Exmouth Town move nearer title after slick success at Okehampton

11:18 24 February 2013

Devon cup action between Exmouth Town and Exeter CS at Southern Road on Saturday. Pictured-the Exmouth goalie makes it to the ball ahead of an opposing forward. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8011-08-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Devon cup action between Exmouth Town and Exeter CS at Southern Road on Saturday. Pictured-the Exmouth goalie makes it to the ball ahead of an opposing forward. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8011-08-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Exmouth Town’s 1-0 win at previously unbeaten Okehampton Argyle takes the Southern Road side ever closer to the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division title.

With all the sides in the Division having now completed at least half their programmes the route to the title for Town is crystal clear.

It looks increasingly likely that the real threat to Towns title aspirations will come from Stoke Gabriel who, although they currently sit fourth, 15 points behind, do have two games in hand and the pair must meet for a second league encounter before the season is done.

Realistically, Stoke Gabriel are going to drop points in their last 15 games – with the Town encounter being one they lost, the Town would need to win just seven of their remaining twelve games to be crowned champions – that’s how close Richard Pears’ and his team are to the top honour.

The table after the matches on the final Saturday in February reads:

Exmouth 17 15 2 0 57 15 47

Newton Spurs 20 12 4 4 55 35 40

Budleigh 21 12 3 6 52 42 39

Stoke G 15 10 2 3 57 29 32

Appledore 18 10 2 6 41 28 32

Axminster 19 8 4 7 38 39 28

Galmpton 19 9 0 10 38 49 27

Teignmouth 20 8 2 10 47 48 26

Exeter CS 19 7 5 7 35 40 26

Okehampton 16 7 4 5 34 31 25

University 16 5 6 5 30 38 21

Alphington 17 6 2 9 28 39 20

Tots & Darts 17 5 3 9 45 45 18

Plymstock 19 4 2 13 29 45 14

Crediton 17 3 1 13 20 59 10

Sidmouth 18 0 4 14 18 42 4

Results Feb 23:

Alphington 2:4 Plymstock, Budleigh 6:0 Galmpton, Newton Spurs 3:3 Sidmouth Town, Okehampton 0:1 Exmouth Town, Stoke Gabriel 6:1 Crediton, Tots & Darts 2:3 Appledore, University 1:1 Exeter Civil Service.

Read a match report on the Town win at Okehamptoin in this weeks Exmouth Journal (out on February 28).

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