MATCH REPORT: SLIMBRIDGE AFC 0-4 EXMOUTH TOWN

An excellent Exmouth Town performance saw them come away 4-0 winners against Slimbridge at Thornhill Park as their excellent Southern League Division One South start continues.

Levi Landricombe opened the scoring after ten minutes, before second half substitute Joshua Bissett scored twice for Town.

Jordan Harris finished the job in what was a superb team performance from start to finish.

Slimbridge started fast as Edjidja Mbunga drove down the wing, but his fierce cross flew across the six-yard-box with no takers.

However, it was Town who opened the scoring as a Dan Cullen throw-in was flicked on by Ace High and fell right into the path of Levi Landricombe, who finished from close range.

It was an even first 30 minutes, with both sides threatening to create chances without really doing so, with Slimbridge often being halted by a superb Exmouth press, which led to many misplaced or backwards passes from the hosts.

The home side did have a chance on goal after 26 minutes as Dylan Lewis played in Ethan Dunbar down the right-hand side, but his shot was wide of the mark.

Lewis Adams was forced into a great save just minutes later, as a curling effort from Ben Steer almost found the back of the net.

With seven minutes to go until half time, Landricombe came close to bagging a brace after an audacious lob beat the goalkeeper but bounced off the top of the bar.

The home side could of went into the break level, but Karl Riddell blocked not one, but two attempts at goal to prevent that from happening.

Slimbridge had the only memorable moment of the early second half exchanges, as a short corner lead to an excellent passing move from the hosts, but Harvey Skurek’s cross was gathered by Robert Powell.

A quiet second half brightened up following the arrival of 17-year-old Joshua Bissett, and six minutes after he came on, Exmouth had a second.

The young winger controlled a Riddell long ball, turned back on his defender, and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner to put Town two to the good.

He was not finished there though, as three minutes later Bissett added a second as he controlled a Harris flick, drove at the Slimbridge defence, and curled his shot into the bottom right corner once again.

Slimbridge struggled to create in the second half, mainly down to the Town defence holding firm and preventing the hosts from making anything of note.

Fresh off scoring his 100th and 101st goals in the week, Jordan Harris got number 102 as he took advantage of a spilt cross to finish from close range with just four minutes to go.

This victory keeps Exmouth in 2nd in the Southern League Division One South.

LINE-UP: Powell, Cullen, Riddell, Rowe, Gardner, Denny, Shipton, High, Harris (Lever, 85), Steer (Bissett, 63), Landricombe (Slater, 77). Subs not used: Hill.

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