Exmouth Town bag first win of year with St Blazey success
PUBLISHED: 10:18 19 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:18 19 April 2015
Exmouth Town finally won their first match of 2015 when they overcame St Blazey 2-0, writes John Dibsdall.
After a slow beginning the match came to life with a ‘goal of the season’ candidate from James Ansell on thirty-minutes. Collecting a pass from Jordan Hopkins Town’s top scorer let fly from fully twenty-five yards and the shot had ‘goal’ written all over it as it flew into the top corner of the net.
Hopkins was involved again four minutes later as Town doubled their lead. With the visiting defence appealing in vain for offside his pass found Dan Boere in space and he calmly slotted the ball home from fifteen yards via the inside of the post.
Toby Gostling went close as he picked up a poor clearance, but his forty yard effort narrowly cleared the crossbar as Town finished the half in full control.
As the second half progressed St Blazey came more into the game and there were similarities with the first game between the sides when the visitors came back from a two goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw in added time. This time however, with Liam Ellis and Ben Clay again outstanding at the heart of the defence and Mike Searle producing a couple of fine saves Town held on to secure the three points that has taken them to sixth in the table.
Town are back in action on Monday evening when title-chasing St Austell are the visitors for the final league game of the season at Southern Road.