Exmouth Town getting set for biggest Southern Road game in decades

17:44 11 October 2012

Exmouth Town, sponsored by Red Homes

Exmouth Town, sponsored by Red Homes

Archant

Exmouth Town play the biggest game in their recent history on Saturday when they host Sherborne Town in the 1st Round of the FA Vase, writes Steve Birley.

The Dorset side play in the Toolstation League First Division and Town have already seen off Elmore from that Division and also Wells City from the Premier Division in this competition.

Town boss Richard Pears missed his side’s game last Saturday to take in a trip to Bristol where he saw Sherborne lose a Les Phillips Cup tie 4-2.

Pears said: “What I saw is a very well organised side with two lively strikers and a strong midfield. They looked what I’d kindly call a typical Bristol side and will present as tough a challenge as we have faced to date this season. However, my lot are currently at the top of their game and confidence is very high. Sadly we must do without Andrew Thompson who is cup tied and that leaves me having to decide between a couple of players to fill his considerable boots. We do have a squad of 16 on duty for the game, and to be frank I could put any of that number out starting and it would not weaken us in any shape or form, that’s how competitive this group of players is.”

The Town chief continued: “We have got a training session to work on final bits and pieces and fortunately we have no injury worries. I have enormous faith in the players who I am sure are going to relish this sort of challenge. Of course I would love to be in next Monday afternoon’s draw for Round 2, but for now all eyes are focussed on hopefully doing a number on Sherborne Town.”

So what about the Town FA Vase opponents? Sherborne Town were last in Toolstation League action last midweek when they drew 4-4 at home with Elmore - ironically another side who Town have already beaten in the FA Vase this season!

They have played just seven games in the league this term and are unbeaten after three league outings away from home. They drew their opening game 3-3 at Cheddar and then drew 1-1 at Westbury United. Their most recent away league game saw them win 4-2 at Warminster Town on Saturday, September 29.

Jarman , Caines and Day are the three Sherborne Town players to have scored more tha two goals this season, Jarman is top scorer to date with five goals.

The game kicks off at 3pm and Town are hoping that the supporters come out in their droves for the biggest game Southern Road has seen for many moons.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 08:36

Exmouth host Redruth in a National Two (S) meeting at the Imperial Ground on Saturday (2.30pm).

Read more
Yesterday, 08:34

Budleigh Salterton have been left without a game this Saturday (October 1).

Read more
Yesterday, 08:31

Exmouth Town recorded a second big cup win in the space of five days when they followed up the FA Vase success over Witheridge with an even more impressive 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle Reserves in the St Lukes Bowl, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Thu, 11:23

Exmouth Spartans were deserved 4-1 winners when they travelled to Exeter to meet K and M Polonia in a Macron League Division Seven match.

Read more
Thu, 10:34

Withycombe Under-13s were 14-0 winners when they visited Paignton for the first meeting between the two sides for some time.

Read more
Thu, 10:33

Withycombe suffered a second defeat in three Tribute Cornwall and Devon outings when beaten 19-14 at Plymstock Albion.

Read more
Thu, 10:33

East Budleigh Reserves bagged their first win of the season when they defeated neighbours Exmouth Amateurs by the odd goal in three, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 10:33

East Budleigh suffered a narrow 2-1 loss when they entertained University IV at Vicarage Road, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 10:33

Withycombe RFC are busy preparing for a big day next Sunday when they hope to introduce girl’s rugby to a wider audience.

Read more
Thu, 10:31

The seniors played a Greensome Stableford at East Devon, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

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

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications