Honiton Town end season with 9-1 defeat at Appledore

PUBLISHED: 18:51 07 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:51 07 May 2018

The Honiton Town 1st team strip for the 2017/18 South West Peninsula League season

The Honiton Town 1st team strip for the 2017/18 South West Peninsula League season

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Honiton Town ended their first season in the South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Eastern Division in disappointing fashion as they went down 9-1 on their visit to Appledore.

To be fair to the Hippos, they did travel North with just 10 players owing to availability woes – not to mention how busy the three senior team shave been at Mountbatten Park since the middle of April!

However, despite their still being a good chance the Hippos could finish in a bottom two berth in the table, the fact is that no side will be relegated from the Eastern Division this season.

The fact that Plymouth Parkway are on their way the football pyramid from the SWP League top flight and there was already a vacancy for the Eastern Division, it all means that Elmore will be stepping up and so Honiton Town have another ‘local derby’ to look forward to when the new SWPL Eastern Division season kicks off again in August.

Town have had a mixed end of season for last Wednesday they claimed their eighth win of the league campaign when they defeated visiting Alphington 2-1 thanks to goals from Chris Long and Tom Perryman.

It remains to be seen if the Hippos finish any lower than the 14th spot they hold after the mauling at Appledore. If Galmpton and Roselands win their last two games – at home to Teignmouth and away to University and Alphington win at Torridgeside in their final game, then the Hippos will be left finishing second from bottom, but that does not have any bearing ion their future for with no relegation it means the Hippos live to fight another day at this level.

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