Colyton start New Year with win at the Tigers

PUBLISHED: 19:29 06 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:34 06 January 2011

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Colyton made a successful start to their Devon and Exeter league 2011 fixture schedule with a 2-0 win at Axminster Town, writes Mark Watkins.

On a very sticky surface in dark and gloomy conditions, Colyton blew away the cobwebs with a workmanlike performance against a spirited Axminster Town Reserve side looking for their first points of the season.

Colyton took the lead on 16 minutes when Richard Tratt capitalised on a dreadful mistake by the Tigers keeper.

Tratt picked up the poor clearance and then proceeded to round the keeper and slot the ball home into the empty net.

Colyton were now in total control with the impressive George Moore pulling the strings in midfield whilst the back four of Sims, Cullom, May and Pritchard all putting in a good shift to block any Tigers attacks.

Colyton had several good opportunities to increase the lead and this element of poor finishing will need to be addressed if the side are to continue to climb the Division Two table.

It took until the closing stages of the first period (39 min) for the advantage to be increased.

A well delivered corner from Jimmy Richards found Nick Pritchard, who rose majestically to powerfully head home.

The second half saw the Tigers throw everything into attack but they could not break down a disciplined and resilient Colyton side which kept their shape very professionally.

After a five week lay off it was great to get back to playing, the sprit in the camp was also boosted by the news that the Reserves had also notched up another three points with an excellent 3-1 win at home to Winkleigh

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