Exmouth Town face trip to unbeaten league leaders

PUBLISHED: 11:13 25 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:13 25 September 2014

Exmouth Town face another daunting trip this weekend when they travel to current league leaders Ivybridge who have yet to taste defeat in the SWPL this season, writes John Dibsdall.

On Saturday they were held to a goalless draw by current champions Plymouth Parkway having won their previous eight games scoring twenty five goals and conceding just five.

Town will be hoping to go into the game on the back of a victory having played Elmore at Southern Road last night. With the mid-Devon club struggling at the wrong end of the table Town will have hoped to re-discover their goal scoring touch and boost their goal difference in the process.

Last Saturday they went down 2-0 to Bodmin where there was little to choose between the sides for long periods of the game. Whilst Town were generally in control at the back they rarely troubled the Bodmin defence and in Adam Carter the home side had a proven goal scorer who once again delivered the goals when they mattered.

Level at the break the nearest either side had come to scoring was when Cameron Vere was perfectly positioned to clear an effort off the line. Town fell behind fifteen minutes into the second half when Carter expertly turned his marker and shot into the corner from twelve yards. With just the one goal deficit Town were always in with a chance of salvaging something from the game but missing regular players Karl Rickard, Dan Boere and Jordan Hopkins meant their attacking options were limited and a similar effort from Carter five minutes from time meant that for the third time this season Town returned from Cornwall empty handed.

Town are away again on Wednesday evening when they are at Bovey Tracey kick-off 7.30pm.

Football at Southern Road this Saturday sees the reserves looking to maintain their position at the top of the Fresha Devon and Exeter Third Division when the University of Exeter are the visitors.

The Under 15’s are also at home against Inter Heavitree kick off 10.30am having beaten Feniton 8-2 last weekend.

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