Honiton Town close in on Fresha League Division One title

PUBLISHED: 09:50 13 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:50 13 April 2015

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A 4-0 Mountbatten Park win over Newton St Cyres coupled with a third defeat of the league campaign for Exwick Villa took Honiton Town ever closer to the Fresha League Division One title.

If Town win their next three matches they will be crowned champions at full-time in their April 25 home game against Exwick Villa!

Saturday’s meeting with Newton St Cyres, a game Town went into without leading scorer Joe Mulhall, saw the Hippos make a slow start. However, they shook off early slumbers to bag a 10th minute lead through Jack Knight.

Striker Andy Isaac doubled the lead with a powerful header and Chris Long made it 3-0 with a crisp strike from the edge of the area.

After the break Tom Perryman completed the scoring with a delightful chip that saw the ball curl its way into the top corner of the net.

Town goalkeeper ensured yet another clean sheet when he made a stunning save late in the game

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: We now face five massive matches. Beating the team sitting second 4-0 sets up nicely for the run-in. Exwick losing was a huge bonus. I’ll champion the lads to make sure that we go on and attack the finishing line rather than limp over it. This team still has not realised their full potential, and I think they can only go from strength to strength. The ball is very much with the lads now. We’ll see just how much they want it over the coming games.”

It’s a visit from Westexe on Saturday followed swiftly by a Monday night visit to Welllington before that potentially decisive meeting with Exwick Villa.

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