Feniton gearing up for visit of Sidbury United on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 14:37 16 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:37 16 September 2014

Feniton took their time to eventually put hosts Budleigh Salterton Reserves to the sword on Saturday.

After a number of gilt edged chances were missed, and the Robins keeper had excelled with some fine goal keeping, the Blues finally broke the deadlock late in the first half.

After the break, with Charlie Selley revelling in a forward role, it was one-way traffic towards the home goal. Selley got three more to add to the one he scored in the first half. Paul Dowling bagged a brace and Danny Lewis also netted in a 7-0 victory.

Blues boss Mark Kingdon said: “We missed some chances! That said let’s give Budleigh some credit. They are a very young team and they are clearly finding their feet at this level. There’s nothing wrong with their spirit, that’s for sure.”

Kingdon is expecting his side to face a much sterner test this Saturday (September 20) when the Blues entertain a Sidbury United side that they beat 1-0 in the semi-final of last years Morrison Bell Cup.

United are enjoying life in the Premier Division after gaining promotion last season and they are yet to lose in league or cup and defeated fancied Tiverton Town 2-1 in their most recent league outing.

Kingdon can recall both Mark Simic and Alex Frankpitt, the pair both missed the Budleigh game, to what will be a full-strength squad.

Kingdon says: “Its early days, but it does look as if Sidbury are in the top flight to do a lot more than make up the numbers. I am anticipating a tough game and perhaps the outcome will give both sides a good yard stick as to the sort of season ahead they can hope to enjoy.”

Kick-off at Acland Park on Saturday is 3pm.


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