Master marksman Everett keeps Exmouth Town run going

15:20 30 October 2012

Exmouth Town, sponsored by Red Homes

Exmouth Town, sponsored by Red Homes

Archant

Exmouth Town 1, Plymstock United 0

The Exmouth Town unbeaten run goes on, but this was a contest that they could and indeed should have won far more convincingly than the final score line suggests, writes John Dibsdall.

Town dominated proceedings for long periods, but lacked the final cutting edge that would have eased the nerves and frustrations of the players, management and supporters.

In the opening thirty minutes they created numerous half chances, but despite having efforts on goal, they failed to really work the ‘keeper and the visitors went into the half time break the happier of the two sides.

The second half continued in a similar vein, but the Plymstock defence were resolute and determined to keep a clean sheet.

Such was Town’s overall superiority it was not until the seventy fifth minute that the visitors had an effort on goal.

By then Town should have been ahead, but Ben Shephard was denied when twice clean through and, when he did have the ball in the net, it was ruled out for offside.

The breakthrough finally came on seventy seven minutes. Lloyd Gardner receiving the ball in his own half made another of his trademark raking runs and this time his driven cross was swept home at the far post by the evergreen Phil Everett, a true strikers goal!

The win was Town’s fifth straight league victory and keeps them a point off the top spot with a game in hand on joint leaders Newton Abbot Spurs and Budleigh Salterton.

This Saturday Town are back in cup action this time a home Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup match against fellow SWPL side Totnes and Dartington (2pm).

A result is required on the day so extra-time and so penalties will take place if required.

Saturday’s visitors are having a mixed season, capable of scoring plenty of goals, but also leaking them in defence and so it seems another entertaining game is in prospect at Southern Road!

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

12:46

Topsham St James got back to winning ways with a hard fought three-wicket victory over Stokeinteignhead, writes Ed Kirby.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:55
Exmouth-based N1 Tri Club member Helen Jones in action at the Outlaw Triathlon, Nottingham where she was third female.

It was a weekend to remember for N1 tri club’s husband and wife team, Aled and Helen Jones, as they took on the full iron distance at the Outlaw Triathlon, writes Ellie Dominey.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:11
Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker on his way t a new PB at Buckfastleigh

After several weeks of setbacks and cancelled races Honiton-based Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker finally got first personal best (PB) of the season last weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:41
The Exeter City Ladies new management team Pictured left to right- Chris Heayns, Maxine Coupe and Tommy Wheeldon

The familiar face of Tommy Wheeldon is heading up the new team in charge of Exeter City Ladies Football Club in what will be an exciting new era for the women’s game in the south-west.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:12
Harry Webb with Paddy Fitzpatrick

East Devon boxer Harry Webb will turn professional at the end of August.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Exmouth Town were left disappointed and without a Saturday game when their scheduled Saturday opponents pulled out of the fixture, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Budleigh ladies gained 10 points in their Over-50s Exeter and District League match last week, writes Joan Shaw.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Golf generic picture

The East Devon seniors played for the Bailey Salver, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016

Budleigh Salterton Football Club are set to hold a meeting this weekend that may lead to the club withdrawing from the local Macron Devon and Exeter Football League.

Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016
The three Exmouth Harriers who were in action in North Wales; (left to right) Richard Bishop, Cathy Newman and Brian Sansom.

Four Exmouth Harriers were involved in the Chudleigh Carnival Road Race, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications