Thursday, August 22, 2013
Axminster can seal promotion back to the B Division at the first time of asking if they bank nine points in their home game this Saturday.
That’s the result of a complete washout across the board in the C Division on the third Saturday of August.
With the exception of basement side Yelverton (8) and champions-elect Bideford (7) every other side got the mandatory six points for a cancelled match.
It all means that Tristan Wakeley’s team can celebrate promotion in front of the Cloakham Lawn faithful this Saturday.
Wakeley says: “Clearly we are in the box seat, but I have been preaching for many weeks now that there is one thing that could yet take our dreams away and that is complacency. We have worked very hard over the 16 weeks to date to get ourselves into a position from which we have our destiny in our own hands and can achieve our season’s aim of being able to start next can start next season at a higher level. The moment has now arrived for us to cement that promotion berth and I am hopping that all the players are focussed at the task in hand. We now know what we need to do, and that is bank nine points after which the job is done. Personally I would like us to go out in style and that mean signing off with wins at home on Saturday and then at Dartington and Totnes on the final day.”
There is one other big reason why the Axminster skipper wants the job done this Saturday, something he explained by saying: “This season we have been fortunate enough to get fantastic support, especially at home. There’s been a hardcore regular following and I want us to see the job through in front of them and very much for them, as a thank you – here’s hoping.”
Brett Garner is required by Axminster Town to play in goal so Stephen Wakeley, the Axminster skipper’s father, steps in to hopefully enjoy a day of celebration at Cloakham Lawn.