Stand-in skipper Pike brace as Town Reserves are beaten

PUBLISHED: 09:11 04 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:11 04 November 2015

Honiton Town during their 2-1 win over Exwick Villa 2nds. Ref mhsp 5630-44-15TI . Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton Town during their 2-1 win over Exwick Villa 2nds. Ref mhsp 5630-44-15TI . Picture: Terry Ife

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Honiton Town third team went down 6-2 at Axminster thirds.

Town made a bright start and Ryan Pike, who was outstanding throughout, fire the side into an early lead. Sadly, the bright start could not be built on and half-time arrived with the home side 4-2 to the good.

Pike, who also wore the captain’s arm band, netted the second Town goal.

After the break Town were much more organised, but, despite seeing more of the ball and creating a number of chances, they were unable to find further goals.

The upright saved the home side twice and there was also a number of goal line clearances. At the other end of the pitch Axminster scored twice more to wrap up then points.

Manager John Lewis said: “I was mighty proud of the lads. They gave us all they had and it was certainly not for the lack of trying that we were beaten. Given the number of ‘near misses’ it was clear it simply was not our day! I am delighted that the lads were able to keep working hard and fighting to the final whistle. I am sure we will learn from the mistakes and look to put that right at home to Witheridge in our next game.”

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