MATCH REPORT: EXMOUTH TOWN 2-0 MELKSHAM TOWN
Two Ben Steer goals made the difference as Exmouth Town beat Melksham Town 2-0 at the Circle of Care Community Stadium.
It was a relatively quiet first half, but Town took control in the second half, and ran out comfortable winners, as they make it back-to-back wins.
Exmouth had the first chance of the game as Jordan Harris flicked the ball into the path of Levi Landricombe, but his lobbed effort was over the bar.
In what was a poor first half, Landricombe had another attempt on goal after 21 minutes, as he forced a good save from Conor Thompson from a free kick.
Samuel Hendy had Melksham’s first real chance of the game after 33 minutes, as he took aim at goal from range, but Chris Wright was there to make a good save.
The visitors continued to pressure Town towards the end of the half, as Wright was once again called into action as he made a superb save as Jay Malshanskyj shot was deflected towards goal, and the goalkeeper adjusted his body to make a superb save.
Town were much improved in the second half and started the half off strong, as Harry Walford took aim from range, but Thompson was there to deny him.
It didn’t take Town long after that to take the lead, as after 54 minutes, Dean Billingsley’s hold-up play allowed him to slide the ball across to Ben Steer, who burst through the defence and had his first shot saved, but he wasn’t to be denied as he fired past Thompson.
Exmouth were close to making it two after 66 minutes, as a huge goalmouth scramble lead to multiple attempts on goal from Jordan Harris, Ace High and Dan Cullen were denied via some fantastic last-ditch defending from Melksham.
Ben Steer got his second of the game as a quick Ace High throw in caught the entire Melksham defence sleeping, and Steer found himself through on goal and he finished past Thompson.
Melksham Town had one late chance to get a consolation, but Wright once again stopped Hendy from getting a goal as he burst through the defence and fired low but the goalkeeper was there to stop him.
Wright had one more great save to make, as Malshanskyj had his header tipped onto the post by the shot-stopper to secure Town’s clean sheet.
LINE-UP: Wright, Cullen, Walford, Landricombe (Billingsley, 53), Rowe, Gardner, Denny, Shipton, High (Bissett, 82), Harris, Steer (Casey, 90). Subs not used: Powell.