Tigers tumble at Teignmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:44 10 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:01 16 June 2010

AXMINSTER Town boss Ray Self was bitterly disappointed on the trip back from South Devon after the Tigers had been beaten 4-0 at Teignmouth.

AXMINSTER Town boss Ray Self was bitterly disappointed on the trip back from South Devon after the Tigers had been beaten 4-0 at Teignmouth.

Once again he had seen his side play much better than a 4-0 score line against them suggests but, and certainly not for the first time this term, basic errors proved to be their undoing.

Self said: "The lads were as disappointed as me post match because they are an honest bunch and they were aware that individually and collectively, not enough them had been at their best. At this level, that leaves you open to defeats such as we got at Teignmouth. Much of our play was good and inventive but then we shot ourselves in the foot and paid the price."

The hosts scored once before the break when a striker was afforded far too much time and space in the area before picking his spot.Things improved for the Tigers after the break but just as they looked like getting back on level terms they were undone with a quality headed goal, although the ease with which the move originated did not please the Tigers' management team.

To their credit Town kept plugging away and twice had the ball in the Teignmouth net. Strikes from Stuart Tryer and Richie Emmet were both ruled out by a linesman's flag and the hosts struck twice late on to seal victory.

Next up for Town is Saturday's trip to University where they will be without both Richard Challis and Alex Wheatley who have work commitments.

Ever keen to look on the positive side of things, Ray Self says: "That unavailability opens the door for someone else. Andy Gage has been itching to get a central defensive start and he'll come in and we'll see in training how to accommodate the loss of Wheatley.


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