Cudd goal seals another Ammies win - now for the big one!
PUBLISHED: 06:57 08 December 2011
Exmouth Amateurs continued their winning run with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Wellington Town, writes Ross England.
Ammies made a slow start to the game and might have paid for their sluggishness on a couple of occasions in the opening exchanges.
Eventually they got a foot-hold in the game, and the Higham brothers, operating down either flank, began to make regular raids, causing the Somerset side problems with their pace.
In the final minute of the half a superb save from Ben Maddison, pushing a goal bound shot onto the post, denied the visitors the lead at the interval.
Not for the first time this term, a half-time rallying call from Ammies boss Dion Newcombe brought an immediate response.
Five minutes after the re-start Craig Higham skipped away down the right wing before cutting it back to the far post where Mitch Cudd arrived to slot the ball, home.
Back came the visitors and, once again it was a superb save from glovesman Maddison, this time a one handed effort to keep out a header from a corner, that helped Ammies preserve their lead.
Following the Maddison save the Ammies defence closed ranks and ensure their side saw the game out to a victorious conclusion.
The win keeps Ammies firmly entrenched in the battle for the Division One top honour and this Saturday they face the sternest test yet of their title credentials when they visit the only side to sit above them in the table, Phoenix.
Just two points separate the sides in the tale and so, victory in Exeter would see Ammies sit top of the second tier of Fresha League football on Saturday night.
Ammies Reserves are at Warrenview on Saturday when they also face top of the table opposition with the visit of Dolphin.