Feniton suffer first defeat in twenty Fresha League matches

PUBLISHED: 08:53 04 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:53 04 December 2013

Feniton 1, Hatherleigh Town 2

Feniton suffered their first defeat of the Fresha League top flight season when edged out by a very good visiting side at Acland Park.

Charlie Selley had fired Feniton into a half-time lead before the North Devon side struck with two clinically finished goals after the break.

Blues boss Mark Kingdom had no complaints post match. He said: “The best team on the day won. I had seen this coming in as much as we had not been at our best collectively over the past few games and in this one they (Hatherleigh Town), to a man, produced the goods whilst we had too many players not quite at the level of performance that we have come to expect. However, it’s our first defeat in twenty Fresha Premier games and it’s been a great run. The players are not used to being on the losing side; the home dressing room was more akin to a morgue after the game. It’ll do us no harm for all sides are going to drop points; it’s looking a very even Fresha title race this year with a number of teams involved. The key for us is to bounce back.”

On Saturday Feniton travel to South Devon side Brixham who are unbeaten in league and cup this season. The pair meet in South Devon for a last eight berth in this season’s Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup.

Ali Sawyer and Paul Dowling who both missed the Hatherleigh defeat, return to the squad for the trip.

Kingdom says: “It’s good that we have such a big game against quality opposition so quickly after a defeat. Good sides prove their worth by responding to adversity and I expect us to do just that.”

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