Axminster Town boost chances of avoiding wooden spoon with Crediton win

PUBLISHED: 09:11 13 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:11 13 April 2015


Axminster Town claimed only a third ‘home’ win of the season thanks to a 2-0 win over Crediton United.

The Tigers have endured a nomadic existence in terms of their home matches this South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division season as they continue their frustrating wait to play for the first time at their new Tiger Way home.

Their 15th home game saw them play at the Washbrook Meadows home of Ottery St Mary.

It was a second half brace from Ben Turner that sealed the victory. His first coming after 60 minutes following a neat interchange between Sam Dibling and Callum Garrett.

It was not until the final minute that the points were made safe when Turner struck from close range.

The win gives the Tigers hopes of avoiding the Eastern Division wooden spoon. They remain bottom of the table, but are just six points behind third bottom Newton Spurs who have played two games more. Exwick Villa sit second bottom and they, like the Tigers, have five games remaining. With two meetings to come against Exwick Villa and a return with Crediton United there is every chance of the Tigers avoiding a basement berth finish.

They begin their final five match run-in with Saturday’s home game against Exwick Villa.

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