Honiton Town FC 2013/14: Back row - Kev Blackwell, Andrew "Smoo" Wall, Scott Phillips, Darren Witt, Lewis Couch, Ben Kayes, Sam Farmer, Ryan Dunn, Dan Broom, John Capon (club sponsor). Front - Harry Blackwell, Steve Rampaul, Brad Groves, Matt Brown, Jack Knight, Shaun Cox, Tim Genders, Brett Sellick
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Clyst Valley Reserves 3, Honiton Town 6
Town claimed a sixth win in seven Fresha League Two outings with victory on the outskirts of Exeter, writes Steve Birley.
However, Town boss Kev Blackwell was not impressed post match. He said: “I am afraid the collective performance was not good enough, Certainly not good enough by the high standards this talented group have set as the bench mark in previous games this term. I may sound like a hard task master, but I am determined that the mind-set will not become one of that because the side are top the hard work is done. The bottom line is getting to the top was the easy bit, staying there mean san even greater collective effort.”
He continued: “That said there are positives to draw from this, partially as, from a 3-3 score line the lads showed character to find a higher gear and finish the job off well.”
Tim Genders and Jack Knight both bagged braces and the other scorers were Lewis Couch and Craig Sluman. The Town Man of the Match was Steve Rampaul who delivered a slick performance of real energy on a sticky, heavy surface.
Next up for Blackwell’s high-flying Town side face a daunting trip to Brixham in the Devon Senior Cup.
Brixham have made a similar start to their league campaign as Town. They currently top the South Devon League Premier Division with five straight wins, 23 goals scored and just one conceded!
The Town boss says: “The cup is number two in priority this season. Of course I’d live a cup run and the sort of opposition we face on Saturday is the type of contest I yearn for every week with a Honiton own side. The league is our priority, but we travel to Brixham looking to win.”
Fresha League Div 2 (top 6)
P W D L F A Pts
Honiton Town 7 6 1 0 35 11 19
Exwick Villa Res 8 5 2 1 22 8 17
Newton St Cyres 8 5 1 2 20 6 16
Lympstone 7 5 1 1 23 10 16
Halwill 8 4 2 2 17 12 14
Dolphin 6 4 1 1 15 10 13