Axminster Town up and running with Alphington victory

PUBLISHED: 17:34 27 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:35 27 August 2013

Axminster Town versus Alphington - player-boss Gary McCauley goes to ground

Axminster Town versus Alphington - player-boss Gary McCauley goes to ground

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Axminster Town 3, Alphington 1

Danny Baily too his goal tally to four in two starts for the Tigers as Alphington were well beaten at Colyton School.

Baily’s first broke the deadlock; it was a typically cool finish from the Farway-based player who is also on the books of Toolstation League premier Division outfit Willand Rovers.

However, within a minute of grabbing the lead the Tigers conceded with the Alphas netting a 38th minute goal.

With ten minutes to the half-time whistle the outstanding Stuart Broom powered a header beyond the visiting keeper and Baily doubled the home advantage in the 43rd minute, rifling home a free-kick to send the Tigers into the break 3-1 to the good.

The second half became fairly mundane fare after what had been served up in the first 45 minutes. Neither goal was put under much pressure and the main taking point in the second period was a double red card situation with the visiting keeper and Axminster’s Dan Turner both being sent for an early shower by the match official.

The Tigers were back in action last night (Tuesday) when they travelled to University for game number tree in the SWP League Eastern Division campaign.

They are back in action at Colyton School on Saturday when they host a Teignmouth Town side who were beaten 3-0 at home last Saturday by early season pace-setters Exwick Villa (formerly Exeter Civil Service).


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