Exmouth Town forced to sit out yet another soggy Saturday

PUBLISHED: 11:23 07 February 2018

Football on pitch

Football on pitch

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What a difference a year makes. Another washout last Saturday with our home match against Helston Athletic postponed and now re-arranged for Easter Monday, making it six postponements since we last played on December 9, writes John Dibsdall.

During the corresponding period last year we won four league games (Plymouth Argyle 2-0, Cullompton Rangers 5-1, Helston Athletic 3-1 and Callington 6-0), defeated Sticker 2-1 to reach the quarter finals of the SWPL League Cup and played two games in the FA Vase.

On the first Saturday in January we outplayed Kent side Corinthians 4-0 before losing away to Southall 4-2 in the fifth round, on the last Saturday of the month.

Nathan Cooper scored in six of those games as he went on a ten match-scoring spree, netting fourteen goals. Jordan Charron netted four times and Lee Phillips helped himself to a hat-trick against Callington.

This Saturday (February 10), Town are due to travel to Newquay, where the home side will have a considerable advantage having played five times during the period Town have been inactive.

Whilst they have lost their three league games against Parkway, Argyle and the local derby with Godolphin, they have been involved in three competitive games and their fitness levels will have improved as a result.

When the sides met at Southern Road in October, Newquay went home with a 3-2 victory despite playing most of the second half with nine men.

They are two places above Town in the table, but only because they have a superior goal difference - one as opposed to minus 21 - both sides having 28 points from 24 games played.

It is, however, worth pointing out that since Andy Rawlings took over the first team management with Kevin Miller, Town have won six, drawn two and lost two with a goal difference of plus seven.

The Town Reserves also had their scheduled game at Seaton postponed and this Saturday they are home to Clyst Valley, kick off 3pm, looking to complete the double having won 5-1 back in August when the sun was shining!

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