Feniton stay second after comfortable win at Clyst Valley
PUBLISHED: 17:51 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:51 07 December 2015
Feniton remain second in the Fresha League Premier Division after a solid all-round performance that saw them to a 4-1 win at Clyst Valley.
Fenny made the trip without the injured Stuart Blackmore, Brad Groves, Kieran Johnston and the influential Ben Allen.
The bid to keep the top flight winning run going was further hampered by a gale-force wind that made playing a normal passing game impossible!
However, the team made a positive start and took the lead when, after some slick passing, a through-ball from player-manager Ben Ede to Dan Norman saw the later pass the ball beyond then advancing glovesman and into the net.
Five minutes later the ball found Danny Lewis on the left hand side of midfield and he used his pace to beat a defender into the box where he could have gone down after being clipped by another defender, but he managed to stay on his feet and rifle the ball home from the tightest of angles to make it 2-0.
It was almost three, but Ben Ede’s lobbed effort fro the halfway line was inches wide of the mark!
The third of the first half goals arrived when a long throw into the box was flicked on by Mark Simic to an unmarked Norman at the far post and he made no mistake.
The second half was very different for Fenny as they were playing against the wind and they restarted the half in a sloppy fashion!
They clearly struggled to keep possession of the ball and Clyst Valley got a goal back when a long-range effort wrong footed Matt Kingdon in the Feniton goal.
However, that was to proves as good as it got for the hosts as the Fenny back line dealt comfortably with that they were presented with and, with 15 minutes remaining the points were made safe with a classic counter-attack. A Clyst Valley corner was cleared and Paul Dowling took the ball on before finding Dan Norman who in turn squared to an unmarked Ede in the area and the player-boss applied a cool finish to complete the scoring.
Ede said: “It was a very pleasing result and a good performance considering the players we had missing. It was nice to see our younger players Lewis Ede and George Southall-Brown get a good amount of game time and they both played very well. Phil Everett and Mark Simic were solid yet again. Hopefully we can carry on our defensive work over the upcoming matches.”
Dan Norman was named the Fenny Man of the Match and there was high praise too for the contribution of Louie Dyer who stepped up from the seconds and did not look out of place.
Feniton: Matt Kingdon (c), Sellick, Simic, Everett, Southall-Brown, Price (Mark Kingdon), Frankpitt, Ben Ede, Lewis Ede (Dowling), Lewis (Dyer), Norman