Exmouth Amateurs Reserves debut stunner from Gloyn in draw at Clyst Valley
PUBLISHED: 20:38 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 20:38 27 August 2015
Exmouth Amateurs Reserves launched a new Fresha League campaign with a 2-2 draw at Clyst Valley Reserves.
A new-look Ammies side found themselves up against a home side strengthened by the fact that their club had no first team fixture.
Despite this, the visitors were the brighter in the opening exchanges and Jack Thomas had an effort well saved by the Clyst Valley glovesman on 20 minutes.
The opening goal came midway through the first half when one of the new Ammies Reserves team members Brett Gloyn, marked his debut – one with him wearing the skippers arm band – with a stunning over-head kick to fire his new team into the lead.
With Pete Wright looking good in the central area and Marco Volpini causing the home side all manner of problems the lead was comfortably held through until the interval.
Ten minutes into the second half the match official awarded what many deemed to be a ‘harsh’ penalty kick that was duly tucked away – Ammies goalkeeper Hayden Mills being sent the wrong way.
Dan Tapp twice went close to restoring the Ammies lead before the home side were hit by a red card to leave them playing with 10 men for the final 20 minutes.
Ammies regained the lead with 15 minutes to play when Colin Dougal rifled a 30-yard free-kick into the top left hand corner of the net!
However, inside the final 10 minutes the home side found a second equaliser to leave honours even.
Ammies can be well satisfied with this opening performance. Marco Volpini and Nathan Hodge both put in impressive shifts and the midfield trio of Pete Wright, Brett Gloyn and Joe Polten showed nice touches.
On Saturday Ammies Reserves travel again when they visit St Martin’s Reserves.