Exmouth Amateurs Reserves bag points at Axminster Town Reserves
PUBLISHED: 11:07 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:07 11 December 2014
Exmouth Amateurs Reserve boss Adam Reid made a winning start to his reign as his side won 3-2 against Axminster Town Reserves in a fixture played at Acland Park, Feniton.
Ammies began well and both James Clark and Terry Skeggs went close before an injury to Marco Volpini left him limping off for treatment. He returned to the action to get on the end of a long Alex Trevena clearance to fire Ammies ahead.
Soon after Clark received the ball on chest from which point he pivoted and volleyed home from the edge of the box in one swift movement to score a stunning second, but seconds before the break the home side halved the deficit.
The second half began with neither side exacting their influence on proceedings. However, once Ammies regained their first half rhythm they went 3-1 up when Clark netted his second.
Injury woe struck Ammies with Volpini and Rob Parker going off and they were replaced by Pete Vine and Andrew Carder and the latter was quickly into the action, drawing a smart save by the Axminster gloves man. Owen Corrick then went close to netting before a late goal from Axminster set up what ought to have been a nervous finish for the Ammies, but they stood firm to deservedly bank the points.
Two-goal Clark was named Ammies Man of the Match with George Nicholls running him close for the honour.
A delighted Reid said: “It was very pleasing. There were excellent displays across the field, the defence were very solid and organised and the team showed that they deliver the required work-rate to get positive results.”
On Saturday Ammies again travel, this time to Henries Cronies.