Ledger stars as Seaton Town land first away win of league season

PUBLISHED: 09:24 17 April 2018

Seaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1378. Picture: Terry Ife

Seaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1378. Picture: Terry Ife

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Seaton Town did their Macron League top flight survival hopes the power of good with a splendid 3-1 win at Exmouth Town.

Player-manager Josh French scored one of the goals and the others came from James Hill and an own goal courtesy of an unfortunate Exmouth Town defender.

The star man for Town was without doubt Charlie Ledger, who was outstanding in the way he controlled the Town back line.

While the victory – a first away from home in the Macron League top flight this season – does not take them out of the bottom three, it does at least now give them a ‘fighting’ chance of avoiding ending in one of the re-election berths.

Indeed, in recent weeks, there has been a terrific upturn in the Town form with this win now a third in the last five games with the others being a 4-2 Morrison Bell Cup win at Newton Poppleford and a 4-3 league success at home to Hatherleigh Town.

Town remain eight points adrift of fourth bottom Feniton, but they have a game in hand on their East Devon neighbours and must play them during their final eight games.

The win at Exmouth Town also means that 10th placed Clyst Valley are now also ‘in range’ for they are 10 points ahead of Town, but have played three more games.

Town were back in league action last night (Tuesday) with a game at Upottery and are back in action on Saturday (April 21) for the first of three away games in four days! They are at Newton St Cyres, then on Monday night they go to Chard Town Reserves for a Seaton Cup tie and then travel to Topsham 48 hours later for another crucial Macron League game.

The bottom seven of the Macron League Premier Division after last Saturday’s matches is:

P W D L F A Pts

Clyst Valley 24 6 5 13 37 70 23

Exmouth Town* 19 7 1 11 29 37 21

Newton St Cyres 20 6 3 11 27 45 21

Feniton 22 5 6 11 46 69 21

Seaton Town 21 3 4 14 31 86 13

Hatherleigh Town 20 3 3 14 22 61 12

Topsham Town 18 2 0 16 22 70 6

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