Exmouth Town win at Galmpton as title draws near

PUBLISHED: 12:18 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:18 18 April 2013

Exmouth Town AFC took on Stoke Gabriel at the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8929-15-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth Town AFC took on Stoke Gabriel at the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8929-15-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Galmpton United 1, Exmouth Town 3

Town overcame a potential banana skin when they returned from Galmpton on Tuesday evening with a 3-1 victory following another thoroughly professional performance, writes John Dibsdall.

Town dominated possession in the first half, but couldn’t find the finishing touch in front of goal.

Ben Shephard had an effort narrowly clear the crossbar and Alex Greening forced a decent save from the home custodian. As the half closed Town were nearly asked to pay for their failure to score when in a breakaway Galmpton hit the outside of the post.

The second half continued in a similar vein and Town made the breakthrough on fifty minutes. A long throw from Sam Woodin was only half cleared to Greening on the edge of the penalty box. As a defender tried to close him down Greening’s right foot shot was deflected and the ball looped over the ‘keeper, hit the underside of the bar and bounced into the net.

Six minutes later and this time Greening was the architect of Town’s second goal. His shot across the face of goal was turned in by Dan Boere who had only been on the pitch for two minutes as a sub for Andrew Thomson.

Town were now coasting to victory and nearly increased their lead further when Lloyd Gardner unleashed one of his trademark left foot rockets from twenty yards that cannoned back off the inside of the post. One slip in defence and Town handed their South Devon hosts a lifeline. A needless challenge in the box a penalty duly slammed home and with fourteen minutes on the clock Town had to re-assert their superiority. They made the game safe on eighty three minutes when Gardner, not for the first time, went on a run and his cross found Boere in space and he calmly picked his spot from fifteen yards.

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