McMahon treble as Ammies slip up
PUBLISHED: 13:35 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:03 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH AMATEURS A WATERLOGGED Warren View left the Exmouth Amateurs 1st team once again without a game on Saturday
EXMOUTH AMATEURS A WATERLOGGED Warren View left the Exmouth Amateurs' 1st team once again without a game on Saturday and, whilst Ammies boss Jody Bolt accepts that many sides suffered with the weather last weekend, it's additionally frustrating that his side's home surface seems to be out of action more than most.
Bolt says: "It is so frustrating. I know we are not alone in having a pitch that gets hit harder than most, and other clubs face a similar problem, but at Premier level it is something that we could do without. We certainly do not want to be looking at a fixture pile up come the end of the campaign and that is most certainly a bi-product of Autumn/Winter postponments."
With the 1st team game called off, Bolt despatched the McMahon brothers, Liam and Paul, to play in the Senior Two game with Sidmouth Town and the match served up a contest befitting of an East Devon derby with the Vikings coming out on top by the odd goal in seven.
Liam McMahon (pictured left) scored all three of the Ammies' goals and Bolt said: "In that sort of form Liam will get goals and it was good to see him find the net like that. It will have done him no harm and hopefully it's given him a taste prior to this weekend's game."
This Saturday, weather permitting, Warren View stages another Ammies versus Vikings encounter when the respective clubs' 1st teams do battle for Premier Division points.
Last time out the Ammies surrendered their season long, 100% record when beaten 5-1 at Warren View by Thorverton, and Bolt is hoping the game gets the go- ahead. He says: "We really do need to get it on. I would like to see that Thorverton result put on the back burner and the only way we can do that is to go out and return to winning ways, something I am expecting to see on Saturday afternoon."
Bolt is hoping that two of his side's long term injury victims may make appearances this week.
Centre half Paul Horn and fellow defender James Nicholls have both had long spells on the Warren View touchline but both are back in training.
Bolt says: "We'll check them out again at training this week and all being well they will be involved on Saturday.
As to the fact that last time out the unbeaten record went and last Saturday nearest rivals St Martin's not only continued their winning run but also pinched top spot in the Premier Division away from the Ammies, Bolt says: "There's a long way to go, bags of football to be contested and I am sure there will be many surprises before now and when the trophies are handed out.