Tenacious Tigers damage the Fishermen's title dream

Great draw for Axminster Town

Great draw for Axminster Town - Credit: Andrew Graham

Axminster Town produced one of their best performances of an impressive season to put a serious dent in the title hopes of Brixham. 

Callum Leech gave the Fishermen a 1-0 lead at the break and Axminster were seriously up against it when Mitch Thomas headed in a second for the hosts, but the Tigers responded brilliantly to a difficult situation. 

Braeden Symes reduced the arrears and Axminster piled forward in search of an equaliser. The opportunity arrived when Brixham conceded a penalty and Josh Wadham held his nerve to secure a deserved draw, with Chris McGrath picking up the man of the match award for an excellent defensive display.  

There was a tougher day at the Peninsula League office for Honiton Town, who lost 4-1 at home to Ivybridge Town. After the midweek meeting with Dartmouth, Axminster host Plymouth Marjon on Easter Monday, while Honiton travel to Sidmouth on Good Friday.