Town net wonderful win at Ivybridge in Cup.

PUBLISHED: 09:00 31 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:31 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Town struck a sensational result on Monday when they won 3-1 at Ivybridge Town to seal a place in the last eight of the Throgmorton Cup.

EXMOUTH Town struck a sensational result on Monday when they won 3-1 at Ivybridge Town to seal a place in the last eight of the Throgmorton Cup.

The Competition is effectively the League Cup for the South West Peninsula League and Town were up against it, having to travel early on Monday morning down to Erme valley, Ivybridge, less than 48 hours after they had gone down in the Boxing Day derby game at Budleigh Salterton.

The Premier Division hosts were last season's beaten finalists in the Throgmorton Cup and they had the luxury of Boxing Day off when their home game with Dartmouth fell to a frozen pitch.

There were no such problems on Monday as Jody Bolt's side ripped up the form book and bagged their place in the quarter finals where they will now meet another top flight side, Buckland Athletic, who will travel to Southern Road later in the season.

Andrew Jones notched the only goal of the first half and, after the home side had been the livelier in the opening stages, Town were very good value for their half-time lead.

Shortly after the re-start, Ben Shepherd rifled in his 19th of the season after a Jones corner fell to him and then, after the home side had come back with a scrambled goal from close range, Adam Turner drove the ball home from 15 yards to seal a famous victory.

Whilst the whole team, naturally, deserve high praise, special mention must be made of the back four of Jamie Moore, Matt Hesford, Chris Abraham and young Ben Ashford, the latter a recent signing from Sidmouth Town, who were simply outstanding in front of keeper Sandy Allen.

A delighted Bolt said: "It was a wonderful performance across the park. We were solid at the back and I think we caught them (Ivybridge) by surprise. Perhaps they felt it would be a stroll, but from about 15 minutes in I thought we had near total command and, even when they got back in it at 2-1, I was never concerned as we were really controlling all areas of the pitch. It was a day for Town followers to be very proud of their side.

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