Exmouth Town held at home by Teignmouth Town

12:28 07 March 2013

Football generic

Football generic

Archant

Exmouth Town 1, Teignmouth Town 1.

For only the third time this season Exmouth Town did not manage to bank all three points from a South West Peninsula League game, writes John Dibsdall.

However, they did come off at full-time with their season-long unbeaten record intact after 90 minutes in which they had to work extremely hard against what was clearly a highly motivated Teignmouth side on a wet Wednesday night under the Southern Road floodlights.

For long periods of the first half Town were second best as the highly talented visitors midfield controlled the game. It was against the run of play when Town took the lead on twenty one minutes. A long cross into the box was met first time by Dan Boere and whilst the shot lacked power it was perfectly placed and nestled in the far corner of the net.

Eight minutes later and Teignmouth were deservedly level. A quickly taken free kick took Town by surprise and the wing back ran through unchallenged to score. Whilst the visitors were winning the midfield battle they were unable to create any more clear chances but it was Town who were glad to hear the half time whistle.

After the break the positions changed. The first half had seen Town hustled off the ball far too easily. Now they began to find space, command the midfield and generally take the game to their opponents.

Territorial advantage brought a number of corners and goalmouth scrambles but no one was able to land a killer blow. Boere had strong appeals for a penalty turned down and a couple of very tight offside decisions went against Town. Teignmouth too had their shouts for a penalty waived away as they looked to punish on the counter attack.

Despite the best efforts of both sides the second half remained scoreless and the draw meant a well earned point and whilst this ended Town’s run of fifteen consecutive league victories it saw them extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points.

Town, who entertain Totnes and Dartington on Saturday, have 11 games to play. A look at the remaining fixtures for their nearest challengers suggests that, if Stoke Gabriel won all their remaining 14 matches (that would include beating Town!), then a total of 76 points would see the title delivered to Southern Road.

That would mean Town requiring eight wins from their remaining games.

A more likely scenario is that the challengers will all drop points in the busy run-in and so a total of 70 points is likely to be enough. That would mean Town picking up 19 from their final 11, six wins and a draw would suffice!

Table after the 1-1 draw with Teignmouth Town.

P W D L F A GD Pts

Exmouth 19 16 3 0 61 16 45 51

Budleigh 22 13 3 6 53 42 11 42

Newton Spurs 20 12 4 4 55 35 20 40

Stoke Gabriel 16 10 3 3 59 31 28 33

Appledore 19 10 3 6 43 30 13 33

Teignmouth 22 9 3 10 51 50 1 30

Galmpton 20 10 0 10 42 52 -10 30

Axminster 19 8 4 7 38 39 -1 28

Exeter Civil S 19 7 5 7 35 40 -5 26

Okehampton 17 7 4 6 37 35 2 25

Tots & Darts 18 6 3 9 49 46 3 21

University 16 5 6 5 30 38 -8 21

Alphington 18 6 2 10 29 43 -14 20

Plymstock 20 4 2 14 29 48 -19 14

Crediton 18 3 1 14 20 60 -40 10

Sidmouth 19 0 4 15 19 45 -26 4

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

12:43
Withycombe away to Honiton. Ref exsp 5502-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Withycombe have enjoyed a wonderful season in both league and cup, but the league campaign ended in defeat as they went down 26-22 on their visit to Bodmin.

Read more
12:39
Exmouth Town took a 2-0 victory over St Blazey at Southern Road on Saturday. Ref exsp 3596-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Town hosted South West Peninsula League champions elect St Austell under the Southern Road floodlights and went down by the odd goal in three, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
12:22
Exmouth Under-13s in action against Wadebridge during their tour of Cornwall.

Exmouth Under-12s had a squad of 13 for their meeting with visiting Exeter Chiefs, writes Debbie Percy.

Read more
11:59
Rugby

Withycombe Under-11s final home game of the season saw them take on reigning Devon champions Teignmouth who they beat in some style, winning a one-sided affair 45-0.

Read more
14:30

Axminster Town are seeking a new manager to lead them into next season at their new Tiger Way home.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:26
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1197-10-11SH

Ladies’ Night at Exeter Racecourse on Tuesday, May 5 is when the glitz and glamour of racing descend on Haldon Hill, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:33
Point to point generic picture

A strong wind kept the marquees flapping and the temperatures down at Flete Park, but the capacity crowd warmed to some exciting racing and close finishes at the Dartmoor Point-to-Point, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:10
golf generic picture

As per usual the Woodbury Park seniors kicked off the week with a better ball competition that was won by Bill Mason and Terry Welsh with 46 points and a better back nine from Gordon Smith and Steve Unsworth also on 46, writes John Bridgman.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:46
The first course of the season at Devon and Somerset Gliding Cluib.s

A week of blue skies was the order of the day for the first course week of 2015 at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:42
Racing from Winscombe Park

A new season with new hopes and expectations gets underway at Wiscombe Park this weekend (April 25/25) with the Woolbridge Motor Club organising a two-day meeting which boasts an entry which promises a number of close battles throughout the classes and of course for the coveted award that goes to the fastest time of the day, writes Geoff Pickett.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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



Exmouth's trusted business finder