Axmouth United regain the winning feeling with North Tawton triumph

PUBLISHED: 10:27 13 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:29 13 March 2014

Axmouth United and the supporter in the mankini

Axmouth United and the supporter in the mankini


Axmouth United 3, North Tawton 2

United put back-to-back defeats behind them to bag a hard-fought success against the in-form visitors.

The home side opened the scoring when Scott Dyer steered a free-kick into the bottom corner following a fine run by Reece Hales was halted on the edge of the box. The visitors levelled, but United took a 2-1 lead into the break when Man of the Match Christian Burridge glanced a header through for Asa Sandman to race onto and calmly slot over the diving keeper.

United made a bright start to the second half and a Burridge pass found Daniel Reynolds and the winger duly finished at the far post to make it 3-1.

Chances were then spurned by Dyer and Sandman and the visitors hit back with their second to set up a frenetic last few moments during which a last ditch tackle by Joe Berry denied the visitors a share of the spoils!

United boss Laurie Forino said: “We needed that. I felt both sides contributed to a really entertaining game, but we deserved the points. It keeps us right in there pushing for a promotion place with some tough fixtures to come. I must also thank all those that have come to support today and especially Jim Fossey who completed his pledge of running round the pitch in a Mankini at the end to help raise funds for a much needed new washing machine.”

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