Sunday, October 13, 2013
Honiton Town 5, Lympstone 2
Town scored another five goals to keep their headline-grabbing season on track, writes Steve Birley.
Visitors Lympstone pitched up at Mountbatten Park sporting an unbeaten league record so far this term, but that was in tatters by full-time with Town worthy winners.
However, Town boss Kev Blackwell confessed that his side were not at their best. He said: “The big plus for me with this particular match is that we won whilst playing what I’ll politely call an ugly game. It’s comforting to me to now that this Town side can also win when not at their best. The standards that the team have hit this season were not on display at Mountbatten Park on Saturday.”
Dan Broom and Lewis Couch both bagged braces and the odd goal was netted by Brad Groves. Having led 1-0 and 2-1 only to be pegged back it was a penalty slotted by Couch that eased Town into the lead again prior to them closing the game out.
Town have now hit 26 goals in their five Fresha League games so far.
This latest victory comes hot on the heels of their previous Fresha League Two outing when they had become the first team to defeat the then leaders Dolphin.
Next up for Town is the chance for a third successive ‘ending an unbeaten start’ result when they host an Exwick Villa Reserves who are the only side to sit above Town in the division.
Blackwell says: “This is just the sort of thing I yearned for when I took on the job. I cherish the idea of getting Honiton Town to a higher level and the way we are currently performing I may just get to see my vision materialise sooner rather than later.”