Newton Poppleford show real improvement as a 12th successive defeat is suffered

PUBLISHED: 09:19 14 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:19 14 November 2013

Exmouth Amateurs played Newton Poppleford at Warren View on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 3975-46-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Exmouth Amateurs played Newton Poppleford at Warren View on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 3975-46-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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Exmouth Amateurs 2, Newton Poppleford 0

This was a much improved performance from Newton Poppleford, and, although the team have now lost twelve matches, there were many positives to take from this well contested and entertaining game, writes Ken Woodsford.

Newton Poppleford started well, with the energetic Joe Clarke and Harrison Jones bossing midfield.

The game was turned on it’s head when the popples conceded two quick goals from dreadful mistakes, including an attempted pass-back from the halfway line, which went straight to an unmarked striker, and left manager Cliff Cooper shaking his head in disbelief!

Far from rolling over, however, the visiting players rolled up their sleeves and produced a disciplined performance, which more than matched the Ammies for long periods of the game, without having the cutting edge up front to unlock the home defence.

Alex Bowring in goal, centre backs Tom Clay and Matthew Tett, and Joe Clarke all put in classy performances and were the pick of a team in which every player gave their best.

This Saturday Newton Poppleford entertain Exmouth Amateurs in the return fixture, and know that they have to get more shots on target to gain any points from the fixture.


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