Superb Spiller guides Tigers to fine point

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Axminster Town were good value for a 2-2 draw with Galmpton United at Tiger Way.

This was most certainly in the category of ‘a game of two halves’. Galmpton bossed the first 45 minutes to deservedly lead 2-0 at the break. The Tigers then got their act together, boosted by a half-time sermon from manager Ian Burns, and promptly bossed the second period.

It was Gary Spiller, one of the few home players to rise above mediocrity before the break, who scored both the Town goals. His second, five minutes from time, a sweetly struck free-kick from 20-yards. Town gave some game time to another of their talented teenagers. Joe Urquhart has been impressing in the Tigers’ second team and he got 15 minutes of first team action.

Town chairman Ray Self said: “Had the game had another five minutes of so I do think we’d have taken all three points. I gather that, during the break, Ian (Town boss Ian Burns) did not throw tea cups or rant and rave. He calmly told the lads that what they had dished up for the past 45 minutes had been well below the standards he knows they can deliver. They responded very well indeed and fully deserved, at the very least, a point, for their second half show.”

Town are back in action on Wednesday night (7.30pm), with a league game against an in-form Sidmouth Town that has won four games in a row after Saturday’s 3-1 success at Bovey Tracey.


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