Exmouth Town well beaten by visiting Launceston

PUBLISHED: 14:04 25 February 2018

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Exmouth Town went down 5-1 in their South West Peninsula League, Premier Division home game with Launceston, writes John Dibsdall.

The visitors took the game to Town from the start and were rewarded with a goal with just three minutes played.

As Town began to show a measure of equality they were punished when a player was robbed trying to dribble his way clear on the edge of the penalty area and a third followed on 37 minutes with another clinical finish.

Town thought they had clawed their way back into the match when Si Withers set up Sam Schaefli whose shot appeared to be over the line before being cleared, but the officials were unsighted and no goal given. Little consolation that after the match Launceston players admitted a goal should have been awarded.

A deft back heel set up the fourth, and, after Town had again been robbed in midfield the fifth followed on 65 minutes.

The one positive moment for Town was the goal scored by 19-year-old debutant Ollie Rowe in the 74th minute. An exquisite through-ball by Scott Merritt saw Rowe race clear, keep his composure and calmly slot the ball home.


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