Andrews' first senior goal for Tigers helps win
PUBLISHED: 16:32 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 15 June 2010
Axminster Town boss Ray Self declared himself satisfied with his sides 3-2 victory over Teignmouth Town saying: It was very good for 70% of the game and pretty average for the balance.
Axminster Town boss Ray Self declared himself "satisfied" with his sides 3-2 victory over Teignmouth Town saying: "It was very good for 70% of the game and pretty average for the balance.
"We had spoken at length before the game of the need for us to look to finish the season as powerfully as possible and that's the first of what I hope will be many end-of-season wins".
Twice in a superb opening, the Tigers had the ball in the visitors' net but each time the linesman's flag was raised. The second time incensed the home faithful for they felt Richard Spiller's effort was perfectly legitimate.
It was Teignmouth who netted first when they scored from the penalty spot after Danny Galloway was deemed to have committed a foul but, 10 minutes before the break, a run from deep by Adam Skelton resulted in the Alex Wheatley firing in the equaliser. However another calamitous defensive error gifted the visitors a second on the stroke of half time.
During the break, Self tore into his side, telling them that they were on target to throw away points. They responded and it was no more than their fluent start to the second half deserved when they levelled, thanks to a header from 17-year-old Jack Andrews, his first senior goal for the Tigers and the second half comeback was completed when another run from deep by Richard Spiller saw him round the keeper and roll the ball into the net: "We got lucky at times but I feel we deserved any good fortune to come our way. I was delighted for young Jack (Andrews), he has been blossoming game on game since breaking into the side and now he has notched his first senior goal I expect more to follow".
Town are in action again tonight (Wednesday) with the visit of Liverton and on Saturday they travel to Plymstock United.
Self has come up with an ideal end-of-season mission for his side as he explained: " I like the idea of creating new challenges and I have asked the lads to now look very positively at finishing above Ottery St Mary.
"To finish above the Otters would be a fine achievement in this, our first season at this level".
By Stephen Birley