Honiton Town's three senior teams all in Wednesday night action
PUBLISHED: 12:47 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:57 09 April 2018
Honiton Town face a night of serious football action this Wednesday (April 11) with all three of the Hippos' senior teams playing league matches.
Top billing goes to the first team who entertain Alphington at Mountbatten Park in what is a classic ‘six point’ contest with kick-off at 6.30pm
Alphington will arrive in Honiton sitting second bottom of the table, two places and three points behind the Hippos having played a game fewer.
It all means that a home win and Town will feel a lot more confident about avoiding a bottom two finish and with it, possible relegation back to Macron League football.
However, should the Alphas win then Town will be right in the thick of the relegation battle.
The Hippos go into the game in the worst possible shape having been hammered 8-0 at title-chasing Newton Abbot Spurs on Saturday.
The importance of the Alphington game is further enhanced when considering that, in their final seven matches after tonight’s game, the Hippos meet six top half sides, including a return meeting with Newton Abbot Spurs (at Mountbatten Park on April 30) with only one of their last seven being against a bottom six side – that the last game of the season, the May 7 trip to Appledore.
If life is getting tough for the Town first team then it is positively hectic for the club’s third team who were once again denied action on the first Saturday of April by a waterlogged surface.
The third team’s Macron Division Eight campaign still has 18 games to go! The Hippos, who are also in action tonight with a home game against Sidmouth Town fourths, have only played three home games in their league season and so have no fewer than 11 home and seven away to play between now and what is currently their final game, the May 16, home meeting with Culm United Reserves.
With Town’s second team also in action on Wednesday and they have reversed their ‘home’ game against East Budleigh and so play at the Jays’ Vicarage Road home on Wednesday (6.30pm).