Match report

Exmouth Town 1 - 5 Tiverton Town

   Tuesday 14/12/1999   Devon St Luke's Cup
Nigel Davis

An excellent and very professional performance from a changed Tivvy saw them comprehensively beat Exmouth in the Devon St Lukes Bowl at Southern Road tonight. Martyn Grimshaw came off the bench to score Tivvy´s 5th and put a bit of Christmas tinsel on the game.
Tivvy started the brighter of the two teams and exerted pressure right form the start. Dominic Richardson hit the post on 4 minutes after being put through with a clever ball from Pete Varley. It was Exmouth Town however‚ who scored the first goal. A well worked set piece from a free kick saw the ball headed back across Tivvy´s goal for Martin Underhay to head superbly home. It took Tivvy until the 24th minute to equalise‚ and it was Dominic Richardson who picked up a through ball‚ did a jinky little run that beat all the defenders‚ took what seemed like 10 minutes to pick his spot and fired home. Ten minutes later Dominic scored his second and this time it was from a corner played short to Kevin Nancekivell whose cross was met by Dominc to head home from the far post and into the top right corner.
The second half continued‚ as the first has finished‚ with relentless pressure being applied by Tivvy and it was no surprised when on 53 minutes Darren Tallon scored Tivvy´s third when he smashed home a parried save into the roof of the net from six inches. Dominic Richardson scored his hat trick and Tivvy´s fourth on 61 minutes and on 85 minutes Martyn Grimshaw scored Tivvy´s fifth goal to the delight of all the Tivvy fans. With the Exmouth keeper missing the ball in nomans land‚ Grimmers had the easy task of walking (almost) the ball into the goal.
Line up: Edwards‚ Vinnicombe‚ Saunders‚ Tatterton‚ Tallon‚ Rogers‚ Nancekivell‚ Varley‚ Everett‚ Smith‚ Richardson.
Subs: Pears (Nancekivel 56) Grimshaw (Richardson 70) Conning.

This report ©1999 Nigel Davis

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