Broom cracker as Honiton Town go nap in County Cup win at Brixham

PUBLISHED: 16:15 05 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:15 05 November 2013

Honiton Town FC 2013/14: Back row - Kev Blackwell, Andrew

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


Brixham 1, Honiton Town 5

Despite being without leading scorer Tim Genders Town were too much for the South Devon League side as they marched into the next round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup.

A Lewis Couch double, one from Shaun Cox and arguably a contender for the Town ‘goal-of-the-season’ from Dan Broom had the Mountbatten Park men 4-1 up at half-time. The Broom goal was a dipping volley after a crisp passing move from back to front.

A brave header late on from Ryan Dunn proved to be the icing on the cake for Town.

Boss Kev Blackwell said: “In a game that could have been dominated by the wind, I was very pleased with not only the football, which at times was fantastic, but also the attitude of the lads who really pulled together to put in a quality performance. The foundation for the victory was the work rate and discipline shown by all, the players and we got out of the contest precisely what we deserved.”

Next up is a Fresha league game at Mountbatten Park with Culm United the opposition on Saturday.

Blackwell says: “It’s another tough game for us, but the standard has been set now for hard-working performances and more of the same that they collectively produced at Brixham and there’ll be no complaints fro yours truly this weekend.”

Speaking in general terms about the feel-good factor now evident at the club, Blackwell said: “The recent levels of performance in both first and second teams has really lifted everyone connected with the club. Despite bringing in a number of new players they have all gelled well, and quickly too. Competition for places is very strong, but it’s pleasing to see that the lads are getting their heads down and fighting for their shirts and doing their best for the club they love. They are giving both me and John (Reserves’ boss John Lewis) a headache in terms of selection, but its a good problem to ponder, and long may they continue!”

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