Honiton Town claim yet another clean sheet success

PUBLISHED: 09:07 18 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:07 18 December 2013

Honiton V Halwill. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 0056-50-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Honiton V Halwill. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 0056-50-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Honiton Town 4, Colyton 0

Honiton Town kept a third successive clean sheet in their Fresha League campaign and a sixth shut-out of the campaign as they won this local derby at a canter, writes Steve Birley.

Tim Genders bagged a brace to take him to 25 for the season whilst Lewis Couch also scored as did Jack Knight, the latter netting to put a polished seal on a Man of the Match performance.

The last time that Town conceded a Fresha League goal was back on November 9 when Culm United netted one at Mountbatten Park! At the other end of the pitch Town have scored a whopping 76 and no fewer than twelve times this term they have scored four or more in a game!

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “We beat a good strong side in what proved to be a typical derby game. Colyton had a game plan to frustrate, and, fair play to them for that. However, once the goals were scored the lads settled down. I felt the lads showed a lot of character, and all played well in a game that did test them. They must now take nothing for granted and keep working hard. To be top of the league at Christmas is wonderful, but trophies are handed out in May and as god as we’ve been so far this season, it can all fall away. It’s in our hands from here and I am sure the players will make sure that there’s no letting up in the levels of performance both individually and collectively.”

Saturday sees Town on the road and a long trip to South Zeal. The villagers have yet to win a league game at home this season having draw their first two with Westexe Rovers and Topsham Town before losing their most recent two, 2-0 to Newton St Cyres and 2-1 at home to Halwill.

Blackwell says: “The players will be prepared and focussed to do the job expected of them.”


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