MATCH REPORT: EXMOUTH TOWN 3-3 WILLAND ROVERS

It was late heartbreak for Exmouth Town as a last-minute Douglas Camilo penalty condemned the hosts to just a point as they drew 3-3 at the Circle of Care Community Stadium.

Lewis Hill opened the scoring for the visitors, before a Ben Steer cross was converted by a Willand defender, completely against the run of play to send Exmouth into the break level.

Harry Walford and Jordan Harris put Town in front, but a late surge from Willand saw Josh Baker and Douglas Camilo earn themselves a deserved Southern League Division One South point.

Aarron Denny had the first effort of the game, but his shot from the edge of the box was wide.

It was a slow start to the match, with both sides really struggling to create anything of note throughout the first half and it was not until the 32nd minute where there was some action.

Unfortunately, that action was a Willand goal as a free kick fell into the path of Lewis Hill, who placed his shot past Robbie Powell to open the scoring.

After the goal, Exmouth improved but struggled to break down a resolute Willand back-line.

However, Town did get back in the game just seconds before the break, as a Ben Steer free-kick was turned home by a Willand defender.

Exmouth carried this momentum straight into the second half, as just two minutes after the restart, Ace High linked up with Denny, who dinked a ball into the path of Jordan Harris, who perfectly placed his effort into the bottom left corner.

Once again, both sides struggled to get going in attack, with a 30-yard Lewis Hill free-kick, which went wide, being the only chance of note after the goal.

That was until the 70th minute, where the hosts increased their lead as an Aarron Denny shot was controlled by Mark Lever and he played through Harry Walford, who got his second goal in as many games, as he slotted past George Burton.

Willand were quick to respond, as they capitalised on Exmouth switching off, and Josh Baker was in the right place at the right time to score a crucial goal and give the visitors a way back into the game.

In a cruel coincidence, there was another goal just seconds before the end of the half, and this time it went the other way, as Jordan Harris brought down a Willand attacker, and Douglas Camilo converted from the spot to level the game.

LINE-UP: Powell, Walford (Bilcock, 75), Haynes (Billingsley, 80), Cullen, Rowe, Gardner, Denny, High, Harris, Steer, Lever (Slater, 75). Subs not used: Bissett, Casey

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