Ammies march on as they become first side to beat Culm this term

PUBLISHED: 19:02 28 September 2011

Northside Atlantic v High Bickington

Northside Atlantic v High Bickington

copyright Kelvin Parsons, Platinum Images

Exmouth Amateurs took on visiting Culm United in the Division One match of the Day.

The Mid Devon side pitched up at Warrenview unbeaten this term. The game began at a fast pace but it was Ammies who struck first, taking a fifth minute lead with a header from Richard Higham.

Boosted by the early score Ammies took charge and dominated possession and territory. However, despite their clear ascendency, further goals would not come and, from a rare attack, Culm levelled direct from an in-swinging corner.

If the neutral supporters present thought the leveller would signal a change in the flow of the game, they were wrong for Ammies were quickly back onto the front foot and deservedly back ahead when Higham got on the end of a cross and flicked the ball up to the far post where Jamie Williams applied the finish.

That was to be the final goal of the first half and Ammies continued where they left off after the break with the visiting side gradually coming back into the contest.

When Culm did enjoy their share of attacking play they found the Ammies defence in unforgiving mood, and, as a result, the home side were able to close out the game and seal a fine win.

The win provides a perfect boost for the side who now set off on a run of five away games the first of which is Saturdays visit to Heavitree Social United Reserves in Exeter.

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