Honiton facing a fixture issue as another game is hit by the weather
PUBLISHED: 11:20 22 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:20 22 January 2014
Honiton Town suffered a fourth successive postponement when their scheduled Fresha League One trip to Westexe was hit by a waterlogged surface at Tiverton.
Kev Blackwell’s side have not played since the December 14 4-0 Mountbatten Park win over Colyton and the last time Blackwell led his team in an away game was back on November 30 and a 2-0 win at Pinhoe.
As things stand Town, who sit top of the table, three points clear of second place Dolphin and both sides have played 12 of their 28 games.
With 16 matches still to play and they are also still involved in the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup (they are set to travel to Dartmouth Reserves in the last eight of the competition on February 8), the build-up of fixtures could begin to become a problem if more games are lost to the weather in this current wet spell.
Town currently have just four spare Saturday’s between now and the end of April and their remaining fixtures still require dates for five matches so midweek action is going to be necessary for the team as they share glory on a couple of fronts.
Town are already due to play midweek games in April at Exwick Villa (April 16) and Aril 28 (at Lympstone).
On Saturday Town entertain a Dawlish side that sit seventh. The South Devon side have played three times since Town last played, losing at Dolphin and Halwill and drawing at Culm United.