Seaton Town endure mixed fortunes in League and Cup double-header
PUBLISHED: 16:03 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 30 April 2013
Seaton Town endured mixed emotions over a double-header weekend as they first took their Fresha League top flight unbeaten run into double figures, but then slipped out of the East Devon Senior Cup at the semi-final stage on Sunday.
Saturday’s visit to University saw Town win 5-3 thanks to a brace from Josh French and a goal each from Sam Jones, Cameron Vere and Mark Hancock.
Despite the win and the fact the team took their unbeaten Fresha run to ten games, boss Josh Stunell felt his team had not been anywhere near their best.
He said: “We were sluggish and nowhere near the levels we have reached in the recent run. That said we did score five away from home and that fourth place finish I have targeted remains in our sights.”
The following day Town travelled to Newtown to contest the semi-final of the East Devon Senior Cup. If Stunell had hoped that his below-par team would step up a gear for the cup tie, he was to be disappointed as once again they were far from their best and slipped to a 3-1 defeat.
Trailing 2-0 to the Exeter side a stunning 30-yard half-volley flew off the boot of Glen Gould to put Town back into the game and young James Hill went through one-on-one with the Newtown keeper to level things up, but the chance was spurned. Town threw bodies forward late on in search of an equaliser and were caught on the break with the hosts netting the final goal of the contest.
Stunell said: “It’s disappointing in as much as I know, and the players know, we can do better than that. We did miss enough chances to win a couple of games in the cup tie, but we were off the pace again for the second time in 24 hours and paid the ultimate price.”
On Saturday Town hosts Morchard Bishop and next Monday travel to Topsham Town.