Town set to be well supported in Saturday’s game at high-flying St Austell

PUBLISHED: 10:45 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:45 25 October 2018

Exmouth Town face another tough trip this Saturday when they travel to St. Austell who are currently fourth in the South West Peninsula Premier Division table, writes John Dibsdall.

Town are expected to have over 40 supporters at the game as they are running a coach that is fully subscribed.

The Cornish side are, like Town, through to the second round of the FA Vase following their 6-1 demolition of Plymouth Parkway and in Liam Eddy and Mark Goldsworthy they possess two of the league’s leading proven goal scorers.

They have won six and drawn one of their seven home league games played including victories over Falmouth and Bodmin.

Town slipped to only their second defeat in the league when they went down 2-0 to Saltash United last Wednesday.

The ‘Ashes’ have always been a tough nut to crack on their ground and are unbeaten this season at their Kimberley Stadium home.

There was little to choose between the sides with neither side threatening to break down two solid defences until the thirty eighth minute.

The home side full back pushed forward played a neat one-two on the edge of the box and finished with aplomb leaving Robbie Powell helpless.

Town were never out of this game and dominated proceedings for long spells of the second half. They thought they should have had a penalty in the 60th minute when Kieran Willdigs appeared to be tripped and then collide with his own player preventing either of them reaching a loose ball, but the referee gave a goal kick. Town had also had strong shouts for handball in the penalty area turned away in the first half.

Despite their dominance the breaks and the run of the ball you sometimes need just didn’t fall for Town on the night and Saltash made the game safe in the eighty ninth minute. Powell had made one superb point blank save to keep Town in the match but a hurried clearance was intercepted and the player raced clear to score.

Apart from Tavistock all the other fancied clubs have dropped points and if Town can return from St Austell with at least one point they will continue to be truly in the mix for a top four finish.


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