Seaton Town promotion bid hit by Beer stalemate.

PUBLISHED: 12:53 12 April 2011


SEATON Town’s march towards promotion suffered a blow when they were held at Colyford Road by Beer.

The Fishermen went into the game having lost their previous three games whilst Town were looking to take a ten point lead over second placed Sidmouth Town at the top of the table.

The 0-0 draw was far better received in the Beer camp than the Seaton one. Town boss Josh Stunell said: “That is without doubt our poorest display of the season but I think much of the credit for that has to be afforded to Beer. They came with a game plan that worked very well. We need to take it on the chin, accept that it is two points dropped and quickly get back to winning ways.”

Fishermen’s boss Mark Ward said: “We are delighted to have got a point and in fact, feel we ought to have taken all three. We certainly created, and spurned, the best chance of the game. I could not find fault with any of my lads and, had we not lost the influential Mike Wheeler shortly after the re-start to a nasty head injury, I think we may well; have gone on and won the game.”

Wheeler suffered an early second half eye injury that required a visit to hospital, but, despite losing his influential services, still managed to cerate the best chance of the game when Luke Bartlett had a guilt edged opportunity but Town keeper Mark Perham denied him with a smart save.”

Both Town and Beer are in action tonight (Wednesday) with Town entertaining Clyst Valley and the Fishermen making the trip to Wellington. On Saturday, Town, who now have an eight point lead over Sidmouth Town who have three games in hand – the two sides still have to meet home and away, travel to St Martin’s whilst Beer have a day off before beginning a run of midweek matches.

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