Exmouth Town Reserves go ten points clear in Fresha League Division Three
PUBLISHED: 12:18 06 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:19 06 November 2014
Exmouth Town seconds emerged victorious fro the Fresha League Division Three Match of the Day, beating Lyme Regis 2-1 at Southern Road.
The side’s went into the contest sitting first and second in the table and by full-time the Town lead at the summit had risen to ten points, though the Dorset side have played two games fewer.
Lyme Regis started well with some neat passing football using the flanks well and their early industry paid dividends when they took a 15th minute lead.
Town were struggling to get on terms, but found an outlet with balls behind a high visiting defensive line and from one such action Adam Pannell played a telling pass across field that found the head of James Sharkey and the ball was powered past the Lyme gloves man.
From this point Exmouth, and in particular midfield duo Richard Ralph and Jac Civill, took control.
The home dominance continued into the second half with the visitors defending valiantly.
However, with Adam Turner and Tim Wright working their socks off up top, chasing defenders and looking for chances, it was no surprise when the winning goal arrived.
Once again it was Adam Pannell who popped up in the penalty area, ten yards from goal, where he showed a cultured first touch to create himself the space in which to rifle the ball home.
Thereafter the home side kept an excellent shape for the remainder of the game, seeing it out in some comfort.
Town boss Alan Hayward said: “This was a massive result, which puts us 10 points clear of our nearest rivals. Others do have games in hand which means we can take nothing for granted, but we are delighted to be where we are at this stage of the season and will certainly not rest on our laurels from here.”