Exmouth Town continue superb unbeaten run with fine win over Ivybridge

PUBLISHED: 10:44 07 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 07 October 2018

Kevin Hill at Exmouth Town FC. Ref exsp 37 18TI 0902. Picture: Terry Ife

Kevin Hill at Exmouth Town FC. Ref exsp 37 18TI 0902. Picture: Terry Ife

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Exmouth Town extended their unbeaten South West Peninsula League Premier Division run to eight games with a comfortable 5-0 Southern Road win over Ivybridge, writes John Dibsdall.

With both sides taking time to adapt to the windy conditions the opening exchanges were scrappy, but Town gradually took control and their sustained pressure finally told in the 28th minute.

Ace High had seen one effort rebound off the post before Aarron Denny returned a half cleared corner with interest – his drive from 18 yards ending in the top corner of the net.

Three minutes later Dave Rowe was manhandled in the penalty box and Nathan Cooper despatched the resulting penalty.

Town went into the break three ahead after Scott Merritt’s cross-cum-shot from way out near the touchline sailed over the bemused ‘keeper.

The second half saw Town continue in a similar vein, dominating play, it being a question of how many would the goal tally be?

A couple of gilt edge chances went begging, but there were further goals from Max Gillard, shooting home through a crowd of players and a trademark header by High from a Denny corner to maintain Town’s excellent home scoring and yet another clean sheet.

Next up for Town is Saturday’s (October 13) home FA Vase tie against an Elburton side who knocked Bideford out of the Devon Bowl last midweek before succumbing to a 5-0 defeat in a league game at Cullompton Rangers on the first Saturday of October.

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