Honiton Town suffer serious dose of title jitters in draw with basement-dwellers.
PUBLISHED: 17:10 09 April 2014 | UPDATED: 17:10 09 April 2014
Honiton Town 3, Clyst Valley 3
Honiton Town’s Fresha League Division Two title hopes were dealt a blow as they dropped two points to basement dwellers Clyst Valley Reserves.
What makes the result all the more remarkable is that Town are of course unbeaten this season whilst Clyst Valley arrived at Mountbatten Park having lost 14 of their 17 league games!
It was a poor first 45 minutes that left Town in trouble as they defended to such a degree that boss Kev Blackwell was forced to concede: “That’s as bad defensively as we have been for some time, if ever!”
He continued: “Sadly, there was a real lack of commitment, energy and drive. A game that we were never ahead in and saw us finally rise to the challenge and it weas only in the final 20 minutes that the real Honiton Town were on show, all too little, and far too late!”
Tim Genders scored a great volley, Joe Mulhall equalised a second time and the ever impressive Brad Groves scored a third equaliser to help Town avoid an embarrassing defeat and also keep their unbeaten season-long run going.
Monday night’s scheduled meting with title rivals Dolphin fell foul of a soggy pitch which adds to the fixture congestion Town now face in their bid to being this season to a glorious conclusion.
Blackwell lamented: “Losing the Monday night game to the weather does make it even tough in terms of the run-in. However, we have come this far and now I am sure the players know what is needed to get us over the line.”
On Saturday Town are away at Dawlish United.