Clinical Blues put Sidbury to the sword

PUBLISHED: 13:02 01 December 2011

Feniton were clinical in the way they despatched visiting Sidbury United in an East Devon derby.

The Blues were two up at half-time and then added four more after the beak to run out 6-0 winners. Andy Hawkins and Kieran Johnstone both hit doubles whilst Charlie Selley and Alex Frankpitt also scored.

Centre back Johnstone’s two both came from set pieces, one a delightful volley and the other a towering header. Such was the Blues dominance that stand-in keeper Sam Geake had little to do as he covered for the missing Matthew Kingdon.

Blues boss Mark Kingdon said: “I think the players knew that, after the previous week’s below-par performance, they owed the club, and perhaps more importantly, themselves, an improved show. To be fair we might well have scored many more and it was very pleasing that we emerged with a clean sheet.”

The win lifts Feniton a place and into the promotion berths for the first time. What makes things look even more promising is that they still have to meet the two sides who currently sit above them, Phoenix and Exmouth Amateurs both home and away before the end of the season.

Next up is Saturday’s Acland Park visit of Exeter Civil Service who, ironically, are the next away opponents for the Blues when they travel to Exeter the week after.

Kingdon says: “We are certainly looking at taking maximum points from back-to-back games with Civil Service and, if we do, our position will look even healthier.”

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