Axminster Town held by Budleigh

Action from the 1-1 draw between Axminster Town and Budleigh Salterton

Action from the 1-1 draw between Axminster Town and Budleigh Salterton - Credit: Archant

Axminster Town shared the spoils in an entertaining East Devon derby at Tiger Way against Budleigh Salterton.

In the first half the Tigers were the dominant team in patches, but all too often they were unable to make their control count. Such was their command of proceedings that home glovesman Scott Wells-Burr was rarely in action of any sort. However, the same could not be said for Jake Tillett in the Budleigh goal!

The deadlock was finally broken within a minute of the restart with a clinical finish from the impressive Luke Finn who applied a trade mark clinical finish to put Tigers ahead.

Midway through the second half Ben Vine, on as a second half substitute, spurned a glorious chance to double the home lead. That miss was to prove all the more important when Budleigh, who battled well throughout, levelled with 12 minutes to go with John Nott, a midweek signing from Fresha League St Martins, heading home.

There was still time for the Tigers to mount a late charge, but even when they beat the impressive Tillett, the frame of the goal came to his aid!


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Alex Wheatley had another fine game for the Tigers, but post match there was little argument from either camp that then game’s stand out player was the Budleigh glovesman, Tillett.

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