Feniton suffer blow with home defeat to Heavitree
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Feniton went down 3-0 when they hosted Heavitree United in a Macron League Premier Division meeting.
With heavy rain falling throughout the contest was certainly end-to-end with Feniton starting well, keeping possession well and having then better of the chances.
The game’s first big incident happened when Fenny player-boss Ben Ede latched into a through-ball only to be clattered by the Heavies ‘keeper. It was clear to see that it was a blatant penalty, but the referee waved claims away!
Two minutes later a long range effort from the visitor’s was saved well by Feniton goalkeeper Pullin only for the rebound to fall fortuitously into the path of a visiting forward who tucked the ball home for what proved to be the only goal of the first half.
The second half started even with the game being played at a frantic pace with both sides not finishing half chances.
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A second ‘big moment’ for Fenny came when Ede got through and fired the ball home. Despite the official clearly giving the goal he then changed the decision to give offside! A second contentious decision going against Fenny saw them lose concentration and the Heavies took advantage to double their lead.
With time running out Ede then missed a sitter to get his side back into the game after neat work from Allen who slotted a clever ball through.
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In stoppage time a thunderous long-range effort from a Heavies midfielder arrowed its way into the top corner beyond a stranded Pullin.
Ben Aen, who had a fine game, was named the Feniton Man of the Match.
Fenny boss Ede said: “I’m very disappointed with the result. Despite the final score, which I felt extremely flattered Heavitree, I honestly thought we should have at least drawn the game if not won!
“We dominated for long periods and at times played some decent football. Two big decisions didn’t go our way and that in my opinion was the game changer.
“That said, it’s now a case of, ‘it’s onto the next one’ and what looks a difficult home match against what I am sure is going to be a useful Upottery outfit.”