Honiton Town put tiredness aside and march on as promotion bid gathers pace

PUBLISHED: 07:48 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:49 24 April 2013

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Chagford 2, Honiton Town 3

Town made it a very satisfactory seven points from a possible nine after another hectic week of matches.

A Monday night 3-3 Mountbatten Park draw with Sidmouth Town Reserves was followed 48 hours later with a 5-1 win at Pinhoe before this win at Chagford.

The Chagford win was all the more remarkable as they were forced to dig deep after letting slip a two-goal lead.

A brace from Dan Broom and one from Tim Genders made up their three goals.

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “Post match the lads were down as they felt they had under-performed against Chagford. That underlines both the character and desire in my team. It’s clear they are all getting tired, but they give me the impression that they know just how close they are to doing something quite spectacular this season. Rather than running on empty, this set of players seem to be growing in energy and, with a lots of honest hard work and a touch of good fortune we may just make our dream come true. Promotion is the aim in the future. We may never get a better shot at it, even with a congested programme. One thing I am very clear about with regard to these lads is that if we don’t make it, then it most certainly will not be for the want of trying.”

Town were back in action on Monday night of this week at home to Exeter Civil Service (see www.midweekherald.co.uk for news of how they got on) and are playing again tonight (Wednesday) when they host Topsham Town. On Friday nigh they entertain Pinhoe and then have Saturday off! However, the respite is not for long as they are art home to Westexe next Monday (April 28), then they host Beacon Knights on Wednesday, May 1 and travel to Bickleigh on Saturday, May 4.

After the game at Bickleigh they will still have four more matches to negotiate!

The win at Chagford took them to within ten points off the promotion places and they have played four fewer than the side occupying third place, Beacon Knights, so the possibility of promotion remains on. However, for Town to bag a last three berth would take a massive amount of work from players who must be tiring after such a heavy recent work load. If they were to do it then the Mountbatten Park men would certainly place themselves amongst the former legends of Honiton Town!

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