Honiton Town make another good point

PUBLISHED: 09:30 03 November 2011 | UPDATED: 09:35 03 November 2011

Equalizers v Sporting Barum

Equalizers v Sporting Barum

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Honiton Town banked a second successive Division Two point with a 1-1 draw at home to Chard Town Reserves on Saturday.

The Somerset side are the second string to a Western League outfit and it’s a measure of the progress that Town are showing under Manager Gary Osbourne that they emerged from the contest feeling they probably should have banked all three points!

Both the games goal came in the opening 15 minutes with Tim Genders heading the hosts into a tenth minute lead and the visitors levelling just five minutes later!

Town played a 3/5/2 formation and it was a system that the players seemed very comfortable with as Osbourne indicated saying: “I believe that formation suits us. Everyone was aware of their jobs within the system and the most pleasing thing for me was to see the general togetherness and the apparent will for players to want to help each other. It’s all very encouraging.”

Ben Price took the Man of the Match honours with a splendid shift in the heart of the Town midfield.

On Saturday Town entertain Plymouth and West Devon Combination League Bacaro in the Third Round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup.

Bacaro play in Division Two and have accumulated just eight points from their first nine games. They have been shipping a few goals this season with no fewer than 42 goals conceded in their nine games so far! Their game on Saturday was postponed owing to a waterlogged pitch so their most recent outing was the week before when they lost 7-5 at home to Wembury Rovers.

Osbourne says of the Cup tie: “It’s a no pressure game as we won’t be expected to get too far in this particular competition. But we are in form and I’d like to see us extend their current unbeaten sequence to three games, to do that we’ll need to make progress against our Plymouth visitors.”


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