Exmouth Town FC set for busy October with seven games in 24 days

Exmouth Town FC are set for a busy October as they are tasked with playing seven games in 24 days.

Town travel to Somerset to meet Wellington on Sunday, October 6, (KO 2pm) in a Toolstation Western League game.

They then face back-to-back home games against Portland United in the FA Vase on October 12 followed four days later by a visit from Street for a league game.

Town then have an October 19 league trip to Keynsham, followed by three successive home games in seven days to wrap up a busy month.

They host Tavistock on October 23, then entertain Brislington – both are league games – before they end the month with an October 30 Les Phillips Cup tie at home to Parkway.

Town’s midweek 1-0 Devon St Lukes Bowl win at South West Peninsula League Premier East side Cullompton Rangers.

Dax Vincent scored the only goal of a close contest in the closing stages .

The victory has set the Southern Road men up with a home tie against another SWP League Premier East outfit, Honiton Town, who knocked out Southern League side Barnstaple Town in a penalty shoot-out.

The full second round draw for the Devon St Luke’s Bowl is:

  • Axminster Town v Willand Rovers;
  • Bovey Tracey v Brixham
  • Elmore v Torquay United
  • Exmouth Town v Honiton Town
  • Holsworthy v Sidmouth Town
  • Plymouth Parkway v Ilfracombe Town
  • Stoke Gabriel v Plymouth Argyle

Ties in round two have to be played by November 30.

Town’s opponents in the next round of the FA Vase, Sydenhams Wessex League side Portland United, went out of the FA Cup last weekend, beaten 1-0 at home by Salisbury City.

Meanwhile, Highworth, who knocked out Town in the first qualifying round, went out last weekend when beaten 4-0 at Tavistock, who now travel to Welling United in the third qualifying round which is being played next Saturday (October 5).

The Lambs travel to Kent looking to stay in the competition and also pick up a cheque for £11,250 – even if they lose they will bank £3,750.

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