Tigers tamed at Teignmouth

PUBLISHED: 13:32 06 April 2011

AXMINSTER Town were beaten 5-2 at high flying Teignmouth.

For the opening third of the game there was little between the sides as the Tigers more than matched the hosts who still have a chance of a top two finish.

Two goals in the closing stages of the first half put Town onto the back foot.

The South Devon side added two more in the second half before the Tigers got the goal their endeavour deserved when Jack Andrews rifled a shot into the net.

The Teign’s then struck a fifth and were able to miss a penalty before young Andrews scored his second with another superb shot from distance.

Town’s management duo of Nick Ogden and Kevin Turner were clearly disappointed. Ogden said: “There are occasions when credit has to be given to the opposition and this is one such case. They are a very competent side who play a brand of football that certainly suits them. I can certainly see them being in the mix at the top of the table. I do think our lads probably know they could have done better on the day but, after the season they have endured, it is difficult to be too hard on them. We do need to be aware though that there’s a need to be more combative and compete for every ball in all areas of the pitch. Callum Garrett had a good game in the middle of the park and we saw Jack Turner make his first team debut so that’s another of our promising youngsters getting experience at this level, and that is something for us all to be very encouraged about.”

Next up for the Tigers is a Wednesday night game with Budleigh Salterton in the semi-final of the Axminster Hospital Cup The Greenway Lane game kicks off at 7.30pm.

Ogden says of the game at Budleigh: “We need every player to be very ready to go to war for the cause”.

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