Honiton Town Reserves gain sweet revenge at Bampton

PUBLISHED: 15:47 15 December 2015 | UPDATED: 15:47 15 December 2015

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Honiton Town Reserves travelled to high-flying Bampton Reserves looking to avenge a 5-0 defeat when the two sides met at Mountbatten Park on October 17, and they did just that, beating the Mid Devon men 4-1.

The contest was plated on a surface that cut up more and more as the game wore on and there was a gale-force wind blowing throughout!

Both sides scored in the first half with the Town goal a Blake Freemantle in-swinging corner that found its way into the net.

After the break, playing into the wind and up the slope, Town looked to have a huge task on their hands.

However, the hosts were reduced to 10-men for violent conduct – Joe Knight the recipient of a heavy challenge – and the final third of the match saw the Hippos dominate proceedings, scoring three unanswered goals.

Freemantle got his second of the game and the other goals were scored by Joe Dixon and left back Lewis Couch.

In a superb team performance stand-in skipper Dom Carswell led the team with distinction and the Man of the Match was undoubtedly Matty Urquhart.

Town Reserves now sit third, just two points behind Bampton who sit second having played the same number of games while the table-toppers, Axminster Town Reserves, are currently five points clear of the Hippos, but have played three games more.

On Saturday Town Reserves host a Countess Wear side that sit fourth in the table.

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