Arms march on

PUBLISHED: 11:07 28 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:06 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Arms continued into the next round of the Geary Cup with a single goal victory against Bow AAC. With just a bare eleven, including only three recognised defenders, Arms were forced to change formation.

EXMOUTH Arms continued into the next round of the Geary Cup with a single goal victory against Bow AAC. With just a bare eleven, including only three recognised defenders, Arms were were forced to change formation.It didn't stop them quickly getting into their stride though and, with Andy Carder working very hard throughout, the Bow defence were never able to relax.On the rare occasion that Bow broke through the resiliant Arms midfield they found defender Will Fisken showing just why he was named man of the match. A good spell by Arms resulted in a fifteen pass move which saw Warren Vaughan go free on the right wing, Carder made a run to the near post followed by all the Bow defence, leaving the smalest player on the pitch, Ben Rushton, to nod home at the far post.Bow, who ply their trade in the division above Arms, continued to push and spent a hectic last ten minutes camped in the Arms half. However, the only real chance was superbly saved by goalkeeper Lee Dellar who tipped a point blank shot onto the bar, reminiscent of Gordon Banks' save against Pele in the 1970 World Cup! Arms hung on to the narrow victory and now wait to see who they get in the quarter finals. This weekend they make the long trip to Bampton for the third time this season!

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