Exmouth Town Football Club make a most welcome return to action on Wednesday night (October 21) with a home game against Shepton Mallet (7.30pm kick-off).
Town, who have not kicked a ball since a 6-1 win at Bradford Town on October 2, , have been unable to play owing to a member of the first team group testing positive for Covid-19.
The past fortnight without action has seen Exmouth fall behind in terms of matches played compared to other teams in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.
Indeed, leaders Parkway, who were surprisingly held to a 2-2 home draw by lowly Wellington on Saturday, have played 11 game so far – five more than Town.
It all means that, as thing stand, if Town were to win all their ‘matches in hand’ then the Southern Road men would top the Premier Division table.
Wednesday night’s visitors Shepton Mallet are unbeaten in three games since a 3-1 defeat at Parkway on October 3.
Since then they have won an FA Vase tie, 5-1 at home to South West Peninsula League side Torrington, and beaten Bridport 1-0 in a league game before Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Keynsham Town.
The last time that Exmouth Town met Shepton Mallet at Southern Road to contest league points was back on November 30, 2019, when the hosts won 2-1 with goals from Jordan Harris and Ben Steer.
The now customary ‘track-and-trace’ procedure will be followed at Southern Road on Wednesday night so supporters are asked to allow for extra time in terms of getting into the ground ahead of the 7.30pm kick-off.