Axmouth United make it seven in succession as they make County Cup progress
PUBLISHED: 15:54 11 October 2011
Axmouth United booked a Third round berth in the Devon Intermediate Cup with a 4-1 home success over Beer Reserves.
The victory takes the current United winning sequence to seven games!
United got the best start possible when, just five minutes in, Asa Sandman set up Matt Ellis to open the scoring. Joe Berry then doubled the lead with Scott Dyer supplying the assist.
More chances went begging and eventually Beer fashioned their best chance of the first half, but, a free-kick, awarded on the edge of the area, came to nothing. Just before the break right back James Sweeney gained possession following a Beer corner and played a neat one-two with Sandman before sliding a fine pass up the line for Ellis. He continued to make ground before crossing for Sandman to climb highest and head home.
Three minutes after the re-start Ellis rattled the Beer upright, but, in the 53rd minute, the visitors were on the score board when Mike Westlake headed home. Beer began to press but were caught on the break when Dyer played in Ellis whose delightful chip beat Rooke in the Beer goal to make it 4-1.
The visitors, to their credit, continued to press and only a 78th minute goal line clearance from Charlie Sweetland denied them a second.
United boss Laurie Forino said: “I anticipated a tough game with both teams knowing so much about each other. That added spice made this a real cup tie. I felt we were deserved winners but must give them (Beer) credit for their battling 2nd half show as it would have been easy for them to have thrown the towel in at the break. In what was another fine all-round show, Matt Ellis just shades Asa Sandman as the Man of the Match”.
Next up for United is the first of three successive away games, Saturday’s visit to Newtown who, like United, boast a one hundred percent record this term.
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