Feniton boss ends up plastered as side make point against St Martins

07:52 27 February 2013

Feniton played against Budleigh on Saturday, January 12. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 1780-03-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Feniton played against Budleigh on Saturday, January 12. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 1780-03-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24


Feniton 1, St Martins 1

The Blues were denied a Fresha league victory for only the fourth time in 17 Fresha League Premier Division outings and lost top spot to Hatherleigh in a close encounter at Acland Park.

Charlie Selley had fired Feniton ahead and the game could have been wrapped up in favour of the hosts had the normally clinical Ben Ede not put a gilt-edged chance wide with 20 minutes to go. St Martins grew in confidence after that let-off, levelled and then went mighty close to taking all three points with a last minute effort correctly ruled out by the match official for a push on Blues keeper Matt Kingdom.

Blues boss Mark Kingdom limped out of the action after a quarter of an hour and on Sunday morning woke in some pain in his leg and a subsequent visit to hospital revealed a fracture of the lower tibia and he is now in plaster for the next six to eight weeks!

He said: “I am gutted. It was one of those challenges and it seems the damage was done when the other player fell onto me. It was painful at the time, but I limped my way round the club on Saturday night. Next morning I knew there was something wrong and the hospital visit proved as much! As for the game I’d say a draw is a fair result. They (St Martins) are a good side and they have yet to face Hatherleigh twice so there’s a twist and turn or two to come yet in this title race.”

On Saturday Feniton stage an East Devon derby when they host Beer Albion. Andy Jones and Eliot Dyer who both missed the St Martins game are likely to return to the squad and Alex Frankpitt is again available.


Other Sport Stories


As the saying goes, ‘ things tend to happen in threes’, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more

The Sidmouth Indoor Cricket League is in full swing.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:29

Tipton St John race ace Harry Tincknell has won the European Le Mans Series Driver’s title after suffering heartache in the same sportscar championship for the previous two years.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:55

Exmouth community college students and Visions Academy players Morgan and Jonty Wright, travelled to Guernsey to attend a Badminton England tournament.

Read more
Wed, 13:19

Honiton’s tough start to the season continued as they went down 35-9 to Paignton at Allhallows, writes Jerry Rice.

Read more
Wed, 13:19

Honiton Warriors Under-11s dished up their best rugby of the season so far as they defeated Sidmouth 50-35, writes Scott Layzell.

Read more
Wed, 11:46

Sidmouth Cricket Club are looking for anyone interested in becoming an umpire or scorer for the club we have many midweek games that need filling for both umpiring and scoring and the occasional Saturday/Sunday fixture, writes Anthony Griffiths.

Read more
Wed, 11:04

Monday saw the final match in the 2016 seniors’ friendly calendar with a visit to Long Sutton Golf Club, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Wed, 11:04

There was a good turnout for this week’s Tuesday Mixed competition with 32 players taking part, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Wed, 11:04

Dominic Beardwood recovered on the back nine to win the low scoring Lyme Regis junior stableford with 30 points from Alfie Crisp and Ben Prosser, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications