Seaton Town make great start to new Fresha League season

PUBLISHED: 17:35 27 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:35 27 August 2013

Action between East Budleigh and Tipton St John (in red) on Saturday.  Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7404-35-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders.

Action between East Budleigh and Tipton St John (in red) on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7404-35-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders.

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Seaton Town have made a very good start to the new Fresha League Premier Division season with four points from two games.

There may well be a new manager in charge at Colyford Road with the summer departure of Josh Stunell, but the transition to a team under the stewardship of former Colyton boss Keith Somers looks seamless as Town made a cracking start with an opening day 4-1 demolition of Topsham St James followed swiftly by a 2-2 draw at Chard Town on Monday afternoon.

Mark Hancock, Martin Hancock, Mark Perham and Adam Kana’ah, the latter from the left wing-back berth, scored the Town goals in the Saturday win.

On bank holiday Monday, in weather more suited to the beach, Town trailed 2-0 at Chard Town reserves with just 15 minutes remaining, but they kept plugging away and eventually got their just rewards. Mark Hancock fired them back into the contest and brother Martin struck two minutes fro time to ensure the side got something to show for their efforts.

Boss Keith Somers said: “Saturday was clinical. The all-round play was very good, but I do have some serious quality in this side. On Monday I was working so Simon (his number two Simon McClellan who was also with Somers at Colyton), took charge and tells me the character the team showed was first class at Chard. We were out on our feet, carrying knocks all over, but refused top lie down and got what we deserved.”

On Saturday Town travel to Tiverton Town Reserves.

Richie Durrant, a trainee physio with Exeter Chiefs is hoping to be available after missing the Monday game, and there’s a chance that Josh French, who, like Jake Richards, missed the Chard game with injury picked up in the Topsham game, will be fit for the trip to Tiverton.


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