Exmouth Town’s destiny to be settled on Saturday!

Action from the Exmouth Town Good Friday 2-1 success at Cullompton Rangers (left to right) Jordan Ha

Action from the Exmouth Town Good Friday 2-1 success at Cullompton Rangers (left to right) Jordan Harris, Adam Seedhouse-Evans, Tom Beddow, Jamie Dirrane, James Ansell and Simon Hill. Picture GERRY HUNT - Credit: Archant

Exmouth Town are not playing on Easter Monday, but they will no doubt have ‘an eye on’ proceedings at Tavistock where Helston Athletic are the visitors, writes John Dibsdall.

Exmouth captain Jamie Dirrane (right) is quicker to the ball than Cullompton’ Ash Donohue during the

Exmouth captain Jamie Dirrane (right) is quicker to the ball than Cullompton’ Ash Donohue during the Good Friday meeting that Town won 2-1. Picture GERRY HUNT - Credit: Archant

Should Tavistock win the game then the spotlight falls very much on Saturday (April 27) when the destiny of the top honour will be decided!

If both teams win – Town at Bodmin Town and Tavistock at Plymouth Argyle Reserves, then the two sides will sit joint top of the table with 91 points – but the Lambs would be crowned champions by virtue of a superior goal difference!

The draft constitution of the revised SWPL step six divisions for next season, the current Premier Division is being split into two, Premier East and Premier West, has been published but neither Tavistock or Exmouth Town have been included in the East Division.

The inference is that irrespective of the result of their remaining games both Exmouth Town and Tavistock will be promoted to step five, Western League Premier Division, next season.

Karl Rickard scores a spectacular opening goal in Exmouth Town’s Good Friday win at Cullompton Range

Karl Rickard scores a spectacular opening goal in Exmouth Town’s Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers. Picture GERRY HUNT - Credit: Archant


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This means that Town could renew old rivalries with Devon clubs, Plymouth Parkway, Buckland Athletic, Willand Rovers and possibly Barnstaple Town as well as the likes of Bridgwater Town, Wellington, Bridport and sides in the Bristol area.

Town’s final League position should also mean that they will be in the draw for both the FA Cup and the FA Vase next season.

Exmouth Town’s Steve Avery comes under challenge from Cullompton Rangers player Lewis White during t

Exmouth Town’s Steve Avery comes under challenge from Cullompton Rangers player Lewis White during the Good Friday meeting that Town won 2-1. Picture GERRY HUNT - Credit: Archant

Karl Rickard in action during the Exmouth Town 2-1 Good Friday win over Cullompton Rangers. Picture

Karl Rickard in action during the Exmouth Town 2-1 Good Friday win over Cullompton Rangers. Picture GERRY HUNT - Credit: Archant

Exmouth Town’s Karl Rickard squares up to Cullompton Rangers skipper Lloyd Beech. Picture GERRY HUNT

Exmouth Town’s Karl Rickard squares up to Cullompton Rangers skipper Lloyd Beech. Picture GERRY HUNT - Credit: Archant

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