Exmouth Town Reserves march on with Sampford Peverell win.

PUBLISHED: 09:36 01 December 2011

The Sidmouth goalie reaches the ball in the game against the Exmouth Vets at the Manstone ground on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2537-42-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The Sidmouth goalie reaches the ball in the game against the Exmouth Vets at the Manstone ground on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2537-42-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Exmouth Town Reserves continued their winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Sampford Peverell.

The manner in which it was achieved however was a lot more satisfying than previous weeks.

Changing to a 4-4-2 formation and bringing back Tony Pallett to partner Paul Crocock in the middle of the defence pretty much nullified anything that the visitors could throw at the home team.

Sampford’s intention was clearly to flood the midfield to control the game but this never really worked as Town won the ball back on numerous occasions and were creating chances at will.

Within 12 minutes Town were two goals in front both scored by Leigh Clark. If the home team had converted half the chances they should of, the game would have been over by half time.

Exmouth kept with the same shape for the second half, knowing it was Sampford who had to chase the game, the home side’s midfield and defence worked well in containing the visitors, so much so in that the whole match they did not have one shot on target or manage a single corner kick.

Exmouth continued to break well with Luke Smith and Gareth Davies causing problems out wide and setting up chances for the front players.

Steve Cadywould came on up front for Achref Ghnami who had run his legs off for the team, Simon Grigg replaced Pete Fletcher at right back and young James Sharkey was given another 20 minutes in centre midfield. All three subs showed great determination and caused even more problems for the visitors. The inevitable third goal came with five minutes remaining and was a solo effort from the impressive Luke Smith.

After receiving the ball out wide he beat three players with ease cut into the six-yard box and with players waiting for a pass continued his run and rolled the ball into the far corner.

Exmouth are expecting a far more vigorous workout when they visit local neighbours Woodbury on Saturday (2.15pm).

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