Axminster Town find scoring form and the Otters are sunk

16:00 10 April 2012

Action between Ottery and Axminster on Good Friday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref ssp 7051-15-12SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Action between Ottery and Axminster on Good Friday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref ssp 7051-15-12SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Ottery St Mary 1, Axminster Town 3

Axminster Town made sure it was a very Good Friday for Tigers’ followers with a 3-1 success at Ottery St Mary.

A second win of the South West Peninsula League season was no more than Ray Self’s side deserved as they dominated from first whistle to last.

Indeed, had it not been for an inspired shift from the Otters glovesman, then the Tigers may well have won by a greater margin!

Matt Micklewight and Joel Seward were both denied twice by wonderful saves.

Micklewight did eventually get the better of then keeper and went on to bag a brace and the other Tigers goal came from Pete Knox as they took a three goal advantage into the break.

In the second half the home side took advantage of some sloppy play in the Town defence to get a goal back, but the Tigers were not to be denied their rare success.

Self said: “It had been coming. I felt the week before we had played ever so well at Okehampton and got nothing for our efforts. The difference at Ottery was that we took our chances and that’s been a continuing problem for us for much of the campaign. We have been competitive in many of our games, but failed to take the chances that have come our way, especially at key times. Things are certainly moving in the right direction for the club both on and off the field.”

Brothers Danny and Lee Beer were exceptional in the two full back berths.

The younger of the pair, Lee, has had a season beset by injury woes whilst Danny was back in the side after a three week injury enforced lay-off. Self said: “The brothers were superb throughout.

They gave us real stability in the wide berths and we were able to build on that with good ball retention.”

The Tigers have just two games to play to compete their season. They are at Alphington next Monday (April 16) and then travel to Civil Service the following Saturday.

Self says: “Finishing second bottom is now the target.”

Other Sport Stories

37 minutes ago
Golf Ball.

There were a brace of holes-in-one last week at Honiton, writes Liz Rogers.

Read more
49 minutes ago

The Lyme Regis outdoor season is now underway with the green looking in tip-top condition, writes Paul Moffitt.

Read more
55 minutes ago
Spectate on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon...

Honiton’s crowning as Fresha league Division One champions was followed by a blast of reality as they came crashing back down to earth, losing 3-1 at home to an Exwick Villa Reserves’ side that will line up with the Hippos in the Premier Division next season.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:14
Devon and Somerset Gliding Club provide airtime for Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and this is the latest group to be looked after.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club has been selected by the British Gliding Association to provide continuation training in the South West region as part of a nationwide grant scheme provided by Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:06
Honiton’s Scott Eveleigh receives the Devon County Indoor Bowling Association Under-21 title from Derek Viles, county secretary of the Devon County Indoor Bowls Association.

Honiton Bowling Club member Scott Eveleigh achieved his dream by winning the Devon County Indoor Bowling Association Under 21 title last weekend, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:06
Sophie Keech

Devon Golfer Sophie Keech played in the Roehampton Open Gold Challenge Cup in London.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:38

Offwell Rangers suffered a big blow to their Fresha League Seven top four aspirations when they went down 7-1 at home to Tivvy Park Rangers.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:24

Another Exeter and District League season has come to an end and so how did local teams fare over the course of the eight month campaign?

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015
football generic picture

Upottery are just two wins away from securing the Fresha League Division Two title after they won their to-of-the-table clash with University 2-1.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015
A competitor in action at the Whindwhistle Motor Club meeting

A single venue classic car trial, organised by Windwhistle Motor Club (Chard) proved to be a huge success, writes Paul Bagnall.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder