Sunday, December 29, 2013
Honiton Town were unable to end their marvellous year on a high when their Mountbatten Park meeting with Westexe Rovers was one of many Fresha League Division Two matches hit by the recent rains.
Next up for Town are home and away meetings with a Newton St Cyres side that sit third having lost just four times this term so far.
It’s clear that the Mid Devon side are one of Town’s rivals for a top three finish and so to come out of the next two games with a minimum of four points would surely strengthen further the belief that what has been a great end of 2103 for all at Mountbatten Park can develop into a famous 2014 and with it promotion to the second tier of Fresha League football!
Under the stewardship of Kev Blackwell Town have so far knocked over all that have come before them in the Fresha League this season.
On Saturday the Mountbatten Park meeting with Newton St Cyres marks the reaching of the halfway mark in the campaign for Town.
In 16 league and cup ties so far they have won 15 and drawn one with that draw being the very first game of the season!
Victory on Saturday will be a 16th straight success and what a superb start that would be to the new year for all concerned at the club.
There was also inactivity for the Town Reserves on the final Saturday of the year and that meant that wins for rivals Uplowman and Topsham Town saw them slip out of the top three in Division Six.
Town Reserves have played 16 games so far in their campaign and begin the new year at home to Exwick Village who sit second bottom.
The first five games of 2014 are against side’s sitting in the bottom half of the table so there remains real hope that the second half of the season could herald real joy for both of the senior sides at Mountbatten Park.