Feniton 'galvanised' in second half

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:19 15 June 2010

P9413-37-08TI Seaton v Axminster.
photo Terry Ife

P9413-37-08TI Seaton v Axminster. photo Terry Ife

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FENITON bossed the first third of their Devon & Exeter League Premier Division game against Exmouth Amateurs, writes Steve Birley.

FENITON bossed the first third of their Devon & Exeter League Premier Division game against Exmouth Amateurs. They were in charge to such a degree that, on chances alone, they really ought to have had a healthy lead in the bank long before the visitors scored to go into half time with a single goal advantage. Three goals inside the first 15 minutes of the second half completed the scoring and with Richard 'Oz' Austin letting his frustration get the better of him, the red card he picked up compounded the Acland Park side's misery. "We played so well for the first 20 minutes and goodness knows how we did not convert any of some really gilt-edged chances into goals, but that's the name of the game. We missed, were denied, or simply didn't take the chances that came our way and Ammies were clinical in dispatching the opportunity that fell to them just before the break. "That galvanised them and they were the better side in the second half," said Feniton boss Dave Carnall.So it's won one and lost one for the Blues in this fledgling season. On Saturday they are in Devon Premier Cup action when Acland Park stages the tie with Hatherleigh Town. Matt Kingdom and Sean Devine, who both missed the Ammies defeat, should return but it is considered unlikely that Alex Frankpitt, who damaged ankle ligaments in the opening game win over Heavitree, will be ready for his return. Carnall says: "I am not a huge fan of cup matches because success can lead to fixture congestion later in the season, but winning is a good and necessary habit in this business and we'll be doing all we can to make progress."Meanwhile Feniton look set to welcome back one of their former top players, Andy Carnell has left Peninsula League Cullompton Rangers and has now signed for both Toolstation side Elmore and Feniton and Carnall is hoping that the young player, who can star in any number of positions, is going to be able to commit himself to the Acland Park side. "Carnell is a smashing lad and a very good player and to have him back on a regular basis would give us all a massive lift," he said.Seventeen-year-old Rex Helston is only in his first season of senior football and he is one to watch if his first competitive game of the campaign is anything to go by. Helston hit an impressive hat-trick and his all round performance had manager John Moughton saying: "He took his goals very well. His all round game was very encouraging. Mind you, it was an excellent performance from all the side, especially in the first half when they were dominant. We tired a bit in the second and shipped a couple of late goals but I was delighted with the team's effort and enterprise."Another teenager, 16-year-old Josh Moughton, also got onto the score sheet, as did Ben Raynes and Lee Wakely as the Fishermen beat Culm United 6-4 at home.

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