Exmouh Town prepare for Stoke Gabriel test

PUBLISHED: 09:17 29 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:17 29 October 2015

Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Exmouth Town travel to Stoke Gabriel this Saturday looking to build on their 3-1 victory last week at Callington, writes John Dibsdall.

After a run of five league games without a win it was good to build on the 4-2 home victory against Witheridge that ended that losing sequence and to give them successive league victories for the first time since early September.

Town made the perfect start when Aaron Sowden fired them ahead after just five minutes taking full advantage of a hesitant defence. After the home side had looked to restore parity Town broke quickly and Matt Dawson added to his brace against Witheridge with a well taken goal to double the lead with just 15 minutes played.

Callington then enjoyed a spell of pressure but the nearest they came to scoring before the break was an excellent chip that came back off the woodwork.

They continued to be the dominant side at the start of the second half and deservedly reduced the deficit on 64 minutes. As the home side pressed for the equalizer Town’s well marshalled defence held firm and a first goal of the season from Barry McConnell on 86 minutes ensured the three points.

The kick off at Stoke will be 2.15pm as the South Devon side are without lights just one of two sides in the Premier ironically Callington being the other.

Town’s Reserves scheduled home fixture this Saturday against Lyme Regis has been postponed as the Dorset side are in Cup action and they will now travel to Cullompton Rangers.

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