Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Seaton Town were hit for six when they travelled to Ladysmead to meet Tiverton Town Reserves.
There was just a single goal between the teams and had the match official not gone in favour of the defender when Adam Kana’ah was hauled down in the box Town might have gone into the break on level terms.
The powerful home side, fielding in their ranks a number of players who both have Western League Premier Division experience and indeed have played at that level already this season, could also have added to their first half tally, but were denied a number of times by the excellent Dave Perham in the Town goal.
The second half saw Town have a very good opening ten minutes before the host’s hit them with a quick double. A fourth goal in three 75th minutes broke the Seaton spirit and the home side added two further goals to inflict a heavy defeat on Town.
Town boss Keith Somers says: “We did not play as well as we can and, when you go to a venue like Ladysmead to face a team as powerful as they were able to field, you need to be absolutely on your ‘A’ game. We were also not helped with the denial to us of what we felt was a cast-iron shout for a penalty. It was tough for my team facing the quality of opposition that they did, but that’s football. For our parts we simply take the defeat on the chin and look to move on, and quickly. We have had a tough start to the new season, but the team are gelling well and I am confident about the campaign ahead.”
On Saturday Town face Budleigh Salterton in the East Devon senior Cup. They are without Mark and Martin Hancock together with Alex Wheatley, the trio are all at a wedding. However, Richie Durrant who is a physio with Exeter Chiefs, is available this weekend and Jack Lamb-Wilson completed his cricketing commitments last weekend with Upottery and he comes straight into the squad.