Exmouth Town suffer eighth straight defeat with Friday night loss at Parkway

PUBLISHED: 10:25 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 14 April 2018

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Exmouth Town’s South West Peninsula League Premier Division losing run was extended to eight games as they lost a Friday night visit to Plymouth Parkway 4-1.

Town were 4-0 down after just 35 minutes with the champions-elect netting an n11th minute twice taken penalty, two free-kicks and a free header at the far post from a corner.

Town improved significantly after the break and deservedly got a goal back with yet another strike from striker Ace High.

Sadly, that High goal was as good as it got and Town slipped to their eighth successive league defeat.

In terms of relegation there seems little chance of that happening as current basement side Witheridge look set to finish in that position and, of the current top three in the Eastern Division (to where Exmouth Town would slip if they had finished in bottom spot), only one – Newton Abbot Spurs have applied for promotion and had their ground graded and passed as suitable for the Premier Division.

Prior to this current eight game losing run, the last time Town took anything from a league game was back on December 9 when they drew 1-1 at Southern Road with Callington Town and, seven days before, on December 2, came the last Town success, a 2-1 home win over Ivybridge Town.

Exmouth are back in action this coming Wednesday (April18) when they host Camelford with kick-off at Southern Road being 7.45pm.

Bottom half of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division before the matches on Saturday, April 14.

P W D L F A Pts

Godolphin Atlantic 30 9 5 16 52 84 32

Ivybridge Town 26 9 3 14 45 63 30

Torpoint Athletic 27 8 5 14 40 56 29

Exmouth Town 32 8 4 20 38 81 28

Cullompton Rangers 26 8 3 15 35 62 27

Sticker 29 6 6 17 37 69 24

Camelford 24 5 4 15 30 71 19

Callington Town 24 3 5 16 25 84 14

Witheridge* 24 1 3 19 18 92 3

Callington Town v Newquay, Camelford v Ivybridge, Witheridge v Godolphin Atlantic, Saltash v Sticker.

Torpoint Athletic were also in Friday night action, winning 1-0 at Plymouth Argyle.

After Wednesday’s game at home to Camelford, Exmouth Town will have five more matches to play. They are: Away at Torpoint (April 28); Away at Cullompton (April 30); Home v Helston (May 2); Away at St Austell (May 5) and finally, home to Godolphin (May 7).

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