Seaton Town claim another South West Peninsula League scalp in cup competitions

PUBLISHED: 15:15 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 26 March 2013




Seaton Town 3, Axminster Town 2

Seaton Town boss Josh Stunell’s decision to step down at the end of the season has certainly not had any effect whatsoever on his young team who completed a significant double in the Axminster Hospital Cup with this deserved victory.

Having knocked out high flying South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division Exmouth Town in a previous round, they accounted for another side from that level, and managed to do so finishing the game with nine players!

Sam Jones, Josh French and James Hill scored first half goals that had Seaton in control at half-time.

The home side mounted a fight-back after the break and scored twice, but even the dismissal for two yellow cards of Seaton’s Dan Norman and then the limping out of the action by final substitute Tom Vincent, couldn’t break the Seaton resolve, and their nine men saw the game out to record a famous win and book a place in the final to be played in May.

A delighted Stunell said: “It was no fluke. My team performed as they have been doing for a number of weeks now to a very high level. Even when Axminster came back at us I felt confident. The young lads in my side really do have great futures in the game if they keep their feet on the ground and maintain the clear passion and desire they have to keep learning.”

He continued: “It’s strange, for, in recent season’s, we have gone so close in the league campaign only to fall at the final hurdle and under-performed in cups. This season we are already now into one cup final and have two more semi-finals to play, yet our league form has not quite been so prolific.”

Town have a busy weekend ahead as they follow Saturday’s East Devon derby at Beer Albion with a trip to Morchard Bishop on Monday.

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