Axmouth United well beaten at Clyst Valley

PUBLISHED: 21:54 05 November 2018 | UPDATED: 21:54 05 November 2018




Having only conceded one goal in their previous two games Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Three side Axmouth United were shocked to find themselves a goal behind away to Clyst Valley 2nds after just 90 seconds, writes Chris Salter.

It then got worse when they conceded a penalty in the 10th minute, one that was slotted home to make it 2-0.

Axmouth’s play was well below the level of their recent good performances and it was not until five minutes before the break that Reece Hales had their first shot on target to test the home keeper.

Prior to that Axmouth’s stand-in keeper Scott Dyer made two great saves to prevent Clyst Valley increasing their lead.

Axmouth improved in the second half, but they were still unable to make headway against a new look Clyst Valley side that included a number of players making their first appearances.

Instead, the home side added two more goals that resulted from good free-kicks that Axmouth failed to deal with.

Twenty minutes from the end the visitors pulled one back with a headed goal from Charlie Clarke and a minute later they also hit the woodwork.

This led to a period of pressure from Axmouth, but no more goals. Near the end, Clyst Valley added another to compound Axmouth’s woes.

Axmouth manager Asa Sandman said: “Sadly, I felt we really did not turn up. This is certainly a game for the team to quickly put behind them and move on to the next one!””

That next game is Saturday’s (November 10) home game at Boshill Cross with the opposition set to be second placed East Budleigh.

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