Town looking for some home comfort over Easter as they search for first win of 2018
PUBLISHED: 15:14 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:14 28 March 2018
Exmouth Town have a busy Easter weekend in front of them as they welcome Cullompton Rangers to Southern Road on Good Friday (11am) and then Helston Athletic are the visitors on Easter Monday (2pm), writes John Dibsdall.
To put added pressure on the playing surface, the Reserves are home to Feniton on Easter Saturday (3pm) and they are home again on Wednesday evening (April 4) when they entertain Topsham Town (4.30pm).
Cully have twice been successful on their trips to Southern Road this season, winning 2-1 after extra time in the SWPL League Cup and 2-0 in the St Lukes Bowl.
Town also tasted defeat when they visited Helston back in November going down 5-1.
The last time Town won was back on December 2 when they beat Ivybridge 2-1.
They are now on a 2018, five match losing sequence following their 5-0 defeat last Saturday to a very useful Tavistock side that had reached the final of the League Cup with a 2-0 victory over Mousehole the previous Tuesday.
For 40 minutes there was little to choose between the sides.
Town had rattled the crossbar, Ben Steer had driven into the side netting and Ace High had a header saved as Town created the better chances.
Indeed, in the 42nd minute, Town were again threatening as they had a corner, but it was swung in, collected by the Tavistock goalkeeper and, just 15 seconds later, the ball was nestling in the back of the Town net - route one football at its finest!
Town then conceded a soft goal on the stroke of half-time to give the visitors a two goal cushion their play had not deserved.
In the second half, Dean Billingsley had an effort ruled out for offside, but two goals of quality in the space of four minutes put paid to the game as a contest.
However, Town continued to battle and twice Tavistock cleared efforts off the line and in another goalmouth scramble Town could just not force the ball home.
Another volleyed goal in added time gave a final score line that did not do justice to Town’s endeavours, but it is worrying that they have now conceded 18 goals in their last four home games.