The clash with a team near the top of the table had the possibility of a classic, with the last encounter being won by a late, late goal by Exmouth. The first half was a close, scrappy affair with both teams missing chances.  Both goals were against the run of play with the opposing team being on top when the goals were conceded.  Exmouth took the lead with a well taken goal after Dawlish were piling on pressure. A reply soon came when a Dawlish through ball left Maria Bintcliffe through one on one who lofted the ball over the oncoming goalkeeper to leave the scores level at half time, 1-1.

The first twenty minutes of the second half, Dawlish capitulated, ansd were soon a3-1 down, five months ago the team would be disheartened and beaten.  But in those months the team has grown in skill, teamwork and determination and a second from Bintcliffe and a brace from Kirsty Lewis meant the visitors had clawed back the initiative and a 4-3 lead.  A series of missed one on ones and a missed penalty were in the end to cost  Dawlish the win when Exmouth equalized with seconds left on the clock. Once again, this was an outstanding performance by Dawlish,  but Exmouth, their goalkeeper in particular earned credit with this performance.  If the Seasiders continue to gel like this showing, they have a very realistic chance of salvaging the season.