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Exmouth Town played Crediton at the Southern Road ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 6429-05-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Exmouth Town 7, Crediton United 1
Twenty two goals scored, three conceded is Town’s record in 2013. Four against Totnes and Dartington in the first game of the New Year, then five at home to Alphington, six away at Teignmouth and last Saturday seven past Crediton at Southern Road. Sidmouth readers may wish to look away now as Town travel to Marstone Road this Saturday kick off 3pm., writes John Dibsdall.
Before there is criticism of over confidence let me add that Sidmouth were the last team to prevent Town from scoring when they deservedly secured a 0-0 draw when the teams met in late August.
Following Godolphin’s defeat last Saturday in the West Division Town are now the only side to remain unbeaten in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League having extended their run to fourteen games and increasing their lead at the top of the East Division to five points.
Such is the strength within the squad Manager Richard Pears was able to make five changes to the side that started at Teignmouth bringing in Andrew Thomson, Ben Woolley. Dan Jones, Jamie Moore and making his first start for the club Alex Greening. After six minutes they were ahead thanks to another fine individual effort from Lloyd Gardner. As Town went on to dominate the half they added further goals from Thomson, Gardner and “Man of the Match” Alex Greening.
At the start of the second half Crediton raised their game and pulled a goal back in the forty eighth minute.
This was probably a result of their determination to make amends for their first half performance as it was the fact that Town had made three substitutions.
Any thoughts that Town were taking things easy were quickly dispelled as two of the new men combined to score the three goals in the second half. On sixty five minutes Ben Shephard saw his shot parried by the ‘keeper for Ban Boere to ram home the loose ball.
The compliment was then reversed as Thomson set up Boere, his shot saved and Shephard reacted quickest to score the sixth. With two minutes remaining Shephard, in the clear, unselfishly crossed for Boere to tap in the seventh.
Next up Sidmouth and Town will be without the services of Karl Rickard who has come into his own during the winter months.
His strength and determination in midfield was to the fore on Saturday and a typical driving run and measured pass set up Gardner for his second. Rickard is on secondment in the Indian Ocean for three months and we wish him a safe return.
With no further injury worries Town will have Phil Everett and Chris Duchenski available, neither of whom was on the team sheet last Saturday.