Great eight for Town

PUBLISHED: 12:19 13 December 2011

Seaton played host to Barnstaple on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 4304-48-11TI Seaton FC To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Seaton played host to Barnstaple on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 4304-48-11TI Seaton FC To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Seaton Town moved two points clear at the top of the Fresha League Premier Division with a 4-2 Colyford Road win over Topsham Town.

The Tops took the lead within the first ten minutes but Town responded well, and a sweet passing move ended with Ritchie Durrant restoring parity.

Dan Norman then executed a superb chip from 20-yards out to put Town in front for the first time. However, the Tops struck just before the break to go in all square.

Early in the second half, Dan Norman was hauled down in the area and Josh French, who missed his last spot kick, made no mistake. French also netted his sides fourth to complete an excellent afternoon’s work.

The win was the eight successive home triumph this term.

Town boss Josh Stunell said: “Topsham are a good side and we were made to work hard. Of course the icing on the cake was the news of the St Martin’s draw with Heavitree Social though that result did not surprise me as I am aware that the Heavies have been busy strengthening their team. We are now looking to head into Christmas as the top side, and, at the start of the campaign, that was always a target, so we remain very much on course this term.”

On Saturday Town head for a local derby at Beer and Stunell is clear about what his team faces: “It’s a really tough fixture for us and I’ll be reminding the players that it’s a game where we simply have to be at it from the off, if we are anything less than in top gear then we could well come unstuck, and, if we want to be the top team at Christmas, then avoiding defeat at Furzebrake is a must.”


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