Selley hat-trick takes Feniton back to the top of the Fresha League Premier Division table
PUBLISHED: 20:34 01 April 2013
Hatherleigh Town 1, Feniton 4
Feniton stormed back to the top of the Fresha League Premier Division thanks to a superb all-round show that saw them dent the previous unblemished home record of the North Devon side.
Hatherleigh has won all previous ten home league games this season, but were no match for the Blues, especially when they were reduced to ten men one third of the way through the contest.
At that time it was 0-0, but Feniton took advantage of the extra man to open the game as wide as they could and a Charlie Selley goal gave them a deserved half-time lead.
In the second half a Paul Dowling cross-cum-shot found its way into the Hatherleigh net to double the lead. The home side rallied and halved the deficit, but it was always the Blues who looked the more likely and the two goal advantage was swiftly restored when Selley knocked home his second of the game.
Selley’s third, to complete yet another hat-trick completed the scoring and helped Blues seal an emphatic success.
The win took them above Hatherleigh and to the top of the table and they would have extended their advantage to one of four points with a win in last night’s game at Willand Rovers Reserves (read about the game now at www.midweekherald.co.uk).
Feniton boss mark Kingdon said: “It was a really thorough performance at Hatherleigh and what pleased me most was to see how the players responded when told that it was a simply must win game! A 4-1 success at previously unbeaten and table topping Hatherleigh does not win you the titled, but it doesn’t half help the team’s confidence going into the closing weeks of the campaign.”
Feniton are at Beer on Saturday in a local derby. Kingdom says: “There are no easy games in the Premier Division and a derby with Beer at their place is definitely not one for the faint hearted. They (Beer) are a very good side and if we are not at our best we’ll have a problem.”