Honiton Town go top after Exwick Villa win

PUBLISHED: 10:37 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:37 26 October 2015

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Honiton Town moved to the top of the Fresha League Premier Division with a 2-1 Mountbatten Park success over Exwick Villa.

It was a case of sweet revenge for the Hippos as the Exeter side had beaten them twice last year when the two sides were both playing in Fresha One.

The contest was a tight one with both defences holding sway!

The deadlock was broken by Tim Genders, who had a terrific match throughout, netting with a diving header.

Villa hit back with a clinical finish. However, in what was a mighty tight game with few chance sat either end it was fitting that it was Hippos’ inspirational skipper Darren Witt, a ‘rock;’ at the heart of his teams defence, should, score the winner.

Witt arrowed a free-kick into the corner of the net to see his team to three points and that coveted spot at the top of the Premier Division table.

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “The lads did well. It was a quality performance from start to finish, and fittingly, in ‘Back to the Future week’, to have Tim (Genders) and Darren (Witt) score and play so well after being so loyal for the last number of years to the club, was wonderful. Things are going well, but we need to stay grounded and not get carried away. Clearly there’s lots of good sides in the division and now we are top I have no doubt the desire to beat us will be even greater!”

On Saturday Town once again face Exwick Villa – this time on their ground in Exeter.

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