Seaton Town see lights go out on Premier Cup bid

PUBLISHED: 12:09 06 December 2015 | UPDATED: 12:09 06 December 2015


Seaton Town were involved in a thrilling Devon Premier Cup tie with South West Peninsula League Eastern Division outfit Newton Abbot Spurs, but there was no end result as the match was abandoned with insufficient light available to see out a penalty shoot-out after the teams ended two hours of action all square at 2-2.

The game had kicked off at 2pm – the idea being that sufficient light would be available – if needed - to play out 120 minutes of football and then a shoot-out.

However, on a wild and windy day the light was always going to go out on the teams and so it did and they’ll try again next Saturday (December 12) with the match starting afresh at Colyford Road, Seaton!

The home side gave as good as they got throughout the two hours of action. They led through Josh French and then, after Adam Dyson had levelled for his side from the spot, Kyle Gould put Seaton ahead. In the second half Dyson netted his 21st of the season with that proved to be the final goal of the afternoon.

Brandon Curl was outstanding at centre back for Seaton.

Both camps were pleased with the result.

Seaton’s Steve Hayes said: “I don’t think either team deserved to lose on the day and another crack it is a fair outcome. We played well, but then we are very capable of producing such performances as we showed din the previous round when we defeated Sidmouth Town. Hopefully conditions will be better to ensure we see the game out on Saturday.”

Newton Abbot Spurs’ player-boss Dyson said: “Given the farcical conditions – our keeper was some times fielding his own goal-kicks the wind was that strong – we’ll take a draw and look to go one better next weekend. Full credit to Seaton though. They are a good side and gave us plenty to think about. However, I’d like to think we can get the better of them giving better conditions.”

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