Thursday, October 17, 2013
Axminster Town Reserves 1, Woodbury 5
Woodbury completed a seven-day double over the hosts in a game played don a small pitch at Colyton school.
Woodbury made a bright start and the previous week’s hat-trick star Dann Tapp ought to have put them ahead inside 20 seconds! He atoned for his miss just 14 minutes later!
The home side responded well and levelled on 30 minutes and it stayed all square through to the interval.
Woodbury rung the changes for the second half and they paid instant dividends Richie Ralph crossing for Wayne Rowsell to put the Woods ahead once more.
Midway through the second period Josh Cuthbert, promoted from the reserves, provided an assist for what became an own goal to make it 3-1.
Three minutes later and more inventiveness from Cuthbert and once again the final touch was by a home player for Woodbury to lead 4-1.
Tapp finished what he started with his second and his teams fifth in the final minute.
Boss Reid said: “The team has hit form now and there’s belief flowing through the dressing room. We’ll look for more of the same this weekend at home to Exmouth Ammies. I feel we are very real contenders for the league if the players can continue this sort of performance and momentum. They all need to buy into the idea and accept that competition for places is going to be tough. Josh Cuthbert and Dann Tapp stood out as did Peter Wright for his second half performance, but Dave Mills, who stood in for me on the day, pinpointed Andy Bennett’s efforts in the defence for him to land the Man of the Match award.”