Fention move to within four points of Fresha top honour with Morchard Bishop win
PUBLISHED: 16:03 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 30 April 2013
Feniton need four points from three games to be crowned champions of the Fresha Devon and Exeter league Premier Division.
That’s the situation for the Acland Park side after they won 3-1 at Morchard Bishop whilst title rivals St Martins and Hatherleigh played a goal less draw.
The Blues led 1-0 at Morchard Bishop thanks to a fifth minute header from Andy Jones.
The Mid Devon side levelled, but then had their outstanding goal keeper Mike Searle to thank for a number of great saves that denied Blues.
After the break the home team defended very well and one or two of the visiting supporters were beginning to get nervous. However, any nerves were settled when centre back Mark Simic went forward for a set-piece in the 65th minute and powered a header home.
Ten minutes later Simic again strode forward to another set-piece and this time he tucked the ball home from close range to seal victory.
Blues boss Mark Kingdon said: “We played some great stuff and that’s how it’s been since our defeat to Seaton Town. It’s seven successive victories now and that’s champion form. The excitement levels were further raised when news filtered through of the draw at St Martin’s. We are very close to the promised land no and I am sure we have the wherewithal to get ourselves over the finishing line. It will be a remarkable achievement and testimony to the years of hard graft put in at the club behind the scenes by many individuals”.
The Blues could even be crowned champions when they next take to the pitch. Before their next outing, a Monday, May 6, trip to Greenway Lane to meet relegation threatened Budleigh Salterton Reserves, Hatherleigh meet St Martins in a swift return.