Honiton Town joint top of Fresha table after midweek win over Feniton
PUBLISHED: 05:51 04 September 2015 | UPDATED: 05:51 04 September 2015
Honiton Town sit joint top of the Fresha League Premier Division after a stunning midweek result that saw them defeat one of the League’s heavyweight outfits, Feniton 4-2.
Town boss Kev Blackwell had problems pre-match with three of his selected squad announcing they were unable to play in the game.
However, it all came good on the night with Town scoring first through Andy Isaac who served up a classic strikers finish.
Feniton levelled with a powerful header from a cross, but Isaac doubled his tally to give the Hippos the half-time advantage.
Feniton made a bright start to the second and player boss Ben Ede rifled home a free-kick to even things up.
Town though, were not to be denied and Lewis Couch restored the lead with what is now a trademark free-kick – his third such goal of the early season period to date!
Tom Perryman added a fourth to seal a terrific victory for Blackwell’s men.
A delighted Town boss said: “What a game that was. They (Feniton) are a very good side and we matched them in all areas. I felt they scored the goal of the game, but we’ll allow them that given that we were able to bank the points. We produced the sort of solid display that I am looking to see dished up on a consistent basis this season.”
“It is only the start to the season with some really hard games to come, but to have hit the ground running in a really tough league is testament to the effort and attitude of the lads - as it does feel as though we are singing off the same hymn sheet.”
On Saturday Town travel to Willand Rovers Reserves whilst back at the club’s Mountbatten Park home there’s a double-header of action with the Reserves taking on Lords XI and the new Town third team entertaining Axminster Town thirds.