An opening point but Tigers let slip 2-goal advantage

PUBLISHED: 13:51 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:00 16 June 2010

AXMINSTER Town made a respectable start to a new season of South West Peninsula League football when they shared four goals with opening day visitors Totnes & Dartington at Sector Lane.

AXMINSTER Town made a respectable start to a new season of South West Peninsula League football when they shared four goals with opening day visitors Totnes & Dartington at Sector Lane.

The only disappointing aspect of the game will be the fact that the Tigers let slip a two-goal advantage after they had run the show for the first 45 minutes.

Richie Emmett had the honour of being the first Tigers' goal scorer this term when he latched onto Alex Wheatley's intelligent ball and the same source set up Mark Hancock to double the lead before the break.

However, in the second half, the visitors got stronger and were galvanised when they halved the deficit on the hour and they left with a share of the spoils after a late leveller.

Next up for Ray Self's men is Saturday's visit to Sector Lane of an Alphington side who launched their season with a 2-1 win at Exmouth Town last weekend.


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