Fennny edged out in poor contest at Exmouth


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Feniton were beaten by the odd goal in three when they visited Exmouth Amateurs.

Fenny went into the game, not for the first time this season, with a bare eleven. They made a flying start when, in the first minute, a run on the left side by Alex Frankpitt was ended with him being fouled.

The resultant free-kick, taken by player-manager Ben Ede, was fumbled by the Ammies glovesman straight into the path of Phil Everett who tucked the ball home.

Exmouth struck back moments later after a strong run from their left back who slotted through his teammate who passed the ball past Feniton’s advancing stand in keeper Andrew Rose.

Before the interval, Jon French latched onto a long ball. Everyone had stopped thinking he was offside, but the linesman kept his flag down. With all the time in the world and even having Charlie Selley square of him, French rushed his shot into the side netting.

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The second half was a scrappy game with neither team getting a hold of the game.

Chances were far between and it was not until the final 10 minutes that the action heated up!

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Ammies were reduced to 10 men after their striker good two yellows in quick succession. However, despite having a man extra, Fenny were unable to capitalise and it was Ammies who took all three points with a late goal.

Ammies boss Ben Ede said: “It was a very poor game and not a great spectacle for those watching in the cold weather!

“Despite having several players missing we should have done better. They wanted it more. It was a scrappy game and we just couldn’t get into any sort of rhythm.

“It’s a hard result to take. It’s very frustrating to come away with nothing as I don’t think either side deserved to win.

“Andrew Rose deserves special mention for his shift in goal and, yet again, Phil Everett who was the best player on the pitch.”

Team: Rose, Dyer, Everett, Blackmore, Frankpitt, Adriano, Kingdon (c), B. Ede, L. Ede, Selley, French.

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