Exmouth Town were denied victory and a crucial three points when hosts Bishop Cleeve equalised with a dramatic goal six minutes into added time last Saturday.

Town had dominated the game for the first 75 minutes and went into the half-time break two goals to the good. A Ben Steer corner was turned into his own net by a defender in the 14th minute before James Richards flashed a shot wide.

As Town maintained the pressure, they doubled their lead on 43 minutes, when Aarron Denny won the ball in midfield, drove at the heart of the defence before executing a slide rule pass for Steer to run clear and slot a composed finish into the net past the onrushing ‘keeper.

Town continued to press forward at the start of the second half with Ace High heading narrowly over before being denied by a brave save.

As the game entered the final quarter, it was the turn of the home side to throw men forward and Robbie Powell was in constant action with several important saves before conceding in the 87th minute, Town failing to clear a corner and the ball being poked in from close range.

There had been numerous hold-ups in play throughout the game with players receiving treatment and the referee indicated a minimum of five minutes of added time to be played.

In the 96th minute, the constant pressure told and Town conceded again. There was still time for a scuffle involving Dean Billingsley to see both players being sent off.

A crucial point gained or two points dropped as Town look to avoid being involved in an end of season relegation dog fight?

In a remarkable day of football in the Southern League, not one of the top ten sides won. Willand Rovers the big winners, having triumphed twice in a week, and Cinderford, who looked a certainty for automatic relegation, also won twice.

Willand, Bideford, who drew at leaders Sholing, and Larkhall who drew at second place AFC Totton benefitted from the opposition having players sent off.

This Saturday Town are home to Tavistock who are currently fifth in the table, three points clear of their nearest challengers for the promotion play-off places.