Jenkins late goal gives Millwey Rise Reserves a deserved share of the spoils

PUBLISHED: 11:38 29 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:24 29 November 2015

Axminster Town third team versus Millwey Rise Reserves.

Axminster Town third team versus Millwey Rise Reserves.

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Millwey Rise Reserves shared four goals in their derby meeting with Axminster third team, writes Dick Sturch.

The team was again left depleted by calls from the club’s senior side and that left Millwey Rise going into the game against the side sitting top of Fresha league Nine with no small measure of trepidation.

Those pre-match worries were re-enforced when the home side took a first half lead and held it through to the break.

When the second half commenced Millwey, reinforced by their first half performance, started pressurising their opponents and Matt Beechey, with a great strike, drew the scores level. Axe then had a player red carded, but still managed to again get the ball into the Millwey net to regain the lead.

Play was end-to-end until Wayne Jenkins struck in added time to give Millwey Rise a fabulous, and richly deserved, share of the spoils.

In a terrific all-round display, Dave Bridges landed the Man of the Match award for his incredible work-rate that saw him cover almost every blade of grass on the pitch – supporting both attack and defence.

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