Arms go marching on

PUBLISHED: 18:16 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH ARMS took on a competent Amory Argyle side, beat them 3-1, and continue to rise up the table. The Arms played some good passing football with some great runs down either wing by Warren Vaughan and Chris Wakeling. Arms went close after ten minutes

EXMOUTH ARMS took on a competent Amory Argyle side, beat them 3-1, and continue to rise up the table.The Arms played some good passing football with some great runs down either wing by Warren Vaughan and Chris Wakeling. Arms went close after ten minutes with Vaughan sprinting into the box and drilling the ball across the goal at speed, but hitting the advancing Rees on the shin and somehow going over the bar. Arms continued to press and it only seemed a matter of time before they went ahead. A defence splitting ball from Dan Richards was met by Dave Rees who raced on and slipped it into the net to the keeper's right. At the other end the back four of Adam Dellar, Loz Phillips, Joel Martin and Matty Broadhurst were solid letting nothing through, and forced goal-keeper Lee Dellar to have a pretty uneventful first half.Phil Creek in midfield knocked a great ball to Rees who rode a challenge to score his and Arms' second. With Arms continuing to press, a corner from Wakeling saw Loz Phillips ghost in unmarked into the box and score a bullet header into the top left. More chances were squandered but Arms went in at half time three up. In the second half Amory changed formation and with an extra man in midfield started to take the game to the Arms. However, defensively, Arms held tight and forced Amory to shoot from distance. Manager Kev Jones was more than happy with the team performance and said: "We are a good side when we play the ball on the floor and, with pace, we should be more than a match for most teams." Arms travel to high flying Okehampton on Saturday for a top of the table clash.

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