Seaton Town dent the Hatherleigh Fresha League title hopes

PUBLISHED: 08:41 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:41 17 April 2013

Seaton at home to Hatherleigh Town. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 1086-16-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Seaton at home to Hatherleigh Town. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 1086-16-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Seaton Town 1, Hatherleigh Town 1

Seaton Town boss Josh Stunell was in doubt as to what got his side over the line for a share of the spoils with Fresha League title chasing Hatherleigh.

Stunell said: “They (Hatherleigh) battered us, but what we did was what we did not do for long periods last season when we got so close to winning the title, that being defending magnificently! It was, at times, backs to the wall, but you expect that in certain games. Keeper Mark Perham was outstanding. A share of the spoils is no more than we deserved, if only for the amount of effort that we put in, especially in terms of our collective defending.”

Town trailed 1-0 , but were quickly level courtesy of an own goal.

The win is a huge boost to the title hopes of Feniton who can now win the title if they win all their remaining games. Before this match it was Hatherleigh who were in the box seat for the title.

Stunell says: “For me Hatherleigh have the better team out of the two title pretenders, but Feniton certainly have more about them and certainly carry the greater experience and, looking at the two team’s run-ins, Feniton’s looks a bit more comfortable than the one facing Hatherleigh. It’ll be close, but for me it’s a Feniton title this time round.”

As for Town and what remains this season, Stunell says: “I want us to finish as high as we can and to do that means winning as many games as we can. I feel a top four finish is not beyond us, and we could even finish in the top three. We also have the cups to play for as well so there is much for the lads to get their teeth into between now and the final kick of the season.”

On Saturday Town head into Exeter to meet Heavitree Social United.

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