Exmouth Town held at home by Teignmouth Town

12:28 07 March 2013

Football generic

Football generic


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


Other Sport Stories

Exmouth Cockles faced Old Centralians at the weekend. Ref exsp 5033-49-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth RFC demolished visitors Old Centralians in an impressive 64-3 victory in testing conditions at the Imperial Ground.

Read more
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

The Devon and Cornwall area got the new British point-to-point season under way at Black Forest Lodge on the final Sunday of November in blustery, but dry conditions, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more

There was a full programme of Honiton Netball League Division One action last week, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015

A superb team effort saw Exmouth United Under-11s earn a 1-0 victory over the impressive Sidmouth Warriors.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Brixington United Under-13s were excellent value for their first clean sheet home victory of the season – and their second shut-out this term, as they defeated visiting Moors 2-0.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Swimming pool

Failure to attend a gala at a venue nominated by the National Arena Swimming League Western Division has resulted in punitive maximum fines of £500 being applied to five swimming clubs, writes Ian Lang.

Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Avocet being put through its paces by the crew in the race from Topsham to Shelley Beach

After the success of the Turf Lock row in the summer, Exmouth Gig Club members weren’t behind the door in committing to take part in a Sunday row to Topsham and back, writes Phil Gater.

Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Exe SC Sailability event

This year has seen another milestone for the Sailability project, writes Rex Frost.

Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Withy 2nd XV action versus Crediton II

Withycombe made sure the form book ran true as they underlined their table-topping status to put hosts Newquay top the sword, beating the Cornish side 72-5.

Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Witjycombe Under-13 action V Brixham

Withycombe Under-13s were worthy 55-5 winners when they entertained Brixham.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Search for a job in Exmouth

Find planning applications