Exmouth Town action ‘drought’ goes on after another soggy Saturday
PUBLISHED: 08:42 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:42 30 January 2018
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And so the ‘drought’ of matches continued for Exmouth Town, writes John Dibsdall.
Town could just about have played last Friday night, but the rain during the night and through most of Saturday morning meant the pitch was unplayable yet again and so the home meeting with Camelford, set for the final Saturday of January, was postponed and a new date has been set for the Premier Division meeting, which will now be played on April 18.
The Town second team Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division match at Newtown met a similar watery grave.
Following Town’s success in all their cup competitions last season they were exempt from the early rounds this season and were able to play more league games and that is now working to their advantage.
They have played the most matches and all of the postponed fixtures have been re-arranged, primarily on Saturdays, with Town’s final match currently being the Monday, May 7, meeting with Godolphin. That day is also currently the final day of the SWP League season.
For the club there are still 27 home games to be played across the four main sides: eight SWPL games, eight for the reserves, three for the Under-18s and also eight for the Under-16s as well as fitting in some Saturday mornings for the Under-10s - and all on the one pitch!
The first of these games is on Saturday (February 3) when Town welcome Helston Athletic looking to avenge a 5-1 defeat suffered on visit to Cornwall back on November 18.
That day we did not see one of the better Town performances! Ironically, both clubs have only played three league games in the intervening period, Town beating Ivybridge and drawing with Bodmin and Callington ,so we are on an unbeaten run that stretches back ten weeks!
So, while it is a case that Town are now unbeaten in 10 weeks, the team has only been able to get out onto a pitch those three times over that period of time!
Having been signed before Christmas, Harry Taylor and Harvey Newman will be hoping that at last they will be able to make their debuts, weather permitting that is, whilst Ace High and Brandon Green are still looking to start their three-match bans following their red cards in early December!
There is also action on the first Saturday of February for the Town second team, who travel across East Devon to face Macron League top flight basement side Seaton Town.
Town’s reserves are away to Seaton in the Devon and Exeter Premier Division.