Exmouth Town in Wednesday night action at Ivybridge

PUBLISHED: 09:07 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 29 August 2018

Otterton at home to Kentisbeare. Ref shsp 40-16TI 9027. Picture: Terry Ife

Otterton at home to Kentisbeare. Ref shsp 40-16TI 9027. Picture: Terry Ife


Exmouth Town are in action tonight (Wednesday) when they visit Ivybridge to contest a South West Peninsula League Premier Division game.

Town go into the game against the Bridgers, who have lost all four of their league games so far this season, knowing that a win would leave them in a top three spot in the table.

Ivybridge have only played one home game so far this season and that ended in a 2-0 defeat to Torpoint Athletic.

The Bridgers have also lost away league games at Cullompton Rangers, Falmouth and Launceston.

The post code for Town fans making the tip down the A38 for the game is PL21 9ES. Kick-off at Erme Valley is 7.30pm.

Exmouth Town Reserves are also in Wednesday night action with a Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division meeting with Heavitree United. Kick-off at Southern Road is 7.30pm.

The Town third team were in midweek league action and they went down 4-1 in their Division Eight East Devon derby at Lympstone Reserves.

On Saturday Southern Road plays host to an FA Vase tie with Town taking on a Callington Town side they defeated 2-0 as recently as last Saturday in a league game.

Speaking after the Saturday win and before the Wednesday night game at Ivybridge, Town director of football Andy Rawlings, looking ahead to the big FA Vase tie said: “They [Callington] were a tough nut to crack at their place. They were well organised and, even after losing their goalkeeper to a red card, showed they have good systems of play which made it hard for us to break them down.”

He continued: “However, to the lads credit, they kept plugging away and we got what we deserved in the end.”

So, does it make any difference that Town beat the same opposition just a week ago?

Rawlings says: “Last Saturday’s game makes no difference whatsoever, and, if anything it will strengthen their [Callington] resolve to put one over on us.

“That said, as the home team we will be looking to once again put on a show for the home faithful who proved in the game against Torpoint that they are prepared to come out in numbers to back us and we are very grateful for that support.”

The Town director of football added: “We have made a good start to the season, and of course also have the midweek trip to Ivybridge to deal with, but we are mindful of the importance to the club of the FA Vase and will be giving it our best shot to make progress in the competition.”

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