Honiton Town hoping weather breaks to let them play at Crediton on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 09:14 30 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:15 30 January 2014

Honiton Town suffered a fifth successive postponement when the weather again washed out any hopes they had of finally getting their 2014 programme under way, writes Steve Birley.

Town have not played since a 4-0, Mountbatten Park win over Colyton on December 14, and they will hope the weather breaks when they visit Crediton United this Saturday for what will be their first away games since a 2-0 win at Pinhoe back on November 30.

Fresha League One has seen just nine matches played in the last six weeks and just three have been completed this year so far!

Town boss Kev Blackwell, who has been enjoying the recent arrival of his new son Jayden, born on January 17, says: “It’s a second successive enforced January break. Last year it was the snow and the ice, this year it’s wet, wet, wet! The frustrating thing is that I know the fact we were left to play three games a week at the end of last season cost us promotion and I do not want the same thing to happen this year.”

He continued: “What I am lucky with is that I have a squad who are champing at the bit to play and they showed last year that they are not shirkers when it comes to making themselves available so many times a week in the later stages of a season. This set of lads is arguably the best squad of players that Honiton have been able to boast for 18 years when the team withdrew from the top division of the league. I have every faith and confidence that they are going to see the job as half done so far and this I am convinced they collectively have the right mental strength to see the team promoted!”

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