Honiton Town clip the Eagles wings

PUBLISHED: 16:14 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:14 05 October 2015

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Honiton Town returned to their early season form in style as they defeated Fresha League table-topping Elmore 2-0.

What’s more the visiting Eagles arrived at Mountbatten Park sporting an unbeaten league record to date this term.

Lewis Couch fired the Hippos into a first half lead when he received a superbly-weighted pass from Tom Perryman.

Couch then cut inside his full back and, without breaking stride, swept the ball into the far corner of the net.

Tim Genders, restored to the starting eleven, stooped low to net with a diving header to seal a superb success.

What made the victory all the more impressive was that Elmore had, until this game, scored each time they had taken to the pitch this season!

Hippos boss Kev Blackwell said: “It was some way to return to winning ways. After three poor defeats – not to say performances – we did all did some soul searching and the end product was our first clean sheet of the season and a magnificent all-round performance.”

Blackwell continued: “To a man, and I include my assistant Nick ‘Oggy’ Ogden in this, from number one through to number 14, the attitude was spot on.

“Everyone played their part in a really good victory, but if pushed I have to look at the keeper Matty Long, and the back four of Matt Brown, Steve Trenchard, skipper Darren Witt and Correy Couch as they really didn’t give a quality Elmore side a sniff!”

Next up for Blackwell and the Hippos is Saturday’s Fresha League match against Willand Rovers at Mountbatten Park (3pm).

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