Dawson hogs the headlines!
PUBLISHED: 15:52 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH AMATEURS bounced back to winning ways after the previous week's cup defeat with a 2-1 success at Wellington Town to make it seven successive Devon & Exeter League Premier Divison wins. County cricket captain Bobby Dawson was the goal hero, finding
EXMOUTH AMATEURS bounced back to winning ways after the previous week's cup defeat with a 2-1 success at Wellington Town to make it seven successive Devon & Exeter League Premier Divison wins.County cricket captain Bobby Dawson was the goal hero, finding the net either side of the home side, who scored through Nick Woon.Ammies had hit the Somerset side for eight earlier in the campaign but the Toolstation League club have significantly strengthened their second string since that Warren View meeting. Ammies' boss Jody Bolt said: "They gave us a very good game and really were a very different proposition to that we faced earlier."Whilst Dawson bagged the headlines with his brace, it was the display of Chris Abraham that caught the eye of his manager. Bolt explained saying: "Chris (Abraham) was outstanding. He usually plays in the midfield but we asked him to tuck in at right back and he looked as if he'd been playing there for ever and a day. "In general it was a good all round display and it keeps the league momentum going."Next up is Saturday's derby game with Budleigh Salterton Reserves to decide who makes it into the next round of the East Devon Senior Cup.Bolt is sure he won't need much of a pre-match talk, saying: "Let's face it you shouldn't need motivating to play in this one. "It's the sort of occasion that we are in football for. It's got the lot, familiarity of players, the close proximity of the two teams and both teams are packed with quality. 'The added spice is that there has to be a winner given that it's a cup tie."Daniel Plater, who missed the Wellington win, is available again and returns to an otherwise unchanged squad for the game.l OTTERTON were without a game last weekend and so boss Richard Tapp took the opportunity to go and watch a couple of 'targets'. "I hope to have two new faces on board by the time we return to League action on Saturday week at Hatherleigh," said Tapp.Of that player search Tapp said: "It's clear we need a couple of new players to help stabilise us in the Premier Division."It's not that we haven't settled okay, but I'd like to see us a little more competitive than we have been."I certainly crave an end to the charitable goals we have been shipping."This coming Saturday Tapp's men find themselves cast as the 'giants' in an East Devon Senior Cup tie at home to Senior One new boys Upottery. "Upottery will no doubt regard us as a scalp to claim and we will need to afford them due respect," said the Otterton boss."I shall be disappointed if we don't make progress, although I do not expect the game to be anything other than very difficult." Upottery chief Merv Sawyer is looking forward to the game and said: "We see this very much as an opportunity to really test ourselves in terms of the bigger picture. "Naturally we aspire to play at the top level and 90 minutes against Otterton gives us a great chance to see how close to the top flight we really are.