Swingler stars as Axminster Town chalk up double figures in big home win

PUBLISHED: 15:58 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 23 November 2018

Axminster away at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 43 18TI 3355. Picture: Terry Ife

Axminster away at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 43 18TI 3355. Picture: Terry Ife


Axminster Town powered to a big win when they became the latest side to put South West Peninsula League Eastern Division basement dwellers Liverton United to the sword, beating the South Devon side 10-0 at Tiger Way.

Town included two of their talented Under-16 players in the matchday squad and both saw action with Braidey Yeo, who has already made his senior debut this season, starting and Johndrick Gangoso making his first senior appearance in the 70th minute.

Liverton, who won the divisional title at a canter four seasons ago, are finding life this season very difficult, having lost all of their 15 games thus far, and found the Tigers in a ruthless mood!

Town scored their first goal in the 12th minute and went on to add four more to lead 5-0 at the break.

To their credit, Liverton never stopped battling, but they were powerless to stop a rampant Town side and there was a special cheer for the goal that was scored in the 80th minute for it was a first senior goal for young Yeo – netting his first senior goal.

In terms of the Town goal-scoring honours, Connor Swingler, who was named the Man of the Match, scored a hat-trick and Luke Finn also scored a treble with the other goals from Tony Pinder (2), Tony Cox and young Braidey Yeo.

The win leaves the Tigers sitting fifth, but they are now just three points behind table-topping Elmore, who they visit this Saturday (November 24).

A win on their visit to Tiverton and Town will be all square with Elmore and very much ‘in the title race’!

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