Cox impresses as Beer Reserves topple Teignmouth
PUBLISHED: 10:24 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:24 03 April 2018
Beer Albion Reserves chalked up their seventh home win of the season beating Teignmouth 2nds 2-1 in a Macron Devon and Exeter Division Four match at the Furzebrake on Easter Saturday, writes Richard Honnor.
Teignmouth came with only 10 men including a couple of players pulled out of retirement, nevertheless the Fishermen were made to work hard for their victory thanks to a dogged defensive display by the visitors.
After completely dominating the first 10 minutes, Beer were soon in front, Jacob Clode picking up a through ball from Alex Paget and slotting past keeper Aaron Ibbetson from 8 yards.
But despite being a player light, Teignmouth equalised on 20 minutes which resulted from a free kick awarded just eight yards out after Beer keeper Bartlett was pressurised into handling an awkward back pass.
The Fishermen dominated the possession for the rest of the game but were frustrated by a battling Teignmouth defence and a string of excellent saves by the opposition keeper.
Beer’s winner came on 51 minutes when Alex Paget calmly picked his spot from 20 yards when the ball was only partially cleared after a free kick was awarded against the visitors for handball.
Although they were far from their best, the victory keeps the Fishermen’s second string comfortably in fifth place in the table.
Young Liam Cox was Beer’s best player giving an assured performance at the back, but the Man of the Match award, presented by sponsors the Anchor Inn, Beer, was the Teignmouth keeper, Aaron Ibbetson.
Beer are back in action on Saturday (April 7) when they face a tough trip to Okehampton Argyle for a Macron League top flight game. The Beer second team are also on the road on Saturday when they head into Exeter to contest Division Four points. Both games kick-off at 3pm.