Axmouth United out of luck in Axminster Town defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:08 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:08 02 December 2014

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Axmouth United went down 3-2 in their local derby meeting with Axminster Town Reserves.

Axminster started the stronger, but United grew into the contest and began to enjoy greater possession, creating some good chances, but failing to take advantage, though they were denied by both the frame of the goal and some last-ditch tackling.

As so often happens in such situations they were punished for their failings as Town scored twice with clinical counter-attacks and United trailed 2-0 at the break.

A superb header early in the second half left United three down, but they refused to concede and, after the Tigers were reduced to ten men, United boss Laurie Forino made a couple of changes and Asa Sandman fired them back into contention. Shortly after Sandman struck again to set up a grandstand finish, but another flurry of defensive blocks, ball striking frame of goal and missed chances left United beaten by the odd goal in five.

Forino said: “We created enough chances to win more than one game today and they

probably had five all match, taking three. Lady luck was not with us! Let’s credit them though (Axminster) for they took their chances really well and then defended in great style. We are disappointed of course, but can still take plenty of positives

for the way we played for most of the game and with more luck it would have been a different story.”

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