Seaton Town boss speaks about his teams first away win of the season

PUBLISHED: 09:31 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 17 April 2018

Seaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1380. Picture: Terry Ife

Seaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1380. Picture: Terry Ife

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Seaton Town player-boss Josh French was delighted with his team after they had won their first Macron League top flight away game this season with a 3-1 success at Exmouth Town Reserves.

French said: "It was a fantastic win born out of what was a really good all-round performance.

Seaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1394. Picture: Terry IfeSeaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1394. Picture: Terry Ife

“In terms of individual shifts, the stand-out players had to be Charlie [Ledger], who richly deserved the Man of the Match award as he was so disciplined and positive in his defensive duties, while Jacob Rowe, with his great feet, managed to slow the game down and find those all-important passes when the pressure was on us.”

The Town boss continued: “I felt the all-round show was as good as anything we have collectively served up this season so far and I’d have to add that it was a joy to be part of it.”

When asked what has been the reason behind the recent change in fortunes for his side – Town have won three of their last five to give themselves a real chance of beating a bottom three finish – French said: “Finally putting away chances has made a big difference to our fortunes.”

As for what French feels is required now to keep his side out of those bottom three slots, he says: “I have not put a number of points into the thinking yet. It’s an old cliché I know, but I want us to take every game as it comes with the main focus for now being to steer clear of the bottom two slots.”

Seaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1368. Picture: Terry IfeSeaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1368. Picture: Terry Ife

He continued: “What does help I feel is that we had a really tough start to the season when we met many of the top sides and now we have some gentler fixtures which are certainly the sort of games I feel we can win to bank those precious points.”

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.

French says: “It’s a busy period for us, but we can go into coming games with renewed confidence. Of course, the Topsham Town game, in particular, looks to be a big one. Indeed I’d call it one of those ‘must win’ matches, but it will not be easy for, as much as we need the three points, so do they.”

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

Seaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1349. Picture: Terry IfeSeaton Town away to Exmouth Town. Ref mhsp 16 18TI 1349. Picture: Terry Ife

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