Axminster Town announce preseason schedule

PUBLISHED: 13:17 29 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:19 31 May 2019

Axminster Town's first preseason game. Picture: Sam Cooper

Axminster Town's first preseason game. Picture: Sam Cooper

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The 18/19 football season has not been over for long but clubs have already begun preparations for the next campaign.

Axminster Town - Wincanton Town

Saturday, July 13. 3PM

The Tigers, under the management of Johnny Hurford and Josh Stunell, begin their pre-season with a home tie against Somerset side Wincanton Town.

Axminster away at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 43 18TI 3355. Picture: Terry IfeAxminster away at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 43 18TI 3355. Picture: Terry Ife

Wincanton play in the Western League Division One and finished last season in 14th place.

Axminster Town - Sherbourne Town

Wednesday, July 17. 7.30PM

The second game for the Tigers is the visit of Sherbourne Town.

They are based in Dorest and finished 13th in the Western League Division One, one place above Wincanton.

Axminster Town's preseason schedule for the 19/20 campaign. Picture: Sam CooperAxminster Town's preseason schedule for the 19/20 campaign. Picture: Sam Cooper

Beer Albion - Axminster Town

Saturday, July 20. 3PM

Axminster face their first Devon based opponents on July 20 when they travel to Beer Albion.

Beer play in the Devon and Exeter Football League in the Premier Division and finished the 18/19 season in 11th place.

Axminster Town - Willand Rovers FC

Thursday, July 25. 7.30PM

Next up for Hurford and Stunell's side is the visit of the Western League Premier Division champions Willand Rovers.

They came out on top in a close-fought title race, beating second placed Plymouth Parkway by just two points.

Axminster Town - Exwick Villa FC

Wednesday, July 31. 7.30PM

The Exeter based Exwick Villa will contest Axminster's penultimate preseason game on the final day of July.

In the 18/19 season, they won the Devon and Exeter Football League Premier Division having lost just one game all season.

Their 110 goals scored and 22 conceded proved decisive as they pipped Newton to the title on goal difference.

Axminster Town - Newton Abbot 66

Saturday, August 3. 3PM

Axminster's final pre-season game before their season gets underway is against Newton Abbot 66.

They finished eighth in the South Devon Football League Division One with a record of nine wins, three draws and ten defeats.

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