Exmouth Town in midweek action at Tavistock

PUBLISHED: 10:31 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:31 15 August 2018

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Exmouth Town head for Tavistock tonight (Wednesday), looking to continue their winning start to the new South West Peninsula League Premier Division season.

Town, 4-1 winners at Elburton Villa last Saturday, will be watched by chairman Stuart Shaw, who missed the game on Saturday as he was playing cricket for Alphington in a Tolchards Devon League game.

However, the new man in charge at Southern Road will be at Tavistock and he says: “I have no doubt it will be a tough game as I am told that they [Tavistock] are consistently one of the better sides at this level. I do think it important that we don’t get carried away with results. We have made a fine start with the 4-1 Elburton Villa result, and I was so pleased for Kevin [Town boss Kevin Hill]. He is such a positive person and really set himself up for a fall coming over to us, but I could not be happier with how things are going on and off the pitch.”

The Town chairman continued “Earlier this week we had the Under-18s play their first game at Southern Road with a 2-0 win over Alphington and there was some genuine talent on show on the pitch and that can only auger well for our future.”

Town are set to introduce BT Sport in the Southern Road clubhouse and the Town chairman is very keen to get the club being used on a regular basis.

He says: “Introducing BT Sport will enable us to hopefully appeal to a wider group. There’s no doubt that having sport on the TVs before and after the games at Southern Road will boost our efforts to increase trade. I am also keen to that we also look to get plenty of events and functions on at the club., Its very much as I have championed since day one of getting involved that we need to be seen as so much more than ‘just a football club’ and, right now, I am very satisfied with the progress we are making.”

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