Feniton in seventh heaven with Willand win

PUBLISHED: 14:11 18 September 2012

Midweek herald photographer Simon Horn on duty at Feniton versus Wiland Rovers

Midweek herald photographer Simon Horn on duty at Feniton versus Wiland Rovers

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Feniton 7, Willand Rovers 0

Feniton served up the Fresha League top flight result of the day as they thumped Willand Rovers Reserves 7-0.

The visitors fielded four players who have been regulars in their Toolstation league side this term, but it made little difference as Feniton bossed the game from first whistle to last.

Paul Dowling took the individual scoring honours with a four goal haul and there was also a brace for Andy Jones and one from Dave O’Connor.

Blues boss Mark Kingdon said: “I was so pleased for Paul (Dowling). He had only been saying a week ago that he felt a lack of confidence in front of goal and so we worked hard in midweek at training with finishing practise and it clearly paid off! We really were impressive. Even though they had a player sent off after 25 minutes I felt we’d have still won comfortably had it been eleven versus eleven all the way through. The key for me was the way we passed the ball. They (Willand) came back well in the second half even though they were five down, but even then we always had a measure of control about our play from front to back.”

To the question of: “Does a 7-0 Premier Division win alter the target for the season at Feniton?” Kingdon replied: “No I don’t think so. As good as this win was we know the league is full of quality sides. To be unbeaten in league and cup after the first month certainly exceeds my initial expectations. However, we did assemble a tidy squad this summer and we have genuine competition for starting berths all over the pitch. The thing now is for us to keep the feet planted firmly on the ground. It may well be a well oiled cliché, but we have to take each game as it comes and look to find a good level of consistency with our performance.”

Next up is this weekend’s meeting with fancied Newtown: “It’ll be another tough game, but we are playing good football. There’s a smile on the players faces and we need fear nobody.”

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