Feniton back to winning ways with Thorverton success
PUBLISHED: 15:42 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:42 19 March 2013
Feniton 2, Thorverton 1
When you have recently banked just four points from as many Fresha League top flight matches all you really want is a win, and that’s just what Feniton delivered for the Acland Park faithful.
A splendid 25-yard half-volley from Dave O’Connor broke the first half deadlock and a second goal followed from Charlie Selley who rifled home a free-kick from the edge of the area to send the Blues into the break two goals to the good.
The Mid Devon visitors the rode their luck in the second half with Feniton guilty of some indifferent finishing.
The lack of a third goal looked costly when the Thors halved the deficit inside the last 15 minutes, but the home side dug deep and closed the game out to bank a vital three points.
Blues boss Mark Kingdon said: “We were good value, but they (Thorverton) looked a good side, one that belied the position they currently find themselves in in terms of the table. That said, at this time of a season I feel it’s important to take no notice of league positions for teams want points for different reasons and this was one such game. We dug deep and closed it out convincingly and that augers well for the important coming games.”
The Blues travel to Budleigh on Saturday and are hopeful that their next opponents, the only team to sit above them in the Fresha top flight, Hatherleigh Town, will agree to bring forward their meeting in North Devon from Easter Saturday to the day before, Good Friday.
Kingdom explained the thinking behind the switch request saying: “With it being Easter and I know they have a game on Easter Monday, we feel a Good Friday game would at least allow families to have the Easter weekend together.”
Feniton are also in action next Tuesday evening (April 2) when they travel to Mid Devon to face Willand Rovers Reserves.