Axmouth UNited bank point at North Tawton to take unbeaten run to eleven outings.
PUBLISHED: 09:08 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:08 20 November 2013
North Tawton 2, Axmouth United 2
United were held to a 2-2 score line for the second successive Saturday which leaves their current unbeaten run now stretching to 11 games.
It was very much a point gained with the home side clearly showing a great determination to defeat the table-toppers!
Axmouth started the first half well and sustained early pressure which led to a succession of corners; from one of the those Dan Jeeves headed them in front from close range.
However, rather than use the early goal as a spring board to go on and dominate they too their foot off the gas enough for the home team to power back, level, and then take a 2-1 lead into the break.
The half time deficit might well have been greater for United had it not been for a superb shift from keeper Brad Cross.
After the break Jamie Hughes fired home from the edge of the box to restore parity and they would have seized a 3-2 lead had not George Harwood’s header cannoned back off the cross bar.
Both sides chased a winner and a ferocious half volley from a home player looked destined for the top corner until Hughes managed to get his head in the way and divert it wide to ensure his side earned a point and remain unbeaten in the league.
United boss Laurie Forino said: “It was another hard fought point gained. We certainly didn’t play our best especially in the first half having started brightly. We were a little out of sorts and I was a bit harsh on the lads at the break, but they battled well to get the draw knowing they weren’t at their best and I’m very proud of them for that and maintaining a great start. We have two really tough games coming with a visit to University followed by a home clash with Lords XI - if we can get something from those two we would be well placed at the half way stage of the campaign.”
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