Honiton Town prepare for Fresha One Match of the Day at home to Newton St Cyres

PUBLISHED: 18:00 28 December 2014 | UPDATED: 18:55 28 December 2014

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Honiton Town were unable to play their final game of 2014 when the bad weather saw their scheduled match at Wellington one of many called off.

There was action in the section at just two venues with East Budleigh winning 2-1 at fifth placed Lympstone and Newton St Cyres winning the meeting of two of the morning’s top four in Fresha Division One, after a 2-0 success at Witheridge Reserves.

That all means that Honiton Town top the table at the end of the year and lead second placed Newton St Cyres by seven points, though they have played one game more than the Mid Devon men.

The Fresha One season has not yet reached the halfway stage. That will arrive when each side has played 14 matches - three more games in the case of the Mountbatten Park men.

Town could not be in better shape heading into a new year. Indeed such has been their form in 2014 that they have won 18 of the 26 matches they have played in all competitions, scoring 83 goals and conceding 35.

It is their form away from their Mountbatten Park home that has been most impressive. In the entire year Town were beaten on their travels just once, that a 4-2 defeat at Newton St Cyres in early May. Such has been Town’s form on their travels that since 2012 they have been beaten just four times in away league matches. In addition to that defeat at Newton St Cyres they have also lost at Newton Poppleford, Topsham Town and Elmore.

The year of 2014 had a belated start owing to bad weather with the first taste of action for Town players being on February 15 when they suffered a 7-1 defeat at Dartmouth in the Devon Senior Cup. However, once their Fresha League Two campaign kicked back in they won seven and drew four of their final 14 games to gain promotion.

This season has been a revelation and they turn the year unbeaten in the league having lost just one of their 13 league and cup ties.

They start 2015 with a real cracker when they entertain Newton St Cyres and, with the Mid Devon side climbing into second with their win at Witheridge last Saturday and having been beaten twice by them in their league meetings last season, there’s revenge on the menu for Town this Saturday at Mounbatten Park (2.15pm).

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