Axminster Reserves edged out by two late University strikes

13:03 29 January 2013

Axminster V Budleigh Salterton. Picture by Andrew Graham. Ref mhsp Axminster V Budleigh

Axminster V Budleigh Salterton. Picture by Andrew Graham. Ref mhsp Axminster V Budleigh

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Exeter University 3, Axminster Town Reserves 2

The Tigers second string finally returned to action after a six week lay-off, playing on aptly named Salmon Pool pitch in Exeter.

The surface was very heavy and, for the opening 20 minutes the University side barely got a touch of the ball as the Tigers played it around.

Sadly, their finishing did not match their approach! The Students took the lead, against the run of play when they seized on a mix-up between keeper and defender.

The equaliser arrived after 27 minutes when good work by Andrew Gage was finished off in style by Paul Dudley.

The games next goal did not arrive until the 65th minute when Adam Whitehouse was put through and he calmly slotted the ball home.

The Tigers then began to look leg weary and two goals in five minutes late on consigned them to a 3-2 defeat.

In the last minute the ball was hacked clear off the student’s line to deny the Tigers a point.

There’s no game for the Tigers this coming Saturday, they return to action the week after when they play a quick return University.

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