Exmouth Town’s 100 per cent home record ended by Elburton Villa

Exmouth Town at home to Elburton Villa. Ref exsp 42 18TI 2800. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth Town at home to Elburton Villa. Ref exsp 42 18TI 2800. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Exmouth Town were held to a 0-0 midweek draw under the Southern Road floodlights by visiting Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

After the euphoria of Saturday’s superb 1-0 home win over Tavistock, Town were brought back down to earth by the hard-working visitors who belied their lowly league position to end Town’s 100 per cent home league run.

Town opened brightly and a third minute shot from Karl Rickard brought an excellent save from a ‘keeper who would have expected a busy evening.

However, that was as good as it got for the Town faithful as they were not to see another meaningful attempt on goal.

Three clear headers from corners all cleared the crossbar as Town were the better side in the first half, but after the break the visitor’s confidence grew and they began to create openings of their own.

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Martin Rice, deputising in the Town goal twice tipped dangerous free-kicks over the crossbar as Town all too often went down blind alleys as they took the wrong options.

So, all in all this was a disappointing night where too many players failed to reach the height of the performances that we have come to expect, but it is another point gained in their fight for a top three finish.

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Next up for Town is Saturday’s trip to Camelford (3pm) and they are back in Cornwall seven days later with a visit to Bodmin Town (see a separate article on the website with regard to a supporters coach going to the Bodmin game).

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