Upwardly mobile Honiton Town good value for Newtown triumph

PUBLISHED: 16:11 03 April 2012

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Honiton Town 2, Newtown 1

Honiton Town climbed into a top six berth in the Division Two table with a well deserved victory.

Sam Farmer’s first half goal and another from Daniel Broome with 15 minutes to play, secured the points.

The only disappointment was that there was not another clean sheet as the Exeter side struck a consolation in the closing minutes.

Town boss Gary Osbourne said: “It was very satisfying to win. We were not at our best but I put that down to our lack of regular games right now. We were good value for the win with Dan Broom doing a sterling job as a make-shift striker. He is very important to us in midfield, but with the striking options so limited right now, he did a great job for us leading the line.”

With Paul Blackmore suspended, Tim Genders away and Brad Groves still on the road to full recovery after a lengthy lay-off with a back injury, Broom will have to remain a striker for the foreseeable future.

Osbourne says: “I am hoping that Brad (Groves) will be able to take a seat on the bench at Elmore. We’ll try and ease him back over the next few games. We have got ourselves into a good position, but I am not getting carried away with premature talk of possible promotion. Given that we lost our first five games I’d have then happily have settled for a fourth from bottom finish. So it is very satisfying that we are actually now wondering just how high up the table we can be, come the final kick of the campaign. I want us to keep building and then, in the summer we’ll see if we can’t add a few more players and have a right go next season off the back off a better start!”

With eight games to play Town could yet bag third spot.

They currently sit eight points short of third placed Sidmouth Town who have played four more games.

Next up, Town travel to Elmore after which they go to Newtown and then Halwill before their next home game which sees them host Colyton.

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