Honiton Town march on with 4-2 win over Alphington
PUBLISHED: 12:12 07 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:15 10 December 2014
Honiton Town’s imperious march towards Fresha League Division One glory continued with a 4-2 win over an Alphington side they also beat a fortnight before.
However, one noticeable difference from the previous meeting was that the Alphas fielded a much-changed team and thy made Town work hard for the points.
A Lewis Couch penalty opened the scoring after Joe Mulhall was fouled and Tom Perryman notched the second after good work in the build-up.
After the break Lewis Couch doubled his account for the day and Chris Long made it two goals in as many starts since he signed for the club. Two late goals for the Alphas gave the score line a closer look, but in reality, this was another commanding Town performance and another straight forward three points banked!
Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “If I am honest the final 10 minutes was a real disappointment. In that period not only did we miss a penalty, that happens, but we also became sloppy and, as a result, shipped a couple of goals. That’s not acceptable when you’re four up for it means we are not focussing to the final whistle which is something I want us to do no matter what the position of the contest we are involved. That might seem a hard assessment, but it was all so polished for the first 80 minutes with what I felt was quite probably the most complete performance this set of players have produced yet, but the gloss was taken off with that ending.”
He continued: “The bottom line is I am planning and preparing for life at the next level (hopefully) and the top flight prove to be an unforgiving place if we do not see games out the way we should, no matter what the circumstances.”
He concluded: “However, that first 80 minutes far outweighs the last 10 and overall I was really pleased, the lads that I have selected are fully justifying their places and the tough decisions that I have had to make in order for the team to progress.”
On Saturday Town travel to Mid Devon to face Westexe.
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