Exmouth Town serve up much improved display to share points with visiting Launceston

11:28 19 August 2014

Action between Exmouth Town and Launceston at the Southern Road ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2576-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Action between Exmouth Town and Launceston at the Southern Road ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2576-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

Exmouth Town 1, Launceston 1

A vastly improved performance from Town saw them snatch a dramatic equaliser in the third minute of added time against a Launceston side that had won 4-0 in mid-week, writes John Dibsdall.

Town started brightly and Dan Boere twice came close to scoring. On fourteen minutes he cut in from the right and his left foot drive brought an excellent save from the visiting ‘keeper diving low to his left.

Two minutes later a twenty-five yard free kick left the ‘keeper stranded but unfortunately for Town it crashed against the post and was eventually cleared.

Prolific goal scorer Chris Wright gave evidence of his ability with a snap shot that was well held by Town glovesman Grant Fisher, but it was Wright that opened the scoring on forty minutes. A right wing cross caused hesitancy in Town’s defence and Wright nipped in to turn the ball home.

Apart from the opening minute when Launceston spurned a good chance to increase their lead the second half saw Town drive forward at every opportunity.

Matt Dawson shot wide and Cameron Vere lashed one effort narrowly over the crossbar. Jordan Hopkins set up skipper Karl Rickard only his header was too close to the goal keeper, but it was Rickard who made no mistake heading home a pin point pass from Danny Clay. Indeed Town nearly secured all three points their overall performance deserved when Ace High saw his shot cleared off the line with virtually the last kick of the game.

This Saturday Town travel to Plymouth based Elburton Villa looking to build on this performance and gain their first victory of the season.

Football at Southern Road this Saturday sees the reserves start their campaign in Division Three of the Fresha Devon and Exeter League against Pinhoe (3pm) and then, on Tuesday evening (August 26), they are home again to local rivals Exmouth Amateurs (6.30pm).

Manager Alan Hayward has assembled a squad that will be looking to secure back-to-back promotions and for Alan what will hopefully be his third promotion for the club having won titles in the 2010/11 and 2011/2012 seasons. No pressure then Alan!

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

11:44
Exmouth Harriers at the 'Beat the Bus' event

Exmouth Harriers have competed successfully at a variety of distances - from 5k to full marathon -and over different terrains in the last week, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
09:56
The three successful Muay Thai fighters from Honiton

Honiton postman Paul Quick bagged himself a Muay Thai European title recently.

Read more
09:54
Pete Harmer congratulates Paul Kane (left) on his first solo flight in a glider

Kentisbeare-based plumbing and heating engineer Paul Kane started learning to glide at North Hill on February 8, this year and since then has packed in a number of training flights and courses, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
09:54

The Exeter Aces Cycle Speedway Club is opening up its track for a Taster Session on Sunday, July 12, from 12pm till 4pm at its base at The Wheels Centre, Cofton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8QW.

Read more
Mon, 22:24
Sam Matson at the end of the race

Exmouth sailor Sam Matson finished 13th in the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro which was concluded last week.

Read more
Mon, 22:24

There was just action in Pool B of the Honiton Netball league last week, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Mon, 08:17
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

More than 700 jubilant speedway fans celebrated the Exeter Falcons return to the track at Somerset’s Oak Tree Arena on Friday, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Mon, 06:14
Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell recieves the T20 ARea trophy

Exmouth, for the second successive season, came out of the Exeter and East Devon Servicemaster Devon T20 Area Finals Day as victors after a semi-final demolition of Seaton and a relatively comfortable success over rivals Sidmouth in the final.

Read more
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Yatton Rugby Club will not be drawn on any plans to move.

Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Exmouth on

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
T20 Finals Day at Budleigh Salterton CC poster

Exmouth CC is part of another special day of T20 cricket this Sunday (June 28).

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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



Exmouth's trusted business finder