Honiton Town drop points in Dawlish draw

PUBLISHED: 22:48 16 April 2014

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Dawlish Town 2, Honiton Town 2

Honiton Town’s bid to land the Fresha League Division Two title suffered a minor set back as they dropped two points on the South Devon coast.

Twice the Mountbatten Park men only for the home side to level.

The point does keep Town top of the table, but nearest challengers Dolphin won to close to within a point whilst Exwick Villa sit third, seven points behind, having played a game fewer.

Town made a decent start on the wide pitch at Sandy Lane, Dawlish and took the lead with a close-range effort from Joe Mulhall.

Dawlish replied well and levelled with a venomous 30-yard strike.

That’s the way it stayed until ten minutes were left when Dan Broom powered a header home to restore the Town advantage.

However, the home side, who had given as good as they got throughout the game, deserved to get something for their efforts and they levelled a second time in the closing stages.

Town boss Kev Blackwell says: “At this stage of the season I have got to be content with an away point. They (Dawlish) are not a bad side and the conditions were not conducive to playing a passing game which is our preferred approach! The bumpy surface was more suited to a long-ball game. So I’ll take the point even if it does mean rivals have been able to close the gap.”

Town are back in action tonight when they take on third placed Exwick Villa. It’s a great chance to put real distance between themselves and one of their nearest challengers both for the title and a coveted promotion place.”

Blackwell says: “We are without three regulars for this one so its time now for the rest of the squad to stand up and be counted and show some genuine pride and passion for the club they all say they love.”


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