Following their FA Trophy defeat at Kidlington, Exmouth Town return to League action tonight (Wednesday) when Salisbury based Bemerton Heath Harlequins visit their Circle of Care Community Stadium, kick off 7.45pm.

Town should have several players returning who were unable to make the trip to Kidlington including Ace High who was suspended for the tie following his controversial sending off at Willand Rovers and he will be making his 350th competitive appearance for Town if he features.

One player who may be missing is Captain Dave Rowe who was sent off for also receiving two yellow cards at Kidlington again in a match where Town dominated the early proceedings but were left to rue more refereeing decisions they found hard to accept.

After Aarron Denny and Mike Landricombe both went close, Town went ahead with a well-taken goal by Ethan Slater calmly taking the ball down and lobbing the ‘keeper.

As the hosts came more into the game Robbie Powell, making his first start of the season, saved well but was powerless to prevent the equaliser when Town lost the ball and a first time cross was converted at the near post.

Town responded well and Callum Shipton with a well struck drive brought a decent save before Ben Steer was brought down on the stoke of half time and a penalty was awarded.

Videos subsequently show that the ‘keeper was at least two yards off his line when he saved Jordan Harris’s well struck shot.

Town were second best at the start of the second half with Powell again saving well but he was unsighted when a speculative 30-yard drive found the bottom corner of the net.

As the hosts continued to press, they spurned chances to increase their lead with Powell again having to be at his best but, as at Willand, it took a sending off (Rowe) to galvanise Town into action.

Slater struck the crossbar, Harvey Field was denied by another good save by the ‘keeper, who was named their Man of the Match, and Harry Walford twice went close.

Steer then had an effort blocked after he had been clearly tripped but no penalty awarded but as Town pressed for the equaliser they inevitably left gaps at the back and could have conceded more.