Honiton Town have a busy weekend with Saturday and Sunday senior action

PUBLISHED: 09:38 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:38 13 April 2018

Honiton Town away at Newton Poppleford. Ref mhsp 12 18TI 9633. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton Town away at Newton Poppleford. Ref mhsp 12 18TI 9633. Picture: Terry Ife


The battle to avoid a bottom two finish in the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division continues this weekend with matches affecting the basement berths on both Saturday and Sunday.

Honiton Town are in action on Sunday when they host a Torridgeside team that are also in action 24 hours early – they are taking on Alphington with the game being switched to North Devon as Alphington are unable to use their home pitch.

A Thursday night 4-1 defeat for basement dwellers Liverton probably means that the South Devon side – despite the fact that they still have seven games left, are probably now destined to take one of the bottom two berths.

If that is the case then the other bottom slot will be fought out between Alphington, Galmpton and Roselands, Honiton Town, Appledore and Sidmouth Town.

It’s going to be a busy weekend for the Town groundstaff with Mountbatten Park hosting three games this weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday) the second team are at home to Thorverton in a Macron League Division Two game – the third team also play, but they are away at Okehampton. On Sunday, it’s a double header of Mountbatten Park action with the first team entertaining Torridgeside and the third team playing their second game inside 24 hours when they meet visiting Cheriton Fitzpaine (2pm).

The SWPL Eastern Division table following the Thursday night Liverton United defeat.

P W D L F A Pts

Sidmouth Town 26 7 6 13 48 59 27

Appledore 23 6 5 12 29 56 23

Honiton Town 24 6 4 14 38 57 22

Galmpton & Roselands 24 5 2 17 28 51 17

Alphington 23 4 4 15 26 59 16

Liverton United 25 4 3 18 28 73 15

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