Seaton Town go nap in superb win over Barnstaple Town

PUBLISHED: 13:02 01 December 2011

Seaton Town served up as good a 45 minutes as they have produced this season as they put visiting Barnstaple Town to the sword at Colyford Road.

Town were simply too powerful for a Barum side who had been beaten only twice in the top flight before the game.

Half-time arrived with Town holding a 4-0 lead, and, although they only added one more after the break before a late consolation for the visitors, it was a collective performance that suggested Town are going to take some shifting from the top spot they continue to hold.

Boss Josh Stunell said: “That first half display was as good as I have seen from a Seaton team for many moons. We actually played so well that we made a very good Barnstaple side look ordinary. It’s almost a problem for me now for, after wins like this, the players start to question how poor the opposition might have been, but in truth, it is more often than not a fact that they are dismantling quality sides and with something to spare!”

Ben Ede hit a hat-trick and the other Town goals came from Josh French and Cameron Vere.

Barnstaple’s goal arrived in the final minutes and did not please the Town boss who said: “The goal was conceded was a comedy of defensive errors and actually took some gloss off the afternoon for me. Hard task master I may well be, but I want this team to be ruthless to the point where they give nothing away!”

The win keeps Town three points clear at the top of the Fresha League Premier Division with St Martins still their nearest rivals.

Next up for high flying Town is Saturday’s Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup tie with South West Peninsula League outfit Stoke Gabriel. Given that Town have already put out another side for that league in the competition this term, University, who currently sit above Spurs in the table, they have every chance of making further progress. The only player not available to manager Josh Stunell is long term injury victim Jonny Wilkinson who still awaits an appointment to see how bad a knee injury is.


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