Tiverton v Exmouth WCP Cup 1/4 Final
After two previous postponements due to a waterlogged pitch, we finally managed to coax a game out of the pitch. With the wind blowing and the threat of showers throughout the evening, the agreed to start with ‘an eye on the weather’… As it turned out, the pitch played very well for the amount of concern that had been expressed about the game going ahead, and well done again to Gordon and his team for getting it very playable.
The game started with best sides looking to press quickly and catch the other out on the counter attack, which made for a very fast start from both teams. Both sets of keepers were called into action throughout the game, but it looked as though a slightly miss hit shot from Luke Mortimer would find its way into the far corner, only to be denied by the inside of the post and cleared by a recovering defence. With both teams pressing, it was Tiverton who blinked first, and with a short pass from a goal kick not cleared or dealt with properly, it was Exmouth who pounced on some uncertain defending, intercepting a short pass to cross quickly for Jordan Charron to tap home from close range. Half time came shortly after and we went in 0-1 down.
The 2nd half started much as the first, both teams trying to gain an advantage and create an opening to score. Half chances were created and missed on both sides, and with Tiverton slowly edging the better of the half an equaliser looked certain to arrive. Unfortunately for us, with the lack of a clinical finish and the final pass not executed well enough we couldn’t find said equaliser to press home any advantage. The game ended with the same score line as the first, Exmouth winning this local encounter with their first half goal, 0-1 to the visitors.
Best of luck to Richard Pears and his Exmouth Town team in the semi finals against Bodmin. Know doubt it will be a cracking game, and we will meet again on Tuesday 11th April in the league. COYYs…..