Axminster Town extend unbeaten run to six games

Axminster Town versus Appledore action

Axminster Town versus Appledore action - Credit: Archant

Axminster Town took their South West Peninsula League Eastern Division Two unbeaten run to six matches when they played out a goal less draw with Appledore at Tiger Way.

With both side’s going into the game sitting in the top four a close encounter was anticipated and that’s what another good turn out at Tiger Way got to see.

The fact that there were no goals at either end owed much to the excellence of the two goalkeepers. Scott Wells-Burr for the Tigers and Joe Tickle for the visitors.

The Tigers were the equal of the visitors’ who travelled to East Devon sporting a 100 per cent record in away league matches this term!

Callum Garrett was outstanding in the heart of the Tigers midfield. What was also encouraging for the Town faithful was the fact that they were able to see another accomplished youngster wear the club colours. Callum Mooney, at just 17-years of age, was tasked with replacing the suspended Chris Duchenski and the teenager did so with aplomb!

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Johnny Hurford also had a fine game, continuing his terrific form this season.

Appledore boss Keith Shapland said: “I think a draw is probably a fair result. It was an exciting game considering the lack of goals.”

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Axminster chairman Ray Self said: “We are coming along well now. The confidence is growing. I was delighted to see the continued use of youngsters. We had 16-year-old Tony Pinder once again playing and the contribution of young Mooney was also very good. It all adds up to make me think we are certainly heading in the right direction.”

Town are back in action on Saturday when they travel to second placed Teignmouth Town.

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