Hippo’s net nap hand win over Lympets

PUBLISHED: 11:05 29 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:25 29 April 2015

Honiton Town who landed the Fresha League Division One title and will play in the Premier Division next season

Honiton Town who landed the Fresha League Division One title and will play in the Premier Division next season


Honiton Town bounced back from a weekend reversal at the hands of Exwick Villa to put Lympstone to the sword, beating the Lympets 5-0.

It was a fitting way to complete the Fresha League Division One home campaign.

Town were forced to play a patient game as the visitor’s gave as good as they got in the first half.

There was just a single goal between the teams at half-time, scored by Joe Mulhall who poked the ball home from close range after good work from Darren Witt.

The Hippo’s made a slow start to the second half, but the lead was doubled by Lewis Couch before Mulhall netted a second with a sweetly hit lobbed shot. That goal took Mulhall to 20 for the season.

to take us into the break one goal to the good.

Tom Perryman rifled the ball the ball in for the fourth and Town gloves man Matty Long kept his nerve to smash home a penalty to complete the scoring.

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “It was a very good response to the weekend’s woe! The lads were reminded before the start of the match how far they had come this season. They were told that the Saturday performance (the defeat to Villa) was acceptable in terms of understanding that at times the foot gets taken off the pedal. However, they were also told that no good team repeats such malaise. To be fair to the lads they took heed of the pre-match words and served up a performance befitting of champions, one that sent the Mountbatten Park faithful home in good spirits.”

Town round off their league campaign season at Exmouth Amateurs on Saturday before they travel to Combe St Martin for a cup tie next Wednesday (May 6).

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