Ax U12s are Chairman's champs

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 23:28 15 June 2010

Axminster U12s champs

Axminster U12s champs

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The scene was set for a dramatic finale of the Chairman's Cup at a wonderful venue, St James Park, home of Exeter City FC.

The scene was set for a dramatic finale of the Chairman's Cup at a wonderful venue, St James Park, home of Exeter City FC. The teams lined up in front of good crowd and at 11am the game got under way. With Axminster kicking off, the game got off to a steady start with both teams very eager. Okehampton looked confident, passing the ball around and getting into space and had an early first chance but was well defended by Brandon Turner. But then, 15 minutes in, a darting run from Axminster striker James opened up the Argyle defence and, as he unselfishly squared the ball across the box, Nile got on the end of it poking the ball into the net. The Axminster fans erupted into celebration. The rest of the half was mostly uneventful with both teams defending well. The ball spent most of its time in the air. Axminster skipper Alex Shoot bossed the midfield and it looked as if Axminster could keep up the performance, they would have it in the bag. As the second half got under way, whatever was said in the Okehampton changing room certainly did the job as they came out in fighting sprit and, with little less then a five minutes gone, they had a good opportunity on goal. With still all to play for, Okehampton pressed on and numerous chances fell their way. As Axminster failed to even get out of their own half it was looking like an Okehampton come back was imminent. With little time remaining an Okehampton cross was whipped in and a glancing header looked to be going for the bottom corner but a diving save from Josh Short tipped the ball wide.Axminster Town were crowned champions with Josh short given the overall Man of the Match award.


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