Exmouth Town held at home, but its another big point banked in promotion bid

PUBLISHED: 09:37 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:37 05 December 2018

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Exmouth Town secured another precious point last Saturday to maintain their quest for the South West Peninsula Premier Division title with a 0-0 draw against one of their closest challengers Falmouth Town, writes John Dibsdall.

On a heavy pitch, Town’s highest crowd of the season were treated to a highly entertaining match that was a credit to both sides and the South West Peninsula League. The attendance was boosted by not only Exeter City supporters, but also a group from St. Albans, whose match at Torquay against Truro City was postponed and Buckland Athletic whose match at Bridport also fell foul of the weather!

The two sides were level on points and goal difference going into this match and remain so, but Town still have two games in hand over Falmouth whilst the point gained has seen them climb to fourth in the table and they are now level on points and games played but with a better goal difference than Saltash United.

Whilst Plymouth Argyle remain well clear Town have games in hand and are two points behind Tavistock both having played 16 games.

Despite the heavy conditions underfoot, both sides tried to play attractive football with the visitors shading the first half and creating the better chances.

They hit the woodwork twice and Robbie Powell had to produce one stunning save to ensure Town went into the break on level terms.

The second half saw Exmouth take control and Falmouth were forced to defend in depth. They too had the woodwork to thank for keeping a clean sheet and their ‘keeper, who many people thought was the man of the match, also had to produce an equally stunning save at the death to turn away a Mark Lever header destined for the bottom corner.

This Saturday (December 8) Town welcome Camelford to Southern Road looking to complete the double over the North Cornwall side having won 4-3 in the reverse fixture three weeks ago.

On Tuesday evening (December 11) Town are again at home when Plymouth Argyle are the visitors in the quarter-finals of the St Lukes Bowl, kick-off 7.30pm.

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