Depleted Ammies good value for win

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:00 26 March 2015


EXMOUTH Amateurs travelled to Witheridge on Saturday short of a few players, due to suspension, injury and later work commitments, but the 12 who left town returned with all three points.

With a lack of full-backs in the squad, manager Jody Bolt moved Robbie Lambert from the forward line into right-back.

On a typical late-March pitch the ball was going to bounce all over the place, Ammies took their warm-up very seriously and entered the pitch for kick-off keen to build on the performance from last week.

The pattern for the game was set up early. Witheridge played the pitch and set up to play a more direct game pumping the ball forward for their big centre-forward to battle for.

Ammies played a much more patient passing game going through the phases and building the attack.

Ammies, using the width of the pitch, saw both full-backs, Lambert and J G Leaper seeing a lot of the ball.

With the midfield three of Si Withers, Lee Hill and Josh Hill beginning to dominate the game, the only thing missing was a goal.

Then ten minutes before half-time the goal came.

A good move involving a number of Ammies players saw them get the ball to the edge of the Witheridge box, a couple of players saw attempts blocked before the ball fell to Danny Hall, who got his shot away.

The keeper could only get a hand to it and Ammies took the lead.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first. Ammies continued to dominate and just needed a couple of goals to go with their level of play.

The second goal would have pleased the Ammies coaching staff. From a Witheridge long ball, the Ammies back line got the ball down, and passed it out of defence.

All three Ammies midfielders were involved, and the flowing move was finished off by Withers with a flying scissor kick giving the keeper no chance.

Ammies saw the game out, and even had time for captain Hill to miss a penalty with the last kick of the game.

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