Tigers maul visiting Teigns


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Axminster Town recorded a fifth home win of the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division season with a 6-1 mauling of Teignmouth Town.

In a bright start the Tigers took a 10th minute lead with Liam Cleal netting from close range and 10 minutes later if was 2-0 when Jonny Hurford curled a free-kick into the back of the Teigns net.

The visitors’ physical approach led to them being reduced to 10 men midway through the first half – a second yellow for the player leaving the Teigns to play almost two-thirds of the contest a man light. The Tigers made it 3-0, 10 minutes into the second half with Hurford once again the scorer and Cleal followed suit to double his tally and make it before a defensive error gifted the Teigns a consolation.

An excellent individual display from 16-year-old Aaron Daniels ensured that the Tigers scored six in a league game for the first time this season.

The victory was also sweet revenge for the 3-0 defeat the Tigers suffered at Teignmouth in late October.

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The three points takes Town into fifth place and next up is an East Devon derby with Sidmouth Town the visitors to Tiger Way on Saturday (January 7). Kick-off is at 3pm.

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