Axminster Town edged out by new table-toppers.

PUBLISHED: 15:16 06 January 2015 | UPDATED: 15:16 06 January 2015

Axminster Town suffered a 3-1 defeat when they went down at Teignmouth Town.

The game should have been a Town home fixture, but problems with finding a pitch to play the game on in East Devon led to the game being switched to the home of the Teigns who went top of the South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Eastern Division table as a result of their victory.

The Tigers were already two down when Sam Dibling lit up a gloomy January Saturday afternoon on the South Devon coast with a stunning strike. However, any hopes of that sparking a famous comeback were soon out to bed when the home side added a third to compete the scoring.

To the Tigers credit this was not a typical top-versus-bottom encounter and, with a little better luck and a bit more conviction Town may have returned to East Devon with something to show for their excellent efforts.

The defeat was a 13th reversal in the Tigers league campaign which has seen them, play 16 games so far.

They reach the halfway stage of their season when they take on St Martins at the Acland Park home of Feniton (2.15pm).

Meanwhile, the Tigers weekly training sessions at Chard each Tuesday night are no longer running. Senior training has been switched to Axminster Sports Hall on a Thursday evening from 8pm to 9pm.

If all goes well then the Tigers will play a first ever league match at their new Tiger way home on Valentine’s Day (February 14) when Galmpton United are set to provide the opposition.

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