Exmouth Town remain unbeaten at home thanks to High goal against Cornish visitors

PUBLISHED: 09:18 14 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:18 14 November 2013

Exmouth Town 1, Camelford 0

Exmouth Town maintained their unbeaten home league record with a narrow victory over Cornish opposition last Saturday, writes John Dibsdall.

The result means that Town have won six and drawn one of their home fixtures with thirteen goals scored and only two conceded.

Quickly out of the blocks, you felt Town were heading for a comfortable victory. Lloyd Gardner had the first effort on goal in the third minute and as Town dominated the early exchanges an inch perfect cross from Andrew Thomson was headed against the post by James Ansell. Ace High had his effort from the rebound cleared off the line and a minute later a Gardner shot was blocked and Ansell chipped the loose ball narrowly over the crossbar.

The goal came on twenty two minutes.

A long clearance from Grant Fisher deceived the visitor’s defence allowing High to race through and emphatically drive the ball past the ‘keeper. The goal spurred Camelford into action and Fisher made first a routine stop and then an excellent save in a one on one situation. Sandwiched between those efforts a speculative lob from Alex Greening bounced off the top of the crossbar and Ian Patchett brought the best out of the visitor’s custodian.

The second half saw both sides enjoy their share of possession but neither side were able to create any clear cut chances. Town’s best attempt came from substitute Lee Parker with a twenty yard drive that was tipped over the bar.

For their part, Camelford pressed forward looking for the equaliser but found Town’s central defensive partnership of Cameron Vere and Edward Weeks in uncompromising mood and Town eased to victory.

Karl Rickard also made a welcome appearance coming on as a second half substitute following his return from a sabbatical in Australia.

This Saturday Town travel to a Falmouth Town side that are languishing in the lower half of the table and in contrast to Town’s home record they have yet to gain even a point from their eight home games played.

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