Exmouth Town Reserves hit top spot with comfortable win over Axmouth United

PUBLISHED: 09:01 15 December 2011

Footy action from Saturday, Exmouth Town (blue) took on Axmouth United (red). Ref mhsp 9795-50-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Footy action from Saturday, Exmouth Town (blue) took on Axmouth United (red). Ref mhsp 9795-50-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Exmouth Town Reserves powered their way to the top of the Fresha League, Division Five table following a superb 2-0 victory over promotion rivals Axmouth United.

The winning margin did not do justice to the overall performance from Town who dominated from first whistle to last.

Town went ahead in the seventh minute when, from a corner, Steve Cadywould hooked the ball home from close range.

With Town seeing so much of the ball the only surprise was that they only scored once more in the first half, mind you it was a special goal!

After a number of efforts had either sailed wide or been claimed by the visiting keeper the ball fell to Tim Caudrelier who caught the ball so sweetly from 30-yards out that it was past the keeper and nestling in the back of then net before the gloves man had completed his efforts to save it!

After the break the visitors came back into the contest, but Town were patient and defended strongly, and always looked to carry a real threat on the break.

Town Reserves boss Alan Haywood said: “With five subs warming the bench and clearly itching to have a piece of the action, competition for places is fierce. All will get their chance as we still have over half the league season to negotiate and I am, hopeful of further progress in cups as well.”

Town are again at home on Saturday when they entertain another fellow east Devon side with the visit of Beer Albion Reserves. When the teams met earlier in the season at Furzebrake, Beer, a Dave Cooling hat-trick led Town to a 3-1 victory, more of the same on Saturday and Town will sit top of the table over Christmas!

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