Ayres nets stunner as Town thirds come from behind to win at Tedburn

PUBLISHED: 15:32 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:04 10 December 2015

Football flag. Ref exsp 7259-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football flag. Ref exsp 7259-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Honiton Town thirds returned from Tedburn St Mary with three points thanks to a 2-1 success.

After a below par first half which saw Town trail 1-0 at the break, a different side re-appeared for the second half! Clearly team boss Andrew Pike had used the interval to get across to his miss-firing side what he wanted for they responded in style! Skipper Ryan Pike netted from close range to level things up and soon after Matt Ayres curled in a delightful goal from 20-yards to seal the win.

Boss Andrew Pike said: “A stern talking to at the break paid dividends! In the second half the lads fought for every single loose ball and worked their socks off, eventually getting back into the game and then deservedly winning it.

“I was especially pleased with the performance of the back four who were solid throughout. Goalkeeper Rowan Symonds who made a couple of stunning saves to ensure we took all three points. The victory means we are back to winning ways after a couple of losses. I am hoping we can build some momentum from here.”

On Saturday Town thirds travel to face a Lapford side that sit fourth in the table, one place and two points better off than Town.

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