Exmouth Town will welcome Wimborne Town to their Circle of Care Community Stadium this Saturday for their first ever home game in the FA Trophy, kick off 3pm, writes John Dibsdall.

The tie will go straight to penalties if the sides are level at full time with the winners receiving £1500.00 and the losers £400.00. Town’s two previous forays in this competition have ended in 5-0 defeats, at Falmouth back in 1974 and last year at Berkhamstead.

Last season, both sides won their home games, whilst this season Town have drawn 1-1 at Wimborne, who are level on points at the top of the league having won their three other league games. They will also go into this game on the back of a 1-0 victory at Tiverton in the FA Cup last Saturday.

After a 1-0 home defeat to Bideford on August Bank Holiday Monday, Town travelled to Tavistock last Friday evening to contest the first round tie in this season’s St. Lukes Bowl and came away with their first competitive win of the season.

Town started the evening well, taking the game to their hosts and were rewarded with a penalty for hand ball, from which Jordan Harris made no mistake, hammering the ball into the corner for his first goal of the season.

After Tavvy had a couple of half chances, Town pressed forward and they added a second when Ace High headed a cross down for Harry Walford to score.

The hosts were then awarded a penalty of their own but Andrew Sowden-Bird made an excellent save diving to his left to preserve the 2-0 lead at half time.

The second half saw another determined performance from Town as Tavvy were looking to kick start their own season but the defence held firm to record a welcome victory.

Another plus for Town was the introduction in the second half of Levi Landricombe, looking to gain full fitness having returned from a three-week holiday in Australia.

South-West football enjoyed two wins in the weekend FA Cup ties, Plymouth Parkway and Mousehole progressing to the next round.