Honiton Town claim third successive clean sheet success

PUBLISHED: 08:53 04 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:54 04 December 2013

Honiton Town FC 2013/14: Back row - Kev Blackwell, Andrew

Honiton Town FC 2013/14: Back row - Kev Blackwell, Andrew "Smoo" Wall, Scott Phillips, Darren Witt, Lewis Couch, Ben Kayes, Sam Farmer, Ryan Dunn, Dan Broom, John Capon (club sponsor). Front - Harry Blackwell, Steve Rampaul, Brad Groves, Matt Brown, Jack Knight, Shaun Cox, Tim Genders, Brett Sellick

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Pinhoe 0, Honiton Town 2

Town chalked up a tenth win in eleven Fresha League Division One games and recorded a third successive clean sheet with what boss Kev Blackwell described as an unconvincing display, writes Steve Birley.

Blackwell said after his side’s latest success: “It was not one of our most fluent displays. However, we can take heart that we can play under par and still pick up a victory and a clean sheet. Pinhoe are a very strong and physical side, and their performance probably defies their league position.”

Town laboured their way through the first 40 minutes of the contest, but took a lead into the break thanks to a clever piece of individual skill from Jack Knight who executed a perfect lobbed shot after a sweetly times run beat the off-side trap.

Scott Phillips finished well to seal the points after the break.

Blackwell said: “It could, indeed should, have been a greater wining margin as we missed a number of second half chances, particularly when they were on the ropes two down score the second, but it could have been a few more and we were guilty of missing a few chances at the end. I can’t praise the team enough for their development as a group thus far. Ten wins in eleven outings and a goal difference of plus 41 is something they can be very proud of. However, the hard work must continue and the level of performance must improve again to keep this run going”

On Saturday Town bid for a last eight berth in the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup when they lock horns again with Halwill. They beat the North Devon side 6-0 last week in a Fresha League game.

Blackwell says: “That previous result will count for nothing I am sure. Halwill will no doubt be charged up to put that defeat to bed so we need to be on top of our game. I am sure the players will, not let us down.”

Fresha League Division Two table.

P W D L F A Pts

Honiton Town 11 10 1 0 53 12 31

Dolphin 10 8 1 1 26 11 25

Newton St Cyres 12 7 2 3 28 12 23

Halwill 12 5 3 4 22 23 18

Exwick Villa 8 5 2 1 22 8 17

Lympstone 11 5 2 4 29 22 17

Dawlish United 7 4 1 2 25 8 13

South Zeal Utd 8 3 3 2 17 10 12

Colyton 11 2 5 4 23 24 11

Westexe Rovers 11 2 5 4 18 21 11

Topsham Town 11 2 5 4 20 35 11

Culm United 11 3 2 6 18 38 11

Crediton Utd 13 2 1 10 14 53 7

Pinhoe 9 1 1 7 11 21 4

Clyst Valley 9 1 0 8 9 37 3


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