Ten man Tigers go down again

PUBLISHED: 18:46 09 November 2011

Axminster Town were beaten 5-1 at home by Dartington and Totnes in a contest that was very much one of two halves!

The Tigers bossed the first 45 minutes and were deservedly ahead at the break thanks to another goal from Jamie Chamberlain.

It was thanks to the industry of Nick Walsh that the chance was created and, when Chamberlain received the ball, he calmly rounded the visiting keeper before rolling it into the net.

The flow of the game changed after the visitors levelled in the first minute of the second half.

Disaster then struck when, and is happens so often to clubs who are struggling for that little bit of good fortune, they were reduced to ten men after Lee Griffin handled on the line, saw red, and the visitors despatched the resultant spot kick to take the lead for the first time in the contest.

The Tigers battled gamely after that and, despite being a player short, did manage to stick to their passing principles and created some chance of their own.

However, the longer the contest went on the more tired the Tigers became and the extra man began to pay dividends for the visitors who added three further goals to seal a rather flattering 5-1 victory.

On Saturday the Tigers entertain Appledore (2.15pm) who will arrive at Sector lane fresh from a 3-2 win at Budleigh Salterton on Saturday. On the road this term the Fishermen from North Devon have lost three, drawn one and won four of their eight games.

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