Ede strikes as Fenny end Honiton Town winning run


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Feniton ended Honiton Town’s 11-match winning run in the Macron League Premier Division when they drew 1-1 with the table toppers at their Mountbatten Park home.

Feniton started brightly and only a terrific save from the home glovesman denied Phil Everett the opening goal from his wonderful 30-yard strike.

The incident seemed to spark life into the hosts and they hit back to claim the majority of possession and won several corners, but the Fenny back line held firm. When the defence was breached, Fenny goalkeeper Aidy Pullin made a superb save tipping the ball wide from a fierce shot from the Honiton Town left back.

The deadlock was finally broken when Fenny lost then ball and Town struck with a slick counter-attack that saw a mazy run from Tom Perryman end with him slipping the ball past Pullin from the edge of the area.

The second half was played out, for the most part, in the middle third of the pitch.

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Just as it seemed as if Town were to record a 12th straight top flight win Fenny were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area that player-boss Ben Ede curled into the top left corner of the net.

A minute after levelling, with stoppage time beginning, Fenny might have pinched all three points when a strong run from Charlie Selley saw him cut the ball back in the area to an unmarked Ede, but his effort flew well wide of the target.

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Fenny boss Ede said: “I was delighted with the result. I said before the game I’d definitely take a draw especially how Honiton are performing this season.

“Having said that, in my opinion I don’t think Honiton were at their best and we could have won the game at the end.

“All said and done, in my view a draw was a fair result. My players did well and worked hard. We could have given more in the final third as at times we lacked ideas and lost the ball too easily.

“That’s three games unbeaten now for us which is a huge relief from how we started, I just hope we can continue this way and climb up the table.”

Team: Pullin, Everett, Blackmore, Simic, Frankpitt, Harris, Kingdon (c), Selley, Adriano (L. Ede), B. Ede (Park), French (Phillips)

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