Earth moves as Hippos bag double success

PUBLISHED: 20:55 17 February 2018 | UPDATED: 20:55 17 February 2018

The Honiton Town 1st team strip for the 2017/18 South West Peninsula League season

The Honiton Town 1st team strip for the 2017/18 South West Peninsula League season


With all the talk on the third Saturday of February being about earthquakes and after shocks felt across East Devon, something ‘seismic’ took place for Honiton Town Football Club as the second team saw action for the first time since mid-November and claimed a superb three points with a 3-2 success at Macron League Division Two promotion-chasing Kentisbeare.

What’s more, the third team also saw their first action since December.

With Town’s first team Mountbatten Park game against Torridgeside falling foul of a mid-morning pitch inspection, Blake Freemantle had a run out with the second team and it was the teenagers two first half goals that gave the Hippos a 2-0 half-time advantage.

Kentisbeare hit back to level things up at 2-2 during the second half before a Darren Witt goal gave Town all three points.

Completing a win double for the Hippos, the third team travelled to Millwey Rise where they were 5-3 winners over the home team in a Division Eight meeting.

Ryan Salter gave the side a flying start with an early goal and Ryan Pike and Billy Parnell both scored to put Town in complete charge before the home side got a goal back just before the break.

In the second half Troy Eagle score his first Town goal to restore the three goal lead before Millwey netted a second. Adam White then scored his first Town goal to make it 5-2 and a late third for Millwey Rise could not take any gloss off an excellent afternoon’s work for the third team.

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