Lucky whiskers’ keep Exmouth Town goING

PUBLISHED: 15:59 22 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:09 10 June 2010

THE local derby between Exmouth Town and the Royal Marines AFC went the way of Town, thanks to a brace of goals from former AFC player Ben Shepherd in a game that ended 3-1 to the Southern Road side.

THE local derby between Exmouth Town and the Royal Marines AFC went the way of Town, thanks to a brace of goals from former AFC player Ben Shepherd in a game that ended 3-1 to the Southern Road side.

EXMOUTH Town boss Jody Bolt travelled with his team for the September 19 game against Ottery St Mary unshaven and, following the 6-1 victory over the Otters, Bolt decided that his lack of a shave had been a lucky omen.

So, rather in jest, he told his players that he would not shave again until Exmouth Town suffered defeat!

Saturday's 3-1 win over near neighbours Royal Marines AFC, means that the Town boss has been left unshaven through a run of six games!

After the win over the Marines, Bolt asked his players if he could rid himself of the ever-growing beard in exchange for a healthy financial donation to the end of season tour fund - but was given the thumbs down by his currently all-conquering side, who clearly prefer to see the 'gaffer' un- shaven!

Bolt says: "It started as something of light entertainment but the beard is now getting quite bushy, and is certainly itchy!

"But the lads are playing so well and, although I am longing for a shave, I am equally not wishing defeat upon the side - it's a double-edged sword is this one!"

That Bolt razor will have to stay in the bathroom cabinet a little longer, at least until this coming weekend when Town take on the latest side to top the table, Appledore.


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