Exmouth Town travel to Westbury United this Saturday, looking to end a run of just one win in their last 12 league games.

On Saturday, Town were beaten 3-1 by Hamworthy United, who are third in the table and boast an undefeated home league record going back to January 2020.

The Poole-based side are one of two sides in the League that play on a 3G pitch and Town found themselves conceding three goals in the first half. Exmouth improved considerably after the break and an Aarron Denny goal on 50 minutes reduced the deficit.

Town continued to press and further opportunities were created but a lack of composure in front of goal meant they were unable to turn those chances into goals.

Town are clearly missing the goal scoring talents of Levi Landricombe, who has confirmed that the knee injury suffered at the beginning of December requires an operation and he will not play again this season.

Josh Cann will also miss the remainder of the season and with Sam Haynes awaiting the results of a scan, Dan Cullen suffering from a torn hamstring and Max Gillard no longer available due to work commitments, Town have moved to re-sign Levi’s brother Mike Landricombe.

Since leaving Plymouth Parkway early in the season, Mike has played for Saltash United in the Western League and more recently Tavistock.

Last Wednesday, Town exited the Devon St. Luke’s Bowl, beaten on the night by a strong Tiverton side, 3-0. Tiverton paid respect to Town by fielding virtually a full-strength side.

There was nothing between the sides in the opening 20 minutes with Town having a shout for a penalty turned down. Tivvy opened the scoring on 26 minutes when Exeter City loanee Chukwuka Iseguan was on hand at the far post to turn the ball home following a right-wing cross.

The second goal came on 67 minutes when Louis Morison drove home from 25 yards and Iseguan added a third ten minutes later. Town, to their credit, kept plugging away with Jordan Harris seeing his free-kick well saved and Callum Shipton and Harvey Dorothy both going close with 20-yard drives. Manager Kevin Hill had taken the decision to rotate the squad and the commitment was excellent from everyone involved.