Feniton net a great eight and now prepare for three big games

Feniton 8, Budleigh Salterton Reserves 1 Feniton were impressive in the way they despatched the visitors with a slick performance, particularly after the break, and some clinical finishing.

The match was preceded by a minutes silence in memory of former Feniton player and referee Alan Hutchinson who passed away recently.

The home side got the perfect start with a goal within three minutes, a free-kick taking a wicked deflection to wrong foot the visiting keeper. The Blues added two more and conceded one to go in at half-time 4-1 up.

At the break Blues boss mark Kingdon had strong words with his side and asked for a more cohesive second half show and he got just that as the passing was sharper and the manner the goals were taken in was special!

Charlie Shelley led the scoring honours with a hat-trick, one of which came from the penalty spot. Ben Ede and Dave O’Connor bagged a brace each, O’Connor netting the goal of the game with a superb chipped shot. Paul Dowling was the other scorer.


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Kingdon explained his half-time concern saying: “I felt I the first half we had been too idle with the ball and not kept as I know they are capable of doing. To be fair, in the second half it was much better and we finished very worthy winners.”

As for his team’s start this season with four wins from as many Fresha League top flight outings, Kingdon says: “I feel we are now a better team than we were at this stage last season. A year ago we were still putting then jigsaw pieces to together. This time round I sense we are the real deal. Now we need to keep our feet firmly on the ground and make sure we take each game as it comes.”

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On Saturday the Blues are in Graddon Vending Devon Cup action with a trip to Plymouth and District League side Lee Moor after which they face the only two teams to sit above them in the Fresha League top flight on successive Saturday’s.

Kingdon says: “The big games are coming up. I want to continue an interest I the County Cup first and then we’ll turn our attention to seeing just what sort of a season we can have as once we have met Newtown and St Martins we’ll have a good idea of exactly what we are up against in our bid to retain the coveted Premier league to honour.”

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