Honiton Town’s title rivals recover to win midweek contest

PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:00 20 April 2017

Honiton at home were held to a one all draw against Elmore. Ref mhsp 16-17TI 1013. picture: Terry Ife

Honiton at home were held to a one all draw against Elmore. Ref mhsp 16-17TI 1013. picture: Terry Ife

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Honiton Town were almost thrown another ‘big favour’ in the Macron League title race when rivals Newtown found themselves 2-0 down at home to Okehampton in a midweek encounter.

However, Newtown rallied and eventually won the game 4-3.

The ‘third’ of the title challengers – Elmore – were gifted another three points when Exmouth Amateurs, who Honiton Town play a week on Saturday (April 29), were unable to raise a side for the midweek meeting at Horsdon Park.

This Saturday (April 22), Town entertain Beer Albion at Mountbatten Park in what does look increasingly like a title ‘decider’ for the Hippos.

The Mountbatten Park kick-off on Saturday is 3pm. Playing also Saturday are Newtown, who host Feniton and Elmore travel to Heavitree United in what may well prove to be a pivotal match day in the Macron League title battle.

Heading into this weekend’s games the top of the Macron League Premier Division reads.

P W D L F A GD Pts

Honiton Town 26 19 6 1 92 20 72 63

Newtown 25 20 0 5 74 36 38 60

Elmore 24 18 1 5 70 25 45 55

Remaining games:

For Honiton Town: (2). April 22 H v Beer Albion and April 29 H v Exmouth Amateurs

For Newtown: (3) April 22 H v Feniton; Apr 26 H v Bow and April 29 H v Beer Albion

For Elmore: (4) April 22 A v Heavitree United; April 26 H v Clyst Valley; April 29 A v Bow AAC and May 3 H v Feniton

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