Exmouth Amateurs Reserves lose derby at Woodbury

PUBLISHED: 12:19 06 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:20 06 November 2014

Exmouth Amateurs Reserves were beaten 3-0 in their derby game at Woodbury.

The first half was even-steven with neither side fashioning a clear cut chance. The Ammies central defensive pairing of Terry Skeggs and Ross Matthew were outstanding and half-time arrived without a goal.

After the break the home team had the benefit of the slope in their and they took a 55th minute lead. Ammies tried to respond, but got little change out of their former teammate Brad Evans in the Woodbury goal!

The Woods’ second goal was a controlled low drive into the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards and they added a late third to seal victory.

Local referee Steve Banks was excellent again in the middle.

Terry Skeggs and Trevor Anning stood out for the visitors with cracking performances, but Ross Matthew was singled out for another monumental captains performance.

Ammies manager Andy Carder drew plenty of positives from the trip, saying: “I’m not disappointed with that. We faced a good team who will be promotion contenders for sure come the end of the campaign. We also were without six players from the previous outing’s mauling of Tedburn St Mary and that hurts! We’ve now faced University twice, Lyme Regis, Woodbury and Town Reserves all away and they were all going to be hugely difficult fixtures.”

On Saturday Ammies visit bottom of the table Axmouth.

Carder says of the game: “We were talking about this fixture, we’ve never seen a weak Axmouth side yet and will be very surprised if we see one this weekend.”

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