Honiton Town’s new boss preaching patience is the key to successful future.
PUBLISHED: 11:02 04 October 2011
Honiton’s new boss Gary Osbourne saw his side go down 4-1 at Westexe Rovers in Tiverton.
However the Town boss was anything but down hearted. He said: “We played extremely well in spells and the only difference between the sides, I felt, was the lack of experience on our part that led to some of our players, especially in the second half, being bullied on and off the ball, but that’s something we can work on and help them counteract such things. We have suffered a lot of player departures and are rebuilding and so it’s not going to happen overnight. We need to be patient and look to blend in the younger players with the good old club lads who have stayed to fight our corner. There’s no doubt we have some very talented youngsters who will only improve as they gain Fresha League Division Two experience. Rome was not built in a single day and nor will, the rebuilding of Honiton Town Football Club be achieved overnight!”
Three of the Town back four at Westexe also play for the Club’s under-18 side. Steve Trenchard, Dale Davidson and Kieran Conway are all very much part of the future at Honiton Town. Another to do particularly well was midfielder Joe Dixon, but the undoubted star of the game for Town was central midfielder Matt Urquart. Dan Broom netted the Honiton goal and this Saturday they entertain Sidmouth Town Reserves.
Osbourne says: “It’s a local derby and, as such, provides more experience for the younger lads. If we can play as I think we can and look to be a tad stronger on and off the ball, I see no reason why we can’t kick-start our Division Three campaign and bank the first points.”
Town Reserves went down 5-2 at home to East Budleigh Reserves. Chaz lane netted both the Town goals. This Saturday the Reserves are away at Uplowman Reserves.
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