East Devon football: Exmouth triumph in top-two clash with Tavistock to set up final day title thriller

A 50th minute goal from striker Levi Landricombe scored Exmouth Town a 1-0 victory over Tavistock in a top-two clash in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.
Some 728 fans at Southern Road saw the game on Wednesday night and the contest was as close as had been predicted ahead of kick-off, writes Stephen Birley.
With both sides now level on 76 points at the summit of the table, the title race goes to the final day of the Western League season on Saturday, April 23.
Table-toppers Tavistock have a goal difference of 62, just one better than that of second-placed Exmouth, who travel to sixth-placed Shepton Mallet.
Tavistock entertain second bottom Ashton and Backwell. Their Bristol-based opponents on Saturday secured a 2-2 draw at Mousehole that effectively ended the Cornish side’s hopes of being crowned champions.
Aside from their title ambitions, a victory for both teams will see them play in the Southern League next season – where they are set to meet the likes of Bideford and Willand Rovers in big ‘Devon derby’ fixtures.
One other major fact to come out of a wonderful Wednesday night for Town and the Southern Road faithful was that Ace High made his 300th appearance for the team.
Now all eyes switch to Saturday and what is sure to be a day of drama.
Town will be well supported at Shepton Mallet for two coaches will be taking the team and supporters to the game.

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