Axminster Town horror show

PUBLISHED: 13:55 08 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:08 16 June 2010

Axminster Town boss Ray Self sat in disbelief as his side served up a Friday night horror show, shipping three goals in 24 crazy minutes in Mid Devon on their way to a 3-0 defeat at Crediton United.

Axminster Town boss Ray Self sat in disbelief as his side served up a Friday night horror show, shipping three goals in 24 crazy minutes in Mid Devon on their way to a 3-0 defeat at Crediton United.

The Friday night outing was the first for the Tigers - and likely to be the last! Self said: "I was so disappointed and have to confess to losing my temper at the half way stage. We did at least show some of the form I know we can produce after the break but the damage had been done in a very poor first half."

The Tigers fell an early goal behind but were so nearly level when the one player to escape criticism from the boss, Alex Wheatley jinked his way through the hosts defence to unleash a 35 yard pile driver that somehow stayed out of the goal after striking both uprights!

However, that was to be about as good as it got as a brace of identical goals that came about owing to defensive indecision, left the side with too much to do to get anything from the contest.

The team has the chance to atone when they host Exmouth Town this coming Saturday when Self expects the real Axminster Town to show up. The Town boss said: "I am afraid that our old nemesis of inconsistency reared its ugly head at Crediton. Last year it was a real problem for us and I shall be reminding the players before Saturday's game that we need to sharpen up individual and collective consistency to ensure that we produce game in and game out, the sort of performance that we all know is in our locker."

Mike Hancock, who played a part late on at Crediton, and Danny Jewell, are both set to start against Exmouth Town.


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