Exmouth Town all set for the big kick-off with trip to newly promoted Elburton

PUBLISHED: 10:55 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:55 08 August 2018

The players from Exmouth Town and visiting Upton Park gather together after their friednly at Southern Road. Picture CONTRIBUTED

The players from Exmouth Town and visiting Upton Park gather together after their friednly at Southern Road. Picture CONTRIBUTED


Exmouth Town start their South West Peninsula Premier Division campaign with a trip this Saturday (August 11) to Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

The Plymouth-based side were promoted from the West Division when Stoke Gabriel asked to be demoted from the Premier Division, as they were unable to meet the FA requirements over floodlights and did not wish to incur a heavy fine.

Town are on their travels again the following Wednesday (August 15) evening when they go to Tavistock, last season’s runners-up and many people’s tip for the title they won two seasons ago.

Town completed their pre-season with a 2-2 draw against Upton Park last Saturday.

Tonight’s scheduled friendly against Teignmouth has been cancelled as the South Devon side have a re-arranged league fixture.

The Upton Park game was played in front of a healthy crowd and a terrific atmosphere with the families not only enjoying the football but also the other entertainments on offer.

Town twice had to come back from a goal down, with Nathan Cooper scoring from the penalty spot as the teams went into the half-time break and Karl Rickard grabbing the second with 20 minutes remaining.

Town should have been in front at the midway stage, but a combination of good goalkeeping, solid defending and some wayward shooting gave a final result that the Upton Park side deserved for all of their commitment and endeavours on a day that was enjoyed by all and was a credit to the football club.

Before the game, the players were presented to the Mayor of Exmouth, Councillor Jeff Trail BEM, deputy mayor Councillor Bruce De Saram, Stuart Shaw, the chairman of Exmouth Town, and Jon Hunter, chairman of Upton Park FC. Proceeds raised during the day will be going to the mayor’s chosen charities.

Prior to the main match Town Reserves had an early kick-off against last season’s North Devon Premier League runners-up, North Molton, and gave a respectable performance before going down 5-2.

Both Town goals came in the second half through Tom Proud and Lucas Feduzi, two more of the club’s promising youngsters, This Saturday they are home to Torbay side Roselands, kick-off 3pm.


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