The invincible Axminster Town youth team of 1963/64

 The invincible Axminster Town youth team of  1963/64

We are indebted to Bryan Drew (and Dick Sturch) for this article, written by the former and passed on to us by the latter.

It’s best left as it is – so enjoy…..

The unbeatable Axminster Tigers Youth Team of the 1963-64 season played in the East Devon Youth League and they went through the entire campaign UNBEATEN!

The Tigers won all 10 East Devon League matches they played and also won the Clubman Cup, the knockout competition for their age group.

They played all their home matches at Sector Lane.

East Devon League matches game-by-game

Beer (H) W 5-0 R Seward 3 (plus two scorers not recorded)
Seaton (H) W 4-1 R Seward 2, T Davis, (plus one scorer not recorded)
Lyme Regis 7-1 R Seward 3, M Sansom 2, P Trahurn and B Drew
Honiton (H) W 4-1 R Seward 2, M Sansom, own goal.
Honiton (A) W 2-1 R Seward, I. Huntley.
Seaton (A) W 1-0 M Sansom
Lyme Regis (A) W 2-1 I Huntley and B Drew
Beer (A) W 1-0 Thresher (penalty )
Chard (A) W 1-0 B Drew.
Chard (H) W 2-1 M Sansom and an own goal

Season’s totals; 10 games played, all 10 won with 29 goals for and six against

Cup Results (all in the Clubman Cup)

Beer (H) W 2-1 R Thresher and B Macauley
Honiton (H) – semi final W 3p1 I Huntley (2), I Jackman

Clubman Cup final versus Seaton Town and played at Lyme Regis
Axminster Town win 3-1 with two goals from I Huntley and one own goal

Stephen Birley

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