Feniton make flying start to new Fresha League season
PUBLISHED: 22:12 25 August 2015 | UPDATED: 22:12 25 August 2015
Feniton have made a flying start to the new Fresha League season with back-to-back wins in midweek encounters.
They launched the campaign under a new boss with Ben Ede taking over in the summer from long-standing Acland Park boss Mark Kingdon.
The players gave Ede a winning start with a 3-1 home success over newly promoted Clyst Valley.
They had to come from behind as the visitors made a bight start and capitalised on a defensive error to take a 25th minute lead. However, it took the Blues just five minutes to draw level with Ben Allen knocking the ball home after an initial shot from Dan Norman had struck the post.
A brace of half-time changes made by the new boss saw the home side serve up a much-improved second half show. The player boss fired his side into a 2-1 lead and the points were secured when Brad Jones volleyed home from close range.
The Blues made it two wins from two with a 2-1 success at Sidbury United. Once again they had to come from behind with the Byes Lane side scoring first thanks to a 15th minute shot that was going well wide of the mark before it struck Blues player Stuart Blackmore and rolled beyond a wrong-footed Matt Kingdon in the home goal. The player-boss drilled a free-kick into the net to even things up midway through the second half. Eight minutes after equalising Blues were in front when a slick passing move cut open the home defence prior to Charlie Selley netting.
The Blues were home again last night (Tuesday) entertaining Chard and play a fourth straight early-season midweek game with a September 1 visit to Honiton. The league have once again been kind to Feniton, who have a number of cricketers in their ranks, and arranged midweek dates in the early part of their campaign and so it’s not until September 12 that Feniton finally play a Saturday fixture when they go to Exwick Villa Reserves.