Honiton Town ease to Halwill success as Fresha One looms large

PUBLISHED: 19:23 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 19:23 19 March 2014

Halwill 1, Honiton Town 2

Honiton Town’s unbeaten Fresha Two campaign continued with a narrow, but deserved victory in North Devon.

Once again it was a good all-round show that saw Town to a 13th win in 14 league outings.

Keeper Ben Kayes made an outstanding save early in the game to deny the home side a lead. That save was made all the more important when Jack Knight fired Town ahead midway through the first half.

Town went on the control the contest through to the break and added a second in the second half when Brad Groves finished off a slick passing move.

Late in the game Halwill finally got the better of the impressive Kayes with a penalty that proved to be the last kick of the game. However, that could not take any gloss off another fine Town show as they march towards second tier Fresha league football next season.

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “It was all very satisfying. Its never an easy place to come and take points from and the pitch was bumpy and sandy. That left us having at times to scrap for the ball, something we did well. Rather than Barcelona style it was more like beach football at times, but we showed good character and resilience to get the job done. If we continue to show such determination and grit we will soon be able to sit back and reflect on a job well done. It’s not done yet! However, I sense the team, to a player, know we are getting loser and now is not the time to ease up.”

On Saturday Town return to Mountbatten Park for the first time since the December 14 meeting with Colyton when relegation-threatened Pinhoe provide the opposition (3pm).

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