The numbers behind Exmouth Town's historic achievement

Max Gillard, Captain of Exmouth Town celebrates the final whistle, beating Tavistock 1-0 during Tool

Max Gillard, Captain of Exmouth Town celebrates the final whistle, beating Tavistock 1-0 during Toolstation Western League Premier Division match between Exmouth Town and Tavistock at Exmouth Football Club, Exmouth, Devon on 20 April 2022. - PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK - Credit: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

It has been an incredible season for Exmouth Town, as they finished runners-up in the Toolstation Western League. We take a look at the numbers behind their historical campaign. 

Over 10,500 fans watched Exmouth Town during the 2021/22 season as they gained promotion to the Southern League for the first time in their history.  

5,459 went through the turnstiles at Southern Road for the 16 league games, the highest being 732 for the top of the table clash against Tavistock on April 29, while 450 attended the Boxing Day meeting with Bridport and 401 for the April encounter with Bridgwater United. 1,060 watched their five home cup ties, with 313 seeing Town defeat Southern League Bristol Manor Farm in the FA Cup. 

On the road, they were watched by 3,399 in the League, 632 at Shepton Mallet on the last day of the season with 439 on the last Saturday before Christmas at Bridgwater. 655 saw their four Cup ties with 226 witnessing the 3-1 defeat against Truro City in the FA Cup. 

Once again, Jordan Harris was the club’s leading goal scorer with 24 in the league and five in cup competitions. Ben Steer scored 17 league goals and two in the cups, with Levi Landricombe scoring 14 times in 14 appearances. 

Ben Steer was the only ever-present in League games, making 42 appearances in total. Captain Max Gillard only missed one league game, also making six cup appearances, whilst Josh Cann and Jordan Harris both made 39 appearances in total.  

Manager Kevin Hill called on 36 players for the 45 games, where they scored 92 league goals and 15 in cup games. Hat-tricks were scored by Jordan Harris against Cadbury Heath, Ivybridge and Bitton and by Aarron Denny (Brislington), Levi Landricombe (Bridport) and Nathan Cooper (Millbrook).  
 
Town conceded 31 goals in the league and twelve in the Cup with 18 clean sheets. Of their League playing record, W23 D8 L5, no side completed the double over Town, whilst they achieved doubles over Ashton and Backwell, Bitton, Bridgwater United, Bridport, Brislington, Keynsham and Wellington. 

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Ace High of Exmouth Town clears the ball from Daniel Koita of Tavistock during Toolstation Western L

Ace High of Exmouth Town clears the ball from Daniel Koita of Tavistock during Toolstation Western League Premier Division match between Exmouth Town and Tavistock at Exmouth Football Club, Exmouth, Devon on 20 April 2022. - PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK - Credit: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Kevin Hill, Manager of Exmouth Town during Toolstation Western League Premier Division match between

Kevin Hill, Manager of Exmouth Town during Toolstation Western League Premier Division match between Exmouth Town and Tavistock at Exmouth Football Club, Exmouth, Devon on 20 April 2022. - PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK - Credit: Phil Mingo/PPAUK