Wakely brace as Seaton Town net another superb success

PUBLISHED: 19:19 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 19:19 23 April 2018

A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was hot that day!

A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was hot that day!

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Seaton Town player-boss Josh French certainly seems to have the ‘Midas Touch’ as he masterminded his Colyford Road charges to a fourth win in seven outings, and a route away from a bottom three finish in the Macron League Premier Division is now very much in sight after a splendid 3-1 win at Newton St Cyres.

It was the player-boss who fired his side into the lead with French volleying home on the half turn with his shot having too much power for the home glovesman to keep out.

The other two Town goals were crisp finishes by Seth Wakely - his first a powerful strike that arrowed its way into the net and his second was a clinical finish from a tight angle.

A 2-0 half-time lead became a 3-0 advantage before, with 15 minutes remaining, the Mid Devon men got a goal back to set up some late nerves for the Town faithful who had travelled to Newton St Cyres.

Boss French said: “Obviously, when you score three goals, the goal scorers look the heroes, but again this was a huge team effort.

“Dave Perham [The Town goalkeeper] pulled off some great saves. James Hill’s work rate was simply second to none and Ricky Littley had a phenomenal game at right back.”

He continued: “We managed to create a lot through the middle as well and felt that for large portions of the game we were very much in control of the pace of the game and we never really looked panicked at any point.”

French then spoke about his thoughts leading into the game. He said: “This game, as far as I was concerned, was always a winnable one. We were disappointed when we played them at home not to pick up the three points, so I knew if we went there with the same attitude as we had shown in our last three or four games then we could come away with the points.

“However, I had a few players pull out on Saturday morning leaving us with just 11 fit players and an injured sub in Will House, who only travelled with us to see how his injury felt in the warm-up.”

French rounded things off saying: “The win at Newton St Cyres saw us ease out of the bottom two and, when I took charge of the team, that was always the one and only target in the short term – to make sure we did not finish in one of those bottom two slots. Now we have achieved that the target has been tweaked to stay focussed and look to keep pushing forward.”

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