Exmouth Town into top four after Launceston win

PUBLISHED: 08:10 10 September 2014 | UPDATED: 08:10 10 September 2014

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Exmouth Town stretched their unbeaten run to five and recorded their first clean sheets of the season as they drew 0-0 with Witheridge last Wednesday and then won 1-0 at Launceston on Saturday, writes John Dibsdall.

Coincidentally the same results as the corresponding fixtures last season.

As expected the match with Witheridge was very competitive although both sides looked to attack and in the first half especially the game flowed and Grant Fisher was forced into a couple of decent saves. The best chance fell on the stroke of half time when Dan Boere was brought down in the area but saw the visiting ‘keeper guess correctly and bring off an excellent save to deny him from the resulting penalty.

The second half became a very feisty affair with the referee the busiest man on the field. Suffice to say the visitors finished the match with only nine players, but Town were unable to find their way through a determined defence.

At Launceston Town produced their best football of the season and have only themselves to blame for not winning by a more comprehensive score line. They took the lead on seven minutes when Boere’s shot hit the post but the rebound fell kindly for Jordan Hopkins to score. Thereafter it seemed just a matter of how many Town would score, but chances went begging. Whilst Fisher was a virtual spectator for most of the game he needed to produce a good save late on to secure all three points that lifts Town to fourth in the table.

Town were in action last night with Stoke Gabriel the visitors and on Saturday travel to Callington. Both sides won their respective divisions last season to gain promotion and the Cornish side have made an excellent start to life in the SWPL Premier Division winning five and drawing one of their eight league games.

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