Exmouth Town suffer first home defeat of SWP League Premier Division season

08:44 16 January 2014




Exmouth Town 0, Newquay 2

Town missed the chance to go to the top of the SWPL Premier Division table when they were beaten 2-0 by the Cornish visitors last Saturday losing their unbeaten home league record in the process, writes John Dibsdall.

Without a game for the last four weeks you could see that Town were missing their normal fluency and up against a side that had played twice in that period found themselves against opponents that were sharper in all areas of the pitch.

That said, Town competed well on fitness and took the game to their opponents throughout the ninety minutes but they lacked their normal quality and composure in and around the penalty area.

After debutant Richard Griffin had produced a strong run and shot Town fell behind on thirteen minutes.

Having conceded an unnecessary free kick, they failed to deal with the resulting cross and allowed Ollie Gibson a free header from which he made no mistake.

Town were well on top for the next twenty minutes but failed to convert two excellent crosses from Andrew Thomson and were further punished for these lapses on thirty four minutes. There appeared little danger when Matt Drummond picked the ball up thirty yards from goal.

Having advanced five yards without a challenge he drilled the ball into the bottom corner of the goal giving ‘keeper Zack Lee no chance.

Town created half chances at the start of the second half and should have pulled a goal back when Lloyd Gardner set up Griffin but he blazed the ball over the crossbar, In the closing moments Dan Boere had a shot well held by the visiting ‘keeper, his only save of note, and in a final flourish Newquay had to clear a looping header off the line.

This Saturday Town make the trip to Elmore a side they beat 3-1 back in August with a goal from Kevin Hill and a brace from Andrew Thomson.


Other Sport Stories

Action from Somerset Rebels versus Glasgow Tigers

A week ago the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels had pulled of a stunning victory when they produced a brave and gritty second leg performance to lift the Premier League Knock Out Cup at the home of the defending Champions, Edinburgh, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
N1 Tri Club members were in action in Barcelona

Ten members of the East Devon N1 Tri Club travelled to Spain to compete in The Ironman Barcelona Triathlon 2015, writes Dennis Elliot.

Read more
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

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°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