Honiton thirds suffer Exeter disappointment


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Honiton thirds went down 5-2 on their visit to St Martins third team.

Town began with good pace and tempo to their game and were fully deserving of a 2-0 lead within 15 minutes thanks to goals from Jamie Beck and young Nathan Selway.

However, the Town game plan was then hit by a couple of injuries and, with only one substitute available, it meant playing out the contest with 10 fit players.

St Martin’s grabbed a couple of goals in quick succession and then scored a third just before half-time. The third goal came after what looked a harsh decision to award the home side a penalty.

Town boss Andrew Pike rallied his side during the break and, for the first 25 minutes of the second half Town were the more dominant of the teams. Dylan Cody and Nathan Wallace both impressed with their range of passing, but, despite plenty of possession, Town were unable to find a way through a disciplined St Martins back line and the home side added two late goals to consign the Town side to defeat in a game that was a lot close than the final score suggests.

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Town boss Pike said post match: “It was a decent effort from the side, but sometimes things just don’t go your way, today was definitely one of those days.

“We will put this aside though and remain hopeful of three points this coming Saturday (November 5), when we face Central FC at home.

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