Feniton net seven and sit top of Fresha League top flight table
PUBLISHED: 11:30 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:50 25 February 2016
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Feniton took to the pitch for the first time since January 23 and it proved to be a good day all-round as they beat strugglers Willand Rovers Reserves 7-1 to return to the Fresha league premier Division summit.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the lengthy recent lay-off, Fenny boss Ben Ede blessed with a fully fit –and raring to go – squad for the very first time this season!
The Acland Park side made a bright start and both player-boss Ede and Ben Allen tested the visiting gloves man’s capabilities with early shots.
The opening goal arrived in the 10th minute and came from a penalty after a precise Alex Frankpitt through-ball had seen Charlie Selley scythed down and it was Selley who got up to tuck the spot kick away.
Ben Ede fired wide before he latched onto a Paul Dowling through-ball and drew the keeper to double the lead. There was one more gilt edged first half chance and again it fell to Ede with Selley the provider, but once again the Ede effort missed the mark.
Fenny began the second half as they had spent much of the first 45 minutes – in the ascendency – and several chances went begging until the third goal duly arrived courtesy of a classic header from the evergreen Phil Everett.
Soon after some more slick passing was finished off by an advancing Ben Allen to make it 4-0. With the game as good as over Dan Norman and Dave O’Connor entered the fold and it was the pair who shared the three final goals of the contest. Number five came after more slick inter passing that ended with Norman through one-on-one with the Willand gloves man and he unselfishly squared the ball to O’Connor to tap the ball into the empty net.
The visitors’ hit back with a consolation goal before Dan Norman scored a quick-fire brace to complete the scoring.
Player-boss Ede said: “The performance, given the time without a game, delighted me. It was a huge boost to have a fully fit squad together and showed just what we can put together now at the club. We played some very good football especially in the first half. Our finishing however needs some improvement as we had so many missed chances. It really could have easily been double figures. I couldn’t fault anyone’s attitude or performance as it as one of our best team performances of the season. Having said that, Willand did at times make it very easy for us and despite them having a couple different players in we dominated from start to finish. I felt the Man of the Match award could have gone to any one of a number of players, but it went to Alex (Frankpitt) who was a deserving recipient of the award.”
Team: Matt Kingdon ( c ), Everett (Norman), Simic, Blackmore, Frankpitt, Mark Kingdon (L Ede), Allen, Dowling, Lewis (O’Connor), B. Ede, Selley
Fenny are without a game this Saturday and so are next in action on March 5, with an Acland Park meeting with Bow AAC.
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