Town boss still positive
PUBLISHED: 15:53 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH Town went down 4-2 at University in their latest Peninsula League Eastern Division game but boss Mike Walsh took plenty of positives from the match. Walsh said: They (University) are without doubt the most mobile side I have seen this season. T
EXMOUTH Town went down 4-2 at University in their latest Peninsula League Eastern Division game but boss Mike Walsh took plenty of positives from the match. Walsh said: "They (University) are without doubt the most mobile side I have seen this season."They played the ball around for fun and are going to be a real threat at this level if they can field that side week in and week out. "But we ran them very close and at times matched them in most areas of the pitch."Dave Williams scored both Town goals, prompting Walsh to say: "Both his goals oozed class and to be fair the quality of his strikes ought to have inspired us to take something from the contest."We missed a penalty at a crucial time and for me that's when the game went away from us."With the Students holding a 2-1 advantage, Connor Preston missed his spot kick and then the hosts' third goal came from an uncharacteristic error by glovesman Adrian Pullin. From 3-1 it was always going to be a struggle. "We missed centre back, Lee Griffin, and I am afraid we shall continue to miss him until his suspension is done," said Walsh. "It may well be that I have to shuffle the pack to try something different to cater for his absence," said Walsh who continued: "I have signed another very promising young talent and am looking forward to getting him playing."The new Town recruit is 17 year old Sam Heath, son of former Dawlish Town player Jason Heath. Heath Junior is a versatile midfielder and he goes straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to promotion-seeking Stoke Gabriel who strengthened their side with the signing of Dawlish Town striker Liam Moseley last week. Walsh says: "That signing underlines the Stoke Gabriel ambition, although I fancy that someone of Liam's (Moseley) ability will find this level all too comfortable."One thing's for sure, it makes Stoke even more of a threat but if we play as we can then we will bring something back with us.