Turner's return inspires Exe IV in Okehampton stalemate
PUBLISHED: 20:56 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:56 13 March 2013
Exe IV 0, Okehampton 0
A confident and more organised Exe, helped by the return of skipper Sally Turner in goal, were deserving of a share of the spoils.
Turner made a fine diving save to deny Okehampton the lead.
Exe created several scoring opportunities, but lacked composure when it came to finishing.
Helen Warren thought she had broken the deadlock when she rifled a shot goalwards, but the Okehampton keeper made a stunning save to deny Warren her debut goal.
Naomi Oxborough, nursing an injured foot from the previous game, showed her usual composure and steely grit as sweeper.
There was some clever counter-attack led by centre back Laura James and youngsters, Daisy Bowner and Katy Davey consistently frustrated many attacks from Okehampton, conceding just a single penalty corner in the entire game.
Despite the fierce competitive nature of the contest, both umpires remarked that it was one of the nicest games this season to referee.