Exmouth Town FC give Wellington the boot ahead of crunch clash with Cornish rivals

Exmouth Town FC gave manager Kevin Hill an early birthday present in their pursuit of Toolstation Western League Premier Division glory with a 3-0 win at Wellington on Saturday, March 5. 
The Southern Road gaffer celebrated his birthday the day after a Levi Landricombe second-half double and first-half close-range finish from Dan Cullen secured his side three points.
Town have now netted hat-trick of victories over the Somerset side this season, writes Stephen Birley.
The Southern Road side beat the Bootmen 1-0 at homea fortnight ago and also knocked them out of the Les Phillips Cup with a 3-0 win in early February.
Town are now just four points behind leaders Tavistock who they will entertain at Southern Road in the final week of the league campaign.
While Town were winning at Wellington, Tavistock were beaten 2-1 at Ashton and Backwell; a result that ended a 22-match unbeaten run for the table-toppers.
Town are back in action at Southern Road on Wednesday, March 9, when they take on third-placed Mousehole in what looks to be a vital game in terms of both teams’ top-two finish aspirations. Kick-of is at 7.45pm.
Exmouth head into Wednesday night’s game having claimed three successive clean sheet victories and won nine of their last ten outings.
Midweek opponents Mousehole are in similar form with the Cornishmen unbeaten in six with their last defeat being a January 22 visit to Ashton and Backwell. On Saturday, Mousehole were 3-0 winners over Ilfracombe.
  • Exmouth Town have opted to use their ‘change’ strip for the remainder of the season. The yellow kit is being worn as a mark of respect for the people of Ukraine. Meanwhile, before the game at Wellington there was a raffle and collection in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal and there was a minute’s applause before kick-off for both Ukraine and to remember those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.

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