Blues have the perfect day with Knights win and helpful results elsewhere

Beacon Knights 2, Feniton 6 It was just about the perfect day for all concerned at Feniton as they won handsomely and then heard of results elsewhere that strengthened their grip on a Division One promotion place.

Mind you, the day did not start as well as it finished with hosts Beacon Knights racing into a two goal lead inside ten minutes!

Alex Frankpitt added to his growing tally of goals from left back to halve the deficit and then a Charlie Selley header sent the Blues into the break all square at 2-2.

Within two minutes of the re-start Ben Allen put Feniton ahead, but it ended a superb save from keeper Matt Kingdom to deny the Exeter side a leveller before Andy Hawkins gave his side a two goal cushion.

The final word came from Selley who first stroked home a penalty and then completed his hat-trick and put a polished seal on proceedings with a header to make it 6-2.

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Blues boss Mark Kingdon said: “They caught us cold early on and the team had to dig deep to be level by the break. After the early second half goal and that wonderful save by Matt we did not look back. It’s in our hands now. Results elsewhere helped us and all we must do now is hold our nerve and look to win the remaining games put before us.” The first of the Blues run-in is Saturday’s local derby with Tipton St John the visitors to Acland Park.

Kingdon says: “We lost 1-0 at their place earlier in the season and felt an injustice was done that day as the only goal had a hint of off-side about it. So we have unfinished business and, as I see it, if we can win it will put them out of the chase and leave us one less rival for a top three finish.”

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Andy Hawkins sits the game out serving a one match ban whilst it is unlikely Kieran Johnson will have returned to fitness to take part.

On the plus side boss Mark Kingdon can call on Martin Swannell and Rob Pfeiffer which greatly strengthens his selection options.

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