Seaton Town become first team to defeat St Martins in Fresha League top flight thnks to Knox double

PUBLISHED: 08:52 04 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 04 December 2013

Seaton Town 2, St Martins 1

Seaton Town produced a superb all-round show to become the first team this season to inflict a Fresha league top flight defeat on St Martins.

Striker Peter Knox takes the plaudits as the scorer of both Town goals, but this was far fro a one-man show as each member of the squad put a fine shift in for the cause fro start to finish.

Town boss Keith Somers said: “We deserved to win. Make no mistake, they (St Martins) are a quality outfit and will be there or thereabouts come the season’s end in terms of the big trophies. However, we were good value for the three points. I’d been looking for this sort of a collective performance. There had been signs it was coming together. We set out to be compact and to defend the middle third whilst being content to concede ground on the flanks. The ply worked well as it allowed us to maximise the undoubted talents of Peter (Knox) who showed that he really is a beast when it comes to front running. In a one-on-one with a defender, no matter the opposition, there’s only ever going to be one winner!”

Knox struck twice early on to put Town in charge and, despite being beaten by a late penalty, Town keeper Dave Perham covered himself in glory with a string of superb saves to ensure the afternoon ended well for all at Colyford Road.

The Town back four in front of the excellent Perham; Matt and Mike Hancock, skipper Mark Perham, brother of the glovesman, and 18-year-old right back Kieran Love, were all superb. Town’s victory was all the more impressive given tat they were without Martin Hancock who is holidaying in Thailand and club captain Mark Hancock.

It’s Chard Town at home on Saturday for Town and they will, have to do without the working Knox, but Mark Hancock is available as it Glen Gould.

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