MATCH REACTION: KEVIN HILL POST PAULTON

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Kevin Hill reflected on a dissapointing 2-1 defeat away to Paulton Rovers, where a late Dan Restorick header moved Exmouth Town further adrift from the teams above them.

Town would take the lead through Tom Bath, but two corners would make the difference, as the Paulton defender headed in a brace to send Town home with nothing.

Speaking after the game, Hill said: “I’m not happy, it’s a tough one to take, considering we started the game well and went 1-0 up.

We started brightly, a couple of half chances, we go 1-0 up and we’ve just hit self destruct, and we’ve got too comfortable, and not doing the things we were doing in the first 25 minutes. 

The tempo was right in the first 25, the attitude, getting it to Nelson (Iseguan), Ben (Steer), we got joy from that, and then we stopped doing that, stopped playing the simple ball, hitting the diagonal balls, and we just lose our way.

We had to keep our discipline, because the minute a tackle went in, arms were up in the air, we lost our shape, but they didn’t really hurt us in the second half, but we don’t take our chances, and looking at their goals, I don’t think we’ve scored from a corner or a free-kick this year, and we’ve got big lads, but they need to get across people.

(The fans) They were brilliant, they always are, they come and support us, but it is what it is, and we get what we get because we can’t shut up shop, we said that we have to switch on for the end, and I thought Chris Wright and Karl Riddell were outstanding today.”

Town are next in action on Saturday as they travel to Evesham United in the Southern League Division One South.

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