Honiton Town boss Kev Blackwell talks about opening day win

PUBLISHED: 09:21 18 August 2015 | UPDATED: 09:22 18 August 2015

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Honiton Town boss Kev Blackwell is delighted with his side's start to life in the Fresha League top flight.

He says: “I do feel that perhaps the lads haven’t quite had the credit that they perhaps deserve in getting the club back to the Premier Division. It’s certainly where, for my money, a club the size of Honiton with its catchment for support and such like, has to be! That said the way the lads have gone about getting us to the current level really has been a terrific team effort. The overall achievement must not be overlooked for an awful lot of hard work – honest work too – has gone into getting us to where we are today – and long may we stay there – even, perhaps – push on again.”

He continued: “I know that, off the back of successive promotions, there are going to be folk who will be citing us as top of the table material once again. However, my stance is not quite that lofty. Of course I want to see a Honiton Town Football Club now going on and challenging for honours, but I also am a football realist and accept that a reality check may be in order. There are certainly some fantastic sides in the Premier Division, and therefore, to hear whispers that we will be challenging may just be a step too far – at this early stage of our continued journey as a club.

“Just looking at the quality and how long the teams have been in Premier and established themselves shows we are in for a tough season, and just to be rubbing shoulders with them as the season develops shows how far the lads have come in a couple of seasons.”

For me right now the season ahead is all about continuing our journey. That might not mean continued success, but what it has to mean is continued development and improvement.”

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