Denny delights as High nets late winner for Town in Good Friday win at Cullompton

PUBLISHED: 15:59 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:49 19 April 2019

Aaron Denny who was superb throughout Exmouth Towns 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers

Aaron Denny who was superb throughout Exmouth Towns 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers

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Aaron Denny served up a master class of midfield play in as Exmouth Town edged ever closer to, at the very least, ending the season as joint leaders in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division.

Town supporters were out in force for the Good Friday game at Cullompton Rangers.Town supporters were out in force for the Good Friday game at Cullompton Rangers.

After taking a deserved first half lead, Town were reduced to 10 men late in the first half – as were the home side – and, what was a half that eventually ran for a whopping 57 minutes, Town led 1-0 at the break.

Early in the second half, Town glovesman Robbie Powell made a stunning save, but was then beaten minutes later with a header.

The goal shook Town and their many supporters at the Mid Devon ground, particularly when news filtered through that Tavistock had gone 3-0 up in their Good Friday home meeting with Saltash United!

This was a 'must win' game for Kevin Hill and his men and they duly notched another victory – albeit a close on – but certainly a deserved one – when Ace High scored what proved to be the winning goal with 10 minutes left.

Exmouth Town celebrate the opening goal in their 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton RangersExmouth Town celebrate the opening goal in their 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers

High could – indeed should – have added to his tally to save the travelling Town faithful a nervous moment or two at the end.

Not that the Town hit man was alone in the 'missed opportunities' stakes.

However, all was well in the end with the final whistle greeted by a huge roar from the Town fans who outnumbered the home support by around two to one!

Exmouth Town supporters at the Good Friday 2-1 win at Cullompton Rangers.Exmouth Town supporters at the Good Friday 2-1 win at Cullompton Rangers.

Town now await the outcome of the Tavistock game in hand - the Lambs are at home to Helston Athletic on Monday afternoon (April 22). Thereafter the spotlight will fall on the final Saturday of the league term, April 27, with Town at Bodmin Town and Tavistock at Plymouth Argyle Reserves. If both teams win their remaining games they will sit joint top with 91 points – but the Lambs would be crowned champions by virtue of a superior goal difference!

Ace High (on the ground) is congratulated by team mates after he scored what proved to be the winning goal at Cullompton Rangers.Ace High (on the ground) is congratulated by team mates after he scored what proved to be the winning goal at Cullompton Rangers.

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

The incident that led to the sending off of Karl Rickrad in the Exmouth Town 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers.The incident that led to the sending off of Karl Rickrad in the Exmouth Town 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers.

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

The first of what woudl nine yellow cards and two red cards issued in the Exmouth Town 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton RangersThe first of what woudl nine yellow cards and two red cards issued in the Exmouth Town 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

The Exmouth Town dugout taking part in the pre-match minutes silence ahead of the God Friday game at Cullompton Rsngers.The Exmouth Town dugout taking part in the pre-match minutes silence ahead of the God Friday game at Cullompton Rsngers.

The Exmouth Town players taking part in a minutes silence in honour of a former Cullompton Rangers player. STEVE BIRLEYThe Exmouth Town players taking part in a minutes silence in honour of a former Cullompton Rangers player. STEVE BIRLEY

The two captains with the match officials ahead of the Good Friday game.The two captains with the match officials ahead of the Good Friday game.

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

Exmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEYExmouth Town action from the 2-1 Good Friday win at Cullompton Rangers Picture STEVE BIRLEY

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