Honiton Town top of fledgling Fresha League Division One table.

PUBLISHED: 10:51 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:51 09 September 2014

Honiton Town continued their flying start to the Fresha League Division One season with a clean sheet success at Heavitree United.

The 4-0 success in Exeter was achieved with an element of class about the all-round show. Town boss Kev Blackwell has worked hard in pre-season getting his team to produce a slick passing game and that’s just what they delivered on a sun-kissed afternoon against a home side that had a physical edge to their play.

Matt Brown scored the opening goal before Tom Perryman netted his second in as many outings.

Wayne Baker was next onto the score sheet, his goal coming after a superb reverse pass by Joe Mulhall. Fittingly, it was Man of the Match Lewis Couch who completed the scoring when he tucked away a penalty.

It was not all one-way though and Town goalkeeper Matty Long produced a stunning point-blank save to ensure the team kept a first clean sheet of the league season.

Boss Blackwell said; “It was a very pleasing performance. I had asked the team before the game to match the home side in all departments, including if it became a physical encounter. The players, to a man, were magnificent an dif this is to be the benchmark for the season then we are going to have a lot of fun along the way! We scored some excellent goals and, by full time I was one very proud manager. Of course it remains early days in a long season, but the early signs are very encouraging. Long may we continue to deliver performances like this one.”

On Saturday Blackwell and his currently al-conquering troops head for Mid Devon and a Firewatch Devon Senior Cup tie at Cheriton Fitzpaine. The Cherries play in Division Three of the Fresha League so not to see Town in then next round of the cup would be a shock!


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