Honiton Town’s escape bid gathers momentum

PUBLISHED: 13:32 06 April 2011

Honiton Town boss Paddy Thomas is confident his battling side can still complete what would be a great escape.

Town were 2-1 winners over Halwill on Saturday thanks to a brace from Tim Genders and that win moves Town to within eight points of fourth bottom Feniton, who they have still to play and they also have two games in hand on their East Devon neighbours.

On the Halwill win, Thomas said: “We struggled to get going and made hard work of it. Then, from two up at the break we looked as if we were set to chuck it all away as Halwill ended strongly but Ben Kay was simply outstanding in goal for us and it was very much down to him that we emerged with the three points. There’s work to be done, but we have got ourselves into a position from which we could indeed escape the drop and that is certainly what we will be bidding to do.”

Town are not helped in their bid to avoid dropping into the third tier of Fresha league football with a programme that will see them play six games in 14 days starting with this Saturday’s trip to Sidbury United.

Town follow that with two games in three days, both at home, with Heavitree Social and Witheridge both providing midweek evening opposition and then they host Tipton before the big game at Feniton on Wednesday, April 20 and they end a busy period with an Easter Saturday home game with Chagford.

Thomas says: “It’s a tough ask and, if I am honest, our squad does not look big enough to cope with such a congested period as we do have a couple of lads who struggle to make midweek games what with their work demands. At least four of the six are at home and one thing is for sure, we are all of the mind-set to give it a right go and if we produce the goods we will deserve to stay up and if we don’t deliver, then we known what the outcome will be!”

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