Honiton Town all set for the Good Friday invasion of Groundhoppers

PUBLISHED: 13:29 25 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:29 25 March 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

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Honiton Town are preparing for a Good Friday invasion of Groundhoppers.

The following day the focus switches to the first of the three Good Friday games – the 11am kick-off at Manstone Lane, Sidmouth for the Town meeting with Budleigh Salterton and then it’s the turn of the Hippos to welcome the Groundhoppers – there’s expected to be at least 200 of them, in addition to the usual home Town turnout – with the kick-off for their meeting with Ilfracombe Town being 3pm. The third and final game of the day is the 7pm start at Tiger Way, Axminster where the opposition will be Crediton United.

Honiton Town were without a game on the penultimate Saturday of March with a waterlogged Mountbatten Park leaving their meeting with table-topping St Martins yet another game needing to be found a new date.

SWPL secretary Phil Hiscox, who had already needed to find new dates for over 500 league matches postponed this season, and that was prior to the latest swathe of cancellations, was his super efficient self in quickly finding a new date and the Hippos will now take on the men from Exminster at Mountbatten Park on Wednesday, March 18.

In the matches that were played on Saturday, the bottom two in the Eastern Division met and Alphington defeated Liverton which leaves the bottom five teams all having played 22 matches now, with each having 10 to play.

The Hippo’s sit fourth bottom on 22 points with Appledore (23) one place above them while the three teams below them are Galmpton and Roselands (17), Alphington (16) and Liverton (15).


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