Exmouth Town’s march on three fronts continues with Alphington visit

14:08 11 January 2013

The empty Bill Rees stand at Exmouth Town football club at the weekend. Photo by Terry Ife ref exsp 6041-52-12TI

The empty Bill Rees stand at Exmouth Town football club at the weekend. Photo by Terry Ife ref exsp 6041-52-12TI


Exmouth Town play their 21st competitive match of a magnificent season to date when they entertain Alphington at Southern Road (2.15pm) tomorrow (January 12).

Town have won 17, drawn two and lost just one of those matches this term.

The single defeat being an FA Vase 2-1 reversal to Toolstation League Sherborne Town.

What it does all mean is that Town are well placed to win three pieces of silverware this season, a fact not lost on boss Richard Pears who says: “Of course, when your team turns the year in a season unbeaten in the league and with two cup quarter finals to come, both at home you have to have faith that your side will go on and win something. In my team’s case why can’t they win all three? I keep drumming into them that it’s all very well reaching this stage of the season in such a healthy state, but it’s a sobering thought that it can also all come crashing down very quickly if any form of focus is lost and that focus right now has to be very much on the old adage of taking each game as it comes. Alphington is the next hurdle to overcome and I am wary of the fact that we are now a prized scalp for the other teams in the Eastern Division, all of whom I fancy would just love to be able to chirp about being the first team to topple us. I am very fortunate to have been able to put together a squad at Southern Road that is well equipped to be as successful as the group want to be. That puts the onus very much on the players, it’s down to them. Everything that can be done to help them is being done. Now it’s for them to turn the screw and make sure that what is currently a buzzing season, goes on to become a most memorable one. However, the only way we can make it memorable is to have at least two bits of silverware on the top table come the end of season party – and my feeling is that, from this current situation, why not have three silver trophies on that table!”

He continued: “I am sure that Alphington will be coming to us looking to avenge that 4-1 defeat we gave them in early September in Exeter. If we are fully focussed and all do the jobs we are asked to do then I am sure we will be all right.”

Alphington arrive at Southern Road having taken nine points out of a possible 18 from six away games so far this Eastern Division season. They have won at Appledore (1-0), Plymstock (2-0) and Sidmouth Town (1-0) whilst they have lost at Budleigh (1-2), Okehampton (1-4) and Teignmouth Town (0-3).


Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:05
Exmouth V Bournmouth. Ref exsp 0224-40-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth head to Brixham on Saturday (October 10) for their latest National League Three (SW) fixture.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:18
Lester Willmington (chairman of Sidmouth Rugby Club), with Bill and Hilary Beaumont and John Barnard, (captain of Sidmouth Golf Club).

Sidmouth Golf Club was delighted to play host to Bill Beaumont, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) chairman and his wife Hilary last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:13
Withy rugby action

‘Everyone loves a cup run’, as the old adage goes, and that never rang truer at Stafford Park on Saturday as the undefeated Withies took on Western Counties West basement boys Cullompton in the Devon Intermediate Cup, writes Dave Richards.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:13
Exmouth Under-16 action vLlaunceston

A fixture gap for Exmouth Under-16s was filled last Sunday when Somerset side Taunton agreed to come and play a friendly match at the Imperial Ground.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:13
Exmouth Cockles are pictured in their game with Newton Abbot at the Imperial ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 2761-41-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth coach Jon Hill spoke after the 39-27 success over Newton Abbot.

Read more
Thu, 10:51
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Budleigh Salterton Under-15s were 3-1 winners when they entertained Whipton Youth at Greenway Lane, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Thu, 10:51
20151004 Copyright onEdition 2015©
Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition

Withycombe RFC U12's team at The Land Rover Premiership U11's Rugby Cup, Exeter - Land Rover is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby and a partner of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup for nearly a decade. Land Roverâ We Deal In Realâ campaign aims to champion grassroots rugby on the global stage during Rugby World Cup 2015. Follow @Land RoverRugby #WeDealInReal

For press contacts, contact: Michael White at Fast Track on E: michael.white@fasttrackagency.com or T: +44 (0)20 7593 5200

If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com
This image is copyright onEdition 2015©.
This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not grant

Withycombe Under-12s started their season in style, finishing runners up in the Land Rover Cup held at Exeter Saracens last Sunday.

Read more
Thu, 10:50
Exmouth Cockles are pictured in their game with Newton Abbot at the Imperial ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 2754-41-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth scored five tries as they eased into the last four of the Devon Cup with a 39-27 success at home to Newton Abbot.

Read more
Thu, 10:49

Replay defeated Exejets 40-26 when the teams met in an Exmouth Netball League match.

Read more
Thu, 10:49

When Budleigh girls travelled to West Exe last month for a cup match, they came back with a comfortable victory, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°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

Search for a job in Exmouth

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Find planning applications