Bowles hits brace as Honiton Town finally bag that elusive first win of the season
PUBLISHED: 13:03 22 November 2011
Honiton Town finally landed a first Fresha League win of the season with a 4-0 victory over Pinhoe.
It was no more than Town deserved as they scored twice in each half and controlled the proceedings from start to finish.
The key to the first success of the term was explained by boss Gary Osbourne who said: “A combination of real hard graft and excellent team work led us over the line, and in some comfort. Jake Netherway was superb in the centre of midfield and it was he, as an individual, who helped pull all the strings together for what became an accomplished all-round performance.”
Mark Bowles set things up and running with a header and then Joe Dixon applied a neat finish after a sweeping passing move to send Town into the break two up. In the second half Bowles bagged his second from the edge of the box before Tim Genders put a polished finish on proceedings with the fourth goal.
Dale Davidson, who had not played for a couple of weeks had a superb game, the 17-year old looked as if he’d been playing in the right back berth for years!
The win lifts Town to third from bottom and they are now just six points short of eighth placed Sidmouth Town Reserves who have played two games more.
Next up, a rearranged Division Two game that takes Town to Broadclyst. When the sides met at Honiton earlier in the campaign it was a week before the Osbourne revolution was started and Broadclyst departed with a 4-1 win. Osbourne says of this game: “I am hoping that they (Broadclyst) will find themselves up against a very different opposition this time round!”
Ben Price who continues to battle a knee injury is the only major doubt for Town for the trip to Broadclyst.