Town denied opening day home win

 Town denied opening day home win

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Exmouth Town were denied an opening day win in their new Toolstation Western League Premier Division season when visiting Clevedon Town scored an 88th minute equaliser to depart with a share of the spoils.

The first game of the new league term saw Town attract a superb crowd of 276, a figure bettered only by one other game in the Premier Division, that the 346 who witnessed a Buckland Athletic 4-3 win at Bridgwater United.

Ben Steer scored both the Town goals and the Southern Road men are back in action on Wednesday night (August 4) when they travel to Street (7.30pm) who lost their day one game earlier today, beaten 3-1 at home by Brislington before  a crowd of 107.

The biggest win on the opening day was the 7-1 success enjoyed by Helston Athletic on their visit to Bridpowh where there was a gate of 143.

The other results, with the crowd at each game shown in brackets were: Bitton 3, Ilfracombe Town 2 (87); Cadbury Heath 0, Shepton Mallet 6 (112); Keynsham Town 3, Ashton & Backwell 0 (126); Mousehole 3, Wellington 3;  Saltash United 2, Tavistock 0 (231).

Exmouth Town Reserves were also in action on the final day of July. They travelled to South West Peninsula League outfit Bovey Tracey where they went down 3-0.

Despite the score line, Town second team boss Gary King was delighted with the effort, commitment and attitude of all the lads involved.

Next up for the Town second string is a game, like the first team, this coming Wednesday, when they are in action at Elmore Reserves (7.30pm).

Stephen Birley

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