Exmouth Town beaten narrowly at Callington

PUBLISHED: 12:47 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:47 18 September 2014

After a comfortable midweek victory over Stoke Gabriel Town were left once again to rue missed chances as they went down to Callington last Saturday, writes John Dibsdall.

After a comfortable midweek victory over Stoke Gabriel Town were left once again to rue missed chances as they went down to Callington last Saturday, writes John Dibsdall

Against Stoke Gabriel Town were dominant throughout the ninety minutes and but for the heroics of the visiting custodian the margin of victory would have been far greater than the 3-0 score line. After Kevin Hill had opened the scoring on six minutes Town battered the away goal only for Jamie Moore and Dan Boere in particular to be denied by excellent saves. Town increased their lead on fifty nine minutes when a twenty-yard drive from Moore flew into the net and Matt Dawson added the third in the ninetieth minute.

At Callington, Town were by far the better of the teams throughout the first half, but had to contend with a packed defence and again found a ‘keeper in inspired form. After efforts from James Ansell and Boere had produced excellent saves the two players combined for Town to open the scoring on the stroke of half-time. Jordan Hopkins broke through from midfield, slipped the ball to Ansell and his pin-point cross was firmly headed home by Boere.

The second half saw the home side more adventurous, but Town again created clear goal scoring opportunities, but lacked the necessary composure to turn those chances into goals. They were undone by two exceptional strikes the only efforts the home side had on target all afternoon.

The first on fifty three minutes came from a twenty-five yard curling shot that found the bottom corner. The winner on seventy five minutes would be a ‘goal of the season’ candidate in any league. There appeared to be no danger when the ball was picked up some forty yards from goal. In a blink of an eye the ball was nestling in the top corner and was still rising as it hit the net with everyone motionless.

This Saturday Town are again on the road when they travel to Bodmin and then are home again on Wednesday evening when Elmore are the visitors kick off 7.30pm.

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