Exmouth Town beaten at home by champions-in-waiting
PUBLISHED: 12:39 21 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:39 21 April 2015
Exmouth Town hosted South West Peninsula League champions elect St Austell under the Southern Road floodlights and went down by the odd goal in three, writes John Dibsdall.
Town made the perfect start when Matt Dawson rifled them ahead after just three minutes.
As you would expect from a side that has been beaten only twice in the league this term, have won the Cornwall Senior Cup and reached the semi-final of the FA Vase, the visitors responded and, after Liam Ellis had cleared off the line, equalised on twenty six minutes.
On the stroke of half-time the Cornish side’s leading scorer showed the pace and composure that saw him playing Premier Southern League football with Truro City last season to outstrip Town’s defence and score in the corner with pin-point accuracy.
The second half saw Town enjoy plenty of possession, but the visitor’s showed why they have conceded just twenty-three goals all season and despite Town’s best efforts they were unable to break down a very solid back four.
To add insult to injury Town contrived to concede a third goal in added time to seal a win that took the Lillywhites to the top of the table with three games in hand over Bodmin, their nearest rivals.