Cracknell goal seals Ammies win over Seaton Town Reserves
PUBLISHED: 14:50 30 August 2011
Exmouth Amateurs Reserves were in confident mood following their midweek victory, in their home clash with Seaton Town Reserves.
Ammies dominated the opening exchanges and forced the Seaton keeper into action on several occasions.
The visitors were restricted to breakaways and it was from one of these they took the lead, which, at the time, was very much against the run of play. Ammies were quickly back into their stride and continued to create chances but were unable to equalize before the break.
The second half continued in similar vein with Ammies pressing but without finding that elusive equaliser. The pressure finally paid off and the goal arrived in spectacular fashion. Wayne Rowsell collected the ball thirty years from goal, and, seeing the Seaton keeper off his line, executed a superb lob into the empty net.
That was the signal for an all-out assault on the Seaton goal in search of a winner. After a series of corners, skipper Jack Cracknell volleyed home. Thereafter it became a contest between the impressive Seaton keeper and the Ammies who were denied further goals a number of times before the final whistle was blown to leave Ammies 2-1 winners.
Ammies first team visited Bow for the first time in many years and found the conditions not to their liking. The small narrow slopping pitch did not suit their style of football and they were forced to grind out a goalless draw. However the point may be very useful at the end of the season.
This weekend it’s cup action for both the Ammies teams. The senior side with the Ammies first team making the trip to Sidbury in the East Devon Senior Cup and the Reserves have also been drawn against Sidbury Reserves in a Bill Slee Cup 1st round tie.
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