Axminster Town suffer Friday night defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:59 02 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:59 02 September 2014

Tigers action

Tigers action


Axminster Town were unlucky not to emerge from their Friday night home game with Plymstock United with nothing to show for their efforts.

The match was played at the Washbrook Meadow home of Ottery St Mary and the Tigers had led through a stunning Sam Dibling goal netted as early as the fifth minute. It was trade-mark Dibling who had picked the ball up on the half-way line before weaving his way through a couple of challenges and rifling the ball home.

That was the way the game stayed until just before the hour mark when the visitors levelled and they immediately scored again to stun the Tigers faithful.

Town rallied, but could not find another goal and, as they pressed forward, they left themselves open at then back, something well exploited by Plymstock United who struck three more times to end with a 5-1 score line that flattered them and did not do justice to a battling Tigers effort.

Axminster Town chairman Ray Self said: “It was a shame for I felt, for the first hour, we were the better side and had we been able to get a second I think we’d have gone o to win. To be fair to them, their keeper made one superb save to deny us and then, after the break, we were playing up the slope and were caught a number of times by the width of the pitch which the opposition exploited very well.”

Self continued: “We had a few out which didn’t help, but those who did play gave their all and I am sure we’ll be Ok this season if we show similar commitment.”

Town are seeking new managers and Self is also keen to recruit some new blood to the club committee.

The Tigers chairman said: “I’d love to hear from anyone who feels they’d like to get involved with us o the committee side of things. I feel when wee settle into our new home there’s a real opportunity for us to sew the seeds for a long and fruitful future on and off the pitch.”

Anyone who would like to know more, wither about the manager posts in terms of the playing side, or working with Self o the committee can call him on 07747488111.

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