Exmouth Town sign trio of new players

PUBLISHED: 22:02 01 February 2015 | UPDATED: 07:38 05 February 2015

Exmouth Town took on Newquay at Southern Road on Saturday. Ref exsp 5940-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Exmouth Town took on Newquay at Southern Road on Saturday. Ref exsp 5940-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

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Exmouth Town welcome the current South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Champions, Plymouth Parkway, to Southern Road this Saturday for a 3pm kick-off, writes John Dibsdall.

The visitors, who went on to complete the treble last season, winning the league, the league cup and the Devon St Lukes Bowl, are currently seventh in the table, four points behind Town, but with six games in hand. Last Saturday there was a complete washout of all Premier Division fixtures and Town’s visit to Godolphin Atlantic has been rearranged for April 25.

Whilst they have not been as dominant this season Parkway do possess two of the League’s leading goal scorers in Levi Landricombe and Andrew Neil and Town will not need reminding they lost 7-2 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Ironically Town’s scorers that day, Ace High and Jamie Moore, have since joined Eastern Division One side St Martins, but Town have looked to add to their squad with the signing of former Town stalwart Danny Burwood and Toby Gosling, the latter having gained Premier League experience this season with Cullompton Rangers. There could also be another new face in the squad on Saturday with the appropriate sevens day notice being given to Tiverton Town.

Town have also received a boost with the news that a recent ground grading inspection has resulted in the club being awarded a G classification.

As the FA look to bring consistency to their Ground Grading Scheme this classification ensures that Town retain their Step Six status (SWPL Premier Division) in the National Pyramid system. The inspection delegation were pleased with the efforts the club has made to comply with the requirements including increasing the size of the dugouts, the repairs to the railway side stand and the refurbished floodlights with the much higher ‘lux’ reading. This also means that the club will once again be eligible to enter the FA Vase for the 2015/2016 season and potentially also the FA Cup the following season.

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