Feniton suffer first Fresha League home defeat in East Devon derby meeting

PUBLISHED: 09:11 04 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:11 04 November 2015

Feniton take on Beer. Ref mhsp 3469-45-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Feniton take on Beer. Ref mhsp 3469-45-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton


Feniton suffered their first home defeat of the Fresha League top flight season when beaten by the odd goal in seven at home by Beer Albion.

Sloppy defending gifted the visitors a second minute lead and, after a Ben Ede shot had been parried and Brad Groves had levelled, Feniton fell behind once more following a series of limp tackling in the home defence!

Dan Norman blazed a penalty over the bar before a penalty at the other end gave Beer a 3-1 lead only for Alex Frankpitt to send Feniton into the break just a single goal behind.

More lack-lustre defending by the home side saw Beer punish them with a fourth goal, but player boss Ede found space on the edge of the box to drill the ball home and make it 4-3.

The Fenny dugout, and players, were left perplexed when the referee waved away vociferous appeals for a penalty when Ben Allen looked to have been tripped in the area late in the game.

Feniton boss Ben Ede said: “I’m very disappointed in the manner of our performance. Yet again we weren’t good enough and we’re off par. I’m getting bored of saying we weren’t at our best and things need to change immediately.

“Fair play to Beer they had a game plan and they took their chances and showed us how to work hard and defend as a team. We need to realise that we can’t just turn up to games and expect teams to roll over for us!”

On Saturday (November 7) Feniton entertain Exwick Villa at Acland Park (2.15pm).

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