Town turn the tables and ground Robins

PUBLISHED: 13:35 22 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:03 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH TOWN boss Chris Dowling had said after his side's narrow cup defeat to neighbours Budleigh Salterton that he was glad the return meeting was so quickly upon his outfit for he felt they had not done themselves justice in the Southern Road meeting

EXMOUTH TOWN boss Chris Dowling had said after his side's narrow cup defeat to neighbours Budleigh Salterton that he was glad the return meeting was so quickly upon his outfit for he felt they had not done themselves justice in the Southern Road meeting and we would see a different outcome at Greenway Lane.

Dowling was spot on with his view as his side deservedly took the Peninsula League Eastern Division points, and indeed the bragging rights until the next meeting between the two sides, with a 3-2 victory.

Carl Wilson with a neat finish at the far post, Shaun Roach, with a firm header, and Adam Turner with a superb drive from the edge of the penalty area completed the scoring to seal the points.

Dowling said: "We started quite sluggishly but, given the new faces on board, that is understandable. Once we got into a decent gear we were good value for the victory. There's no doubt that in a very short space of time the team has evolved and that is born out of a great team spirit. The dressing room is a hive of activity and the players give the impression that they want to go out and win the game for each other, as a collective unit and, most importantly, for Exmouth Town Football Club Saturday was a great day to be in the Town colours, be that as a player or a supporter, and now the key is for us to build on this platform of belief and confidence."

Next up for Dowling and his new look Town side is a visit from basement dwellers Ottery St Mary who will arrive at Southern Road without a win in their league campaign to date and with just three points, one of which was gained last weekend. Dowling says of the Otters game: "Of course it will not be easy. I don't doubt that they (Ottery) will see this as a fixture they could win. They had a fabulous result against University and from that will feel they can kick start their campaign, but that's what we did last weekend and I expect the team to be in no mood to take a step back after the win at Budleigh which saw them take a huge step forward.

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