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  1. Correct ,shes had to put up with it for 30 odd years mate.
  2. So got back from South Africa at 1pm in time to watch a great game of Football !!! Exmouth Town 0 Bridgewater 0 yes nil nil ! Plenty of chances for Town and Bridgeys keeper working over time . Town had 4 chances in the first half which the keeper just wasnt going to let in. The second half was a battle ,which the match officials basically ruined . They were just poor ,which has not been the case this season so far in the Western League. Town again had a few chances ,but the keeper had a great game and wouldnt be beaten. Bridgwater had grown in confidence towards the end and peppered Town with set plays and long throws . So yep nil nil ,but two decent teams and a proper game.Not sure if this was two points lost or a decent point in the end. Back to the ref ,There were a number of bookings for silly things,but when the Bridgwater midfielder basically cut Karl Rickard in two with a mugging of a challenge, which will probably see him out for months, the ref lost control of numerous decisions for both teams!!! This wasn`t apart from one challenge ,a dirty game, but there must have been 6 or 7 bookings. Im normally supportive of match officials but it was difficult to be so today. As for the Attendance 232 a decent crowd(with City at home) ,with the best away following so far this season, around 50 who really backed Bridgwater. Next up Roman Glass Away next Saturday UTT From the Indy lol
  3. Exmouth Town 2 Roman Glass St George 1 Town should have been out of sight after 30 minutes here ,but it wasn`t too be . Town took the lead after 25 minutes when Jamie Richards hit a free kick around the one man wall from about 30 yards and the keeper dived full length to see the ball bounce over him! Town had a few chances before that but just didn`t put them away . After 33 minutes Keeper Robbie Powell was carried off with an ankle injury and taken to hospital which is a worry and Dave Rowe the Town Full back took over in goal , a bigger worry!!!! After 44 minutes another shot from Jamie Richards was parried by the hapless keeper into the path of Jordan Harris who thumped the ball into the net . Just on the stoke of half a Jimmy Hinds surging run was ended by a terrible challenge from a Roman Glass player . In the scrummage of afters, the player was booked and another sent off for trying to head but Towns skipper Jamie Duraine . In the mean time the Roman Glass bench decided they wanted to join in , seeing a sub red carded and one of the Roman Glass Officials sent off . Unbelievable really . HT Town 2 Glass 0 In the second half Roman Glass were completely fired up and the Manager had decided route one was the way to go ! In all fairness he was right. They had a breeze behind them and Dave Rowe is not a goalkeeper . It wasn`t pretty but it was effective and you couldn't tell who had the extra man. Dave Rowe made a great save after 55 mins when he was left one on one but saved with his feet. Roman did get the ball in the net after about 60 minutes from a great ball in ,that was headed past Rowe. The next 30 minutes was a nervy affair with Roman Glass pumping the ball long trying to breach the Town defense. All credit to Towns back 5 they shut them out to secure a tough win. It looks as though Powell will be out for over a month and Chris Wright the other Town keeper is out injured as well . Kevin Hill will need to get a keeper in quickly, as Town now face Bridgwater on Tuesday in the Les Phillips Cup . FYI No reports from me for a couple of weeks as a few of us are off to Port Elizabeth to watch the Cricket . UTT
  4. Shepton Mallett 1 Exmouth Town 2 (Les Phillips Cup) Nothing like a midweek game under lights!! Arrived a bit late for this, Apparently Mallett could have scored a couple in the first couple of minutes! Town kicked uphill in the first half and had a few chances and Town keeper made a couple of decent stops. Callum Shipton opened the scoring when the ball was squared to him after about 25min and continuing his fine form from Saturday smashed it past the keeper from about 12 yards. HT 0-1 Town Second half Mallet seemed to prefer kicking up the slope and came out like a train!!! For about 20 minutes they peppered the Town goal and only great defending and good handling by Powell kept Mallett at bay,until a great finish from range pulled the scores level.1-1. The flow of the game stayed the same with Mallet pushing and Town playing well on the break . Que Towns 2nd goal and winner after about 75mins a breakaway looked to be repelled when a Mallet defender instead of clearing the ball solded the Keeper short with Aaron Denny closing him down . The Keeper tried to clear ,but only managed to hit Denny on the edge of the box and then had to watch the ball float into the net !!! Town closed the game down well for the last 15 minutes, with hitting Mallet on the break up front and the defense marshaled by Powell not looking like giving this hard fought victory. On a really positive not it was great to see two of young lads from the reserves step up and take part. Both lads 18 years old. It really is something we haven't seem at Town for a long time. Att 82 with approx 15 from Town ,not bad for a 3 hour round trip . Really liked the Shepton Mallet set up and ground . Next up Roman Glass at home Saturday
  5. Exmouth Town 2 Bitton 0 Town had Jordan Harris suspended , Karl Rickard , Max Gillard and Jimmy Hinds all unavailable so this was always going to be a tough game. Having been to Bitton early in the season we knew it would be a tough game. The late team news from Bitton was that their Keeper had dropped out in the morning and the Manager was playing in goal! AS a game it wasn't the best ,it was competitive with too few attempts on goal from both Teams. Town took the lead after about 20 minutes when a deflected shot from Callum Shipton beat the stationary keeper. HT 1-0 The second half was much the same ,two evenly matched sides ,but Town as it has been with plenty of the games this season had a little more quality in front of goal when Shipton got a second after 80 minutes. Town also had a goal ruled out for offside . Again Bitton huffed and puffed but never really threatened. Att 221 with about 10 from Bitton, Next up Shepton Mallett away in the Les Phillips Cup Tuesday .UTT
