Coulham does a Beckham
PUBLISHED: 15:23 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:33 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH Amateurs' boss Jody Bolt served up a half time sermon to his misfiring players to such an extent that, when he had finished his rant, he walked out of the Warren View dressing room to leave the players to consider what he had said.
EXMOUTH Amateurs' boss Jody Bolt served up a half time sermon to his misfiring players to such an extent that, when he had finished his rant, he walked out of the Warren View dressing room to leave the players to consider what he had said.The tactic worked for the second half display from Bolt's side was in stark contrast to the first 45 minutes and they turned a 1-2 half time deficit into a 5-2 victory over neighbours Budleigh Salterton.Bolt said: "I fired off a few home truths at the break, let one or two know that what was on show was undoing all the god work that had been done and that points now are precious, so precious that we can ill afford to handicap ourselves with below par shows and I asked them how much they wanted the whole thing. Their collective effort and show in the second half told me they want it just as badly as yours truly."Andrew Taylor hit a brace, his first two goals for the club, Bobby Dawson, sub Steve Blurton and Steve Coulam also netted.The Coulham goal was one for the scrap book as he saw the Robins' keeper off his line and sent a full blooded shot sailing into the net from the half way line.So the Ammies continue their interest in both the Premier Division title and the battle for a place in next season's Peninsula League Eastern Division.The Devon & Exeter League recently released a new set of fixtures and, as a result, the Ammies have a very difficult April ahead of them.They must play nine games in the final 28 days of the season, including matches against title rivals St Martin's and all three of the other Premier sides bidding for promotion, Bickleigh, Feniton and Topsham Town.Bolt says of the re-scheduling: "It looks a big, big ask. We will need to use our whole squad for what is a very congested run-in but perhaps I can turn it to a positive and work on the theory of a cluster of games allowing the side to maintain momentum. We are sure going to be busy.