Honiton Town net five away to stay top

PUBLISHED: 16:58 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:58 24 February 2015

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Honiton Town powered their way back to wining ways with an emphatic success at Tiverton where they beat Westexe Rovers 5-1.

In a dominant first third of the match the Hippos created a number of chances, but had just then one to show for it, a header by Matt Brown from a Tom Perryman cross.

Town paid for missing chances when the home side hit back despite an initial save from Hippos gloves man Matty Long. There was still time before the break for Chris Long to send Town into the break 2-1 up.

Dan Broom extended the lead in the second half before a second for both Long and Brown completed the scoring.

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “It was a tough game in testing conditions against a home side who were very physical in their approach! I was delighted the lads dug in to bring the points home.”

On Saturday Town entertain a Newton St Cyres side that sit one place and one point behind them in the Fresha League Division One table.

In an excellent day for the Mountbatten Park club the second team also won as they saw off visiting Hatherleigh Town Reserves 3-1.

Town Reserve team boss John Leis was delighted with his teams performance. He said: “We stay in the hunt for promotion, but there remains lots of hard work to be done. However, it is pleasing that the destiny of where the team ends up is now in our own hands. We have so much quality in and around the club that no one can rest on their laurels as there are lads waiting who will take their place given the opportunity.”

On Saturday the Town second team head for fourth placed Sampford Peverell who are two places better off than Lewis’s men in the table. Victory in Mid Devon would ease Town ever nearer a cherished top three berth.

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