide something different for us and it is another piece in the jig saw which is really beginning to look the part here at Town.”

Meanwhile the Town chief was full of praise for the way his team dug themselves out of a hole in their game at University in Exeter last weekend.

He said: “At half-time we were so far off the pace I asked the lads if they had started to believe the things people are saying and writing about them! I reminded them that just as quickly as they make headlines, they can also be the brunt of jokes across the footballing world. The clear thing is, and this was a real positive for me last weekend was that, to a man, I could see that it was hutting them at the break against University and in the second half we put things right, very right.”

He continued: “Its reassuring to know that the players recognise when they need to step up the tempo. The second half at University was as good as we have played over a short period. However, now the key for this team is to find a level of regular consistency that will allow them to go on and enjoy the fruits of their hard work and honest endeavour. To date things have been going very well, better than I expected if I am totally honest. But that does not mean we can rest on our laurels. In many ways I am glad that we have such a tough game this coming Saturday with what looks, on paper, and certainly historically, as a tricky trip to Stoke Gabriel. They are a powerful side and if we are lack lustre as we were against the University over the first 45 minutes last weekend then we will be in a very uncomfortable place come half-time and no, I don’t want to be throwing tea cups round the dressing room!”

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 09:58
4 Trigs runners head up Peak Hill on Sunday. Ref shsp 06-16SH 0353. Picture: Chris Woodcock.

There was another magnificent turnout for the 16th running of the Four Trigs Challenge, writes Marion Hayman.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58
One of the Exmouth Netball Club teams

Exmouth Netball Club is going from strength to strength and is about to put on a very special event.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:57
Ashton Collinge - Exmouth CC chairman

Exmouth Cricket Club loyalist Ashton Collinge has stepped into the breach as club chairman for a second stint following the death of Richard Butler, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:57

Devon will play a warm-up match against Hampshire in early April at the Ageas Bowl as part of their preparations for the season ahead.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:56
Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Ladies 4th team played Honiton ladies at the weekend. Ref shsp 1336-42-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The weather even bit into the hockey programme with a number of artificial surfaces holding too much water for any action to take place.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:54
High drama during the match as Jan Roberts and Cassidy Lenton watch a wood on its way towards the jack.

It was an enthralling time when eleven of our Madeira ladies were in action against ISCA in the latest round of the Devon Top Club competition, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:53

Madeira played a number of friendlies last week, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:52
Golf generic picture

The East Devon seniors played their qualifying monthly Stableford on the first Monday of the month, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Wed, 20:22
Exmouth Town's soaking wet ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 06-16SH 3810. Picture: Simon Horn

Well if we thought the weather couldn’t get any worse than last Saturday proved us wrong, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Wed, 20:20

It is rare indeed for a runner to miss out on his or her sport because of a bad weather induced cancellation and indeed well over two hundred of them finished Exmouth Harriers’ Fulfords Five (miles) race on Sunday (February 7), writes Dave Eveleigh.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications