Exmouth Town boss challenges players to become invincibles

PUBLISHED: 15:48 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:48 26 March 2013

This game between Exmouth Town and Appledore was one of the few not to be called off at the weekend. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1649-13-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

This game between Exmouth Town and Appledore was one of the few not to be called off at the weekend. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1649-13-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Exmouth Town boss Richard Pears is keen for his team to complete the South West Peninsula League season without defeat so they can claim to be invisibles this season, writes Steve Birley.

Speaking before the Good Friday derby at Greenway Lane Pears said: “The players have put a lot of effort into getting themselves into a position from which, if they can remain unbeaten for another eight games, they will indeed be able to say they were part of an invincible league side.”

He continued: “A football career is not the longest and so very few players ever get into a situation where they can say that they were part of a side that went the entire league season without being beaten. To do that at South West Peninsula League level would be quite an achievement. If they are able to see the job through it will be a remarkable achievement. The games are coming thick and fast and it’s clear that each time we step onto the turf the opposition are turbo charged in their attempt to end our run.”

After the Good Friday derby Town face a Throgmorton Cup semi final next Wednesday night when they take on Elburton Villa at Bovey Tracey (7.30pm).

A week tomorrow (Saturday, April 6) they host Stoke Gabriel in a league game and, if Town were to win that one, they would need just three more wins with the possibility of being crowned champions after their Tuesday, April 16 visit to Galmpton. If that were to happen then their first home appearance after being crowned champions would be the return derby with Budleigh on Wednesday, April 24.

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