Honiton Town boss speaks on team’s hectic schedule

PUBLISHED: 14:22 09 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:22 09 April 2013




Honiton Town 0, Dawlish United 4

The games are coming thick and fast for Town’s players and that may be just why they have fallen short in the last couple of outings.

A midweek single goal defeat at Topsham Town was followed by Saturday’s Mountbatten Park defeat to the promotion chasing seasiders.

Town boss Kev Blackwell is in no doubt about why his side banked no points from the two games. He said: “The plain truth is that we are running on empty right now. With the Easter holidays we have had as many as nine possible players unavailable to us. It’s not that the lads on duty are not up to it, but when the games come three a week and individual knocks are picked up, or a particularly player is struggling for form, then if you don’t have the extra bodies to freshen things up then you get what happened to us last week.”

Blackwell is keen for his side not to let the promise of a month ago ruin the run-in. He says: “I am determined that the players don’t rest on the laurels of their splendid cup run and that wonderful shift against Tivvy Town and feel that what ever else happens from now until the final whistle this term that what’s been done so far constitutes a job well done! There remains almost a half of our league programme to play and if we can last the gruelling pace of three and four games a week then there really is still the opportunity for us to turn a good season into a great one.”

On Saturday Town, who tonight (Wednesday) play at Colaton Raleigh (6.30), finally reach the halfway mark of their Fresha Division Two season with a home game against Beacon Knights. After that they will just have the task of completing another 13 games to round off their season!

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