Honiton Town edge over the finishing line to gain Fresha Two promotion.

PUBLISHED: 17:46 28 April 2014 | UPDATED: 17:47 28 April 2014

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Honiton Town’s Fresha League title bid took a serious hit last week as they lost twice in three days, writes Steve Birley.

The Mountbatten Park men were beaten 4-0 at home by Westexe. Town were, as the score line suggests, second best from first whistle to last in the midweek evening game.

Three days later they went down 3-1, again at home, with Newton St Cyres the team to inflict more title pain on Kev Blackwell’s boys.

The Town boss said: “I felt for my lads after the Newton St Cyres game. You could see they were down in the dumps. We were at the absolute bear bones stage in terms of who we could patch up and put out in terms of presenting a team to play the match. The games are coming thick and fast and we are suffering because of it. I could not fault the lads perhaps for the midweek West Exe defeat. Having said that the Tiverton outfit were much improved from when we first met them this season. On Saturday it was clear there was nothing left in the tank amongst the players. They gave their all.”

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