Hippos share derby spoils with Feniton

PUBLISHED: 16:14 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:14 20 October 2015

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Honiton Town shared the spoils in an entertaining Fresha League top flight derby at Feniton.

The Hippos opened the scoring after the break with a fine individual goal from Jack Knight.

However, minutes later the home side levelled when the unfortunate Steve Trenchard got the final touch to a ball that lopped up and over Ben Kayes and into the Town net.

Honiton Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “A trip to a Feniton side that had won their three previous home matches was quite daunting. For some years now they have been ‘the’ team in East Devon in terms of Fresha League football. The added factor of the game being a derby added to the mix. Feniton started the brighter and two early chances, that could have caught us cold.

“However, neither keeper was overly troubled after that and both teams trooped in with the scores level at half time. The lads were slightly disappointed to go in 0-0, but I felt that was testament to the way the defence and midfield had set themselves up.

“Jack Knight scored a wonderful goal to put us ahead, but the joy was short lived. However, it says much for the lads that they were disappointed not to win. To be fair, I doubt many teams will depart Feniton with much this season for they are once again a fine unit. They are also a good bunch of lads and genuinely wish them well for the season.”

On Saturday Blackwell and Town entertain Exwick Villa.

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