LAST FIVE GAMES
Exeter United – LWDLW
Bradninch Town – DLWWL
Once again last weekend, Town failed to secure all three points in what was a real thriller at Kensham Park. Undoubtedly, Murray will be expecting his side to come back stronger and claim all three points on the road; after all, the last time Town were the away side, they cruised to victory in Chagford.
Exeter United, much like Bradninch, haven’t got off to a particularly good start by any means. They sit one place below Town, with only seven points on the board going into what will be their eighth game of the campaign (Town’s ninth).
Last time out, Exeter United were defeated at home by three goals to one against Seaton Town Reserves, the United scorer was Ali Omrani who has now bagged four goals to date.
In a total of nine games this season, including a cup match, they are yet to keep a clean sheet. However, after drawing a blank in their opening game they have subsequently scored in every other match they have contested.
Sayed Omrani would appear to be their marksman as he has bagged himself a total of five goals in the five games that he has played. Looking further through their season records ahead of the weekends clash, Ali Omrani as mentioned has scored a total of four goals so far, as has Abdelaziz Abulegasim.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE MET PREVIOUSLY
Last time the two teams met, Bradninch Town claimed all three points with a convincing 3-0 victory at Kensham Park.
The Town side that day was as follows; Biss, Carthew, Cook, Farrant. Birley, Buxton, Shrewsberry, Wright, Vincent, King and Boyce with Jude Nabhan being the only sub. Nabhan did in fact come off the bench to score, Shrewsberry and an OG were the others on the score card.
Town will inevitably be back to having a much stronger squad this week with several faces coming back from injury; those being Cooper, Metcalfe, Reed and Shrewsberry. It is worth noting that Saturday’s game will see a debut for Paul Metcalfe who signed for the club from Silverton just a couple of weeks ago.
New signing and the returning Matt Smith comes into the squad as he looks to reclaim his slot in Murray’s plans going forward.
Josh Sims has been ruled out whilst Lawrence Clark and Jordan Biss remain on the injured list.
Here’s what Murray had to say going into the clash with Exeter United;
“It’s a big game. We haven’t been up to scratch anywhere near as consistently as last season and to be honest it’s been majorly disappointing. We have to put together a run of results and begin to climb the table. This week we are near enough back to our best squad of players so hopefully we can start that run this week.”
We also managed to catch up with vice-captain Will Birley;
“It’s been difficult, really difficult because we haven’t had any consistency in terms of even a starting eleven. Personally I have struggled and I’ll be the first to say that but it is never easy when your team mates are constantly chopping and changing week in, week out due to injuries or just general availability issues. We have some really talented players here, there is no doubt about that. It’s great to have some key players back this weekend; Coops and Shrews to name a couple. We’ve been training well lately and although it is easy to say, I do believe that we will come good. We just have to stick together and keep pushing.”
Come on then lads, let’s do this!