Dibling late strike seals Tigers win at Ilfracombe Town

Ilfracombe Town were beaten 4-3 by Axminster Town in the South West Peninsula League Division One Ea

Ilfracombe Town were beaten 4-3 by Axminster Town in the South West Peninsula League Division One East. Picture: Andy Keeble - Credit: Archant

Axminster Town secured a sixth win of the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division campaign and inflicted only a fourth defeat of the term on Ilfracombe with a 4-3 success in North Devon.

A thrilling contest was sealed in favour of the Tigers by a superb 87th minute strike from Sam Dibling.

The afternoon began badly for the Tigers as they shipped a first minute goal with the ball taken a wicked deflection before ending up in the back of the Tigers net.

Things got better for the North Devon side as they doubled their lead in the 10th minute.

The Tigers were back in the game on the half hour when Gary Spiller struck and the it was a couple of changes that seemed to make a big difference to the Tigers cause with Jamie Barfoot and Tony Pinder introduced from the bench.


You may also want to watch:


However, the home side scored the game’s next goal to restore their two goal lead, but the lively Barfoot made it 3-2 before Natahn Warren restored parity in the 80th minute.

With three minutes remaining Dibling received the ball 30 yards from goal, looked up, and rifled the ball beyond the despairing dive of the home glovesman to seal all three points for his team.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus