Boss plays pivotal role as Ammies net late Cup victory at Chittlehampton.
PUBLISHED: 17:15 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:15 21 September 2011
Exmouth Amateurs two sides enjoyed a fine weekend with a double success, writes Ross England.
The senior side travelled to Chittlehampton in the Devon Senior Cup and came away with a 3-2 victory.
Despite heavy underfoot conditions, Ammies dished up some excellent passing football.
Their near total first half domination was rewarded with a goal from Jamie Williams just before the break.
The second half was a much more even contest but, just as it seemed Ammies would take the 2nd round spot, the hosts levelled with an 88th minute strike.
With two substitutes already deployed into the action, injury to Simon Withers left boss Dion Newcombe getting involved. Shortly after the start of extra time the home side took a 2-1 lead but Ammies were quick to respond and were soon back on level terms through Terry Skeggs.
With the contest seemingly destined for the dreaded penalty shootout Newcombe skipped away down the wing and, when he delivered a telling ball into the six yard area, Chris Abrahams scored with a sensational over-head volley. The final whistle went shortly afterwards to see Ammies 3-2 winners.
At Warrenview the Ammies Reserves trailed one nil at the break in their Fresha League Division Four game against Hemyock.
Ryan Spring struck early in the second half to level things up and then Danny Gould fired them ahead.
The Mid Devon side then restored parity but Ammies were not to be denied and bagged all three points thanks to a late header from Gould to wrap up a 3-2 victory.
On Saturday Ammies 1st team entertain Culm United in a Fresha League Division One game, and, with both teams unbeaten, a cracking contest looks on the cards. Ammies Reserves are on the road, they go to Newton Sat Cyres for a Division Four encounter.