Honiton Town make a big point
PUBLISHED: 15:18 25 October 2011 | UPDATED: 15:18 25 October 2011
Honiton Town banked their first Fresha League Division Two point of the campaign and were a whisker away from their first win in a 2-2 draw at Pinhoe.
Town had led twice and then saw an 85th minute goal chalked off for off-aside when , in the very last minute, Steve Rampaul’s shot beat the keeper but the match official blew the full time whistle before the ball crossed the goal line!
The incident summed up the Town season so far and boss Gary Osbourne said: “It was harsh on the lads who had put in a great shift. I did find the timing of the final whistle strange but I guess if time was up, then time was up! The whole team played very well indeed, and, what the performance and result does underline is that we really are making steady progress at the club. We richly deserved to go home with all three points, and, if we can repeat this level of play we’ll bag that first win sooner rather than later.”
Joe Dixon put Town ahead with a superb goal, taking a pass from Sam Farmer before racing clear, rounding the keeper and rolling the ball into the empty net. The Exeter side levelled before the break but Dan Broom restored the lead before the Pins netted a second equaliser.
Then there was all that late drama with first the disallowed goal followed by the blowing of the full time whistle before Rampaul’s shot crossed the line!
Next up is Saturday’s visit of second in the table Chard Town Reserves and Osbourne can’t wait: “Having just banked out first point I am very happy to playing a team as strong as Chard as it means we will need to be on top of our game from the first whistle, and I am sure we will be.”
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