Axminster Town are again edged out at home

Action from the Axminster Town versus Teignmouth game. Tigers player-boss Gary McCauley holds off a

Action from the Axminster Town versus Teignmouth game. Tigers player-boss Gary McCauley holds off a Teignmouth player - Credit: Archant

Axminster Town 1, Teignmouth Town 2 The Tigers were edged out by the visiting team and that’s two single goal defeats in their first three games at their new home of Colyton School.

Once again it was the talismanic class of Danny Baily that lit the contest up when he broke the deadlock with a clinical goal in the 22nd minute.

It was Baily’s sixth goal of the campaign and it has to be hoped that Town can continue to embrace the services of the Farway-based farmer who really is worth the admission to Town games on his own!

Teignmouth levelled twelve minutes after going behind and took a 2-1 lead into the break.

There was plenty of huff and puff in the second half, particularly from the Tigers, but they were unable to find a second goal and so slipped to a second home defeat of the term, again by a single goal after their 4-3 defeat to Appledore.

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Tiger’s boss Gary McCauley said: “The general performance was good and I cannot be unhappy with what was produced. Where we cam unstuck was with a couple of moments of loss of concentration and, at this level, that’s when you get punished. We are what we are which is a hard-working side. Obviously when you have someone of the class of Bailo (Danny Baily) in the ranks you have every chance and he has already got a lot of goals at this level. The players have responded well to his presence. My eyes were wide open when I took the job. This season is all about getting through the campaign. If we stick together and keep working hard then we will be all right.”

On Saturday Town are involved in an East Devon derby when they travel to Manstone Lane, Sidmouth.

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Johnny Hurford and Joel Seward, who have both been tied up with cricketing commitments are back available and both will feature in the derby.

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