Seaton Town turn on the style in goal-fest with St Martins.

PUBLISHED: 14:30 04 October 2011

Seaton Town were involved in an incredible game with visiting St Martins that produced no fewer than 13 goals.

In keeping with the balmy sun-kissed conditions at Colyford Road, Town produced a sizzling opening thirty minutes that saw them storm into a 6-0 lead against a visiting side who pitched up pre-match with a record of played five and won five in the Fresha League top flight to date.

Town boss Josh Stunell said: “For the opening 30 minutes we were simply on fire. Previous games with St Martins have seen goals, we got six against them in the corresponding home game last season and then hit them for seven up at their place, but, I have to say that the first half hour was as good as I have seen a Town side play in a long, long time. However, we must give St Martin’s credit, they got two back before the break and then came at us in the second half to such an extent that I was relieved when we put more distance between us and them! It really was like an old fashioned heavy-weight boxing contest with punch after punch against counter-punch after counter-punch.”

Cameron Vere (2), Josh French (2), Mark Hancock, Alex Wheatley, Johnny Wilkinson and Dan Norman netted the Town goals. Norman had an outstanding game at centre forward and was the key figure, central to everything positive about the Town play whilst the presence of Wilkinson on a regular basis in the Town mid-field is clearly a very effective element of their play.

Next up is Saturday’s Devon Premier Cup tie with Peninsula League side University of Exeter. Stunell says: “After such a massive win as the St Martins success this cup tie comes at a great time as it allows us to take a step back from the all-important league action and, if it is possible, re-charge the batteries prior to the next league game. Let’s face it, a Fresha side is unlikely to win this competition, but we’ll be trying to get as far as we can in it.”


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