Honiton Town Reserves' promotion march gathers pace

PUBLISHED: 09:47 13 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:47 13 April 2015

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There were mixed fortunes for Honiton Town Reserves in two matches over the weekend as they won a Friday night league game, but were edged out in a Sunday cup tie.

The league game saw the Hippos host Uplowman Athletic and Town boss John Lewis will have been delighted with the high tempo performance his side produced.

Louis Grant led the scoring honours with a brace and Tim Genders continued his return to full match fitness with another good shift that also saw him score.

The other Town scorers were Ryan Dunn and Matty Urquhart.

Boss Lewis said: “It was an impressive all-round show and, with promotion rivals Fluxton and Sandford both losing it boosts our chances of promotion. We have three to play and need to win them all.”

On Sunday Lewis saw his side edged out by the odd goal in three in a Carlisle Cup tie against Beer Albion Reserves. Lewis shuffled his pack, but it was a generally disappointing performance from the team. Joe Dixon scored the Town goal, but thereafter the Beer goalkeeper was equal to the very best that the Hippos could serve up. One of the gloves mans saves, to deny Dan Hole, was of the highest order. Beer won the game with a late winner.

Town Reserves are in action on Wednesday night when they travel to Ilminster and complete their league programme with a double header against Priory, meeting them first on Saturday and then again on Monday night.

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