Honiton Town shot down by the Eagles of Elmore

15:41 14 February 2013

Elmore 3, Honiton Town 1

Town suffered their first defeat under boss Kev Blackwell when they became the latest side to lose to the table topping Tiverton-based outfit.

Blackwell said: “We can be very pleased with what we put in at Horsdon Park. They (Elmore) certainly knew at full-time that they had been in a game.”

The Eagles have now won all but one of their 13 Division One games so far, but Town gave the plenty to think about, particularly when Tom Genders halved the first half deficit. A goal in the closing stages of the half dented the Town hopes and, despite an evenly contested second period, no further goals were forthcoming.

This Saturday Town turn their attention to the County Cup when they travel to Newton Poppleford to meet Colaton Raleigh in the last eight of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup. The two sides met as recently as last month in the Fresha League Division One game that Town won 2-1. The two teams sit seventh and eighth in the table, both with a dozen points with Colaton holding a better goal difference though they have played two games more than Blackwell’s team.

The Town boss, who played in a County Cup semi-final during his days as a player at Dunkeswell, says: “This is a huge game for us. I have told the players that its time the likes of Honiton Town enjoy success in the big competitions. People take note of cup winners and this team can make some good headlines if they can make progress on Saturday.”

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 17:16

Honiton Town Reserves were 7-4 winners when they travelled to Macron League Division Three basement dwellers Culm United.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:02

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to Black Forest Lodge this coming weekend, where it’s the turn of the Silverton to host their meeting on Sunday (January 22), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:02

Beer Albion Reserves beat South Zeal 4-3 in a thrilling Macron League Division Five contest at the Furzebrake on Saturday to earn much needed points, writes Richard Honnor .

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Last Wednesday night was the fourth event of the rather excellent Seaton winter 5k series.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:58

The Axe Cliff ladies section played a par competition over 15 holes, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:58

The Axe Cliff senior section Winter League match played last week saw 15-handicapper R Heard and 26-handicapper D Sammons take first place with a score of 33 points, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:56

Feniton, at one stage trailing 4-1, hit back to level only to be beaten by the odd goal in nine against visiting Clyst Valley.

Read more
Tue, 11:52

Honiton Town continue to look down on all below them as the top the Macron League Premier Division.

Read more
Tue, 11:50

The first action of 2017 in the Honiton Netball League saw the top two Division One sides in action, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Tue, 11:43

Honiton 2nd XV went down 36-26 in their Allhallows meeting with league leaders Teignmouth 2nds.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications