Honiton start new year with a draw at Elburton Villa

The Honiton Town players taking to the field for the match at Elburton Villa. Picture: Andrew Symond

The Honiton Town players taking to the field for the match at Elburton Villa. Picture: Andrew Symonds - Credit: Archant

Coming from a goal down, Honiton rescued a point thanks to a second-half header from Pete Knox.


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The forward latched onto a flick-on from Eliot Dyer to finish from six yards out in the 72nd minute.

Looking to build on the team's impressive win over high flyers Torpoint, Aaron Doble's men found chances limited in the first half and the game did not truly come alive until the second period.

Goalkeeper Luke Ashford was called into action when he made a point blank save but he was powerless to stop the Elburton goal which came shortly after the hour mark.

A smart piece of team play saw an Elburton player free in the middle to slot the ball into the net, travelling through a defender's legs on its journey.

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A dubious penalty was awarded in Honiton's favour when the home keeper was adjudged to have fouled a Honiton player when he came to gather the ball, but Lewis Couch was unable to convert, clipping the bar on its way to a goalkick.

The goal eventually came in the 72nd minute when Dyer flicked on from a header, allowing Knox to finish.

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Buoyed by the goal, Honiton were pressing for the winning goal. Lewis Couch and Ash Small both had chances but could not find the net.

The game finished at 1-1 with Honiton feeling it was two points dropped rather than one gained. Next up for Honiton is a visit of bottom side Torrington to Mountbatten Park on Saturday.

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