  6. Street 3 Exmouth Town 4 Another game of two halves for Town . In the first half Town should have been 5 up!!!! Street to there credit are a young Footballing side ,but struggled with crosses and set plays. The opener came from a cross and a goalmouth scramble where Jamie Dirrane got the ball over the line in the 15th minutes, then a couple of minutes later Jordan Harris finished well to put Town 2 up . Town really should have added with missed chances and the Street Keeper struggling to get off his line to anything. Town started the second half missing two glorious chances , but a Ace High mishit found its way into the net to make it 3-0. Que Street to dominate for 35 minutes making it difficult watching for the MTC that traveled. Street got back to 3-2 and in the 89th minute a long thrown was no defended and bobbled in Towns six yard box and was thumped past Town glovesman Robbie Powell . QUE STREET PLAYERS RIGHTFULLY GOING MAD!! Unfortunately for them ,they forgot to do the basics right ,conceding a few corners and then a cross was headed across the goal by Tom Gardner which was going wide until a Street defender panicked knocking the ball back into the six yard box . Jordan Harris got the final touch to make it 4-3 to Town for a scrambled GOAL that wouldn't of been out of place on a school playground. Street are a decent young team and will been useful , I liked the ground ,probably the best ive been too this season in the Western League. ATT 124 with approx 40 from Town. Next Up A TOUGH home game v Bitton next Saturday . UTT
  7. Exmouth Town 4 Buckland Athletic 2 Football at last at Southern Road . The pitch was given the ok at 0900 and then it rained again ,but the pitch was fine ,very wet and heavy but no surprise. Town had this game wrapped up in the first 45 minutes ,even though Buckland had the lions share of the possession ,Town were clinical . Tom Gardiner looped a header in after 2 minutes ,then a brace from Jordan Harris and a fantastic finish from MOM Max Gillard put Town 4 up at HT. It could have been worse for Buckland as Town had two goals disallowed and missed two one on ones with the keeper making saves. Buckland came out in the second half a different team ,with Town sitting back a little too much , Buckland had the ball in the net three times in the second half but one disallowed . Arron Denny should have scored late in the game after going around the keeper twice in the same attack . Final Score 4-2 att 220 Next up Street away Saturday .
  8. Yep and the right decision by the Ref , We had 8 people working on the pitch this morning from 845 in Blue skys , the pitch was wet from overnight rain . It was playable Friday. The ref did the inspection at 1030 ish and to be fair ,he thought the pitch was just too wet and with the forecast OF HEAVY rain, called it off . It started raining around 1145 and hasn`t stopped since. Shame but we tried . Only 27 league games and a minimum of 2 cup matches left to play this season UTT.
  9. pitch inspection at 1045 We have a Supporters work party at 0900 to try to get this game on. The pitch was ok ish yesterday, my worry is the forecast of heavy rain from 2 pm onwards.
  10. The pitch was very wet this afternoon but its blue sky and drying.We have a number of the MTC going to the ground at 9am with forks ,so hoping the weather is kind to us this evening .
  11. No Qualms about the Ref wanting to officiate at a higher level , but when the expenses for officials are over £200 it would suggest it would be prudent to have officials not travel so far. In Towns home game against Hallen the week before the Ref came from Gloucester .
  12. Bridport 1 Exmouth Town 3 We were really glad this game was deemed playable by a local REF in the morning .Im not sure about the Ref who had to travel from Falmouth apparently (Complete madness and expensive!!) Town were good value for a half time lead with three great goals . The first a great run from Ben Steer and a pull back for Jordan Harris to smash in The second a great ball in finding Mark Lever to nod the ball in. Jordan Harris scored number 3 just before half time skipping around a defender to notch his 2nd. The second half Bridport came out on the front foot and Town spent a lot of the game in there own half but occaisionally catching Bridport on the break ,but not really looking like adding to their lead. Bridport had the chance to make things interesting when they were awarded a penalty which was saved by Robbie Powell. Bridport did pull a goal back after 88 mins and did lay siege to Towns goal, for the what seemed like a hours added time. ATT 127 including approx 40 from Town Next up a xmas cracker v Parkway next Saturday
  13. Just a heads up for Parkway Supporters. On the 21st at Southern Road the Clubhouse opens at 1215 where there is a drinks promotion all draught beers ,Ciders and Lagers are £2.50 per pint from 12.15 til 14.00. The BT game will be shown from 12.30 Admission Adults £6 Concessions O65/U18 £4 ,U16/Members of the armed forces FREE Entry through the Clubhouse from 12.15 til 13.15 then via the gate . (That will be me on the gate then) We are looking forward to this xmas cracker .UTT
  14. Exmouth Town 0 Hallen 0 A really tough game Hallen are a very well organised team who set up to frustrate , Town had a few chances but it was a tight game and not really a classic. Robbie Powell the town keeper was voted man of the match for a couple of good saves,but Town could have snatched right at the end when Jordan Harris hit the post in the last minute.It will be interesting to see where they end up in the League this season. Attendance 108 including appox 10 from Hallen . Next up Les Phillips Cup Action again at Shepton Mallet. We will never catch up with these league games lol.
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